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Gérard Valenduc 05/2018

Are we currently living through a new industrial and technological revolution? Does it differ qualitatively from similar revolutions in the past? How can we gauge its political implications?


Edited by Sotiria Theodoropoulou 04/2018

This book investigates the changing patterns of labour market and unemployment policies in EU member states during the period since fiscal austerity took hold in 2010 during the deepest postwar recession in Europe.


Sotiria Theodoropoulou 04/2018

This working paper examines the impact of fiscal austerity on EU labour market policies. Using a case study approach, it examines: the extent of change in unemployment benefit levels and policies; the effect of this on groups of workers; and whether the logic of activation policies has shifted. Overall, the broad direction of policy has not altered greatly under austerity. However, risks remain that an underlying move towards greater flexibility may lock in ‘low road’ grow...



Analysing the state of 'working Europe' with the aid of a multi-level and multi-dimensional set of indicators and thus assessing what current EU policies have achieved or have not achieved, the Benchmarking Working Europe 2018 demonstrates that, despite renewed economic growth in GDP terms, the proceeds of this growth are being unequally shared and structural problems in the areas of education, infrastructure and R&D remain due to the EU's obsession with labour market...


Andrew Johnston and Paige Morrow 03/2018

The 2017 revised Shareholder Rights Directive gives shareholders a say on executive pay and requires institutional investors to improve shareholder engagement. The directive is thus designed to provide a counterweight to the increasingly dominant ‘shareholder’ model of corporate governance which has put the interests of firms’ shareholders ahead of other stakeholders, including their workers. Drawing on the experience of the UK, Eur...


Sotiria Theodoropoulou 02/2018

This new introductory guide, ‘Managing public debt in Europe, reviews the debate and empirical evidence on the problems that high public debt may cause and the policy options for reducing it. To do so, it starts from the basics regarding the determinants of the evolution of public debt over time, explains under what conditions high public debt can lead to a crisis and reviews the theory and evidence on whether high public debt is detrimental for growth.


Christophe Degryse 03/2018

European social dynamics

This working paper tries to understand, through the cross-analysis of two databases, the gradual evolution of Social Europe in terms of processes and results.


Martin Myant 01/2018

This new working paper explores why there is a persistent wage gap between western Europe and the new EU Member States of eastern and central Europe.


May 2018 edition of Transfer

23 May 2018

The May 2018 edition of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research has just been published with a focus on ‘Trade Union and the polity: agendas and alliances’.


TURI Network of Trade Union Research Institutes celebrates Tenth Anniversary

22 May 2018

The tenth anniversary of the TURI (trade union-related research institutes) network was marked this month when the group of 32 member organizations met in Berlin to discuss the current challenges facing labour and trade unions. Since its foundation in November 2007 TURI has gone from strength to strength as a forum for bringing together researchers from all over Europe to analyse current policy challenges.


Collective Bargaining April 2018

7 May 2018

Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the month of April.


New study shows austerity has made the labour market less secure in many EU countries

2 May 2018

On 24 April, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) held in Brussels a book launch event aimed at presenting the main outcome of a research project on changes to labour market during a period of fiscal retrenchment from 2009 in 11 EU Member States.


ETUI Education call for proposals 2019-2020

2 May 2018

ETUI EDU is launching its call for proposals 2019-2020.

The objective of this call for proposals is to give to National Trade Union Organisations affiliated to ETUC the possibility to contribute with their own proposals on courses/material, even online courses, to the definition of the ETUI Education work programme for the period 01/04/2019 – 31/03/2020.


Grigor Gradev scholarhip awarded for research on social protection in Central and Eastern Europe

24 April 2018

The first recipient of a major research prize funded by the ETUC and ITUC is a young scholar from Latvia who will investigate whether enforcement of social protection in Central and Eastern Europe has suffered from the fallout from the economic crisis. Ieva Bloma, a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence, has been awarded the 2018 Grigor Gradev Scholarship and starts work this month on a project to map how compliance with working and safety conditions has been affected by austerity measures enacted in the wake of the crisis.


28 April 2018 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work: ‘Union workplaces are safer workplaces’

23 April 2018

This year on 28 April - the World Day for Safety and Health at Work – the union-selected global theme is ‘Union workplaces are safer workplaces’.


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The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Read more