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Brexit and its impact on higher education

By Thomas Jorgensen | December 13, 2018

Brexit came as a shock to the higher education world; the prospect of UK universities falling out of the European mechanisms for cooperation was both unexpected and alarming. The UK…

Martin Jefflen

Why Europe should back a robust whistleblowers directive

By Martin Jefflen | November 22, 2018

Those who report corruption, criminal acts and breaches of public trust must be protected, writes Martin Jefflén, who calls for lowering the barriers when it comes to reporting wrongdoing in the corporate sphere.

Martin Todd

The crudest forms of racism are alive and kicking within the workplace

By Martin Todd | September 18, 2018

One of the myths regarding racism is that black professionals and managers do not face the crude forms of racial insults and attacks, within the workplace. However, at the recent ETUC/ETUI workshop on racism and xenophobia in the workplace, fundamentally challenged any such perception.

Professional women have to become the big fish

By Janina Mackiewicz | July 31, 2018

For some time now, it has been noted that European women are highly-skilled, and an increasing number of women graduate with tertiary education. Still, highly-educated women find it harder to enter the labour market and are in lower-skilled jobs in comparison to men.

Paula Ruiz Rorres

Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area: aiming for the sky

By Paula Ruiz Torres | July 3, 2018

Inclusion, equity, employability, lifelong learning and the transformation of teaching and learning practices need to be raised higher in every country’s political agenda. 

Balanced legislation for creators and users

By Ute Meyenberg | April 24, 2018

In the digital era, education and work are heavily influenced by new technologies. For education and research professionals, the complexity lies in the fact that they are often both users and creators of copyrighted material.

Work life balance beyond the glass ceiling

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 8, 2018

Balancing work and private life is not an easy task for European workers in general, let alone female professionals and managers.

Paula Ruiz Rorres

La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar más allá del techo de cristal

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 8, 2018

La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar no resulta fácil para las profesionales y directivas. A menudo se ven obligadas a elegir entre su carrera profesional o su vida familiar.

Happy Birthday!

By Martin Jefflen | February 24, 2018

On 24 February 1993 in Luxemburg Eurocadres was created. The European social dialogue was just being launched through the Maastricht treaty, and trade unions organising professionals and managers wanted to…

Social Europe, yes! But is the Pillar enough?

By Martin Jefflen | November 15, 2017

On 17 November the European Pillar of Social Rights will be proclaimed. But is it enough as a response to call from trade unions for a more Social Europe?

Whistleblowers must be protected

By Martin Jefflen | October 18, 2016

On 17 October 2016, the platform that Eurocadres took the initiative to create on EU-wide whistleblower protection was launched. 48 organisations participated from the start, and more are joining. The case for why whistleblowers should be protected is clear.

Taking responsibility for mental health

By Martin Jefflen | October 10, 2016

Psychosocial health risks and mental health is a big challenge. The European Commission must change the main directive on occupational health and safety.

Solving the pension problem for mobile researchers

By Martin Jefflén & Tomas Bern | September 28, 2016

High-level research needs mobile researchers. But changing jobs can affect pension savings negatively. Pensions have therefore been identified as an obstacle to mobility for researchers and RESAVER proposed as a remedy.

Protecting your Kodak moment

By Jan De Paepe | August 25, 2016

The ability to create something new and valuable lift up individuals and teams, and takes them out of anonymity and gives life and colour to an active career.

Mobility: a strong desire amongst European professionals

By Ute Meyenberg | July 2, 2016

Professional mobility is an important tool for career development for European professionals, both in terms of geographical and occupational manners.

Enhanced skills for EU workers

By Janina Mackiewicz | June 27, 2016

We have had a couple of weeks’ time to reflect on the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Eurocadres is worried about skills gaps and skills mismatches.

Multiculturalism in Europe failed?

By Grégory Luaba Déome | May 17, 2016

“How much can schools can adapt their curricula to fight radicalisation by encouraging more inclusiveness and integration in society as well as the labour market?”… These topics, questions in public debates and news caught my attention.

A European Professional Card for supervisors and coaches

By Gerald Musger | April 21, 2016

The introduction of the European Professional Card (EPC) this year is one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. But only few professions are the lucky ones to have established such a card.

EU should demand a quota of at least 100.000 EU-professionals to the USA

By Martin Jefflen | April 21, 2016

Rather than a development creating more obstacles for Transatlantic mobility the EU should work for making it easier to work and travel across the pond.

Good work-life balance crucial for employment and growth

By Montserrat Mir | April 13, 2016

Enabling both women and men to enjoy a good balance between their work and the rest of their lives is crucial not just for personal wellbeing, but also to reach major EU goals on employment and growth.