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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Social Dialogue Articulation in Europe (EESDA), National report: Slovakia

No.29

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Social Dialogue Articulation in Europe (EESDA), National report: Slovakia

Authors: Kahancová, M. , Martišková, M and Szüdi, G.
Published: December 2019

Abstract:

This report focuses on the organization and functioning of social dialogue (SD) in Slovakia, including the articulation of social dialogue between (a) the national and the EU-levels, and (b) the national and sector levels. Following Kahancová et al. (2019), the social dialogue in this report refers to various forms of interactions, including negotiation, consultation or exchange of information, between or among social partners and public authorities (c. f. European Commission, 2015a; 2015b). Social dialogue articulation refers to the ways in which social dialogue functions at different levels; the interaction between these levels, and the channels through which social dialogue outcomes at one level influence the social dialogue processes and outcomes at other levels. Original empirical evidence for the analysis of national-level SD has been collected exclusively for the purpose of this project. Evidence for the analysis of sector-level SD arises partly from the original interviews conducted with social partner representatives of particular sectors and partly from the authors’ earlier analyses of social dialogue in these sectors.

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