Semester Alliance capacity building session | Engaging with the European Semester at national and EU level


On 20 September, the European Semester Alliance held a capacity building session for its members. It was hosted by the European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI), with the participation of 18 Alliance members from a wide range of social, environmental NGOs and trade unions.

The aim was to bring members up to speed on the European Semester process, discuss new developments, exchange experiences and share key learning tips on engaging national members.

Constanze Adolf from Green Budget Europe provided the initial overview, with inputs on national engagement from Mary Collins/EWL; Stephan Burger/Eurodiaconia; Emma Grindulis/Eurochild; Sian Jones/EAPN and Constanze Adolf. The meeting was chaired by Hendrik Meerkamp and Mary Collins.

The main outcome from the meeting was a rich exchange on the key challenges and new ideas, for better involving national members and getting better policy impact.

Please find the presentations below:

Inputs on national engagement, by:

See the agenda here.

For more information please contact Hendrik Meerkamp at; Mary Collins at or Sian Jones at