The Caribbean Employers’ Confederation is currently executing the European Union Funded project entitled:
Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations: Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) Component of the Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in Regional Development and Integration Process
Snapshot of the European Union – Funded Project
Shortened Project Name: Challenges for CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to Fulfil their EPA Obligations
Project Start Date: February 2, 2015
Project Duration: 36 months
Project Budget: €1,715,000.00 (US$ 2 million)
Roles and Responsibilities:
European Union – Funding Agency;
International Labour Organization – Executing Agency
Caribbean Employers’ Confederation and the Caribbean Congress of Labour – Implementing Agencies
National Employers’ Organizations and Trade Unions – Affiliated Beneficiaries
The Project is divided into 12 Outcomes. Of particular interest to the CEC and its members, are the joint and CEC specific outcomes:
Four Joint Outcomes:
- CARICOM social and economic policies are influenced through CEC and CCL having a recognised status in COHSOD and COTED;
- Legislative models in place to enable harmonisation;
- Alignment of education outcomes with the needs of the labour market and;
- Employers’ Organisations and Trade Unions play their role in the implementation, governance and monitoring of the effects of the EPA Social Aspects Chapter.
Five CEC Outcomes:
- Involvement of CEC in relevant forums throughout the region as the umbrella organisation to represent and promote employers’ interests;
- CEC, through national Employers’ Organisations, supports social dialogue to implement the Social Aspects Chapter of the EPA;
- CEC’s research/analytical capacity strengthened for the development of policy positions in support of an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises;
- CEC’s coordinating capacity for determining policy positions and concerns is reinforced and;
- CEC’s coordination capacity for identification of training needs and delivery is enhanced.
For further information, please contact the CEC’s National Project Officer, Ms. Gabrielle Johnson.
Also check out the following link:
ILO launches regional social dialogue project with CEC and CCL
EU Support to facilitate participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process: Challenges to CARIFORUM Labour, Private Sector and Employers to fulfil their EPA Obligations
More Information coming soon!