Now available in Polish: The book on “Conditions and Criteria for Social Dialogue in Europe – the Workers’ Perspective“ published

The Aachen-based publishing house Shaker has released a German version of the book that provides the first ever comprehensive analysis of the conditions and quality criteria which are required for a successful Social Dialogue in Europe.

The book is based on a study that was conducted by the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) in close coordination with the HIVA research institute of the...

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Seminars in April 2018

The future of Europe – the social dimension

04.04. – 06.04.2018, Utrecht / Netherlands

CNV (Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond)

Contact: Hester Houwing


"Strengthening social dialogue – shaping European integration": special project for workers' organisations in the Western Balkans

[6th working group of the special project]

12.04. – 13.04.2018, Budapest / Hungary


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Conference of HIVA "On the road. Economic and legal aspects of the road transport sector in Europe"

On 26 March 2018 the KU Leuven Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA) organises a conference on the economic and legal aspects of the road transport sector in Europe in collaboration with the European Centre for Workers’ Questions EZA and ACV – CSC Transcom. The social dimension of the current legislative framework as well as of the recent proposal of the European Commission will be...

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New intern at EZA

Juliette Gille-Vignale is from France and has been studying political science for three years at the "Sciences Po" College of Political Science in Rennes, France. Her degree course is called "Politics and Society", with a special focus on social sciences. As part of her studies, she has been doing an eight-week internship at the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) since 19 February 2018. ...

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Seminar: The Future of Europe – the social dimension – 5 and 6 April 2018, Utrecht, the Netherlands

The Christian National Trade Union Federation of the Netherlands (CNV), with the assistance of the World Organisation of Workers (WOW), in cooperation with the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) and with the support of the European Union, have the pleasure to inform you about a two-day seminar on:

“The Future of Europe – the social dimension”

In 2017, Juncker launched a discussion on...

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EZA Contributions to social dialogue 28 published: Working and living after the crisis

The financial and economic crisis has had a serious impact on workers and their families in Europe. Firstly, unemployment rose in most European states, in particular there were fewer opportunities for the long-term unemployed, young people and women in the labour market. Secondly, the quality and sustainability of working conditions decreased; precarious and atypical employment, temporary work,...

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EZA training programme 2017 appearing

The 2017 educational programme of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) will be comprised of the issues “Digital World of Work”, “European Pillar of Social Rights” and “Integration of migrants and refugees in the labour market”. Other topics include “Youth and labour market”, “Posting of workers: New forms of work and combating social dumping”, “Including the unemployed, long-time...

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Welcome to the European Union, Croatia!

As of 1 July Croatia is the 28th member of the European Union. European politicians offer their congratulations, but also warn of further reforms. EU Parliament President Martin Schulz spoke of a historic day. "It is good when a family grows, particularly our family of values, which is committed to democracy, justice and the rule of law." However, EU membership alone will not solve the economic...

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New edition of EZA News

Subjects: Study of EZA and HIVA about “Europe 2020 – How to meet the 75% employment rate target in a decent way?” published; EZA seminar of experts on the European social policy; Master’s degree course “Social Dialogue, participatory democracy and civil economy”; EZA’s focal issue of 2012: Combating poverty and social exclusion as part of the Europe 2020 Strategy; 40 years of the MCL (Movimento...

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Opening Seminar of the EZA Special Project “Western Balkans“

The countries of the Western Balkans are stabilizing and intensifying their relationships with the EU, aspiring to full membership in the long run. Employee organizations from the region, meanwhile, are forming ever closer networks with their partner organizations inside the EU.

This is a development to which EZA has also contributed over the past few years. Many EZA members have had close...

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125 years of Rerum Novarum

EZA's annual report 2016

EZA Contributions to Social Dialoge