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In response to the problems posed by the financial and economic crisis, the European Union has since 2010 seen the emergence of a new European economic governance. As part of this, wage policy has become an important issue on the European policy agenda. The objectives of the CAWIE2-project are to discuss and debate the current policy perspectives that dominate the role attributed to collectively-bargained wage systems in this new European economic governance. As such, the project builds upon the expertise and continues the network activities of the succesfull CAWIE-project. The proposed action consists of 3 main work packages: 1. learning exchange process of the data providers and users.. 2. update and enlargement of the TURI database on collectively-agreed wages in Europe database. 3. a downloadable report focusing on alternative views and perspectives on the role of collectively-agreed wages in the new European economic governance. Experts in the field coming from 12 different institutes and countries will participate in transnational teams to this analytical work. By developing this 3-steps better understanding of collectively agreed wages in Europe the CAWIE project will make a major contribution to improve the expertise in the field of industrial relations at European level. By investigating and debating the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the current European policy perspectives on the systems of collectively agreed wages in Europe, the project wants to improve the measuring is knowing dimension of European policy-making on wage formation and collective bargaining. The target audience of the project are policy makers with an interest in collectively agreed wages and in the statistical indicators on this matter of the social dialogue: bargaining experts, statistical officers of national and European social dialogue. The CAWIE project team includes 24 senior researchers working in 12 different research institutes from 12 European countries.
Date:1 Dec 2013 →  28 Feb 2015
Keywords:CAWIEII, collective bargaining, industrial relations, wage bargaining, europe