Social Europe: Bringing back democracy at work on the EU political agenda

Consultation and participation rights can contribute to ensure workers’ voices are being heard in EU-based companies. [David Tadevosian/Shutterstock]

This Event Report is also available in German.

The global economy is undergoing major and irreversible changes, which raises the question as to how to ensure workers’ voices are being heard and taken into account within EU-based companies.

The Hans Böckler Stiftung held a two-day symposium that addressed the challenges not only workers in Europe are facing but also the new EU-leaders who will emerge after the May 2019 elections:

How to protect and strengthen the capacity of workers and their representatives to influence strategic decisions within companies? How to improve workers’ information, consultation and participation rights at the EU-level? What can and should the European Commission do?

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