Towards effective and functional social dialogue in North Macedonia

Comparative analysis between the Economic and Social Council of North Macedonia and National Social Dialogue Institutions of Member States of the European Union

The paper explored some of the issues related to the effectiveness of National Social Dialogue Institutions in presenting meaningful policy input that influences the ensuing output through the policy-making process (so, restricted to their ‘output legitimacy’). It has explored three dimensions of effectiveness: relevance, operational effectiveness and quality of services delivered. The comparative analysis of these dimensions across a number of Social and Economic Councils in Europe allowed to formulate some recommendations on how to best secure their effectiveness.