AIRMULP is a research project funded by the EU - DG Employment, Social Affaird & Inclusion (agreement number VP/2014/0546).
The project focuses on the relationship between the active inclusion strategy and its implementation on the one hand and industrial relations on the other. It is concerned with the analysis of active inclusion issues – social exclusion, in-work poverty, labour market segmentation, long-term unemployment and gender inequalities, income support and inclusive labour markets – in the framework of social dialogue and collective bargaining practices, at different levels.
The analytical approach of the research is twofold. On the one hand, the research addresses three levels– European, national and territorial – and studies the objectives, strategies, successes and failures of social partner actions at these levels. This includes the identification of good practices in social dialogue and collective bargaining related to active inclusion for each level, as well as the analysis of possible comparative lessons. On the other hand, the research studies the interactions between these levels, i.e. the extent to which there is vertical coordination between the three levels and how such coordination can be strengthened. As it is well known, agreements carried out at European level (such as autonomous framework agreements), national level trilateral negotiation, and territorial pacts and regional collective bargaining are more and more connected, and their implementation and functioning depend strongly on how is effective the coordination among these different levels.