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Information and Consultation Directives (national level)

  • Framework on Information and Consultation
    Council Directive 2002/14/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community. Related EU documents / reports the framework directive are available on the EU Commission website.
  • Insolvency of the employer
    Directive 2008/94/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer (replacing Directives 80/987/EEC, 87/164/EEC and 2002/74/EC)
  • Transfer of undertakings
    Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses.
    Further information and documents: EU Commission website

European Works Council Directive

  • European Works Council Directive (2009 recast)
    Directive 2009/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (Recast)
  • European Works Council Directive
    Council Directive 94/45/EC of 22 September 1994 on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees.
  • European Works Council Directive (UK)
    Council Directive 97/74/EC of 15 December 1997 extending, to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Directive 94/45/EC on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees
  • European Works Council Directive (BG, RO)
    Council Directive 2006/109/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting Directive 94/45/EC on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania
  • Related EU documents / reports can be downloaded from the EU Commission website.

European Company (SE) / European Cooperative Society (SCE)

European Company (SE)

European Cooperative Society (SCE)

European Company Law Directives