Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 15 Issue 1, Spring 2009

The 2000 European Council, held in Lisbon, adopted a strategy document for the coming decade, aimed at making Europe the most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. The Lisbon ‘strategy’ or ‘process’ had seen the light of day. Lisbon is scheduled for review in 2010, and new objectives are to be set for the decade ahead. Various analyses – most of them critical – have been carried out, devoted both to assessing past actions and to considering what new objectives should be set collectively. This issue of Transfer aims to feed into that critical debate on the eve of the European elections and in the run-up to the review of the Lisbon strategy. It has been produced in association with the Revue de l’IRES (France).

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