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 members of European works councils, SE works councils and special negotiating bodies since January 2009. So far, employee representatives from 292 companies have taken part including many of them for several times. This represents around 25% of all transnational works council bodies in Europe. In addition there are numerous in-house events and guest lectures given to other organizations.

Our highlight is always the annual symposium in the Harbour Hotel Hamburg (photo).


Overview of forthcoming seminars held in English or with English interpretation:


19 - 21 October 2022 in Dublin, Ireland

So far, the EWC Academy has held six EWC conferences in London. With Brexit we are now moving them to Dublin, as many UK and US companies have done with their EWCs. However, Irish law does not meet the standards of the EU-Directive (see report: www.ewc-news.com/en012021.htm#1). The meeting will be interpreted simultaneously. The evening program includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, the historic brewery with a panoramic view of the city.

30 and 31 January 2023 in Hamburg, Germany - Programme will follow soon

15th Hamburg Conference for European and SE works councils

11 - 14 April 2023 in Montabaur, Germany

EWC and SE seminar in Montabaur Castle

Our annual basic seminar for individual members of European and SE works councils is being organised in Montabaur Castle not far from the high-speed railway station half-way between Frankfurt and Cologne. 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)

Looking back: London EWC conference

The sixth German-British conference was held in March 2019 just a few days before the originally planned withdrawal from the EU. → more

Looking back: Works council seminar in Poland

A seminar took place in October 2017 in Gdańsk (photo: participants in front of the medieval port crane, landmark of the former Hanseatic city). The topics covered were Shared Service Centres and labour relations in Poland.


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