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Enforcing the rights of SNBs, EWCs, and SE-Works Councils

The Conference will be held in Brussels (International Trade Union House) on 14-15 February 2019. You are hereby cordially invited to apply for registration. The Conference will start on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 13:00 and will end on Friday 15th February 2019 at 15:30 PM. 

The EWPCC Conferences regularly bring together employee representatives and other practitioners, academic experts, trade unions and policy-makers to discuss relevant research and debate topical issues around workers’ participation.

The next EWPCC Conference will focus on legal enforcement of EWC and SE-WC rights. 

During the plenary session, there will be presentations by experts from different sectors. A ‘question and answer’ session will give the opportunity to the participants to get involved and to ask specific questions on various topics related to the rights of SNBs, EWCs, and SE-Works Councils.

Discussions and practical exchanges with the participants of the conference will also be organised in working group sessions.

You will find below the topics for each working group and you will be asked to make a choice for one working group you wish to attend which interests you most.

  1. WG1 – Working group 1 - Practical exchange of experience with colleagues who have gone to court and those who have decided against taking legal action
  2. WG2 – Working group 2 - Who pays the lawyer? Exchange of national-level practices and approaches
  3. WG3 – Working group 3 - Advice clinic with trade union experts
  4. WG4 – Working group 4 - Are legislative changes needed at the national or European level? 

The conference will close with an exchange of ideas and open discussion with the participants about the results of the conference.

Members of EWCs and SE-Works Council and board-level employee representatives are warmly invited to the conference, as are trade union and academic experts in this field.



Please apply for registration on-line at your earliest convenience and preferably by January 31, 2019.

Working languages 

We plan to provide interpretation in English, German, French, Italian and Czech.


After receipt of your participation confirmation, you will be asked to make your own travel bookings. If your ticket price will exceed 400 Euro, please contact us in advance. All travel costs will be reimbursed after the conference and are covered by the European Worker Participation Fund for participants from member states of the European Union.

Travel costs will be reimbursed on the basis of the most economic fare available (economy/APEX/PEX air fares), in accordance with European Commission regulations. Air travel is only allowed for distances above 400 km, i.e. return flights above 800 km. Participants are asked to use public transport wherever possible. As a rule, taxis will not be reimbursed.

Hotel Accommodation 

Hotel accommodation will be booked and prepaid by the ETUI. Please indicate your required check-in and check-out date on the registration page.

Additional information 

Should you need any additional information please do not hesitate to contact our secretariat, Catherine Rihoux,

February 14th, 2019 1:00 PM   through   February 15th, 2019 3:30 PM
Auditorium, 1st floor
Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5
Brussels, 1210