The new European Commission (EC) under President Jean-Claude Juncker is committed to re-launching social dialogue and a first step was taken with the organisation of a high-level conference in Brussels on 5 March. The aim of the conference was to discuss concrete ways to strengthen social dialogue with EU cross-industry social partners and their national […]
Christian Welz is a senior programme manager at Eurofound where he coordinates a cluster of projects and develops expertise and quality of research in the field of industrial relations. He is in charge of the European Industrial Relations Dictionary (EIRD) and a number of IR governance projects (European Social Dialogue, European Semester, representativeness, quality of industrial relations, the impact of the crisis on IR, etc.). He studied law at the Universities of Bonn, Freiburg, Aix-en-Provence and Strasbourg and holds a PhD from the University of Nijmegen. Prior to joining Eurofound, he was Deputy Director of a French-German training institute for civil servants, managed the EU unit of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Augsburg and was Professor of EU law at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Kehl and Offenburg.