Project coordinator – LENTIC (University of Liège) Research Center in New Ways of Working, Innovation and Change

The LENTIC is a research-action centre in HEC-Liège. For many years it has been multiplying its research and involvement with organizations, focused on the processes of change as well as the organizational and human aspects of such processes. The LENTIC has developed internationally recognized expertise. We carry out research projects, and provide advice and support in Belgium and internationally. Our expertise is based on alternating between working with private and public bodies and subsidized research projects. This constant concern to test theory on the ground gives its expertise real added value.

Legal represenantive: Prof. Pierre Wolper – Rector of the University of Liège

Contact : Frédéric Naedenoen, Senior Researcher –



Project partner 2 – Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (ISSK-BAS) Bulgaria

ISSK-BAS was founded in July 2010 by decision of the General Assembly of the Academy as the successor of the Institute for Philosophical Research, of the Institute of Sociology, and of the Centre for Science Studies and History of Science. The ISSK-BAS is the main national research centre in the sphere of social sciences in Bulgaria. The Institute carries out fundamental and applied research, consulting and expert activities, and training of highly-qualified specialists, and it benefits institutions such as the European Commission, the national government and especially the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, municipalities and public agencies.

Legal representative: Prof. DSc Veselin Petrov – Director

Contact: DIRESOC Researcher: Vassil Kirov –

mobile: +359 887779179



Project partner  –  Fondazione Di Vittorio (FDV)

Founded by the trade union confederation CGIL, is its national institute for historical, social, and economic research, and for trade union education and training. The FDV reaffirms and strengthens the centrality of its activities around the core issues of work and employment, economics and welfare. Based on studies, research and targeted surveys, it aims to develop proposals on the great issues affecting the country, organizing public conferences and seminars to debate and rethink public policies, in collaboration with the other bodies in the Confederation at all sectoral and territorial levels. Very active at the European, is member of the ETUI-TURI network and of many other projects consortiums, in the field of the social and labour studies. Promoter and coordinator itself of several actions, in particular regarding the social dialogue and the industrial relations.

Legal representative:  Fulvio Fammoni –

Tel .: ++ 39 06 857971






Project partner 4 – Institute of Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa)

The ICS-ULisboa is a Portuguese interdisciplinary research centre belonging to the University of Lisbon. With 56 years, the ICS-ULisboa has 123 full time researchers and more than 300 students in advanced studies. It gathers many different areas of the social sciences: sociology, political science, history, geography, anthropology, social psychology, planning studies. The Institute, which was evaluated in 2014 as ‘Institution of Excellence’ by international ESF panels, succeed in recent years four European Research Council Grants besides dozens of both European and national projects.

Legal representative: Dr. Karin Wall – Director

Contact: Raquel Rego –

Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Prof. Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9 1600-189 Lisboa PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 217804700


Raquel Rego is a Portuguese sociologist and currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon. She received her doctorate in 2007 from Lille University 1 and ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute. Her research interests include industrial relations and restructuring, among others. Raquel has been a member of the IRENE network since 2013.
Further information can be found here: .

Project partner 5: ASTREES (Association Travail, Emploi, Europe, Société –France)

ASTREES was founded in 2007. ASTREES is a not for profit organisation (association Loi 1901 –France) affiliating companies, social partners at cross sectoral level, HR consultancies, lawyers, academics and individual experts, working mainly on social dialogue, labour markets and restructuring in France and Europe. ASTREES’s main activities focus on empirical studies, training sessions (especially of employee reps in European Works Councils) and debates (through conferences and temporary or permanent working groups) around the evolutions of work and employment at both French and European level. Since its creation, ASTREES has carried out, as a project leader or as a partner, different European and French study projects on social dialogue, restructuring, labour law and social protection in times of crisis, as well as on occupational health and safety (including work-related stress issues).

As a result, ASTREES is a co founder of the IRENE European network dedicated to restructuring issues ( Since March 2018, ASTREES is also member, jointly with its partner IR SHARE, of the EUROFOUND European network of correspondents for France. Moreover ASTREES is also in charge of coordinating a national and operational programme, named ALIZé (“Action Locale Interentreprises en Zone d’emploi”), dedicated to the economic and social development of French SMEs by fostering the cooperation between the latter and large companies at territorial level : Last but not least, ASTREES has recently been developing some innovative initiatives, ie : together with the French Trade Union Research Institute (IRES), ASTREES launched in 2015 a collaborative network of people and organisations directly interested in the digitalization of the economy (Sharers and Workers network – By substance, as an association of different stakeholders, but also due to the projects it has been developing, ASTREES is directly in touch with a wide range of actors interested or/and directly involved in work, employment and social dialogue issues (public authorities, academics, social partners at different levels, companies, experts and consultants)

Legal representative : Paule Arcangeli, Présidente

Contact : Christophe Teissier (Project manager) :
Phone : +33 (0)1 43 46 28 28

Linkedin :
Twitter : @AstreesLab



Project partner 6 -Arbeitsforsch ung und Transfer e.V. (AT e.V.)

Arbeitsforsch ung und Transfer e.V. (AT e.V.) has set itself the task of promoting scientific research and knowledge transfer in the areas of work, employment, labor market and qualification and training. It was founded in cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2006. The tasks of AT e.V. are the promotion and implementation of scientific research, scientific expertise and the cooperation with scientists and research institutions in Germany and abroad.

Adress: Arbeitsforschung und Transfer e.V.
c/o Prof. Dr. Martin Brussig
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation
Forsthausweg 2
47048 Duisburg

Contact: Dr. Gernot Mühge –



Project partner 7: European Labour Institute (ELI)- Bulgaria. 

ELI was established in 2002. Its main activities are: implementation of Bulgarian and EU programs and initiatives in the social and labour field; project development on topics related with: the working conditions, the mobility and the flexicurity of the workers, the active citizenship, the corporate social responsibility, the new forms of work, the technological innovations, the social dialogue in the “new world of work”, awareness rising on the impact of the 4th industrial revolution on the working process and the industrial relations and – training for digital skills and competences of the workers in RES and postal services sectors etc.

Correspondence address: 162 Kniaz Boris str, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Legal representative and Contact: Dr. eng. Irina Terzyiska –
Mobile: +359 887807691




Project partner 8: Fundación Cultural 1º de Mayo (Spain). 

Fundación 1 º de Mayo is a private, nonprofit organization, founded in 1988 by the Spanish Trade Union “Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras”. Its main activities are to promote and develop studies, research debate on major social, economic and political issues that affect workers and topics such as: industrial relations; changes in production, technological and scientific labour market; equal opportunities; training; social protection; migration and integration of migrants; environment; and improving the quality of life. Foundation 1º de Mayo is member of different national and international networks, and founding member of the Trade Union related Research Institutes network (TURI).

Legal representative: Ramón Gorriz. President of Fundación 1º de Mayo


Phones: +34 913640601


Project Partner 9: Centre for Human Resources Management’s Organisation (CGHRM)

CGHRM is an inter-disciplinary collaboration between two faculties and two departments at the University of Gothenburg: the Department of Business dministration at the School of Business, Economics and Law, and the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Department of Business Administration serves as host institution for CGHRM. The overarching vision of the Centre for Global HRM (CGHRM) is to strengthen Swedish competitiveness by contributing to research and development in work policy and a sustainable and balanced working life. In 2012, private and public sector representatives and academia agreed to establish CGHRM at the University of Gothenburg. The Centre’s activities are financed by academic, private and public organizations. CGHRM is a knowledge bank and meeting place for scholars and professionals in HRM with the following goals:

  • To strengthen Swedish HRM research through broad collaborations on local, national and global levels,
  • To be a knowledge bank on HRM issues on local, national and global levels,
  • To initiate, develop and advance relevant HRM research and development in dialogue with the private and public organisations,
  • To contribute to and advance personnel policies at Swedish companies and organizations through research on management/leadership,
  • To communicate research results in order to contribute to balanced and sustainable development of the working life on local, national and global levels.

The Centre is run by a steering committee, and also consists of two advisory bodies where one represents private and public partner organisations and one represents academia. While the first focuses on practical relevance, the second aims to ensure academic quality.

Legal represenantve: Karin Allard, PhD, CGHRM Director

Contact: Ola Bergström (Chair), Professor, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, email:

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