14-16 April 2014 in Turin, Network Building Conference. Three days of work to set our operational rules. 80 people from the trade union movement and social enterprises will write the operational rules of the network, will agree on its ethical values, will design a weportal and a Eu campaign for integration of migrants. The Conference is organisesd by the ICT-ILO: Programme here.
12 December 2014. First European Conference of Trade Union Services for Migrants.
200 delegates from 45 trade union confederations, from 19 EU countries, attended the ETUC Conference in Brussels. They shared experiences, they learned from each others, they built connections. The trade voice arrived loud to the the European institutions and employers associations demanding for greater respect of migrants' rights and a more social dialogue in the EU policies in the migration field.
As EU leaders prepare to gather in Brussels for their spring summit, they continue to undermine the European project by prolonging the financial and social crisis and alienating millions of people across the union.
The A4I - ETUC (Assistance for Integration of Migrants) Network Building Conference took place in Turin from April 14 to 16. It was attended by 70 Trade Union representatives from 16 different European countries. Given that many of the participants were migrant activists in their organisations, the range of countries of origins of the participants was even higher thus enriching the debates and offering a bottom - up approach to the migration phenomena.
The training sessions took place from June 17 to 19 in the Communication workers’ Union conference centre in Dublin. It gathered around 25 participants from the trade unions contacts points of the MigrantNet network. The different activities were built on 3 pedagogical axes: EU legislation, enhancing the structure of the network, and improving the communication skills at European level of the staff of the contact points. Also, participants had the opportunity to visit IPSU to learn from a direct experience the strategy followed by the Irish trade union confederation in organizing and defending migrant workers.