Christophe Degryse

Head of the Foresight Unit / Senior Researcher


Christophe Degryse is Head of the Foresight Unit at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). The Unit aims to provide tools of strategic thinking to the European trade union movement. Its mission is to stimulate reflection on the future of employment and labour markets while providing decision-makers with the instruments that allow them to take this future in hand and help to build it. Prior to this, Christophe published a number of reports and books on the EU, and worked for ten years as publisher of “Social Developments in the European Union”, a yearly publication co-edited by the European Social Observatory and the ETUI. He has in particular developed its main researches in the areas of European social dialogue (at the cross-industry and the sectoral level), EU economic governance and, more recently, the digitization of the economy and its impact on labor markets. He joined the ETUI as a researcher in 2010 and has been responsible for the Foresight Unit since 2016.

Areas of activity

Foresight studies, European sectoral social dialogue, thematic timelines

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Holy union?

English version available soon The economic and social crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and around the world is without precedent since World War II if not before. With more than 40 million known cases in Europe in one year, and over 900 000 deaths (March 2020 to March 2021), governments have stepped up their emergency measures to... Find out more

Pierre Bérastégui, Stan De Spiegelaere, Christophe Degryse, ...

Benchmarking Working Europe 2020

→ A virus is haunting Europe. And it could strike again. This year’s 20th anniversary issue of our flagship publication Benchmarking Working Europe brings to a growing audience of trade unionists, industrial relations specialists and policymakers a simple warning: beside SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the Covid-19... Find out more

Isabelle Daugareilh, Christophe Degryse, Philippe Pochet

The platform economy and social law: Key issues in comparative perspective

This Working Paper brings together two parallel but complementary approaches to the impact of the platform economy on working conditions and social law. The first part of the study shows that the business models of some platforms is a combination of technological disruption and social evasion. The second part of this working paper confirms that it... Find out more

European social dynamics: a quantitative approach

This working paper tries to understand, through the cross-analysis of two databases, the gradual evolution of Social Europe in terms of processes and results. Using a database of the Observatory of European Institutions (OEI) set up within Sciences-Po Paris and an internal ETUI database on legislative acts in the European social policy area, the... Find out more