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29 January - 30 January 2019, International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Room B, Brussels, Belgium

Workshop on Non-Financial Reporting by companies and what it could mean for workers’ participation

The European Worker Participation Competence Centre (EWPCC) and the Research Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and Arbeit und Leben NRW e.V. invite you to this workshop.


Since 2017 the EU Directive on Non-financial Reporting (NFR) requires large listed and financial companies in Europe to provide information on how they manage social and environmental challenges. Why is this important for worker representatives and trade unions? Many of the issues these reports are supposed to deal with are core concerns for workers: collective bargaining, workforce conditions, gender equality and occupational health and safety are just some examples among a long list of topics.

This workshop is targeted at worker representatives (EWC and works council members, board-level employee representatives, etc.) and trade union officials. In the workshop, participants will hear about the background and theory of NFR and learn how to work with a new analytical tool to analyse non-financial reports. Furthermore, based on practical experiences from different countries, they will discuss how worker participation can use NFR to promote the interests of workers and make their companies more sustainable. Participants will also be introduced to the CENOFIA online-platform and learn how the resources can be used to carry out analyses of non-financial reports.

Workshop Goals

  • To learn about the regulations on non-financial reporting (NFR)
  • To learn how to analyse non-financial reports
  • To discuss how worker participation can deal with and use NFR 

Seminar Audience

A maximum of 25 participants in this workshop will include a mix of worker representatives from the local and company level (including EWC members) and trade union officers from various sectors.


Arrival is in the morning of 29 January 2019. The workshop will start with lunch at 12hrs at the International Trade Union House (ITUH) and you are invited to a joint dinner that evening. The workshop will conclude with a lunch at 13.00hrs on 30 January 2019.

Working languages

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, German and French.


Please fill in the online registration form under the following link Sustainability_Workshop_Non_Financial_Reporting_REGISTER_HERE by 11 January 2019 at the latest. Please do not make your travel arrangements until you have received confirmation of participation. Due to a limited number of spaces, the selection of participants will be done by the workshop organizers, taking into account a balance between men and women as well as a spread across different countries and sectors. IMPORTANT: Preference will be given to workers’ representatives.

Should you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact the ETUI secretariat (







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