Special Session @ 19th ILERA World Congress


Along with the question “How and under which conditions do acts of solidarity in transnational working relations occur?” we discussed possible places and motives of transnational solidarity in the EU and its linkages to social cohesion. For our round table we assumed that in increasingly transnational labor markets, the cooperative approach to different lines of conflict is a key element for the success of the European project. These projected lines of conflict are between capital and labor, workers and their representations of interests from different industries and from different countries. Thus, during the roundtable we discussed examples, preconditions and different acts of solidarity with the goal of highlighting and multiplying acts of transnational solidarity in European working relations.

Chair: Franziska Laudenbach, University of Bremen


1) Irene Dingeldey, University of Bremen; Ilana Nussbaum, University of Bremen: Ideas on Transnational Solidarity

2) Gies Philipp, University of Bremen: Places and Motives of Transnational Solidarity given through the Social Dialogue

3) Christine Üyük, Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ): Transnational Workers’ Mobilization and Their Conditions

4) Bengt Larsson, Linneaus University and Gothenburg University: Obstacles and Conditions for Transnational Trade Union Cooperation