Programmes and projects

General overview


Technical cooperation activities are a significant component for achieving the objectives and the policies of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities.

Technical cooperation projects for workers are coordinated by the Bureau for Workers’ Activities. ACTRAV manages global, regional, sub-regional and national projects with the support of workers’ specialists based in the field.

ACTRAV acts as the focal point for workers’ organizations on technical cooperation activities.

Capacity building


Technical Cooperation activities aim at strengthening workers’ organizations and their capacity to effectively represent workers and their interest in relation with social, economic and environmental issues.

Technical cooperation activities aim at reinforcing capacity building of workers’ organizations through research, knowledge building, and labor education in order to enable trade unions to better contribute to social dialogue and to the achievement of good working conditions.

  1. Applying the G20 Training Strategy

    1 December 2012 - 30 November 2015

    The development objective of the project is to strengthen skills development systems which improve employability, promote access to employment opportunities and increase incomes for inclusive and sustainable growth. Focus lies on improving the delivery of demand-driven training in the formal technical and vocational education and training system (TVET).

  2. South-South Cooperation amongst unions

  3. ACTRAV Project on Child Labour

  4. Global Union Research Network (GURN)