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About the Danish Labour Market Consortium

In 2017, the United Federation of Workers in Denmark (3F), the Danish Trade Union Development Agency (DTDA), and the Confederation of Danish Industry came together in a consortium to make use of the experiences from the Danish labour market model to support improvements of labour market conditions of developing countries.

Denmark has a long-established, well-proven and successful recipe for a well-functioning labour market, where both the trade union movement and employers contribute to the welfare of society as well as of the individual. Our point of departure is that we are strong, equal parties, sitting at the same table – on opposite sides.

Despite fundamental differences and different interests, employers and employees have a common vision of a sustainable society.

As a consortium, we have chosen to cooperate in those areas, where we share common ground and mutual interests. We want a peaceful, more democratic world with sustainable growth, a healthy private and public sector plus decent, profitable jobs for all.

A stable and productive labour market, both public and private, with decent jobs is also the basis for fulfilling a number of the UN's Global Goals. The work of the Labor Market Consortium is particularly focused on contributing to goal number 8 on decent jobs and sustainable growth. However, the work also contributes to a number of other goals, including eradicating poverty (goal 1), quality education (goal 4), gender equality (goal 5), reduced inequalities (goal 10), responsible consumption and production (goal 12), and climate action (goal 13).

The Labour Market Consortium contributes to the Danish strategic development cooperation and has been assured financial support until 2025 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Danida.