The event began with the online screening of the Bangladeshi short-film 'Meenalap'
The European Union with its member states launched the Team Europe Initiative on Decent Work
The virtual launch took place in the framework of the first "Bangladesh-EU film festival" (BEUFF), scheduled to end on June 30.
The initiative responds to the global Decent Work Agenda and includes interventions in support of all four pillars of this agenda: employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue.
The event began with the online screening of the Bangladeshi short-film “Meenalap” (Fish Monologue). The ambassadors of the European Union, the Netherlands, and Denmark were present at the launch, as well as the country director of the ILO and the film director.
The intended outcomes of the initiative are as follows: workers in Bangladesh, in particular youth, women and other vulnerable groups, have increased access to demand-driven skills training systems and job improved employment opportunities with the goals to support diversification of the economy, strengthen socio-economic mobility and increase domestic purchasing power, and workers in Bangladesh are able to rely on consistent, cross-sectoral, rule-based workplace safety and protection, in line with minimum international labour standards.