77,000 references at your disposal

centredocThe documentation centre, the cornerstone of the ETUI's research activities, offers access to a unique set of documentary resources that expands daily. In its 35 years of existence, the centre has become an important source of information on the European and international trade union movement, economic and social issues, industrial relations and health and safety at work.

More than 33,600 publications, including all those published by the ETUI, and around 147 specialised periodicals covering the ETUI's fields of research, can be consulted on site. The documentation centre is open to the public by appointment. It is used mainly by researchers, academics, trade unionists and students. It provides reading and study areas for its users in a comfortable and attractive environment.

In 1998, the documentation centre was recognised by the European Commission as a European Documentation Centre (EDC) due to the nature of its research activities and its specialised collections.

In 2014, the documentation centre became a member of the Resource and Documentation Centre (RDC) network of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) based in Vilnius. Its catalogue is integrated into this huge common catalogue. The documentation centre is also a member of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI).


The documentation centre's online catalogue, provides access to more than 77,000 bibliographical references and the complete texts of books, articles, reports, proceedings of colloquia and seminars, audiovisual materials, etc. related to the world of work. Labourline is updated daily: www.labourline.org

Practical information

centredoc2The centre is open to the public by appointment, from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30, and on Friday from 10:00 to 12:30.

All materials must be consulted at the centre itself, which does not provide an external lending service. Internet access and a photocopying service are available to users.


+32 (0)2 224 04 70


Documentation centre
4th floor
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
1210 Brussels

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