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The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) podcast offers new perspectives on ongoing research and education on social Europe, worker participation, health and safety, the wider labour movement and the world of work.

21 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The creative industry & Covid-19 with Valeria Pulignano

July 8th, 2021


The Covid‑19 pandemic is still causing tremendous human suffering, with serious and long-term implications for people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life as well as for the economy, work and employment overall. In …

(How) can international trade union organisations be democratic? with Richard Hyman and Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick

May 31st, 2021


International trade union organisations, like unions at national level, commonly affirm their commitment to internal democracy. But what does this mean? We will be discussing this with two academic giants, Richard Hyman …

What can we learn from Alphabet workers? with Stan De Spiegelaere

April 1st, 2021


In this episode of etui.podcast we will explore the whys and the hows of the Alphabet workers and what this experience means for the wider trade union movement.

Show notes:

Trabsfer article by Stan De Spiegelaere on …

EU Social policy - state of play with Bart Vanhercke

March 24th, 2021


Despite a spectacular economic reaction to the pandemic crisis, which stands in stark contrast to the austerity-driven response to the 2008 financial …

The EU pay transparency directive with Kalina Arabadjieva

March 15th, 2021


The EU Commission has recently released a proposal for a directive on equal pay. Kalina Arabadjieva will unpack the flaws of such a proposal and spell out why women are still, on average, paid less than men.

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Benchmarking Working Europe, the impact of a pandemic with Romuald Jagodzinski

January 28th, 2021


In this episode, Romuald Jagodzinsk, points out the main takeaways of the 20th-anniversary issue of Benchmarking Working Europe. The Covid-19 pandemic, and the ensuing economic recession, has proved to be the harshest …

European economic policy developments during Covid-19 with Sotiria Theodoropoulou

November 18th, 2020


In this episode, Sotiria Theodoropoulou sheds light on the economic developments in Europe since the onset of possibly the deepest recession in …

How Covid-19 has impacted workers in the healthcare sector with Paula Franklin

November 10th, 2020


In this episode, Paula Franklin, Senior Researcher at the ETUI will shed light on how the Covid-19 has heightened and amplified the pre-existing …

Nicola Countouris: Covid-19 and the world of work, an overview

October 21st, 2020


In this episode, the ETUI's new Research Director, Nicola Countouris, sheds light on the importance of research for strengthening the trade union …

Episode #11 with Ludovic Voet, migrant workers and COVID19, trade unions in action

June 8th, 2020


In this episode we talk with Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation ( about the overlooked theme in this current health crisis, which is the migration and refugee …

Episode #10 with Torsten Müller and Thorsten Schulten, short-time work and Covid19, is this the new normal?

May 26th, 2020


At the end of April 2020, in the EU27 there were more than 42 million applications for support for workers on short-time work or similar schemes. This corresponds to almost 27 percent of all employees. If one includes …

Episode #9 with Jan Drahokoupil, COVID19 and platform workers, what rights and protections? A look into Czechia

May 18th, 2020


In this episode we look at the struggle of platform workers during the COVID19 pandemic with Jan Drahokoupil, senior researcher at the ETUI. From the issue of health and safety at the workplace to the recent strikes in …

Episode #8 (EN) with Aída Ponce Del Castillo, privacy in times of COVID19, the case of contact-tracing applications

May 11th, 2020


In the 8th episode of etui.podcast, Aída Ponce Del Castillo, senior researcher at the ETUI talks with Elisa Bruno (ETUI) about her recent policy …

Episode #7 (EN) with Silvia Rainone, COVID19 with a little help from the EU and the case of Italy

May 7th, 2020


In the 7th episode, Silvia Rainone, legal researcher, in conversation with Elisa Bruno (ETUI) about the EU recovery plans and the different instruments put in place at EU level to save the economy and the labour market …

Episode #6 (FR) avec Philippe Pochet, Quatre scénarios pour l'avenir de l'Europe après la crise

May 3rd, 2020


Philippe Pochet (directeur général de l'ETUI, Institut syndical européen) discute avec Mehmet Koksal et développe ses arguments sur les quatre scénarios pour l'avenir de l'Europe après la crise.  L'article est …

Episode #5 (EN) with Ilaria Costantini, Trade union education in times of crisis: is the online a viable solution?

April 20th, 2020


In this episode we talk to Ilaria Costantini, Education Officer at the ETUI about trade union education and how it is evolving in this time of …

Episode #4 (EN) with Bela Galgoczi, COVID19 and the climate crisis: their interconnections and lessons from both

April 20th, 2020


For the 4th episode of the etui.podcast series, we talk to Bela Galgoczi, senior researcher at the ETUI about the two crisis humanity is facing:the climate crisis and the health crisis. He walks us through the …

Episode #3 (EN) with Zane Rasnača, social protection and the rule of law in times of COVID19, the case of Latvia

April 8th, 2020


In this third episode we talk with Zane Rasnača, a senior researcher specializing in labour law at the ETUI and an affiliated member at the Institute for European Law (KU Leuven) about social protection for highly …

Episode #2 (FR) avec Laurent Vogel: La crise du Covid-19 analysée sous l'angle de la santé et sécurité au travail

April 6th, 2020


Laurent Vogel (chercheur sénior à l'ETUI, Institut syndical européen) en conversation avec Mehmet Koksal (ETUI) sur l'angle santé et sécurité au travail de la crise du Covid-19. 

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Episode #1 (EN) with Stan De Spiegelaere: COVID19, the crisis we did not expect and its impact on work, the case of Belgium.

April 2nd, 2020


This is the first episode of the ETUI.podcast series on "voices on the world of work".  In this episode we talk about how COVID19 is re-shaping our …

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