HR Policy Global
In-Person Meeting

Managing European Employee Relations in 2022

Wednesday, October 19 - Friday, October 21 at 1:00AM - 5:00PM
Hotel Estela, Sitges 8 Avinguda del Port d'Aiguadolç, Sitges, CT, 08870
October 2022 - EU Labor Relations Training Ticket: 50 tickets remaining

Managing European Employee Relations in 2022

View the program brochure here 

Twice a year, for the past fifteen years, BEERG and HR Policy Global, run programs on “Understanding European Employee Relations.” Over the years, the content of the program has changed as European employee relations has changed.

In more recent years, the focus has been firmly on European Works Councils. What are they? Where did they come from? What are the relevant laws and what decisions have the courts handed down? How do you build and maintain a good relationship with your European Works Councils (EWCs)?

But not every company has an EWC and many employee relations executives have issued to deal with that do not involve EWCs. 

Recognising this, we are radically restructuring our “Managing European Employee Relations Today” program which will run in Sitges, Barcelona, in October.

The program will now be organised along “twin-tracks”. There will be common presentations which all participants will attend. But the program will also have twin-tracks, one covering EWCs, the other employee relations issues more generally (these are shaded in blue in the timetable on pages 3 & 4)).

  1. Stream 1 Understanding European Employee Relations (EUER) is designed for those who, while familiar with employee relations in their own country, are new to the wider European theatre and now need to understand how employee relations are structured and work in other European countries and at the European level.
  2. Stream 2 Managing your EWC (EWCmgt) should appeal to those who have responsibility for their company’s EWC or are facing into a Special Negotiating Body (SNB) to discuss the establishment of an EWC.
Common sessions will include presentations from a senior European Commission official, a leading European trade union executive, and a discussion of the challenges of organise work in the post-Covid world. 

Participants will come together over coffee and lunch breaks and evening aperitifs and dinners to facilitate networking and informal discussions. The program will be led by Tom Hayes and Rick Warters, supported by a team of expert consultants, lawyers and senior company executives.

Logistics and Program Details

The program fee is €4,250 ($4600USD) for BEERG/HR Policy members. The fee includes:

  1. Three nights' accommodation and breakfast (Tues, Wed & Thurs) at the 4 Star Hotel Estela. 
  2. Collection and return to Barcelona airport 
  3. Three-course lunch and dinner (including wines and drinks) and tea/coffee breaks on Tuesday (dinner) Wed and Thurs, plus coffee break and snacks on arrival on Tuesday and at the close of the program on Friday 
  4. All conference materials in soft copy 
  5. Conference workbook in hard copy
  6. The meeting is conducted in English 
  7. The dress code is business casual (But Tom will get mad if you don't have a button-up on)

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Topics: The UK and European Union