ITUC – PERC
Policy, Plans and Priorities

www.ituc-csi.org
Contents:
1. ITUC PERC Youth Committees – aims,
priorities, activities and forthcoming
events.
2. ITUC -PERC Campaigns and...
PERC` bodies and Youth Representation
1.

General Assembly
- meets at least once every 4 years
- Youth quota: 3 seats for ...
PERC Youth dimension
PERC Youth policy – developed and
coordinated by the youth structure, which
operate through two bodie...
PERC Youth structure
1. Youth Conference
• Organized at least once in two years;
• Participation of all PERC affiliates` r...
1st PERC Youth Founding Conference
9-10 July 2009, Brussels, Belgium

On the basis of the discussions the delegates to
the...
1st PERC Youth Committee

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1st PERC Youth Committee
9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies):
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Daniela Aleksieva, KNSB...
2nd PERC Youth Conference
• 10-11 November 2011, Krakow, Poland
• Topic of the conference: “A quality education for a
qual...
2nd PERC Youth Conference

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2nd PERC Youth Committee
9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies):
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Tugba Balci, HAK-IS, Tu...
Main tasks of PERC YC
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Develop a youth section of the PERC working program;

• Provide advice and recommendation to the ...
PERC YC General Priorities
•

To promote:
- a rights-based approach to the problems of young workers;
- specific programme...
For 2012-2013
• The PERC Youth Committee had its
first meeting on 14 February 2012.
Along the lines of the PERC policy
pla...
1. Quality jobs for young workers
2. Intergenerational solidarity
3. Renewal and relations with new
movements
4. Communica...
1.Quality jobs for young workers
• Youth unemployment is growing, and in a number of
countries nearly half of the young pe...
• Furthermore, those who work have very high risks to
get in precarious employment – of interim labour,
short-term employm...
2.Intergenerational solidarity
• The other group of population who risk being
marginalized by this crisis, are elderly peo...
The PERC youth committee considers
intergenerational solidarity an important element in
trade union work. Not only these t...
3.Renewal and relations with new
movements
• New movements are born by these “lost youngsters”,
the movements that does no...
• The PERC youth committee considers
these trends as a challenge and as an
opportunity for union movement and for
trade un...
4.Communication and visibility of
PERC youth work
Communication and visibility shall be in focus.
First, social media and ...
• The PERC Youth Committee considers
that each of the union actions, first of
the PERC youth, that has public
resonance, s...
For realizing these priorities, the
committee introduced several
activities,meetings and events..

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BELGIUM

the CSC action in front of the European Commission:
Solidarity against Austerity! Youth and elderly people
togeth...
GEORGIA

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BULGARIA

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TURKEY

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Summer school

www.ituc-csi.org
We as youth Committee members made
different symbolic actions in support of
the
ETUC protest manifestation of 29
February ...
Activities and events organised / participated
by/or PERC YC:
• PERC General Assembly (6th December 2011,
Brussels) – yout...
International Youth Conference:
“Quality education, more jobs and better future for young people in
Europe”
30 April – 1 M...
Our Long-term priorities:

• Strengthening the cooperation with PERC
Women Committee and ETUC Youth
Committee through prep...
3rd Youth Committee

26-27 November 2013, Vienna, Austria

www.ituc-csi.org
3rd PERC Youth Committee
9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies):
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Goda Neverauskaite, LPS...
Our common goal:
• We kindly invite you to have a look at the ITUC`
campaign tools and consider how they could be used
in ...
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION!
http://perc.ituc-csi.org/

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  • PERC ExC – PERC Executive Committee
  • To promote a rights-based approach, based on the various international and European standards, to the problems of young workers;
    To promote specific programmes to facilitate the transition from school to working life;
    To ensure the full integration and active participation of young people in TU organisations;
    To ensure the integration of concerns and needs of young workers into TU policies, campaigns and actions;
    Ensuring youth mobilization and active participation in different common activities at national and regional level - WDDW (7 October);
    Further development of the European networking, strengthening the cooperation with ETUC YC and other youth structures in the region, and build common actions.
  • Examples for cooperation in 2010 and 2011:
    ETUC Youth Conference in Madrid, 26-28 August 2010 – jointly with PERC Youth
    ETUC Youth Study Session on migration, 20-24 September 2010, Strasbourg - together with Council of Europe and PERC YC
    3) Conference “Youth employment: breaking gender barriers for young women and men” – organised jointly by Youth and Women Committees – 14-15 October 2010, Warsaw, Poland
    4) ETUC-PERC Youth Conference on Education – 10-11 November 2011, Krakow, Poland
    5) PERC Women’s Expert Group 10 May 2012,Brussels.
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Pan-European Regional Council (PERC) Youth Committee

    1. 1. ITUC – PERC Policy, Plans and Priorities www.ituc-csi.org
    2. 2. Contents: 1. ITUC PERC Youth Committees – aims, priorities, activities and forthcoming events. 2. ITUC -PERC Campaigns and activities for young workers www.ituc-csi.org
    3. 3. PERC` bodies and Youth Representation 1. General Assembly - meets at least once every 4 years - Youth quota: 3 seats for youth delegates with voting rights 2. Executive Committee - meets at least once a year - Youth quota: 1 seat for youth delegates with voting rights www.ituc-csi.org
    4. 4. PERC Youth dimension PERC Youth policy – developed and coordinated by the youth structure, which operate through two bodies: • Youth Conference • Youth Committee with a Bureau www.ituc-csi.org
    5. 5. PERC Youth structure 1. Youth Conference • Organized at least once in two years; • Participation of all PERC affiliates` representatives who must be under 35 years old; • Discussion and adoption at least a work program for the next year; 2. Youth Committee with a Bureau • Composed of 9 elected members (under 33 years old at the beginning of their 2-years mandate); • Bureau: President and 3 deputies elected by the Conference • President of PERC YC = member of PERC Executive Committee; • Members of the Bureau = delegates to the ITUC YC; • Meet at least one time a year; • Working language – English and Russian www.ituc-csi.org
    6. 6. 1st PERC Youth Founding Conference 9-10 July 2009, Brussels, Belgium On the basis of the discussions the delegates to the Conference adopted 2 main documents: • Concluding statement to guide the PERC YC in its work and to deliver its voice to the trade union decision making bodies; • Terms of references and Rules of Procedures of the PERC YC (developed by the T.YC) => ELECTIONS AND … www.ituc-csi.org
    7. 7. 1st PERC Youth Committee www.ituc-csi.org
    8. 8. 1st PERC Youth Committee 9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies): • • • • • • • • • Daniela Aleksieva, KNSB, Bulgaria (P) Benoit Constant, CSC, Belgium (VP) Hans Richard Schmidt-Nielsen, AC, Denmark (VP) Tugba Balci, HAK-IS, Turkey (VP) László Kovács, MSZOSZ, Hungary (CM) Andrea Mone, CISL, Italy (CM) Ilze Mihailova, LBAS, Latvia (CM) Ivana Prnjat, CTUM, Montenegro (CM) Aleksey Slyazin, FNPR, Russia (CM) (P) – President , (VP) – Vice-President; (CM) – Committee member www.ituc-csi.org
    9. 9. 2nd PERC Youth Conference • 10-11 November 2011, Krakow, Poland • Topic of the conference: “A quality education for a quality job!” with focus on: transition process from education to employment; integration of young people in labour market; internships; mobility; quality education; vocational education and training; organising students; etc. • Organized jointly with ETUC Youth Committees • Final document: Youth Declaration with some recommendations • 10th November 2011 - elections of the 2nd PERC Youth Committee members (for next 2 years November 2011 – November 2013) www.ituc-csi.org
    10. 10. 2nd PERC Youth Conference www.ituc-csi.org
    11. 11. 2nd PERC Youth Committee 9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies): • • • • • • • • • Tugba Balci, HAK-IS, Turkey (P) Daniela Aleksieva, KNSB, Bulgaria (VP) Michael Wagner, DGB, Germany (VP) Ivana Prnjat, CTUM, Montenegro (CM) Pierre Ledecq, CSC, Belgium (CM) Goda Neverauskaite, LPSK, Lithuania (CM) Malin Norberg, LO, Sweden (CM) Lasha Bliadze, GTUC, Georgia (CM) Oksana Abboud, KVPU, Ukraine (CM) (P) – President , (VP) – Vice-President; (CM) – Committee member www.ituc-csi.org
    12. 12. Main tasks of PERC YC • Develop a youth section of the PERC working program; • Provide advice and recommendation to the PERC ExC; • Examine labour market and workplace issues related to youth; • Implement campaigns on recruitment and integration of young workers (decent work campaigns); • Promote networking of young unionists; • Support work of youth structures of the affiliates; • Promote training of young TU leaders and activists. www.ituc-csi.org
    13. 13. PERC YC General Priorities • To promote: - a rights-based approach to the problems of young workers; - specific programmes to facilitate the transition from school to working life; • To ensure: - the full integration and active participation of young people in TUs; - the integration of concerns and needs of young workers into TU policies, campaigns and actions; - youth mobilization and active participation in different common activities at national and regional level - WDDW (7 October); • Further development of the European networking, strengthening the cooperation with ETUC YC and other youth structures in the region, and build common actions. www.ituc-csi.org
    14. 14. For 2012-2013 • The PERC Youth Committee had its first meeting on 14 February 2012. Along the lines of the PERC policy platform, the PERC Youth Committee decided to focus its programme on four priority areas. www.ituc-csi.org
    15. 15. 1. Quality jobs for young workers 2. Intergenerational solidarity 3. Renewal and relations with new movements 4. Communication and visibility of PERC youth work www.ituc-csi.org
    16. 16. 1.Quality jobs for young workers • Youth unemployment is growing, and in a number of countries nearly half of the young people are out of work (Spain, Greece). In previous years youth unemployment in countries beyond the borders of the EU was higher than in EU, with present economic and social crisis and the austerity measures taken by the states, the situation in EU is not better anymore. 5.5 million young people in the EU were unemployed. However, the official statistics names “youth” those who are below 25 years old. Certainly, the number of under-35 unemployed people is much higher. www.ituc-csi.org
    17. 17. • Furthermore, those who work have very high risks to get in precarious employment – of interim labour, short-term employment, informal and grey schemes of employment – and with bleak horizons for labour markets recovery, “precariosity for years” is a quite real perspective. Present youth in Europe is facing a rising danger of being “a lost generation”, their chances for decent employment are low as the labour market shrinks in result of austerity measures and economic hardships. The PERC youth committee is going to develop a set of activities to debate and to promote quality jobs for young workers policies, contributing to the ITUC and ETUC fight for “alternatives”, “new growth models” and “decent job creation”. www.ituc-csi.org
    18. 18. 2.Intergenerational solidarity • The other group of population who risk being marginalized by this crisis, are elderly people, pensioners, whose pensions often are not enough for decent living, while health care treatment gets unaffordable and of poor quality because of cuts in state spending, and elderly workers, who experience “rational behavior” of hiring employers not to engage someone in his / her last years of employment and often they are also destined for interim and other atypical employment. www.ituc-csi.org
    19. 19. The PERC youth committee considers intergenerational solidarity an important element in trade union work. Not only these two groups risk marginalization caused by the crisis and austerity measures, elderly support for family building is of extreme importance in many societies, particularly, where childcare systems are not functioning or are deficient. On the other hand, work and life experience is invaluable for labour market newcomers, particularly in traditional sectors, while young people could help elderly workers to better cope with electronic technology racing. www.ituc-csi.org
    20. 20. 3.Renewal and relations with new movements • New movements are born by these “lost youngsters”, the movements that does not trust or think to associate with unions, which are considered as a part of institutional order they have no place in. They are built on horizontal democracy principle in opposition to vertical democracy – unions and political society is built upon. Unions need to search for ways to communicate with these movements, and unions can not just witness the new trends. www.ituc-csi.org
    21. 21. • The PERC youth committee considers these trends as a challenge and as an opportunity for union movement and for trade union youth. It will study different “relations” with these movements, and will explore common activities, where it is appropriate, with different social platforms. www.ituc-csi.org
    22. 22. 4.Communication and visibility of PERC youth work Communication and visibility shall be in focus. First, social media and other “horizontal” means of socializing and of action are the tools that today could do more than traditional communication. Secondly, traditional closed door meetings or even broader conferences are not seen beyond the room and do not capitalize the effects of mass communication. www.ituc-csi.org
    23. 23. • The PERC Youth Committee considers that each of the union actions, first of the PERC youth, that has public resonance, shall be accompanied by some visibility actions, by traditional ones – picketing, press-conferencing or leafleting, but also of creativity and performance, in virtual, but also in the real world. www.ituc-csi.org
    24. 24. For realizing these priorities, the committee introduced several activities,meetings and events.. www.ituc-csi.org
    25. 25. BELGIUM the CSC action in front of the European Commission: Solidarity against Austerity! Youth and elderly people together! www.ituc-csi.org
    26. 26. GEORGIA www.ituc-csi.org
    27. 27. BULGARIA www.ituc-csi.org
    28. 28. TURKEY www.ituc-csi.org
    29. 29. Summer school www.ituc-csi.org
    30. 30. We as youth Committee members made different symbolic actions in support of the ETUC protest manifestation of 29 February that was done together with association of elderly people in several PERC countries. www.ituc-csi.org
    31. 31. Activities and events organised / participated by/or PERC YC: • PERC General Assembly (6th December 2011, Brussels) – youth contribution to the development of PERC Programme • The 6th meeting of the PERC Executive Committee (6 March 2012,Brussels)- youth proposals and project ideas to the PERC Activity Programme • International Youth Conference: “Quality education, more jobs and better future for young people in Europe”30 April – 1 May 2012, Sofia • 6th ITUC Youth Committee meeting - 14-15 May 2012 - Guadalaja • ILO Youth Employment Forum-23-25 May 2012, Geneva • International Labour Conference- 30 May - 14 June 2012 www.ituc-csi.org
    32. 32. International Youth Conference: “Quality education, more jobs and better future for young people in Europe” 30 April – 1 May 2012, Sofia www.ituc-csi.org
    33. 33. Our Long-term priorities: • Strengthening the cooperation with PERC Women Committee and ETUC Youth Committee through preparing and organising joint projects and activities; • Contribution to the ITUC campaigns and actions www.ituc-csi.org
    34. 34. 3rd Youth Committee 26-27 November 2013, Vienna, Austria www.ituc-csi.org
    35. 35. 3rd PERC Youth Committee 9 YC members with Bureau (1 President and 3 Deputies): • • • • • • • • • Goda Neverauskaite, LPSK, Lithuania (P) Tural Suleimanov, AHIK, Azerbaijan (VP) Ronja Endres, DGB, Germany (VP) Lasha Bliadze, GTUC, Georgia (VP) Florian Marin, BNS, Romania (CM) Dmitriy Chuikov, FNPR, Russia (CM) Olesya Briazgunova, KVPU, Ukraine (CM) Joanna Mulumba, CSC, Belgium (CM) Adrienne Hangonyi, LIGA (CM) (P) – President , (VP) – Vice-President; (CM) – Committee member www.ituc-csi.org
    36. 36. Our common goal: • We kindly invite you to have a look at the ITUC` campaign tools and consider how they could be used in your country and union! • Give full and active support to the new and innovative campaign of ITUC ! www.ituc-csi.org
    37. 37. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! http://perc.ituc-csi.org/ www.ituc-csi.org

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