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EZA Contributions to social dialogue 32 published: Green Jobs

In view of the dramatic scope of climate change to be expected and the absolute necessity of achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement, doing business in an environmentally friendly way has become a constant commandment. This principle is enshrined in many European countries and in the policies of the European Commission, and has become a permanent political process. To EZA as a network of workers’ organisations acting on the basis of Christian…

EZA-HIVA conference about „60 years of social security coordination from a workers' perspective”

All contributions to the high-calibre conference, which took place from 16 to 17 May 2019 in Leuven / Belgium and opened with EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, can now be found on the website of HIVA.

Further information can be found on the website of the EU Commission.

Seminars in June 2019

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

Social partnership of all relevant factors in the implementation of the structural reforms in Republic of North Macedonia, the countries from the region and EU countries

[2nd working group of the special project]

04.06. – 07.06.2019, Struga / MK

YHACM - UNASM - UIATUM (Union of Independent Autonomous Trade Unions…

EZA Contributions to social dialogue 31 published: Migration and labour mobility

The big refugee movement to Europa in 2015 and 2016 caused EZA to co-ordinate projects again on the issue of migration. The aim of the six seminars held in different regions of Europe was to flag up in which areas and ways workers’ organisations could assist refugees, in many a regard defenceless, in exercising their rights in the labour market.

There was agreement that the wide-ranging forms of exploitation to which refugees are exposed in the…

EZA board member Prof. dr. Franjo Topić is the winner of the individual Sixth of April Award in the field of culture

In Sarajevo City Hall, on Saturday, the ceremonial session of the City Council of the City of Sarajevo was held on the occasion of the 6th of April, the Day of the City of Sarajevo, when the Sixth of April award was officially presented to prof. dr. Franjo Topić in the field of culture.

The Sixth of April is the highest and most prestigious decoration given annually by the City of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recipients are…

Seminars in May 2019

European Pillar of Social Rights – implementations and proposals for workers' organisations

09.05. – 11.05.2019, Vilnius / LT

LPS „Solidarumas“ (Lietuvos Profesinė Sąjunga „Solidarumas“)

Contact: Kristina Krupavičienė

E-mail: kristinalpss(at)hotmail.com


Fair working conditions: The European Pillar of Social Rights as the basis for new social partner consensus

10.05. – 12.05.2019, Nals / IT

AFB (Arbeiter-, Freizeit- und Bildungsverein)


European conference on the subject of “Healthy Workplaces”

Trade union representatives from France, Poland, Portugal and Germany met in Bonn from 14 to 16 March 2019 to discuss "Healthy Workplaces - Recognizing and Managing Dangerous Substances" and measures to raise awareness and preventive action in their respective communities to inform industries. Presented were examples from the chemical, mineral oil, agriculture, waste management, water management, construction and wood, freight, food,…

EZA News no. 1/2019


Interview with Luc Van den Brande, new President of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA); Future of Work – 100 years of ILO: EZA seminar in Bucharest; 7th European Social Week in Milan: Challenging times for work and social dialogue; European Project SACADOS: Promote in-company learning; Focal topics of the EZA 2019 education programme

Working conditions of migrant workers in focus

From March 11 to 14, 2019, representatives of projects and initiatives from churches and trade unions discussed in the Herzogenrath Nell Breuning House the often inhumane situation of migrant workers and sought approaches to improving them. Maria Reina Martin, vice-president of the European Centre for Workers' Questions (EZA), stressed that it is important to remember that this is about people, not numbers. "All people have the same rights…

Challenging times for work and social dialogue - 7th European Social Week (ESW) in Milan

The 7th European Social Week (ESW) took place in Milan from 14 to 16 February 2019. More than 100 participants from 21 European countries addressed the great social, economic and societal challenges facing Europe for which realistic solutions must be found.

To start, the Chair of the “Notre Europe” institute and former Prime Minister of Italy, Enrico Letta, gave a synopsis of the current political situation in Europe.

EU Commissioner Marianne…