Academy of Dialogue by Employers of Poland is an information and promotion campaign conducted by the Employers of Poland. It is a part of a project entitled Conducting Information and Promotion Campaign 'The Academy of Dialogue by the KPP (former name of Employers of Poland)', co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund, the Operational Programme Human Capital (5th Priority, 5.5.2 Measure). The project was commenced on August 1, 2009, and it will be accomplished on October 31, 2010.
The main goal of the project is to strengthen active participation of the Employers in social dialogue carried out at the regional and central level. This goal should be achieved through the campaign within which we inform of social dialog - its role, meaning, institutions and tools necessary to ensure its proper functioning. The campaign is supposed not only to increase the knowledge about social dialogue, but also to encourage parts to fully participate in it. With this campaign we are trying to instil the conviction that social dialog is a reliable method of adjustment to the economic changes. It paves the way for increasing the innovative potential of companies and their social capital; it is also a device by which disputes may be constructively settled. We aim to change the perception of social dialogue which happens to be seen as an institution dominated by interest groups; we also strive to prevent stereotypes and unprofessional views on the efficiency of the ongoing dialogue in Poland that are preserved by the media.
Following actions are taken within the campaign:
- TV spots and Internet advertisements for the social dialogue in Poland and the Employers of Poland as one of the social partners' organization will be launched; promotion and information materials will be printed,
- Regional conferences in the innovative Cafe 'Dialogue' formula are organized. The participants are employers, employees, local officials and experts, students. In various working groups, they are invited to dialogue-deal with some important issues undertaken by social partners both at the central and local level. The advantage of these meetings is that representatives of different groups with different views have an opportunity to sit around the same table. A debate and clash of opinions, supported by professional mediation, have unprecedented effects. Ideas resulting from these meetings will be reported and recommended for implementation.
- Debates Thursdays at Brukselska Street are organized. These meetings are dedicated to current socio-economic issues being discussed on the forum of the Tripartite Commission. The purpose of the debates is not only to acquaint participants with the range of affairs covered by the Tripartite Commission, but also to compare standpoints of the Employers of Poland with employers' expectations. Moreover, the debates allows to recognise the expectations of employers concerning coming works of the Tripartite Commission.
- Four sectoral corporations have been founded. They constitute platforms of opinions' exchange between the representatives of companies associated in particular corporations. This exchange is a way of elaborating solutions which are then introduced into the agenda of the Tripartite Commission and its problem teams. There are 21 meeting planned within the corporations, including 6 regional meetings.