Luc Van den Brande: Speech in the General Assembly of EZA, Bucharest, 24 November 2018

1. Words of gratitude and workers’ accents

Thank you for the confidence: to all of you, participants from so many organisations from so many countries.

I was running all over 33 years as a candidate in elections but this time I wasn’t running the same way. I was asked to commit myself at the service of EZA, a very important European network, more than an organisation but also a movement of...

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Welcoming address by the Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis at the General Assembly of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) on 24 November 2018 in Bucharest, Romania

Thank you for the invitation and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on all the work you are doing to strengthen democracy in the European Union by helping to solve or alleviate the problems faced by European workers.

Today, the European Union is at a crossroads. The European agenda is marked by multiple challenges and uncertainties, some of which have roots in the past, and...

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The new EZA President: Luc Van den Brande

The new President of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) Luc Van den Brande, former Belgian Minister of Labour and Employment, former Prime Minister of the Flemish Region, is a proven European. He is currently a member of the EU Committee of the Regions and Special Adviser to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude-Juncker, for the outreach towards the citizens.


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Board elections at the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) – Luc Van den Brande new EZA president

Change at the top: At their General Assembly in Bucharest on 24 November 2018, delegates from the European Centre  for Workers' Affairs voted unanimously to elect the former Belgian Minister for Employment and Labour and former Prime Minister of Flanders, Luc Van den Brande, as the new head of the EZA , Luc Van den Brande, who also led the Committee of the Regions and the EPP / CD Group of the...

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EZA at the 15th German Works Council Day 2018 in Bonn: Works councils in key socio-political function

The European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) was represented with an information booth at the 15th German Works Council Day which took place in November 2018 in Bonn. The motto of this year's meeting was "Shaping Change". The aim of the conference and info fair, which attracted more than 700 works council members from all over Germany, was the transfer of knowledge on specialist topics, the...

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Information visit by Detlef Seif at EZA

Member of German Parliament (Bundestag) Detlef Seif visited the Secretariat of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA) in Königswinter in November 2018. Herbert Metzger, Vice President of EZA, and EZA Secretary General Sigrid Schraml informed the member of the Bundestag about the work of EZA and the 73-member organizations in Europe.

Detlef Seif, the chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary...

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Seminars in December 2018

The future of workers' organisations in a changing Europe: analysis and strategies for involving young people 03.12. - 05.12.2018, Madrid / ES USO – CCFAS (Unión Sindical Obrera – Centro Confederal de Formación y Acción Social) Contact: Dulce María Moreno Hernández Email:

From trade unions to industrial relations services: a new model 06.12 – 07.12.2018, St. Julians / MT UHM...

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New in the EZA network: Centre Européen du Travail

The Centre Européen du Travail (CET) from Belgium is a new full member of the network of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA). The EZA Board of Directors unanimously approved the admission at its meeting in October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

CET is an association for socio-professional integration and has the task of providing training and counselling for low-skilled jobseekers. These...

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EZA News no. 3/2018


Campaign of EU-OSHA: EZA again partner of the EU-OSHA campaign 2018-2019 “Healthy Workplaces – Manage Dangerous Substances”; EZA-PYW Conference in Sofia: Subject: Who are the Millennials? How do they relate to the world of work? How can workers’ organisations reach them?; Western Balkans – Prospects of EU accession: Veselin Mitov, International Secretary of the Bulgarian Confederation...

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Kick-off seminar – Key areas for the European social dialogue

The EZA kick-off seminar of this year will take place from 22 to 23 November 2018 in Bucarest, Romania, organized by EUROFEDOP (Europese Federatie van het Overheidspersoneel), in co-operation with EZA and with the support of the European Union.

Focal point is like every year the exchange about the 2019 educational programme “European Social Dialogue”.

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Campaign "Healthy Workplaces: Manage dangerous substances"

EZA Internet Guide 2018

EZA Educational Programme 2018