The labour market actors (labour, management, trade unions, state, etc.) are embedded in institutional structures that shape the relationships between these actors.

The research area ‘industrial relations and co-determination’ addresses issues of regulation of these relationships and participation at an individual, sectoral and international level.

The research is focused on the following topics:

  • Company and external co-determination
  • Analysis of national institutions and industrial relations practices
  • International comparison at sectoral level
  • International collective bargaining
  • Practices of European Works Councils
  • Development of international framework agreements

Research projects

Project titleKey project staffStatusDuration
Testing EU citizenship as “labour citizenship” from cases of labour rights violations to a strengthened labour-rights regimeBettina Haidingercompleted01/2015 - 08/2016
Arbeitsbedingungen im österreichischen Transportsektor – eine Bestandsaufnahme Erstellung eines Fact Sheets zur Unterstützung der Europäischen Bürger/inneninitiative „Fair Transport“Bettina Haidingercompleted03/2016 - 05/2016
Arbeitsbeziehungen in liberalisierten Wirtschaftssektoren in ÖsterreichGeorg Adamcompleted12/2014 - 03/2016
Provision of the Representativeness Study on Agriculture SectorGeorg Adamcompleted01/2015 - 12/2015
Provision of the Representativeness Study on ConstructionGeorg Adamcompleted04/2013 - 09/2015
Provision of the Representativeness Study on PortsGeorg Adamcompleted06/2014 - 08/2015
Network of European Observatories (NEO) – ÖsterreichManfred Krenn, Marion Vogt, Bernadette Allingercompleted03/2010 - 02/2014
European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)Bernadette Allinger, Jörg Fleckercompleted03/2010 - 02/2014
European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)Manfred Krenn, Marion Vogt, Jörg Fleckercompleted03/2011 - 02/2013
WORKABLE – Making Capabilities WorkBettina Haidinger, Ruth Kasper, Roland Atzmüller, Ingrid Mairhubercompleted11/2009 - 10/2012