The Transnational Trade Union Rights (TTUR) Network is one the ETUI’s permanent expert networks and is composed of leading experts in European labour law. The TTUR Network was established by Brian Bercusson in 1997 and met for the first time that same year. The aim of the network is to strengthen and empower the trade union movement with research-based knowledge on comparative and European labour law. In the past decade its research has focused on European labour law, with a particular emphasis on fundamental social rights. The work of the network is best illustrated by its publications, the most recent of which is the book The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Employment Relation (F. Dorssemont, K. Lörcher, S. Clauwaert and M. Schmitt (eds.)).

coordinator: Zane Rasnača

    Call for papers

    To celebrate both its 25th anniversary and this new publication, the TTUR Network, together with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), are welcoming submissions of papers under the theme ‘Enforcing EU labour law and beyond’ for the TTUR Network’s 25th Anniversary Conference which will be held in the International Trade Union House (ITUH) in Brussels and also online on Tuesday 27 September and Wednesday 28 September 2022.

    More info is available here.

    Recent activities


    Former members

    • Brian Bercusson, Cambridge University, founder of the TTUR
    • Thomas Blanke, Oldenburg University
    • Yota Kravaritou, University of Thessaloniki
    • Christoph Vigneau, Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne