Snapshot of current social dialogue reform
On 5 March 2015, the European Commission organised the high-level conference A New Start for Social Dialogue, intended to revitalise the spirit of Val Duchesse 30 years on.
This was the first key event of the new European Commission under President Jean-Claude Juncker, and it gathered leaders of European and national employers' and workers' organisations to discuss with the EU institutions concrete ways to strengthen social dialogue in line with EU priorities.
As a timely contribution to the public debate following this new start for social dialogue in Europe, Eurofound’s European Observatory of Working Life (EurWORK) has published a snapshot of the current reforms of national-level social dialogue structures and processes in the European Union. Such reforms are currently underway, at various levels, in a number of Member States.
The EurWORK article is based mainly on contributions from Eurofound’s Network of European Correspondents and is one of the regular series of EurWORK updates on the topic of collective employment relations.