In autumn 2015, the EU Project “EWC: Fit for Change” started under the lead of the GPA-djp, the Austrian Trade Union of Private Sector Employees, Graphical Workers and Journalists. The project’s aim included the development of a transnational network of experts and training modules for the further development of skills and the restructuring of European Works Councils in corporate groups.
A total of three transnational seminars were organised during the project:
- “Setting the Picture”, June 22nd to 24th, 2016, Vienna
- “Prepared for Change”, November 28th to 30th, 2016, Esher/London
- “Strategically into the Future”, June 24th to 26th, 2017, Amsterdam
In these seminars, European Works Council members from several European countries and different sectors worked intensively on the organisation of their EWC bodies and on strategies for upcoming challenges. From this process, the project team developed manuals and training units that will be used for the training and further training of EWCs.