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

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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

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.

The...

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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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EZA Educational Programme 2019

Campaign "Healthy Workplaces: Manage dangerous substances"

German Works Councils Day 2019 in Bonn