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Project activities are divided into two years, starting on 15 December 2015.
First year:
− Kick-off meeting for the first year (videoconference, 15 December 2015) to set up the Steering Committee and share the preliminary studies an workshops methodology
The aim will be to discuss and agree upon organizational issues, ensuring common understanding of the project activities and goals and the distribution of tasks. Likewise, the steering committee will be formed with the aim of monitoring the different stages of the project. The steering commitee will be made up of one representative from Fillea Cgil, ABT, ACV, Budowlani, CCOO and PECO-Institut.
−  Baseline report
Baseline report, in English, with the description of the framework of EU policies on the green economy and green building; overview of initiatives in support of green jobs at European level and review of scientific and institutional literature on the subject; an overview on social dialogue initiatives on the issue.
The baseline report will be produced by FILLEA together with Associazione Bruno Trentin and it will be circulated among all applicants.

−  Construction of a website
Website on the themes of social dialogue in the field of green building. The production of the website will be under the responsibility of ABT.

−  1st workshop
Its aim will be to discuss and agree upon criteria for the preparatory survey.
The workshop will start with the presentation and discussion of the baseline report. Workshop outcomes: criteria outlines and detailed tasks distribution among applicants for the national report.
Workshop will be attended by all applicants and organized by the Spanish applicant with the support of FILLEA.

−  Preparatory survey: analysis of barriers, drivers and best practices to improve green building and social dialogue
To reconstruct and describe the position of the social partners and the best practices of the social dialogue with regard to green building. Several interviews will be carried out in the field, using a qualitative methodology of research, considered to be the most suitable to achieve the objectives of the project.
For each countries will be interviewed 10 key-actors, considering representatives of employers and workers, institutions, experts in the green building sectors and, also, sectors and professions related to green economy in a horizontal perspective.
Analysis of the best practices will be attended by all applicants for each Countries.
−  National reports
Country report, in English, presenting the debate on the sustainable economy and green building containing an overview of initiatives in support of green jobs at National level; an overview on social dialogue initiatives and on the existing best practices.
The methodology of the national report is based on the review of scientific and institutional literature on the topics and on the findings of the preparatory survey.
Each applicant in the project is responsible for the national report.

−  National workshops
A country workshop will be held in each country for one day, with the participation of social partners and experts from national cases.
Presentation and discussion of the results of the national report with working groups of experts and key actors involved in the processes examined.
Each applicant in the project is responsible for organizing and running such workshop.
Main findings of the workshop will be included in the final national report.

−  2° workshop
In this meeting national reports will be discussed with the aim to present: a) impact of green building on employment, skills development, quality of work, work organization; b), drivers, barriers and opportunities to strengthen cooperation and mutual learning among social partner to support the processes of sustainable innovation in the green building.
It will be organized by Fillea and attended by all applicants and associate organizations.

−  Final report
A full version of the preparatory study will be drawn up in English. It will be in three parts. The first part is the baseline report, the second part is a comparative analysis of the various experiences in the target countries, the third part is a description of the role and functions of the social partners, putting forward suggestions and recommendations to strengthen social dialogue in green building conversion processes.
The final report will be produced by FILLEA together with Associazione Bruno Trentin by the contribution of all applicants and associate organizations.
Second year:
During the second year the project is focused on the national and international dissemination activities to promote the exchange of information, orientations and experiences among the social partners actively involved in social dialogue through workshops and meetings, publications, and the website. During this year guidelines to implement social dialogue and green building at European and national level will be carried out.
−  Kick-off meeting for the second year (videoconference, 18 January 2017) of the Steering Committee to share the workshops methodology
The steering committee will discuss and agree upon organizational issues of the second year, focusing on the structure of workshops, which will be realized by each partner in their own country.

−  National workshops
Organization of a workshop at national level in each country with the participation of employers and workers representatives, public institutions, universities, environmental associations and civil society.
Each national workshop is designed for 20 participants and lasting one days.
The objective of the workshop is to share with the participants the main findings of the final report with the aim to produce guidelines on social dialogue and green building.
Each applicant in the project is responsible for organizing and running such workshop.

−  National guidelines
National guidelines will be produced by each country and discussed in the following European workshop.
Each applicant in the project is responsible to produce the national guidelines and to its English translation.

−  European workshop
European workshop is designed for 20 participants and lasting two days, with the participation of employers and workers representatives, public institutions, universities, environmental associations.
European workshop will focus on the national guidelines with the aim to underlines convergences and divergences and to share a common European approach. Aims of the final guidelines are to strengthen the capacity of social partners to contribute to European social  dialogue towards green building.
European workshop will be organized by Fillea and attended by all applicants.
−  Final guidelines
Final guidelines will be produced and distributed on the website.
The final guidelines will be produced by FILLEA together with Associazione Bruno Trentin by the contribution of all applicants and associate organizations.

−  Final conference
A one-day final conference will be organized for 50 people including: steering committee, workshops participants, social partners, associations, institutions.
After the conference, the project applicants will meet for a brief overall assessment of the project.
The final conference will include a presentation of the developed activities, the project achievements and the guidelines. It will examine possible interventions to assess the consequences of the activities and possible future interventions to support social dialogue.
It will be co-organized by Fillea and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers with the support of all the applicants and the associate organizations.

−  Dissemination activities
Dissemination activities will be coordinated by Fillea and each partner (co-applicants and
associate organizations) will be responsible for dissemination in their country. It will take place at the end of the project.

• Workshops and Final conference
Workshops and final conference will be the first open activities for the dissemination of project results.
• Websites’ dissemination
Results of the preliminary studies, final report and guidelines will be available for open consultation on the project website and on the websites of all the organisations involved in the project, including a short version of the guidelines which will be translated from English into Spanish, Italian, German and Polish.