About the Project

Within the framework of the project “NEWTON” – Network between Workers' Federations and their Training Organisations in Europe Now! – trade unions and their training institutions from five countries of the European Union initiated a structural dialogue about:

  1. employment and labour market policies and developments
  2. educational and skills policies
  3. possibilities and options to foster the renewed Lisbon-agenda for more and better jobs in Europe.

This was realised through four joint project meetings, a European conference and the initiation of a European Association for trade unions and their training organisations in Europe. The objective of the project was to create and maintain a discussion platform and a structured network for the exchange of experiences in the field of educational and skills policy as well as labour market mega-trends and developments.

Outcomes of the project are:

  • a shared view about the necessities in the participating countries for investments in human resources through better education and skills
  • a shared understanding about qualification needs and deficits within the labour market’s structures in each participating country
  • against the background of the demographic development a shared vision about the need for a life long development of competences and qualifications
  • common measures and methods about useful strategies for the anticipation of further training needs/ labour market forecasts in each participating country

Union-bound training providers and their unions are invited to join the network. More information can be found in the attached brochure.

ETUI about the final conference

NEWTON brochure in English761.05 KB
NEWTON folleto en español762.67 KB
NEWTON brossura in italiano758.46 KB
NEWTON Final Declaration in Englisch29.3 KB
Newton-Broschüre in Deutsch (Web)172.16 KB
Newton-Broschüre in Deutsch (Druck)774.81 KB
NEWTON flyer in Polisch779.07 KB