The 9th PERC Summer School
The 9th PERC Summer School took place in Frankfurt, 26-28 September 2016. This forum traditionally brings together trade union leaders and officials from broad Europe, who discuss together the challenges the European trade union movement is facing and outline ideas to develop union actions.
The meeting started evening prior with reception hosted by the Federal Executive Board of the DGB in collaboration with European Academy of Labour with welcome speeches by Reiner Hoffmann, DGB President.
On a first day morning session German Unions presented activities of the project “Fair Mobility”, followed by presentation of IG METALL advice centre for refugees “The Shop”. During this session was also presented project “Don’t touch my buddy”, trade union project against racism and for integration and respect.
Afternoon session “Migration in Europe: challenges, policies and institutions” was covered by speakers from OECD (outlook on migration processes and perspectives), ETUI “Europe under multiple migration challenges: state of play, what is happening, what is at stake” & professor Bruno Sergi from University of Messina “The Geography and Economics of Immigration. The role of remittances”.
Session on “ILO dimension and processes” was organized to for member organization to get better understanding of ILO procedures and Trade Unions activities. Luc Cortebeeck, Chair of ILO Workers’ Group presented Group’s work, International Labour Conference and Governing Body. Sergejus Glovackas, ILO Moscow and Victor Hugo Ricco, ACTRAV presented the plan for activities of ACTRAV. Luca Visentini, ETUC/PERC General Secretary and Jaap Wienen, ITUC Deputy General Secretary explained Governing body election processes and role of the regions.
ITUC and ETUC priorities and actions in 2017 were presented by Luca Visentini, ETUC/PERC General Secretary, Jaap Wienen, ITUC Deputy General Secretary and Stephen Benedict, Director of Global Organising Academy.
The last session of the meeting “Challenges to Promotion of Trade Union and Labour rights in Europe” started by presentation of PERC Secretariat introduction on human and trade union rights situation
The 9th PERC Summer School was attended by the President of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia E.Tumasyan