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The Role of Unions in the New Millenium

II European Conference

17 June 2000


First Report: What do Unions do in Europe? Prospects and challenges for union presence and union influence, by Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Lars Calmfors, Daniele Checchi, Robin Naylor and Jelle Visser 

Second Report: What do Unions do to the Welfare State? 
by Agar Brugiavini, Richard Freeman, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Martin Schludi and Thierry Verdier

Both reports have been published by Oxford University Press (in English) and Università Bocconi Editore (in Italian).

On the same topics discussed during the Second European Conference, the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti has organized a workshop jointly with the ´European Trade Union Institute:

Trade Unions in the 21st Century

Workshop organised by the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti and the European Trade Union Institute

Friday, 19 January 2001

10 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee

10.30 a.m. Opening and introduction

Tito Boeri, Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Reiner Hoffmann, European Trade Union Institute

11 a.m. What do unions do to the welfare state?

Presentation by Agar Brugiavini, University Ca´Foscari" of Venice, Italy

Followed by a debate moderated by: Gian Primo Cella, University of Milano

1 p.m. Lunch buffet

2 p.m. What do unions do in Europe?

Presentation by Lars Calmfors, University of Stockholm

Followed by a debate moderated by: Jeremy Waddington, University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology/UMIST

4 p.m. Concluding remarks by Emilio Gabaglio, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation

4.30 p.m. End of meeting