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The Trade Union related Research Institutes (TURI) network aims at establishing a structural, non-thematic and long-term platform for formal contacts between the institutes supporting the trade union movement across Europe, thereby building the foundations for more and better collaboration and knowledge-sharing between them and integrating in a more natural way the European dimension in their research work. TURI should facilitate the emergence of common projects; it is a tool for mapping expertise and aims at helping trade union related institutes to engage in comparative research. TURI is a joint initiative of the ETUI and the Hans Böckler Foundation.

The implementation of the TURI project started in November 2007 and the network has been inaugurated by its initial members - 25 TURIs from 16 European countries - on their first meeting on 14 February 2008. Currently, TURI has 32 full members and 10 associated members. The institutes are heterogeneous in terms of size, financing and areas of expertise, but they all confirm the need for trade union related research institutes to pool their knowledge and competences on a European level in order to match the needs of the trade unions today. Many of the socioeconomic questions dealt with on a national level are of relevance for all or most trade unions in Europe. The various processes on the European and global level need European and global responses, and this goes for the research as well. Hence, there seems to be a need for a more systematic and formal approach to cooperation between the TURIs in Europe. The TURI platform should not substitute existing thematic networks, but rather be a centre for the establishment of future thematic networks when needed.


11th annual TURI conference, 20 May 2019, Vienna

6 juin 2019

Organised by the ETUI in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour

9th Annual TURI conference

17 mai 2017

The 9th annual conference of the trade union related research institutes (TURI) network took place in London, from 17 to 19 May 2017.

Royaume-Uni : augmentation du travail de nuit

13 décembre 2016

Le nombre de personnes travaillant de nuit a augmenté de 9%, soit de 275 000 personnes au cours des cinq dernières années au Royaume-Uni, selon un rapport publié le 29 octobre par le Trade Union Congress (TUC), la confédération syndicale britannique.

8th Annual TURI conference, 11-13 May, Sesimbra

11 mai 2016

This year's TURI conference organised by the ETUI in cooperation with the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and the Instituto Ruben Rolo and with the kind support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Portugal and Montepio Geral – Associação Mutualista started with a trade union public event on 11 May in Lisbon. On 12 and 13 May the network discussed highly relevant topics such as the digitalisation of the labour market and the refugee crisis in Europe.

7th Annual TURI conference: 1&2 June 2015, Amsterdam

1 juin 2015

Kindly hosted by The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and De Burcht

Research institutes linked to trade unions increase their cooperation

1 juin 2015

This year’s annual gathering of the trade-union-related research institutes (TURI) network took place on 1 and 2 June in Amsterdam and was hosted by its Dutch members The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and The Scientific Bureau for the trade union movement 'De Burcht’.

6th Annual TURI conference, 23-24 June 2014, Sofia

23 juin 2014

The 2014 conference of the TURI network took place on 23 and 24 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was kindly hosted by the two Bulgarian members of the network - ISTUR and ISETUR.

5th Annual TURI conference, 21-22 March, Rome

21 mars 2013

Venue: Centro Congressi Cavour, Via Cavour 50/a, Rome

Organised by the The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in cooperation with the Instituto Ricerche Economiche E Sociali (IRES), CESOS and EURISPES and with the support of CGIL, CISL and UIL


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