Research Project ‘Intergenerational bargaining’ has started

Maarten Keune & Frank Tros of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) has started the co-ordination of the new international research project ‘Intergenerational Bargaining’ (iNGenBar), funded by the European Commission, industrial relations and social dialogue.

The project aims to improve expertise in the field of industrial relations by developing approaches, and analyzing initiatives, regarding to the integration of collective bargaining and labour market policies for both younger ánd older workers in European countries. What are the barriers and opportunities for the social partner in combining the two challenges of combatting youth unemployment and enhancing longer working careers? National reports will be prepared in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The project includes a social-legal study on the issue of age related regulations in the context of EU-Law on age discrimination. AIAS will provide for a comparative and prospective study for Europe.

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