European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

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The ETUI conducts independent research on socio-economic topics and industrial relations and monitors European policy developments of strategic importance for the world of labour. It also helps build bridges between academic circles, individual researchers or research networks and the trade union movement.
The themes in the right column of this page are the main topics of ETUI's research and expertise.

Every year, the ETUI defines its research and training activities on the basis of five priorities agreed during the Executive Committee of 28-29 October 2015 and in consultation with the ETUC secretariat, taking into consideration the annual work programme released by the European Commission. The five priorities in the current ETUI work programme are:

  • The crisis and the reinforced economic governance system
  • Worker participation and industrial relations
  • Sustainable development and industrial policy
  • Working conditions and job quality
  • Trade union renewal.

Overview of research topics