Building industrial relations/social dialogue indicators and country profiles

Lun, 29/11/2004
Mar, 30/11/2004


Seminar on Building industrial relations/social dialogue indicators and country profiles, 29-30 November 2004, Budapest , Hungary

Venue: Margit körút 85 (room 540) District 2
Building of the Ministry of Economic Affairs

Please note: participation is by invitation only.

PROGRAMME

Day 1: Monday 29 November 2004

Chair: Eberhard Köhler, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

09.30 Welcome

Eberhard Köhler, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

09.40 Objective of today’s seminar

Timo Kauppinen, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Kauppinen presentation, pdf, 238 KB)

09.50 Methodological issues of social dialogue indicators: the ILO experience

Sophia Lawrence, ILO, Geneva (Lawrence presentation, pdf, 519 KB)

10.20 Quality of industrial relations indicators in the old EU Member States (EU15): the European Foundation experience

Guy Van Gyes, HIVA, Belgium (Van Gyes presentation, pdf, 252 KB)

10.50 Coffee

11.10 Quality of industrial relations indicators in the new EU Member States (EU10)

Steffan Lehndorf

11.30 Global overview of measurement, reliability and comparability of indicators in Latin America, Asia and Africa

12.30 Lunch

13.45 Questions and general discussion

Chair: Lucio Baccaro, ILO, Geneva

15.00 Group work: regional diversity of social dialogue/quality of industrial relations indicators: relevant indicators globally and regionally; their measurement, comparability and reliability

Facilitator: Timo Kauppinen, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

Questions:

  1. Selecting pertinent indicators capturing industrial relations policy needs – what indicators are important in capturing social dialogue and quality of industrial relations
    Similarities and differences between social dialogue and quality of industrial relations indicators
  2. Methodological issues of social dialogue and quality of work indicators – Measurement, reliability and comparability
    Are these indicators relevant across different regions?

16.00 Coffee

16.15 Plenary discussion on the results of group work

- Chair: Eberhard Köhler, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

17.45 Concluding remarks: Giuseppe Casale, ILO, Geneva

20.00 Working dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 30 November 2004

Chair: Christian Welz, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

09.00 Industrial relations and social dialogue model

Kees J Vos, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands (Vos presentation, pdf, 259 KB)

09.20 Objective of today’s seminar

Timo Kauppinen, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

09.40 Group work: building comparative industrial relations country profiles

Facilitator: Saros Kuruvilla

  • Creation of template
  • Selection of relevant indicators
  • Illustrative methods of presenting data and country profiles

11.00 Coffee

11.15 Panel discussion on group work results

Chair: Christian Welz, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

12.15 Concluding session

  • The next steps on industrial relations country profiles
  • Timo Kauppinen and Giuseppe Casale

13.00 End of Workshop

European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) presentation will follow.

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