On 7-8 July 2022, the Social Dialogue in Europe for Professional (SDE Pro) Sports project kick-off meeting took place in the offices of COSMOS (Association of Sport Employers in France) in Paris, France. SDE Pro Sports is a 2-year project co-funded by the EU that will run under the Support for Social Dialogue programme. It aims to contribute to the development of social dialogue between employers and employees in professional sport in the EU.
At the kick-off meeting, there first was a presentation of the SDE Pro Sports project and its background. The participants also discussed the methodology, advancement and publicization of the upcoming mapping phase of national collective agreements in professional sports in Europe. A number of members of EU Athletes and EASE were invited to share and compare their experiences on social dialogue in their respective countries, as well as reflect on a common ground for social dialogue in Europe. The members invited by EU Athletes were AJFS (Spain), AJFSF (Spain), GIBA (Italy), LI (Iceland), RPI (Ireland), and SSS (Slovenia).
More information about this new project is available here.