EWC Academy - Academy for European Works Councils and SE Works Councils

Conferences, seminars and workshops


The EWC Academy (and its forerunner organization) have been holding conferences and seminars for the members of European works councils, SE works councils and Special Negotiating Bodies (SNB) since January 2009. So far employee representatives from 273 companies have taken part including many of them for several times. This represents around 21% of all transnational works council bodies in Europe. In addition there are numerous in-house events and guest lectures given to other organizations.

Overview of forthcoming seminar dates:


2 - 4 July 2018 in Mainz

Seminar on new EU General Data Protection Regulation

The rules for the processing of personal data in the EU are to be unified in 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation will replace all previous national legislations as of 25 May 2018. A seminar will be held on the subject from 2 to 4 July 2018 in Mainz (near Frankfurt) in English and German. The evening program will include a visit to the Kupferbergterrasse, the world's deepest sparkling wine cellar.

Program and registration form

28 - 31 August 2018 in Montabaur

EWC and SE seminar in Montabaur Castle

Our annual basic seminar for members of European and SE works councils is being organized from 28 to 31 August 2018 in Montabaur Castle not far from the high-speed railway station half-way between Frankfurt and Cologne. For the first time it will not only be given in German but also in English. The following topics (Level 1 and 2) are offered in parallel:
  • Level 1 – EWC and SE initiation seminar (for beginners)
  • Level 2 – From a "song and dance act" to a full-fledged consultation body (for advanced)

Program for both seminars

12 September 2018 in Rome

Industrial relations in Italy & EWC from the perspective of Italy

17 - 19 September 2018 in Paris

Seminar on French industrial relations

28 - 29 January 2019 in Hamburg

11th Conference for European Works Councils and SE Works Councils

As every year, a two-day conference is being held in Hamburg. The conference will be simultaneously interpreted (German - English, further languages on request).  → see Program of the past conference

21 - 22 March 2019 in London

6th German-British EWC symposium

6 - 8 May 2019 in Milan

Seminar on Italian Industrial Relations and EWC


Looking back: Autumn Seminars in the
Harbour Hotel Hamburg






In October 2015, the yearly European works council workshop on legal questions took place.

A seminar was held in parallel, dealing with the global interconnection of IT systems and data security in the international company.


   EWC Academy GmbH - Rödingsmarkt 52 - 20459 Hamburg - Germany