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Project acronym: BSLN

Project title: Baltic Sea Labour Network - A European Model for Improvement of Interregional Labour Policy

Application call: 1

Priority: 4. Attractive & competitive cities and regions

Project website: www.bslabour.net

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Lead Partner:

Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung - HH
Humboldtstraße 67a
20083 Hamburg
DE
Katariina Röbbelen-Voigt
E-mail: k.roebbelen-voigt@kooperationsstelle-hh.de
Phone: +49 40 484010 150
Fax: +49 40 484010 199

Project Manager:

Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung - HH
Humboldtstraße 67a
20083 Hamburg
DE
Tom Förster
E-mail: t.foerster@kooperationsstelle-hh.de
Phone: +49 40 484010 151
Fax: +49 40 484010 199


Information Manager:

Council of Nordic Trade Unions
Drottningsgatan 75, 1 tr
11160 Stockholm
SE
Mika Domisch
E-mail: mika.domisch@nfs.net
Phone: +46 722 536979
Fax: +46 8 58842590



Summary description of the project:

Bringing together social partners, experts, governments, political figures, and non-governmental organisations to cooperate with the goal of achieving sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region was the goal of the Baltic Sea Labour Network (BSLN). This project, which started in October 2008 run for three years, sharing knowledge and ideas to promote positive change in the labour markets of the region.

Focusing on the areas of mobility of labour, active labour market policy, training and education, and the development of human resources, the BSLN was working to strengthen dialogue and open new communication channels with the objective of achieving sustainable development in labour market policies. In doing so, BSLN wanted to establish the Baltic Sea region as a model for sustainable labour market development in Europe.

BSLN was a collaborative project, building upon the collaboration between national and tansnational actors within the Baltic Sea region. These actors came from diverse backgrounds in all the participating states, with trade unions, employer groups, political parties, labour market experts, academics, and public officials interconnecting across the region with a common goal.

As a forum of development for decision-makers and policy implementers, BSLN put key people together to combine knowledge and ideas to develop strategies, policies and practical solutions. As a kowledge network BSLN brought together experts from many disciplines to provide a comprehensive picture of the challenges facing the Baltic Sea region. This was reflected by the involvement and positive reaction of important sub-regional actors like the Baltic Development Forum and the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference.

The structure of the BSLN ensured that transnational and national ideas and actions were visible, providing added value by disseminating knowledge and solutions. On the national level Coordination centres, established in cooperation with employer organisations and trade unions, strengthened public relations and research on labour market issues in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. At the same time, project coordinators from each 22 partner organisations in 8 countries were responsible for implementing BSLN activities to reach the common goals of the project. Considerable progress in terms of project activities throughout the partner countries, which range from successful workshops over research studies to institutionalised competence centres has been achieved.


Achievements of the project so far:

The BSLN has established a high-profile, political presence with its transnational Steering Committee, a strategic and political decision-making body consisting of 8 representatives and 8 deputies from all social partners to influence and shape the BS labour market policies. The Committee has agreed and published five statements which were integrated into a final political statement at the end of the project. The SC continues its work until the 2nd round table of the Baltic Sea Labour Forum (BSLF) in October 2012. BSLF was established in November 2011.

There was also a ten-person Facilitator Team which, together with the project manager, was the project's operational driving force that coordinated all activities. Also this team continues with the establishment of BSLF in 2012.

Mobility of labour was the subject of the first BSLN conference, held on 25 November 2008 in Copenhagen. The results of the conference were integrated into the work at national and transnational levels.

The 2nd conference "Working together for sustainable labour markets" was succesfully held on 11 May 2010 in Vilnius. It dealt with the topics of the development of social dialogue, sustainable economic development and labour mobility in the Baltic Sea region. Lively exchanges of politicians, representatives of trade unions and employer organisations, and academics brought up diverse ideas and best-practice examples from which the participants could learn from each other.

A research working group was established to coordinate all research and information collection activities within the project. The Latvian and Lithuanian partners focussed on the training on and strenthening of the social dialogue. German and Polish partners developed a concept for a competence centre in the border region and in Finland, Sweden and Denmark the working conditions of migrant workers were studied and anylised.

The succesful final conference with around 240 participants was held in Hamburg on 15 to 16 November 2012 and adequately concluded the BSLN project. The participants agreed on a conference resolution and 13 central recommendations for developing strong labour markets in the Baltic Sea Region.

The most important achievement was the creation of the permanent tripartite Forum, the BSLF, thus ensuring the sustainability of the project by widening its participation. The forum will commence its work in January 2012 during the German Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). This Forum will continue after the lifetime of the the EU-part financed project and gather members and experts together at its annual round table.

All project results and studies and the political agenda are collected in the final publication as well as comparable data about the region.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 2.569.130,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.002.010,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Ministry of Science and Research of the Free, Hanseatic City of Hamburg
22083 Hamburg | GERMANY
Humboldtstrasse 67 a
Region: Hamburg
Contact person: Katariina Röbbelen-Voigt
Phone: +49-40-484010-150
E-mail: k.roebbelen-voigt@kooperationsstelle-hh.de
Web: http://www.hamburg.de/bwf/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:563.841,00
ERDF co-financing:422.881,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
NORDMETALL Employers' association of the metal and electronics industry
19053 Schwerin | GERMANY
Graf-Schack-Allee 10
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Hans Manzke
Phone: +49 385 6356261
E-mail: manzke@nordmetall.de
Web: www.nordmetall.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:148.077,00
ERDF co-financing:111.057,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Council of the Baltic Sea States
10311 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Strömsborg
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Gabriele Kötschau
Phone: +46 8 440 19 20
E-mail: cbss@cbss.oeg
Web: www.cbss.st
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:54.494,00
ERDF co-financing:40.870,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baltic Sea Trade Union Network
11160 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Drottninggatan 75
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Mika Häkkinen
Phone: +46 8 20 98 80
E-mail: mika.hakkinen@nfs.net
Web: www.bastun.nu
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:59.341,00
ERDF co-financing:44.506,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Trade Union Confederation
10553 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Barnhusgatan 18
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Mikael Nilsson
Phone: +46 8 7962598
E-mail: Mikael.Nilsson@lo.se
Web: www.lo.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:154.605,00
ERDF co-financing:115.954,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Council of Nordic Trade Unions
11160 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Drottninggatan 75
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Anders Nordstrom
Phone: +46 (0)8-20 98 80
E-mail: anders.nordstrom@nfs.net
Web: www.nfs.net
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:214.155,00
ERDF co-financing:160.616,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Confederations of Estonian Trade Unions
10119 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Pärnu mnt 41A
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Liina Carr
Phone: +372- 641280 7
E-mail: liina.carr@eakl.ee
Web: www.eakl.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:90.433,00
ERDF co-financing:76.868,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK)
1010 Riga | LATVIA
Vilandes iela 12-1
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Eduards Filippovs
Phone: (+371) 7225162
E-mail: Filippovs@lddk.lv
Web: www.lddk.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:106.478,00
ERDF co-financing:90.507,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS)
1001 Riga | LATVIA
Bruņinieku ielā 29/31
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Linda Romele
Phone: +371 6 7035906
E-mail: linda.romele@lbas.lv
Web: www.lbas.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:106.478,00
ERDF co-financing:90.507,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
2600 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
A.Vienuolio st. 8
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Egle Lasauskaite
Phone: +370 5 262 66 29
E-mail: egle.lasauskaite@lpk.lt
Web: www.lpk.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:78.541,00
ERDF co-financing:66.760,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation
1111 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
J.Jasinskio street 9-213
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Karolina Rimkuvienė
Phone: 00 370 5 2496931
E-mail: karolina@lpsk.lt
Web: www.lpsk.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:29.420,00
ERDF co-financing:25.007,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Trade Union 'Solidarumas'
03107 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
K. Kalinausko - 2 B
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Kristina Krupaviciene
Phone: +370(8-5) 2621743
E-mail: kristina@lps.lt
Web: www.lps.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:29.420,00
ERDF co-financing:25.007,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Labour Federation
08118 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Vytauto g. 14,
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Rasita Martisiene
Phone: +370 5 2312029
E-mail: rasita@ldf.lt
Web: www.ldf.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:29.420,00
ERDF co-financing:25.007,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions
00-924 Warszawa | POLAND
Kopernika 36/40 00-924
Region: Mazowieckie
Contact person: Piotr Ostrowski
Phone: +48 5922 551 55 03
E-mail: ostrowski@opzz.org.pl
Web: http://opzz.org.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:89.569,00
ERDF co-financing:76.134,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union
80-855 Gdańsk | POLAND
ul. Waly Piastowskie 24
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Mirosława Kaniszewska
Phone: (+48) 58 308 42 25
E-mail: Programy.europejskie@solidarnosc.org.pl
Web: http://www.solidarnosc.org.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:191.818,00
ERDF co-financing:163.045,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Central Organisation of Finish trade unions
00531 Helsinki | FINLAND
Hakaniemenranta 1, PL 157
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Pekka Ristelä
Phone: +358 20 774 0183
E-mail: pekka.ristela@sak.fi
Web: www.sak.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:51.144,00
ERDF co-financing:38.358,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
00171 Helsinki | FINLAND
Pohjoisranta 4A 21, PL 248
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Pirkko Nikula
Phone: 00358 (09) 13152267
E-mail: pirkko.nikula@sttk.fi
Web: www.sttk.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:61.457,00
ERDF co-financing:46.092,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Confederation of Unions for Professional and Manegerial Staff in Finland
00520 Helsinki | FINLAND
Rautatieläisenkatu 6
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Liisa Folkersma
Phone: +358 (0)20 7489 400
E-mail: liisa.folkersma@akava.fi
Web: http://www.akava.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:61.457,00
ERDF co-financing:46.092,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Education and Training Centre for Hamburg Business (BWH e.V.)
22297 Hamburg | GERMANY
Haus der Wirtschaft, Kapstadtring 10
Region: Hamburg
Contact person: Dieter Neukirch
Phone: 0049-040/6378-4570
E-mail: neukirch@bwh-hamburg.de
Web: www.bwh-hamburg.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:229.348,00
ERDF co-financing:172.011,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Confederation of German Trade Unions Region North
20097 Hamburg | GERMANY
Besenbinderhof 60
Region: Hamburg
Contact person: Helmut Uder
Phone: +49 40 2858202
E-mail: helmut.uder@dgb.de
Web: www.nord.dgb.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:116.308,00
ERDF co-financing:87.231,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
United federation of Danish Workers
1790 Copenhagen | DENMARK
Kampmannsgade 4
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Lena Jensen
Phone: +4588920357
E-mail: Lena.jensen@3f.dk
Web: www.3f.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:103.320,00
ERDF co-financing:77.490,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00