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Forming Social Partnership Policy in Vocational Training of Service Sector Specialists in Germany and Austria

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The article deals with the problem of forming social partnership policy in vocational training of service sector specialists in Germany and Austria. The foreign and domestic pedagogical experience in establishing an effective system of social partnership in vocational education has been analyzed. The author has considered main factors of social partnership development in vocational education that influence the forming of normative and legal support; a multilevel structure of government management, powers of employers and trade unions, regional economic development authorities of local government (industrial, commercial, trade, agricultural units), professional orientation of future specialists vocational education institutions and enterprises where specialists are trained; continuous monitoring of labour market needs and dynamic response to its changes; mechanisms of multivariate and multilevel approach to vocational education funding. Based on the analysis of scientific and reference sources the author has concluded that the main feature of vocational education in Germany and Austria is the participation of social partners who make common decisions and bear responsibility for normative and legal support; a multilevel management structure; monitoring of labour market needs and dynamic response to its changes; an optimal combination of theoretical and practical vocational training of future specialists.

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Employee Participation in Practice: Works Councils in the Tissue of Social Partnership in Switzerland

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The article gives an overview on the situation of firm-level employee representation in the private sector in Switzerland: Where are they frequent? Which formal status do they enjoy? What are the topics they deal with? How do they position themselves between the affiliation to the firm and the interconnection beyond the limits of the firm? We show that the strong decentralisation of industrial relations in Switzerland leads to regulations and conventions at branch and firm level with a much larger impact on the practice than legal regulations.

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Trade Union Practices in the EU and Latvia: Experience for Eastern Partnership Countries

in a Context of Change,’ International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 63-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513550710722715 Przeworski, A. (1991), Democracy and the Market. Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139172493 Roper, I. (2000), ‘Quality Management and Trade Unions in Local Government- Demonstrating Social Partnership?’ Employee Relations, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 442-466. http://dx.doi.org/10

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Inter-Institutional Social Partnerships Between The State And The Church In Romania (With Reference To The Child Protection)

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Compared to the European countries, the sociologic research related to religiousness and religious affiliation ranks Romania among the most religious countries, this aspect being proved also by the active positioning of the Church in society, especially in the public space. The verification of the phenomenon may be done also through our research theme, which has a content focused on social work, whose result may be used accordingly. There are publications in the field of social work also containing chapters about the Church as an institution, describing the specific activities with social character (either of philanthropy, or of empirical assistance, or even professionalised social work). Nevertheless, most papers mention the Church only in the description of some historical aspects of social work in Romania. Our topic is new because a research similar to ours has not been conducted in Romania yet, in our opinion, as in all bibliographic sources used in the writing of our paper he have found no research approaching such topics. The entire scientific endeavour starts from the formal systematic and non-systematic collaboration already existing between Churches and DGASPCs, but in order to scientifically validate this hypothesis we chose to conduct also a quantitative analysis of the data collected through a questionnaire with closed questions. The main purpose of our paper is the highlighting of the specificity of the interaction between the Church and the social work practice in Romania, through the existing partnership links between the State and the Church.

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Cross-sector partnership as a determinant of development – the perspective of public management

, “Nierówności Społeczne a Wzrost Gospodarczy”, Issue 17, pp. 205-214. 23. Seitanidi M.M., Crane A. (2009), Implementing CSR Through Partnerships: Understanding the Selection, Design and Institutionalisation of Nonprofi t- Business Partnerships, “Journal of Business Ethics”, Vol. 85, Supplement 2, pp. 413-429, DOI 10.1007/s10551-008-9743-y 24. Selsky J.W., Parker B. (2010), Platforms for Cross-Sector Social Partnerships: Prospective Sensemaking Devices for Social Benefi t, “Journal of Business Ethics”, Vol. 94, Supplement 1, pp. 21-37, DOI 10

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European Social Pacts Policy (the Netherlands, Ireland and Italy)

[online]. [Accessed on 5 th March 2013]. Available online: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/emire/ITALY/AGREEMENTOF23JULY1993-IT.htm Government of Ireland. Programme for National Recovery . Dublin: the Stationery Office, 1987. Government of Ireland. Programme for Prosperity and Fairness . Dublin: the Stationery Office, 2000. Government of Ireland. Towards 2016. Ten-Year Framework Social Partnership Agreement 2006-2015 . Dublin: the Stationery Office, 2006. Grunell Marianne a. Social partner involvement in the 2002 NAP , 2002 [online

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Risk Management in the Decision Making Process Concerning the Use of Outsourcing Services in the Bulgarian Armed Forces

References [1] Petrova, E., European Idunit and Social Partnership, Revista Academiei Fortelor Terestre, Romania, Sibiu, Vol. XVI, Nr. 3 (63) Trimestrul III, 2011, pp. 309 ÷ 315. [2] Bechev, Ivan at al., Strategy for Risk Management in Defence Programs of MoD Structures Directly Subordinate to the Minister of Defence and Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia, 2015. [3] Harizanova, M., Outsourcing: Role, Characteristics and Areas of Application, Research papers Vol. 2, University of

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Mutual Gains Success and Failure: Two Case Studies of Annual Hours in Ireland

Introduction The possibilities for mutual gains in the employment relationship have been subject to much debate by employment relations scholars ( Ackers and Payne, 1998 ; Glover et al., 2013 ; Kelly, 1996 , 2004; Kochan and Osterman, 1994 ). In the Irish context, mutual gains research has centred on the role of voluntary workplace partnership, given its underpinning by national level social partnership for some time ( Dobbins and Gunnigle, 2009 ; Roche, 2009 ; Teague and Donaghey, 2009 ). Research has mostly focused on identifying the conditions

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Trends and Challenges for Social Enterprises in Romania

Partnerships?’ in Osborne, S. P. (ed.), (2000), Managing Public-Private Partnerships for Public services: An international Perspective , London: Routledge. Murray, R., Caulier-Grice, J., Mulgan, G. (2010), The Open Book of Social Innovation , NESTA Report. Nelson, J. and Zadek, S. (2000) Partnership Alchemy: New Social Partnerships in Europe , Copenhagen: Copenhagen Centre. Phillis, J. A. Jr., Deiglmeier, K., Miller D. T., ‘Rediscovering Social Innovation’, Stanford Social Innovation Review , Fall 2008, 6, 4, Stanford. Rusu, O. Petrescu, C., Valcu

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Problems of functioning of Polish local action groups from the perspective of the social capital concept

. Kapitał społeczny w małych miastach [Social capital in small towns], Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SCHOLAR. Woolcock, M., 1998. ‘Social Capital and Economic Development: Toward a theoretical synthesis and policy framework’, Theory and Society, Vol. 27: 151-208. Wodz, K. and Wodz, J., 2007. Partnerstwo społeczne i kultura dialogu - droga do przezwyciężenia deficytu demokratycznego w UE [Social partnership and dialogue culture - the way to overcome the democratic deficit in the EU]. In: Wodz, K. (ed.) Negocjowana demokracja, czyli

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