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In-person team-building for TUSLOs, 24 – 26 January 2023, Zagreb, Croatia

24 January 2023 @ 20:00 26 January 2023 @ 14:00

Dear colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the in-person team-building event for all Trade Union Liaison Officers (TUSLOs) and for trade union colleagues working on the European Semester.

This training will include a set of workshops, mutual-learning activities and discussions, through which participants will be able to become more familiar with the working methodology and recent policies related to the ETUC work on the European Semester and the EU Economic Governance. It will also be an opportunity for TUSLOs to meet in person and to share their national experience. New TUSLO members and colleagues from Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) are specially encouraged to attend. The event will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, from the 24th January until the 26th  January 2023.

The meeting will be held in English and interpretation will be provided in 3 other languages according to registrations.

Participants are kindly asked to arrange their travels with arrival in Zagreb on 24th January by late afternoon to be able to attend a first interactive activity during the dinner at 20h00. The departure from Zagreb should be scheduled on 26th January 2023 in the afternoon or evening.

The hotel rooms will be booked for participants for the stay of maximum 2 nights. Daily subsistence allowance will be given to each participant in the amount of 39.38 EUR. Meals (lunch and dinner) will be provided.

More information with the agenda and other practicalities will be sent to you in the upcoming weeks.

We remain at your disposal should you have additional questions. Please contact Giovanni Casale ( and Mihael Topolovec (

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Zagreb in the beginning of the new year!


24 January 2023

from 6:00 pmIce breaking activities and dinner with participants at Hotel Dubrovnik (private dining hall)

25 January 2023

9 – 10 amPanel with trade union Leaders: A new economic and social model for the EU: priorities for European workers Chair: Liina CARR, ETUC Confederal Secretary Mladen NOVOSEL, SSSH President  Dumitru COSTIN, BNS President  Andrej ZORKO, ZSSS executive secretary to the Presidency Debate
10 – 12:30 amStudy session: understanding the orientations for a reform of the EU economic governance framework Recommended reading: Communication on orientations for a reform of the EU economic governance framework Issues:  Impact on debt and government expenditure trajectoriesDiscussion: Is our reading correct? How do you see the EC proposal?  Structural-Fiscal Plans and impact on the EU Semester Discussion:  Is it clear? What your understanding of the Plans  c.     Role of Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure and sanctions Discussion: What would be the effects of this change? Are you worried or pleased about this change? * a 15 minutes coffee break will be held during the session
12:30 am – 2 pmLunch break at Hotel Dubrovnik
2 – 3 pmGroup Activity: Assimilation exercises concerning the reform of the economic governance framework and impact on TUSLO activity  Report and discussion in plenary
3 – 4 pmGroup Activity: Analysing social gaps and labour-related challenges with the Joint Employment Report, and the new Social Scoreboard and report with preparation of consultations in March  Report and discussion in plenary
4 – 4:30 pmCoffee Break
4:30 – 6 pmGroup activity: Exchange on the role of TUSLO, their challenges and opportunities of work and suggestions to reinforce the TUSLO network  Report and discussion in plenary
8 pmSocial Dinner at Vinodol Restaurant ulica Nikole Tesle 10, 10000 – Zagreb

26 January 2023

9 – 10 amSocial Updating –  ETUC priorities to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights: principles 4, 8, 10, 14, 18, 20 Presentation and Debate
10 – 11:30 amSocial aspects of the reform of the EU economic governance framework: What is in, what is missing. Drafting the ETUC position. Presentation and Debate
11:30 am – 12:30pmWrap-up assessment and conclusions