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European Education Conference

On 12 and 13 October the European Education Conference of the ETUI will take place in Brussels. During the first day, Ulisses Garrido, the new Director of the ETUI Education department, will present the Institute’s training priorities and the Education programme for 2012 -2013. Three simultaneous workshops will focus on capacity development for training of EWCs following the recast of the EWC Directive, certification of the established courses given by the ETUI, and preparation of trade union training courses in candidate countries.

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Distributional aspects of the crisis in Greece

The current policy debate on the debt crisis in Greece has so far focused mostly on macroeconomic aspects and on whether the Greek government has sufficient political capital to deliver the reforms agreed with the European Commission and the IMF for receipt of financial aid. The ETUI, at the September gathering of its Monthly Forum, will provide an alternative perspective on this issue by looking into some of the distributional implications of the fiscal austerity and deep recession currently experienced by the Greek economy.

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The ETUI online English course for trade unionists

For almost a year now the ETUI has been running an online English course that offers six hours a month of NEW interactive teaching and learning activities (a combination of texts, images and listening exercises) on topics of current TRADE UNION interest designed to enable trade unionists to acquire the language and vocabulary necessary for their work.

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Health and Safety Department moves into working conditions

The European Trade Union Institute’s (ETUI) Health and Safety at Work Department is to bring its research and expertise to bear on the huge area of working conditions. It’s a natural development for what started out as the Trade Union Technical Bureau (TUTB), turned into the ETUI Health and Safety Department in 2005, and has now become the Working Conditions, Health and Safety Department.

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Frank Vandenbroucke calls for EU social investment pact

The European Union must adopt a social investment pact argued former Belgian Minister of Social Affairs Frank Vandenbroucke at the ETUI’s Monthly Forum on 30 June, unveiling two recent publications on the idea.

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An A-to-Z guide to the European Union

Anyone trying to get their head around the nuts and bolts of the towering edifice that is the EU could not wish for better than the newly-published fourth edition of the Dictionnaire de l’Union européenne (Dictionary of the European Union) – an 1149-page comprehensive survey with more than 600 definitions and references to 1600-odd pieces of legislation and regulations.

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New ETUI website

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) brought its new website online at the start of July. The new site adds the finishing touch to the Institute’s revamped visual identity, with a home page that showcases our various research and training activities, giving direct access to nine key topics for a social Europe and the European labour movement, including the crisis, jobs and worker participation.

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A new Director for the Education Department

Ulisses Garrido succeeds Georges Schnell as Director of the ETUI Education Department.

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Join us in Athens

ETUC Congress: the ETUI welcomes you to its stand. On the occasion of the Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation, the ETUI invites you to visit its stand in Athens from 16 to 19 May. Here you will not only find a selection of our most recent publications but also have the opportunity to discuss our trade union research and training programmes with members of our team. You are also invited to take part in the various activities being organised on our stand and on the fringe of the Congress.

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Social developments in the European Union

The 2010 edition of Social developments in the European Union examines the ways in which the EU has tackled the main challenges related to the fiscal crisis, the first steps towards implementation of the Lisbon Treaty and the launch of the EU2020 Strategy. Its publication will be marked at a conference which will take place on 30 May 2011 (2.30 - 6.00 p.m.) at the EESC.

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