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:
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.
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)