Stan De Spiegelaere

Senior Researcher


Stan De Spiegelaere has a master degree in Political Science (2008 – Ugent), Labour Sciences (2010 – ULB), Statistics (2015 – KU Leuven) and a PhD in Sociology (2014 – KU Leuven). He worked as a researcher at the KU Leuven Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA) until he joined the ETUI in 2015. He is visiting professor at University of Ghent.

Areas of activity

European Works Councils, industrial relations, workers’ participation

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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

Lise Meylemans, Stan De Spiegelaere

EWC Confidential

The idea behind the establishment of European Works Councils (EWCs) is that these are bodies which should be informed and consulted on company decisions and actions. However, this flow of information is often disrupted by confidentiality constraints imposed by management. Three central research questions are: (1) what are the different practices of... Find out more

Stan De Spiegelaere, Romuald Jagodzinski

Are European Works Councils ready for Brexit? An inside look

On 31 January 2020, at 23:00, the United Kingdom (UK) officially ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU). One of the many areas that will likely be directly affected with regard to workers’ rights is the organisation and functioning of European Works Councils (EWCs). EWCs are company-level institutions set up in multinational companies... Find out more

Stan De Spiegelaere, Romuald Jagodzinski

Can anybody hear us?

This publication, that consists of unique survey data, gives an insight into the functioning of European Works councils (EWC) from the perspective of employee representatives. It presents the results of the largest survey of EWC representatives conducted to date. The survey documents the opinions on a wide range of topics of more than 1,600... Find out more