SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a 42-month programme with a budget of 3.333.249 €, funded up to 90% by the European Union. It is coordinated by a consortium of 4 partners: The International Trade Union Organization (ITUC), The Arab Trade Union Organization (ATUC), The Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED-UMCE), The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND).
The SOLiD project is the result of long-term EU support for social dialogue in the Mediterranean region; it strengthens economic and social councils and gradually opens up dialogue to civil society organisations.
The SOLiD pilot project, implemented in three countries (Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia), has integrated civil society as a full partner in the project, alongside and at the same level as employers' and workers' organisations, and has contributed to the development of the Charter to promote Social Dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean countries.
The SOLiD II project aims to build the capacity of social actors (employers' organisations and their counterparts, workers' trade union organisations) in Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia to promote institutionalised, strengthened, dynamic and inclusive social dialogue.