Closing conference of the project: the Italian model on social dialogue for liberal professions is a best practice

“Without social dialogue there is no real development. We need you [social partners] because now a new and challenging phase begins, where we will negotiate the next multiannual financial framework, which will allocate financial resources for the coming seven-year period”. That’s what the president of the European Parliament Mr. David Sassoli told in his welcome speech at the European Conference on social dialogue for the future of professionals.

The Conference, held on 4th December in the European Parliament premises in Brussels, has been organised by Confprofessioni, as coordinator of the two-year project on social dialogue for the sustainability of European liberal professionals, which received financial support from the European Union.

The president of Confprofessioni highlighted the importance of social dialogue for the sustainability of liberal professions in Italy as across Europe. He mentioned its role as a tool to regulate the labour market, and then the new growth scenarios made possible thanks to the opportunities offered by digital transformations.

Following the findings of the project, the Italian model of social dialogue has been presented as a best practice. Its main features are: reduction of asymmetries between employers and employees; promotion of collective learning; ability to adapt; establishment of long-term trust-based relationships.

Then, the representatives of the project partners discussed on the experiences of social dialogue in the sector of liberal professions. They brought the perspectives of both liberal professional employers and employees.

At last, the executive director of Ceplis prof. Koutroubas and the Vice-president of Eurocadres Mr. Malvolti addressed the new European scenario, the role of liberal professions and the future of social dialogue. Prof. Koutroubas in particular emphasised the importance of such projects to make liberal professionals aware of their role and their contribution to growth and employment.


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