Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme


More information about the Programme will be available as soon as the European Commission publishes the Programme’s documents.

Programme Description

The financial support through the prerogatives for promoting European social dialogue at cross-industry, sector and company level is based on Article 154-155 of the Treaty for Functioning of the European Union.

The Commission supports actions undertaken by European social partners to promote social dialogue and to agree on joint actions, including through capacity building activities and more analytical activities that contribute to developing expertise in the field of industrial relations. It also supports information and training measures for workers’ organisations and transnational exchange of information and good practices in matters relevant for social dialogue at company level following calls for proposals.

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Employment
  • Industry
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights
  • Trade and Commerce

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Producer Associations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Trade Unions
  • Training Centres
  • Youth

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion: 

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Improving expertise in the field of industrial relations


    Code: 3607 | Programme name: Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme | | Start submission calls: 29/04/2021 | End submission calls: 15/07/2021

    The objective of this call is to promote analysis and research on industrial relations, at EU level as well as in comparative terms (identifying convergences and differences in the industrial relations systems in place in the EU Member States and in Candidate Countries), thereby contributing and promoting exchange of information and experience among the parties actively involved in industrial relations, with the aim of contributing to developing and reinforcing industrial relations structures in Europe.

  • Support for social dialogue


    Code: 3610 | Programme name: Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme | | Start submission calls: 27/04/2021 | End submission calls: 30/06/2021

    This call aims at contributing to the promotion of social dialogue at cross-industry and sectoral level, developing European social dialogue, and building and strengthening the capacity of national social partners, in particular following the Covid crisis.

  • Information, consultation & participation of representatives of undertakings


    Code: 3725 | Programme name: Social Prerogative and Specific Competencies Lines Programme | | Start submission calls: 30/03/2021 | End submission calls: 27/05/2021

    The main purpose of this call is to fund operations aimed at developing employee involvement in undertakings – meaning any mechanism, including information, consultation and participation, through which employees’ representatives may exercise an influence on decisions to be taken within the company – in particular by raising awareness and contributing to the application of EU law and policies in this area and the take-up and development of European Works Councils. This call also aims at supporting projects which seek to identify and address challenges in workers’ involvement resulting from changes in the world of work.

    Transnational actions involving representatives from several Member States as well as the joint participation of employers and workers shall be promoted.