Seminars in March 2019

Migrant labour in Europe – a special challenge for decent work in selected sectors 11.03. - 14.03.2019, Herzogenrath / DE NBH (Nell-Breuning-Haus) Contact: Rainer Rißmayer Email:

Healthy Workplaces – recognizing and manageing dangerous substances. Awareness and prevention in enterprises from selected sectors. 14.03. - 16.03.2019, Bonn/DE EZA (Europäisches Zentrum für...

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Call for proposals of the European Commission

“Information and training measures for workers’ organisations” is the title of the call for proposals of the European Commission with the reference no. VP/2019/002. You can find any further information on the website of the GD Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Deadline of the call is the 6 May 2019.

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EZA seminar in Bucharest: the future of work - 100 years of the ILO

Contributing to the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was the aim of the Bucharest seminar on the "Future of Work", which took place in collaboration between Cartel Alfa and EZA from 4 to 6 February 2019.

The participants exchanged views on the political and economic conditions of the future world of work and discussed which values from the point of view of...

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New employee at EZA

Since January 2019, Michaela Quirin has been a new employee of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA). She supports the EZA Secretary-General in terms of content, concept and organisation, is responsible for quality management and acts as data protection officer.

Michaela Quirin speaks German and English and can be reached by telephone at +49-2223-2998-38 or by e-mail at

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Statement of the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration on the UN Migration Pact


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Seminars in February 2019

The future of work (Contribution to ILO 100th anniversary) 04.02. - 06.02.2019, București / RO CNS "Cartel Alfa" / F.N.CORESI (Confederaţia Naţională Sindicală "Cartel Alfa" / Fundaţia Naţională CORESI)

Contact: Cecilia Gostin



Capacity building of workers’ organisations – the future image of workers’ organisations in the light of changing general conditions 06.02. -...

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The EZA office in Brussels is moving

At the turn of the year, the Brussels-based EZA office will move to new premises in Koningsstraat / Rue Royale 45. The Brussels colleague Esmeralda Van den Bosch can be contacted from 21 January 2019 under the new telephone number +32 2 524 56 47 and the usual e-mail address.

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Commissioner Thyssen wins “Woman in Power” at 2018 Women of Europe Awards

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen has won the “Woman in Power” category for showing extraordinary political leadership in Europe at the 2018 Women of Europe Awards, organised by the European Movement International and the European Women’s Lobby. EZA congratulates her warmly!

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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

EZA Kick-off Seminar 2018

Campaign "Healthy Workplaces: Manage dangerous substances"