This project supported CITUB in making a new step for capacity building of the Bulgarian trade-unionists who are facing new economic, social and organizational realities and challenges in the context of globalization and the on-going world financial and economic crisis. The Swiss trade union UNIA (the partner in the project) clearly showed us that in the context of the decreasing trade union membership, neo-liberal trends of the employers and questioning of collective bargaining the way to success is based upon strategic re-orientation, including activities in several directions: increase of the role of the trade union as a political actor in the framework of the institution of the direct democracy; broader coverage of the collective agreements; adoption of new organizing an recruitment strategies; mobilizing through the carrying out of strong campaigns; as well as consolidation of the trade union structures and resources at sectoral level.
To contribute for the sustainable social and economic development of Bulgaria through the strengthening of the capacity and the role of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria based on the partnership and exchange of good practice examples and knowledge between the Bulgarian and Swiss Trade Unions (CITUB and Unia) on national, regional and branch level.
- Establishment of partnership between CITUB & Unia on national, regional and branch levels for capacity building and strengthening of CITUB and enhancing its role as a social partner contributing for the socioeconomic development of the country
- Transfer of Swiss expertise, experience and knowledge on Organizing, Recruitment and Campaigning on all levels
Dissemination of the results and best practices to all stakeholders in order to enhance their motivation and active citizenship attitude
BGN 330 223
Swiss funding: CHF 186 204.31
Co-financing: BGN 33 022.30
Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria