On 25-26 February 2016 the ETUI's unit 'Europeanisation of industrial relations' organised a workshop focused on taking stock of the existing research on the impact of and of relevance for the changes introduced by the Recast Directive on European Works Councils.
The workshop was attended by top experts and academics in the field and provided for a much needed overview of EWC research completed and ongoing in the past 5-8 years
The workshop was opened by Wolfgang Kowalsky from the ETUC giving an overview of the current political context in the run-up to the expected publication of an implementation study on the EWC Recast Directive and the official review process of this legislation.
It was followed by two days of presentations by leading experts in the field sharing outcomes relevant for informed policy making and exchanging views on the gaps the research world has still to cover to fully understand the complexities and drivers shaping the practice of EWCs.
The research presented in the workshop and topics discussed covered, among others, the impact of the Recast Directive on:
Each panel sparked off rich discussion and lively exchange among the participants.
Romuald Jagodzinski and Stan De Spiegelaere (ETUI)
Stan De Spiegelaere (ETUI) and Romuald Jagodzinski (ETUI)
Romuald Jagodzinski (ETUI)