CESI Presidium priorities for the post-2020 MFF

At its meeting today, the Presidium of CESI adopted a resolution in the context of public consultations by the European Commission on the priorities for the EU’s post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). In its resolution, the Presidium stresses the importance of adequate and balanced financial support for all trade unions at the EU level, including for those that are independent.

The Presidium notes in particular priorites to:

• make the values and principles in the Treaties –democracy, fundamental rights, equality between women and men, anti-discrimination, social rights and justice– the framework of reference for the next MFF;

• make fundamental rights and workers’ rights visible in budget headings in the post-2020 MFF policy priorities and support strong financial instruments and programmes;

• provide adequate and predictable funding, including through operating grants, for all trade union organisations and civil society organisations; and

• make EU funding more accessible to trade unions and civil society organisations, including operating grants, at national and European levels, in neighbouring and developing countries. This includes the balanced funding for all trade unions, including independent trade union organisations.

The full resolution is available online here.