Vienna - European workshop of employee representatives in the cocoa- and chocolate industry

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Cocoanet.EU Workshop Participants

The second workshop of the trade union and employee representatives network Cocoanet.EU took place on February 28 and March 01 2011 in Vienna, Austria and was hosted by the Austrian trade union Pro-Ge.

The workshop was attended by members of the projectís steering group and additional representatives from Spain, Lithuania and France. 15 participants representing FNV (Netherlands), ACV (Belgium), ABVV (Belgium), Pro-Ge (Austria), Unite (UK), CFDT (France), NGG (Germany), UGT (Spain), the Lithuanian Food Trade union, EFFAT and the IUF met for the 2-days workshop to develop, discuss and plan

  1. "Toolkits" for shop stewards willing to inform and sensitise their colleagues in the EU on chocolate-related sustainability issues in the entire cococa chain. 
  2. Further activities of the and the upcoming international conference in Mechelen, Belgium on May 24th 2011
  3. Cooperation between trade unions and NGOs in Europe on sustainability work in the cocoa and chocolate value chain