Supported by Norway through the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme “Social Dialogue – Decent Work”

Development of social dialoguee procedures and cooperation in the law enforcement services

Summary

The aim of the project is to implement an improved social dialogue and cooperation in the Police in Lithuania by using the best Norwegian practices: using Norwegian knowledge and methodology to the current situation in Lithuania. The project will contribute to strengthening social dialogue and its effects between law enforcement services (police, prison service) and administrative bodies supervising the aforementioned services, ie the Ministry of the Interior or the Ministry of Justice. Improving social dialogue in the aforementioned area is very important due to its specificity. Due to the specific nature of work in law enforcement services and their legal status (eg limited right to strike), it is necessary to improve the skills of cooperation between employees and employers. This has an impact on the sense of security among citizens and trust in the state institutions.

Objetives

The implementation of the project will contribute to the following objectives:

Raising the level of knowledge about the principles of social dialogue and cooperation between representatives of trade unions and representatives of government and / or local government administration.

Raising the level of awareness among trade union members and representatives of central and local government administration on the importance of social dialogue and cooperation between trade unions and governmental and / or local government administration.

Developing an effective model of social dialogue and cooperation in law enforcement, ie police and prison guards.

Dissemination of the positive results of the project through the publication and the project’s website

Beneficiary

Lietuvos Teisėsaugos Pareigūnų Federacija

The applicant, Lietuvos Teisėsaugos Pareigūnų Federacija was established in 1999. It is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that currently has 24 organizations in Lithuania and has about 4,000 members. In addition, it is a member of the Lithuanian Confederation of Trade Unions and member of the European Police Confederation.

The purpose of the Trade Union is to represent ants that protect professional, economic, social and legitimate rights and interests of employees or former employees of the Lithuanian system of internal affairs, other law and order institutions and budgetary institutions. It combines both basic trade unions as well as individual members (natural persons) operating in the Lithuanian system of internal affairs, in other institutions of public policy and budget.

Duration

The estimated duration of the project is 18 months.

Activities

The following actions will be taken as part of the project:

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the objectives of the project, including the objectives and planned outputs and results of the project with partners. The meeting will be an opportunity to exchange opinions and expectations regarding the implementation of projects between partners. We plan to participate in the meeting, which will familiarize participants with the practical implementation of the idea of social dialogue in uniforms services in Norway.

As part of the project, two workshops are planned in Lithuania, i.e. In Vilnius, and Klaipeda. Each workshop will take two days. their participants will be representatives of the trade union LFTP, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the General Headquarters of the Police and Prison Service. The aim of the workshop will be to strengthen social dialogue and its effects. As a result of the training, the social partners’ ability to participate in tripartite projects and bilateral social dialogue will increase through the transfer of best practices and training.

Preparation of a handbook on the implementation of the idea of ​​social dialogue in uniformed services in Lithuania The content will be developed by an external expert. The expert will have extensive experience in the above field.

Its task will be to support participants / check the project in the area of ​​improving social dialogue among security services.

Its purpose will be to present the results of the project, including the manual developed under the project. The seminar will be attended by an expert from Norway. He will present conclusions and experiences from Norway regarding social dialogue in law enforcement services.

It will be attended by 30 people, representatives of the Beneficiary, the Police, the Prison Service, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and an expert from Norway. At the meeting, a report on the implementation of the project will be presented. The participants of the meeting will present their own conclusions regarding the role of social dialogue and cooperation in security services.