Kurt Vandaele

Senior Researcher

Background

Kurt Vandaele gained a Master’s degree in Political Science (2000) and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences (2004) at Ghent University. Prior to joining the ETUI in December 2007, he had a postdoctoral fellowship (2004-2007) at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University.

Areas of activity

Trade union renewal, trade union density, youth, gig economy, strikes map, collective bargaining, transatlantic relations.

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

→ www.benchmarking2020.eu A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19... Find out more

Unwilful ignorance: attitudes to trade unions among Deliveroo riders in Belgium

This policy brief shows that only a small minority of Deliveroo riders in Belgium, who are predominantly male, young and students, hold negative views about trade unions. Lack of exposure to and knowledge about unions was instead cited as the biggest reason why many of the riders are not members, with many of them undecided or ambivalent about the... Find out more

Collective bargaining in Europe: towards an endgame. Volume I, II, III and IV

This collection of four volumes charts the development of collective bargaining since the year 2000 in the 28 EU Member States. These four volumes document how the institutions of collective bargaining have been removed, fundamentally altered or markedly narrowed in scope in all 28 EU Member States. However, there are also positive examples to be... Find out more

Bleak prospects: mapping trade union membership in Europe since 2000

This report details shifts in trade union membership and density in 32 European countries since 2000, with a particular focus on the age structure within trade unions. The report uncovers substantial variations in unionisation rates, with the least unionised countries in the 2000s having largely stayed at the bottom of the ‘unionisation league’ in... Find out more