This section of the website Social Dialogue for Liberal Professions aims to recall the history of the European Social Dialogue by comparing its key achievements with those in the history of the ILO.

Comparing the European Social Dialogue development with the ILO history will provide lessons to the future of Social Dialogue in Europe.

The symmetry with 100 years of the European Social Dialogue is due geographic reasons, since Europe is the geographic area where the concept of social dialogue is rooted (Treaty of Versailles), and to the European culture inspiring the Belgian delegate Emile Vandervelde, who formulated the concept of Social Justice.