ALBA invites you to the first pan-European industrial relations forum on work climate

Tuesday, 18/10/2005

ALBA invites you to the First Pan-European Industrial Relations Forum on Workclimate, which will be held on 10th and 11th November 2005, at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Some of the principal social agents and heads of European companies (CEOs and Senior HR Officers) will be attending our day-and-a-half forum, to exchange opinions and experiences related to labour conditions, organisational climate and competitiveness. The forum is sponsored by the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities, and aims at improving management practices and policies amongst EU firms. More specifically, the forum will open a dialogue between professionals and academics serving the European Union in its future policy making by focusing on a common interest in employment relations issues, and optimising the work climate in present-day Europe.

ESADE Institute for Labour Studies, along with several EU member partners including ALBA Graduate Business School (Greece), Cranfield University (UK), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Great Place to Work Institute Europe (GPTW) and Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), was entrusted to carry out a vast study based on data furnished by GPTW Europe, and its results will be presented and debated. The findings are based on analysis of hundreds of thousands of employees, close to 1000 firms and organisations throughout the former 15 EU countries and over a span of 3 years (2003 - 2005). Speakers from various leading European organisations, union officials and civil and government organisations will participate in this open debate on the current European labour climate.

Along with the presentation of the study, the forum will share successful benchmark cases within the European community, and will organise debates around 5 distinct though complementary themes. The second Day a very interesting session will take place which will give all HR Managers and CEOs participating in the Conference an innovative view of How to Create Passion in Your Company.

We encourage you to share your ideas and experiences with us at the First Pan-European Industrial Relations Forum on Workclimate in Barcelona. Come to Barcelona, develop your networks with colleagues in other EU countries, and help shape the evolution of the future EU labour scene. The conclusions of the debates will be summarised and submitted to the EU commission for policy considerations.

The First Pan-European Industrial Relations Forum on Workclimate has a website where you can access details on the full conference programme, registration form, accommodation and contact information: http://www.euworkclimate.com