REPORT – Industrial relations in Europe facing employment challenges

The energy transition and digital transition are presenting considerable challenges for Europe and its citizens, especially in terms of employment. How are employers and workers representatives apprehending these challenges taking place in the different spheres of dialogue, from the enterprise to the sector, from the territory to the European level? Are the diagnostics shared? Are the structures really allowing to understand what is at stake? What have the results been to date? This is what we sought to evaluate with the support of the European Commission’s DG employment and approximately thirty European partners during a 19-month project.
Our study covers the various levels of industrial relations, from European enterprise to the sector, from the territory to Europe by comparing six countries in the EU representing the main systems of industrial relations (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden), as well as a candidate country: Turkey.