Social Partners represent two sides of the industries namely both the employers and the employees.
Social partners are trade unions, employers’ organisations, private enterprises, chambers of commerce, industry and craft. They participate in a network and address the issues, such as:
- The labour market skill gap
- The instruction of people in the labour market
- Equitable approaches to education and training for employees, developing job-specific skills
- Vocational training for employees
The dialogue between the different actors has been effective for successful labour market adaption and agreements on employment conditions, availability and education.
However, social partners are facing various challenges today in relation to the EU with regard to increased regulation of the national economy, increasing focus on wages and employment conditions, and deregulation of essential labour and employment rules.