About the Project

“The DEFEN-CE: Social dialogue in defence of vulnerable groups in post-COVID-19 labour markets”  is a research project funded by the Directorate-General for Employment, the European Commission. The project investigates the experience of various stakeholders with the design and implementation of COVID-19 related policies relevant for work and employment in ten countries in the EU member states and two candidate countries, Serbia and Turkey. The aim of the project is to identify the role of social dialogue in facilitating policy implementation that addresses labour market situation of vulnerable groups, such as women, migrants, young people and workers in precarious jobs, in the post-COVID-19 labour markets.