Provision of representativeness studies on the construction sector

Duration: 05/2021 - 09/2022
Status: ongoing
Research area: Industrial relations and co-determination
Key project staff: Georg Adam
Funded by: Europäische Stiftung zur Verbesserung der Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen (Eurofound)

This project, which is commissioned by Eurofound, aims at providing necessary information designed to aid sectoral social dialogue in the European construction industry. The study has three main parts: a summary of the sectors’ economic background; an analysis of the social partner organisations in all EU Member States, including their membership, their role in collective bargaining and public policy, and their national and European affiliations; and an analysis of relevant European organisations, including their membership composition and capacity to negotiate. The aim of this project is to identify the relevant national and supranational social partner organisations in the field of industrial relations in the construction sector. The impetus for this project originates from the European Commission’s desire to recognise the representative social partner organisations to be consulted under the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).