Welcome to the renewed EWC database portal

Looking for up-to-date information on European Works Councils?

Welcome to the renewed EWC portal. The portal was re-launched in January 2016 and replaces the 'old' website.

Therefore all users old and new are requested to REGISTER AGAIN (free; old login and password won't work) to get full access to agreements, personal dashboard and new features (see below).

The new website continues to provide all the information previously available plus many new features:

  • totally FREE access upon registration;
  • detailed search engines on EWC population and the contents of EWC agreements;
  • content analysis of 1500+ EWC agreements;
  • selected provisions (best practice) from EWC agreements;
  • tool to compare up to 3 EWC agreements;
  • live statistics with automatic charts online;
  • personal dashboard with the possibility to save searches, agreements, etc. (registered users);

If you have suggestions for improvement of the new website or want to report a problem please contact us.


If you are an EWC member please contribute to the database and send us your EWC agreement.




  • The European Trade Union Institute is conducting research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the work of European Works Councils.

    To this end the ETUI has developed a brief online survey which should take only 15 minutes to complete and is anonymous.  Please complete the survey and/or share it with people who may be interested.

    The survey is in English. On the first page of the survey, you will find instructions to translate it into your language using your web browser

    You can access the ETUI EWC Web-survey on Covid at this link: https://bit.ly/36mddfv

    EWCs in Covid online survey QR code

  • EWC related court cases - new search engine available now
  • EWC Database data quality guide by S. De Spiegelaere (2016) explains  the ETUI's policies to prevent, assess and treat data and errors in the database.

Selected statistics

Infographic presenting results of EWC 2018 survey on restructuring

Find more on 'Democracy at work in a pandemic' in the recent ETUI and ETUC publication 'Benchmarking Working Europe 2020: Covid-19 and the world of work: the impact of a pandemic'

Visit also a dedicated website: www.benchmarking2020.eu