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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.

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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.

    The future of Social Europe with Maarten Keune

    The future of Social Europe with Maarten Keune

    The resurgence of the social dimension of the EU raises a number of questions: in what way and to what extent has the EU social dimension indeed been strengthened since the adoption of the EPSR? To what extent are newly adopted social policies actually likely to contribute to improving people’s lives, and in particular the lives of those who face precarious working or living conditions? What explains the broad political support of the centre-left and centre-right for this social turn? 


    Find out more in Transfer's latest issue on Social Europe



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    • 17 min
    Regulating AI at work with Valerio De Stefano and Virginia Doellgast

    Regulating AI at work with Valerio De Stefano and Virginia Doellgast

    AI is now widely used to automate business processes and replace labour-intensive tasks while changing the skill demands for those that remain. How are AI-based tools deployed to monitor worker conduct and to automate HR management processes? Through the dual lens of comparative labour law and employment relations research, our guest investigate the role of collective bargaining and government policy in shaping strategies to deploy new digital and AI-based technologies at work.



    More about the special issue: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/trsa/29/1


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    • 34 min
    A house of dignity for domestic workers in Europe with Maddalena Colombi, Aude Cefaliello and Grace Papa

    A house of dignity for domestic workers in Europe with Maddalena Colombi, Aude Cefaliello and Grace Papa

    There are almost 2.6 million domestic workers in Europe working in private homes or others. Though representing a huge and vital workforce, their economic and social contribution has often been denied and they are longing for recognition. Although domestic workers are finally enjoying more social rights, trade unions have a key role to play to achieve improved working conditions for domestic workers within and across borders.


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    • 16 min
    What is happening in the world of work? with Nicola Countouris and Sotiria Theodoropoulou

    What is happening in the world of work? with Nicola Countouris and Sotiria Theodoropoulou

    How can the European Union steer a course towards long-term social and ecological well-being in the context of incessant emergencies? Two decades of perpetual crisis management have greatly eroded Europe’s capacity to pursue a sustainable future, as considerations of short-term expediency continue to hamper the four necessary transitions – green, digital, geopolitical and socio-economic.



    Find out more in Benchmarking Working Europe 2023




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    • 12 min
    What are eco-social policies? with Philippe Pochet & Béla Galgóczi

    What are eco-social policies? with Philippe Pochet & Béla Galgóczi

    Until recently, the discussion of social welfare systems in Europe was disconnected from ecological concerns and policies. The relevant objectives, instruments and actors were largely different. Environmental and climate science, on the one hand, and the analysis and theoretical foundations of welfare systems, on the other, emerged and developed in disparate silos. While the welfare state was designed to reduce social risks and ensure (relative) stability of income and societies, it was also created as an institution that favours economic growth and the maintenance of income and consumption. Its aim was not to change behaviour but to maintain it, with a focus on redistribution. With environmental inequalities increasingly embedded in social ones, environmental policies are becoming social policies, and vice-versa.



    Find out more in the recent Transfer Issue


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    • 8 min
    How should we think about modern capitalism? with Lucio Baccaro, Mark Blyth, and Jonas Pontusson

    How should we think about modern capitalism? with Lucio Baccaro, Mark Blyth, and Jonas Pontusson

    Advanced capitalist societies seem to limp from one existential crisis to the next, becoming ever more fragile and unstable. Yet the dominant theoretical frameworks in political economy view capitalism as fundamentally stable or, at most, subject to incremental change. Baccaro, Blyth and Pontusson emphasise the diversity of capitalist trajectories or, rather, growth models. 

    How should we think about modern capitalism? A growth models approach - Transfer article -  Lucio Baccaro, Mark Blyth, and Jonas Pontusson

    The book: Diminishing Returns, The New Politics of Growth and Stagnation - Mark Blyth, Jonas Pontusson, and Lucio Baccaro


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    • 28 min

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