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.

(EU, 2014)

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