Register now for our next HR Webtalk Purpose of the first EWC Handbook

Speaker: Mr Adam Pokorny, European Commission

When: 11 October 2018 at 11:00 (GMT+1)

The future of European Works Councils will not depend on more legislation but on the experience of EWC practitioners.

In light of the positive evaluation of European Works Councils, the Commission proposes to create a practical handbook geared towards improving the effectiveness of European Works Councils.

Most stakeholders, including national authorities and social partners, consider the effects of the Recast EWC Directive positive and it is seen as contributing significantly to the quality of the transnational social dialogue within multinational companies.

However, the European Commission considers that EWC effectiveness can still be improved by means of input from EWC practitioners having a longstanding experience with running these forums. 

This HR WEBTALK will provide you with the highlights:

  • Why will there be a EWC Handbook?
  • How will good practices for EWCs be collected?
  • How can you provide input into this debate?


HR WEBTALKS are online information and benchmarking for HR professionals.

HR professionals are always looking for opportunities to keep abreast of the latest developments and to benchmark with peers.

However, attending live events means wasting precious time travelling.

Whilst meeting up in person is still important and people will always enjoy an informal chat over a coffee or a beer, we offer solutions to enable HR professionals to find information, network and benchmark from the comfort of their office.

HR WEBTALKS are short sessions of 50 minutes max. with 1 speaker, 1 topic and a moderator.

The sessions are recorded and can be made available upon request so that they can be shared with colleagues who cannot attend.



 5 minutes

 Introduction of the speaker and the topic by the moderator

 5 minutes

 Presentation by the speaker

 20 minutes max.


 20 minutes

Mr Adam Pokorny, Head of Unit Working Conditions of DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the EU Commission, will be the speaker for this HR WEBTALK.

Mr Pokorny is in charge of developing the first EWC Handbook.

In this HR WEBTALK, he will explain the reasons for the project as well as the scope, timeline and expected outcomes.

Peter Van Den Steene, CEO of Presence and senior adviser of The Presence Academy will be the moderator for this session.

Peter has worked with HR professionals for over 20 years and he is an expert in HR communications. He helps organisations by challenging their thinking and to build roadmaps in order to help them to communicate complex issues in persuasive ways to diverse audiences.

Click the button below to register for our HR WEBTALK on 11 October 2018 at 11:00 (GMT+1)

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