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What convergence and what divergence across the EU?

AK EUROPA, the Brussels office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, and ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, and the European Trade Union Institute would like to cordially invite you to our event

What convergence and what divergence across the EU?

Launch of the ETUI/ETUC Benchmarking Working Europe 2018 report

Monday, 19th March 2018, 19:00h
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, 1st floor
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30
1040 Brussels


Although it can be observed that on average, labour market insecurity and unemployment risk have increased since 2007 across all EU Member States, there is a clear indication now that fiscal austerity has had uneven effects across countries. The indicators concerning social and labour market conditions have been evolving very much in line with the developments in the macroeconomy: after a deterioration period from 2013-2014 they started to improve slowly. Still, divergent developments can be observed between the north and the south of Europe. These are some of the findings of this year’s Benchmarking report on the state of ‘working Europe’, which reveals a nuanced picture of progress and regress across the EU. The speakers at this event launching the 2018 Benchmarking Working Europe Report will explore these and many more complex developments in selected areas of importance to the trade unions and of significance for a social Europe.


Welcome address:

Peter Scherrer, ETUC, Deputy General Secretary, Philippe Pochet, ETUI, General Director,
and Oliver Röpke, ÖGB Brussels, Head of Office


Presentation of main findings of the Benchmarking 2018 report:

Maria Jepsen, ETUI, Director of the Research Department 


Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the ETUC

Maria Jepsen, Director of the ETUI Research Department

Patrick Develtere, Principal Adviser for European Social Policy at the European Political Strategy Centre


Aline Hoffmann, ETUI, Head of Unit: Europeanisation of Industrial Relations

After the event, we invite you to a buffet.


Please register for the event by clicking:

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The ETUI is financially supported by the European Union. ETUI, aisbl 2018


For further information:
Tel: 02 230 62 54 or 02 230 74 63
E-Mail: office@akeuropa.eu or europabuero@oegb-eu.at

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