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The themes in the table hereunder are the main topics of ETUI's research and training activities.

There are ten topical sections (click on titles to visit these sections):

Crisis, austerity, alternatives


Economic trends and policies 


Future of Europe 

  • Future of Europe debate
  • Better regulation and REFIT
  • Europe 2020 strategy
  • Social issues of the EU Treaty


Health and safety – working conditions 

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals and REACH
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Safety of machinery: directives and standards
  • Stress, harassment and violence
  • Cancers in the workplace
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Safety reps
  • Gender, health and work


Labour market, employment, social policy 

  • Job quality index
  • New pensions mix
  • Challenges of economic crisis for social policies
  • Intra-EU labour mobility
  • Education and welfare


Multinational corporations


Social dialogue and collective bargaining 

  • Social dialogue
  • Social legislation
  • Collective bargaining


Sustainable development & industrial policy


Trade union renewal 

  • Trade unions in new member states
  • Membership recruitment and ‘organising model’
  • Mobilisation and strike activity


Worker participation 

  • European workers participation competence centre (EWPCC)
  • European works councils
  • European company (SE)
  • Company law: corporate governance and board-level representation
  • European Participation Index
  • Scenario building: worker participation 2030



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