Diesis Network is one of the widest EU networks specialized in supporting social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation development. Functioning as a "network of network", our 37 member organisations cover 19 EU countries, representing 75.000+ organisations and 1,2 million workers through major national federations and national support networks. It also works in partnership with European thematic networks and platforms such as ETUC, REVES and Social Economy Europe. Diesis Network is a proud member of: CECOP/CICOPA Europe, EARTH (European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hosting), OITS-ISTO (International Social Tourism Organisation), ALDA Europe, The IARS International Institute, The European Alliance for Innovation, The UnionMigrantNet network, The European Migration Forum Diesis Network was also part of GECES, the European Commission's expert group on social entrepreneurship that assists the European Commission in the implementation of the Social Business Initiative.
Employment Relations Research Centre - is a research centre at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. FAOS was formed on 1 January 1990 as a research group attached to the Department of Sociology. On 1 January 1999 it was given the status of a research centre. Since its formation, FAOS has focused on studies of the labour market, industrial relations and, in recent years, employment relations, applying Danish, Nordic and European perspectives. FAOS's aims are: to add to the existing fund of basic knowledge of employment relations, thus extending our understanding of the complex pattern of development currently taking place on Europe's labour markets. This goal is to be achieved by conducting empirical and theoretical studies in Danish, European and global perspectives, to work in close association with related research environments in Denmark and other countries, with a particular focus on participation in joint comparative research projects with an international dimension; to contribute to the training of PhD-students to publish research results; and to maintain a dialogue with the labour market parties and with the relevant administrative/political institutions. In compliance with its aims, FAOS forms and joins many international research networks. The centre participates in research projects carried out in co-operation with the labour-market parties. FAOS is also a national centre under European Observatory of Working Life – EurWORK.
LITHUANIAN SOCIAL RESEARCH CENTRE (LSRC) is a public research institute that carries out fundamental and applied social research significant to the society. Today Lithuanian Social Research Centre is the home of five research institutes (Institute of Sociology, Labour Market Research Institute, Institute of Human Geography and Demography, Institute for Ethnic Studies, and Institute for Social Welfare Research). The main Institute engaged in BreakBack project is the Labour Market Research Institute of the LSRC. The Labour Market Research Institute was founded in 1991; it conducts scientific research on the issues of labour and industrial relations, remuneration, labour market, employment and unemployment, development of human resources, labour market policies and vocational training, safety and health at work and other social issues, develops recommendations on these issues for social policy formation and implementation.
Established in 1989, the Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball – QUIT (Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work) is an interdisciplinary research unit at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) attached to the Department of Sociology. In recent years, the UAB has seen recognition for its efforts in promoting quality in teaching, in attracting international talent and in obtaining a growing impact in research, together with a progressive improvement in its classifications in the most prestigious and influential international rankings. Thus, the UAB is well as occupying an outstanding position among Spanish universities in world rankings such as the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR). The QUIT is based within the University's Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology and is a part of the Institut d’Estudis del Treball (Institute for Labour Studies). The QUIT, which has been leading research in the sociology of work in Spain over the last 25 years, has, as its fundamental aim, the development and consolidation of high-quality research in the fields of work, employment and everyday life.
The Department of Political and Social Sciences (DSPS) is an institution hosting the different disciplinary specializations of modern social sciences -- political science, sociology, political philosophy, contemporary history and international relations history -- oriented to the study of national, sub-national and transnational societies, of international relations, of contemporary social and political phenomena, analyzed in their inter-dependence , in their historical roots and in their recent changes, through empirical and comparative research.
The Fondazione Ezio Tarantelli Centro Studi Ricerche e Formazione (Tarantelli Foundation Cisl Research and Trainig Center) is the Institute for research and trade union training promoted by the CISL merging the Cisl National Study Center of Florence, the Confederal Studies Office and the Confederal Training Department and named after Ezio Tarantelli, an important Italian economist and academic, Cisl consultant, killed by the Red Brigades, following an attack. Fondazione Tarantelli is meant to be a flagship of excellence in project design and research at national and European level, managing relationships with other research centres, universities and organisations operating in the world of culture in general. There is a wide range of professional skills within the Foundation which is used to manage European projects and research on industrial relations, labour and social inclusion. Moreover, this knowhow is also used in research and analysis of vocational training and life long learning. The Foundation is involved in a number of important networks: The European Network of Schools for Union and Adults Training (promoted by ETUI – European Trade Union Institute – and ILO – International Labour Office) and the Trade Union Research Institutes Network (TURI)."
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is the trade union confederation representing workers at European level. The ETUC is an European social partner, which means that the European Commission consults it when developing social and economic policies. It also negotiates autonomous agreements and work programmes with European employers. And it coordinates the national and sectoral policies of its affiliates on social and economic matters, particularly in the framework of the EU institutional processes, including European economic governance and the EU Semester The ETUC was established in 1973, to coordinate and represent workers and their trade unions at European level, and has grown as more countries have joined the EU. Its membership now goes beyond the 28 Member States. At present, the ETUC represents almost 45 million workers across Europe, belonging to 89 national trade union confederations from 39 European countries, and 10 European Industry Federations.