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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…

Focal topics of the EZA 2019 education programme

The focuses of the European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) 2019 education programme are the topics of “Youth employment”, “The future of work - Changing changing labour relations” and “Safety and health at work”. In addition, the topic “Strategies of European Institutions” will also be continued, with this year's focus area “The future of a social Europe - effects and prospects for the European Pillar of Social Rights and other social…

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 doctor of law does not only have a background as a…