Through planned activities, the project assesses and improves corporate social responsibility of companies and organizations, with a strong emphasis on accountability to employees. Using the principles of sustainable development, the project addresses social and environmental challenges and offers measures to reduce the negative and increase the positive impacts on the economy, society and the environment.
ZDS is actively involved in several international and Slovene projects as the project manager and as a partner. Regularly, we are applying for new projects for foreign and domestic competitions. The projects presented are an important channel of international lobbying and for gaining new knowledge.
The project "POLET: Development of a Comprehensive Business Model for Employers for Active and Healthy Aging of Employees" will develop and implement an innovative comprehensive business model for employers for active and healthy employee ageing in 120 participating companies. The aim of the project is, inter alia, to increase the awareness and better informedness of employers and employees and to improve the capacity of employers to implement measures in this field. This will reduce the length of sick leave and prolong work activity.
The project “Negotiation skills training – training of employers for Social Dialogue (Negotiation School 2)”, selected by the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities to co-finance projects for social partners, will strengthen the capacity of social partners to cooperate more effectively in the formulation of public policies and the adoption of autonomous normative frameworks that will contribute to a more efficient use of development potentials and to the maintenance of political and social peace.
In August 2017, the Association of Employers of Slovenia launched two five-year projects for the promotion and implementation of decent work, which were selected by the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities to co-finance projects Supporting Labor Market Stakeholders.
The Employers Association of Slovenia participates in the project »Training of Employers for the Promotion of Safety and Health at Work (e-VZD)«, co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund and the Republic of Slovenia. Within the project, concrete job adjustments will be made in one of the five most exposed economic activities by the number of accidents at work.
Bridging the AgeGap – Development of social partners initiatives for managing are related challenges
The Association of Employers of Slovenia is participating in an international project on population aging "Bridging the Age Gap - Developing Social Partnership Initiatives to Meet the Aging Challenges" (AgeGap), which is co-funded by the European Union. Within the project, employers' associations from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania, Montenegro, and Macedonia will examine policies and practices to meet the challenges of an aging workforce and seek to implement and implement the European Social Partners Framework Agreement on Active Aging and Intergenerational approach.
Association of Employers of Slovenia is taking part in the European project MiC - Workplace support for caring masculinities, which is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the EaSI-PROGRESS program. The purpose of the project is the enforcement and expansion of models of good practices for the work and private life and an increase in caring activities by males.
The project "To strengthen Social Dialogue", selected on a public tender by the Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities for co-financing projects of social partners, will strengthen the capacity of the members of the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) to cooperate more effectively in social dialogue processes, with an emphasis on knowledge and enforcement of labour market rights, the acquisition of fundamental and professional competences, and the protection and preservation of health.
The project WIM3 will help to deepen the understanding in participating countries of an importance of workers' participation schemes, and will serve employers' and workers' representatives as a tool to exchange know-how and experience. It will be helpful to familiarize all relevant stakeholders with EU law and policies, as well as serve as a facilitator for new developments to prepare/improve new/existing legislation on employee involvement, taking into account EU law and policies.
Changing traditional mindset through collective agreements in the western Balkans – The role of social partners in enabling work-family reconciliation and gender equality
The promotion of reconciliation of work-family life and legislation in this field has become a necessity for a range of reasons. Measures traditionally originate from gender equality concerns. They also support the economy as they facilitate the participation of individuals in paid work, can have a positive effect on fertility rates, and can also boost pension systems. For all of these reasons reconciliation has become an increasingly important topic.