Aline Hoffmann

Head of unit Europeanisation industrial relations


Aline Hoffmann joined the ETUI in October 2012. The theme of European workers’ participation has long marked her academic and trade union career. After completing her BA in political economy at the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, she worked at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). She then took a Masters degree in European Studies at the University of Cambridge, followed by a PhD from the University of Warwick. In her undergraduate thesis, her Masters thesis and her doctoral research, she explored a wide range of legislative, conceptual, political and practical aspects of employee interest representation from a European comparative perspective. From 2001 until 2012 she was head of the European Works Councils Team at the headquarters of the German metalworkers union IG Metall, working also on related issues of union policy towards central and group works councils as well as supervisory board representation. For 10 years she represented the IG Metall at the Company Policy Committee of what was then the European Metalworkers Federation (EMF). She was the national officer charged with coordinating IG Metall and EMF activity within the central, group and European works councils of the Bosch Group. She was a member of the Supervisory Board at Bosch for 5 years. She is also the coordinator of the European Workers’ Participation Competence Centre (EWPCC).

Areas of activity

Workers' participation, industrial relations, social dialogue, trade union renewal.

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Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

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The EU company law package: how it should be improved to strenghten workers' rights and avoid abuse through cross-border company mobility

Le paquet proposé sur le droit européen des sociétés, publié en avril 2018 par la Commission européenne, vise à encourager la mobilité des... lire plus

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The Social Scoreboard revisited

Cette nouvelle publication revisite le Tableau de bord social publié par la Commission européenne (CE) le 26 avril 2017. La publication de... lire plus