Delegates Guide for Europe

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EUThe TUC is taking part in a project led by the Italian trade union confederation, CISL, to produce a Green Delegates Guide for Europe. It's aimed at local workplace representatives and their trade union officials, and sets out to improve trade union engagement in the development and implementation of environmental policy and strategies for sustainable development across the EU. CISL has secured funding from the European Union to develop a Trade Unions' Green Delegates for the Europe 2020 Objectives project, and has invited the TUC to take part.

The aim of the project is to bring together examples of successful good practice where unions have taken on climate change and environmental issues. But it also aims to address a lack of knowledge around environmental issues in the European trade union movement. The project, which runs until August 2012, will bring together trade unionists from Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom, along with the ETUC. Read project report.


This European guide for union reps with an interest in environmental issues is intended to be used as a tool to help trade unionists at all levels to better understand the importance of sustainable development in their own industries, workplaces and unions.
12 November 2012
The green delegates for Europe 2020 Steering Group meeting met again on 30-31 May 2012. The draft Guide for union reps now contians a lot of good pracctcie exampels across the EU.
06 July 2012
This briefing updates progress on the CISL-led project to produce a Green Delegates Guide for Europe. The draft Guide was discussed at the UK Steering group on 20 March 2-012. Next step: receive and comment on the final draft, due early May 2012.
19 April 2012