European social dialogue

Bart Vanhercke has been appointed as Visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges campus), a postgraduate institute of European studies. During this academic year, he will be teaching a course on ‘The Social Dimension of European Integration’ to an interdisciplinary group of students from across Europe. The course addresses the interaction between EU economic and social policies as well as the variety of EU social policy instruments. It will ultimately ask this question: is the ‘European social model’ a reality or an elusive concept?

CAPRIGHT is a European research work funded by the European Commission (DG research, under the Sixth Framework Programme - FP6) and coordinated by Nancy University/CNRS. It aims at the promotion of individual and collective capabilities, studying the relations between labour markets, employment and welfare regimes: the objective of CAPRIGHT is to build an innovative theoretical framework offering a basis for new understandings of these relations.

Since March 2024, Philippe Pochet has been appointed Associate Researcher at the Observatoire, of which he was Director for over 17 years before becoming General Manager at the ETUI. Philippe is also an affiliated professor at the Sant'anna School of Advanced Studies and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. At the OSE, he will be working on the history of the European social dialogue and on environmental issues. 

Research Associate