EURO-DEM studies with the methods of conceptual and social history, and political theory, the circulation of the idea of workplace democracy among European trade-unions and the academia after 1945. In the 20th century industrial democracy has been a vibrant movement that encompassed a broad spectrum of meanings, from internal union democracy over collective bargaining to co-determination at shop-floor, enterprise, industry and national economic level. Since the beginning, trade unions have played a major role in the theoretical promotion and in the concrete management of workplace democracy in most European countries.  

EURO-DEM is jointly hosted by the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin and the Institute for Social Movements in Bochum.

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Research Seminar "Self-management: ideas, practices, circulation, 19th-21st century" (Univeristy of Évry Paris-Saclay, France)
Monthly Sessions, Wednesdays from 2 to 4.30pm, October 26th, 2022 - May 17th, 2023

Symposium "Betriebsräte in deutschen Unternehmen - Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft" (Bochum, Germany)
December 1st - December 2nd, 2022

European Social Science History Conference (Gothenburg, Sweden)
April 12th - April 15th, 2023

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