Organisation profile

TESA is the research unit on sociology of work and labour market policy of the VUB. Major Research projects have been carried out on vocational training and qualifications profiles, personnel policy, HRM and flexibility of labour market and industrial relations. Also the relationship between work and non-work (e.g. citizens' income) has received continuous attention. TESA has established links with some of the more influential European networks regarding industrial relations, work and employment. Many of the projects in which TESA has participated have indeed been international comparative studies. This still is the case with the more recent projects. These projects concern the including-excluding effect of participation of labour market and the construction of a European citizenship. Another one is on cross-border European bargaining in the metalworking sector. TESA also develops educational projects. It now constructs a university curriculum for a master degree Employment Relations and Labour Market Systems in the universities of Sofia and Plovdiv in Bulgaria.

Contact information

Pleinlaan 2
  • Fax: +32-2-6292044
  • Phone: +32-2-6292044

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