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Stefan Clauwaert 06/2018

This paper provides an overview of the CSRs in the field of employment and social policies and, in particular, an update of previous similar ETUI research.


Séverine Picard and Philippe Pochet 06/2018

This policy brief examines the development of and background to the 2018 Posting of Workers Directive. Arguably, the new Directive illustrates the uneasy development of a European social dimension and marks a sea-change to the previous approach, which can be attributed to a change of preferences in some central and eastern European countries in the light of the failed convergence strategy underpinned by low wages. The briefing argues...


Salvo Leonardi and Roberto Pedersini 06/2018

This edited volume maps different trajectories in national collective bargaining systems in Europe since the Great Recession. Since the start of the crisis in 2008, wage setting and collective bargaining systems in many EU countries have been under tremendous pressure to follow the logic of companies and market imperatives. Fostering decentralization of collective bargaining has been one of the key objectives of the New European Econ...


Martin Risak and Thomas Dullinger 06/2018

In the changing world of work and the emergence of new forms of employment that are often in the grey zone between traditional employment and self-employment the question of the scope of protection of labour and employment law becomes again more urgent.


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.



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 t...




In this publication you will find the list of ETUI courses for 2018-2019.


ETUI further develops its online learning project

14 June 2018

The ETUI Education department has opened a new phase of its project for develop online learning for unions launched in 2015. A first course addressed to union trainers dealing with online training took place in late May and early June. This initiative aimed at sharing knowledge and best practice among training organisations.


Social dialogue in football: 'a work in progress', says ETUI report

11 June 2018

A new analysis of social dialogue in football suggests that recent moves by the Commission to foster a ‘European Model of Sport’ still have a long way to go in developing effective mechanisms for dialogue in the professional game.


Collective Bargaining May 2018

7 June 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 last month:


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.


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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