MEUSAC is currently implementing a project entitled ENGAGE, partially financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).  

The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital.  

The specific objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders involved in the delivery of education (including lifelong learning and training), employment and social policies.  

This specific objective is achieved through the implementation of three work-packages (WPs):  

WP 1: Stakeholder Engagement Analysis – Identification of the most effective engagement methodologies in order to provide a service which meets the needs of stakeholders;  

WP 2: Strengthening Engagement Capacities – Investment in Government’s services by providing the necessary skills to MEUSAC staff on how capacity of stakeholders may be enhanced; and  

WP 3: Capacity Building for increased/improved stakeholder – Strengthening the capacity of stakeholders through training and increased awareness on the processes, tools and opportunities to increase stakeholder participation in social dialogue.  

The first two WPs have already been implemented and the agency is now implementing the final WP which is composed of a training package targeted towards NGOs, trade unions and employer associations operating within the sectors of employment, social policy, education and training.  

This training package is made up of (i) sessions of training lasting 6 hours which address increased participation in social and civil dialogue, more effective use of communication tools, and accessing EU funding opportunities for stakeholders that put into practice EU priorities; (ii) a 3-hour mentoring session with MEUSAC focusing on one of the topics of the training sessions and (iii) a half-day seminar during which stakeholders will participate in workshops focusing on topics such as effective coordination with Government in the social dialogue process.  

Through this initiative, stakeholders will improve their overall capacity and as a result they will be better equipped to participate in the social dialogue process and actively contribute towards the formulation of policies at national and European levels.