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News

  • 23/02/2017
    ETUFs join forces for the empowerment of the integration of younger workers
    In a world where the labour market is in continuous evolution and where young workers in particular are increasingly facing precariousness if not unemployment, the renovation of Trade Unions is imperative in order to respond and to be able to properly address the new challenges ahead. This...
  • 26/02/2016
    The ETUC, NGOs and the refugee crisis at the heart of EFFAT Youth Committee talks
    The EFFAT Youth Committee gathered in Brussels on 29 January. The meeting focused on the response of trade unions to the challenges that young people are facing and explored ways of cooperating with the ETUC, NGOs and civil society organisations, including the European Youth Forum. EFFAT also...
  • 21/01/2016
    More guarantees for the Youth Guarantee
    With youth unemployment over 22% across the EU*, and a shocking 53% in Spain*, European trade unions are demanding that funding for the Youth Guarantee is extended.  Youth representatives of the European Trade Union Confederation and European sectoral trade union federations will meet...
  • 30/11/2015
    FGTB Horval calls for a drive to attract young trade unionists
    At the EFFAT Executive Committee meeting, Charlotte Hautekeur from Belgium's FGTB Horval organisation encouraged EFFAT's members to take action and give a commitment to make trade unions more attractive to young people. 
  • 17/09/2015
    Where are we at two years after the Youth Guarantee?
    Two years after the endorsement of the Council Recommendation on the Youth Guarantee, it is time to take stock of its progress. The European Youth Forum (EYF) conducted an extensive consultation with its Member Organisations, which are closely following the progress of the...
  • 11/09/2015
    Trade Union youth structures in the spotlight of the next Transfer publication.
    The next edition of Transfer (Vol. 21, issue 4), the European Trade Union Institute publication expected in November, will feature an article outlining the existing structures for organising and representing young workers in six European trade union federations (ETUFs) including EFFAT.Trade Union...

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Documents

  • 15/05/2015
    EFFAT and ETUFs urge President Juncker to foster youth employment
    EFFAT joins ETUC and five other ETUFs and call on President Juncker to demonstrate commitment to youth employment  15 May 2015 EFFAT is among the six European Trade Union Federations that - together with ETUC - power the Back 2 our Future campaign. EFFAT joined forces in urging the...
  • 07/03/2014
    Enough of their crisis- back to our Future: Joint declaration of six European trade union federations
    Ahead of the European elections in May 2014, Europe still finds itself in the midst of a crisis triggered by reckless financial speculators.The EU institutions have thus far failed root out the cause for the ensuing economic turmoil but instead installed ‘austerity measures’ that have slashed...
  • 04/12/2013
    Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
    Over the past two decades, traineeships have become an important entry point into the labour market for young people. Fostering the employability and productivity of young people is key to bringing them onto the labour market. However, although traineeships increasingly represent a standard feature...
  • 09/07/2013
    EFFAT Charter and Roadmap for Youth Employment
    EFFAT member organisations recognise the urgency and importance of the current youth employment crisis. They therefore resolve to take swift, concrete action at all relevant levels and to support each other in tackling this challenge in all the EFFAT sectors, in accordance with the EFFAT...
  • 29/06/2013
    European Social Partners' Framework of Actions on Youth Employment
    The European social partners - including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), BUSINESSEUROPE, the European Association of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME), and the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises Providing Public Services (CEEP) – reject the inevitability of a...

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EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.