Process of exchange between social partners to promote consultation and collective bargaining.

Social dialogue can be bipartite (involving representatives of workers and employers) or tripartite (also involving public authorities and/or representatives of civil society, non-governmental organization)

Social dialogue can take place at various levels (company, sectoral / cross-sectoral and local / regional / national / transnational);

At international level, social dialogue can be bilateral, trilateral or multilateral, according to number of countries involved.


European centre for the development of vocational training, EU (2014). Terminology of European education and training policy Retrieved 10 december 2018, from (2nd ed). http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Files/4117_en.pdf


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