SindNova is a recognized non-profit association that has been involved in studies, training and information for forty years with the aim of deepening and promoting the culture and tools of worker participation in companies. 

 Industrial relations, working conditions, European Works Councils, the protection of workers' health and safety and sustainable development are the main areas of competence of the Institute.

On these topics SindNova promotes and organizes in Europe comparison initiatives and high-profile national and international study and training projects.



The CISL popular initiative law proposal


 Research and study

The research and study activity moves along four main lines of study:
- The industrial scenarios, the competitiveness and the processes of technological and organizational innovation of companies.
- Information and consultation rights and participation of workers in companies, both in the local and transnational dimension
-  The health and safety of workers, the dissemination of good prevention practices and safety management systems
- Corporate social responsibility, sustainable development,
environmental defense.

Continuous training

The SindNova training courses have as a priority objective that of strengthening the skills of the workers, the "know-how" aimed at supporting the dialogue on central issues for company development. The Sindnova staff "co-designs" and contextualizes the training course following a specific analysis of the company situation.

Organisation coaching

Organizational coaching is coaching for the organization, not for the individual. The organization uses the coach to address a critical issue, initiate a change or achieve specific results. The analysis of the cultural context is a fundamental requirement for achieving the intended objectives.

European Projects

BASE  project "From Basic knowledge to Advanced Skills for European Works Councils’ members and HR and Industrial Relations specialists"

The project co-funded by the European Union (n.101052219) coordinated by SindNova, in partnership with FIM-CISL,
FEMCA-CISL, Fundacion 1 de Mayo, FCIW, UPEE, FTUM, BCM, IndustriAll Europe and CC.OO. has the objective of providing specific skills and key information on current legislation on information and consultation rights, to ensure the full involvement of workers in companies. It is important to equip workers.......keep reading

TURN project "Addressing industrial relations towards circular economy in metal, chemical, textile and construction sectors"

The TURN project coordinated by SindNova, in partnership with FEMCA CISL, FIM CISL, FILCA CISL, FUNDACION 1° DE MAYO (Spain), OZIPLIK IS, TURK METAL SENDIKASI (Turkey), CO-PLAN, FS PISH (Albania) CSPS, KOZSR (Slovakia), CC.OO. INDUSTRIA, INDUSTRIALL, EFWWB (Belgium) and co-financed by the European Commission, has the aim of investigating the action and reaction of the countries involved in the project and the predisposition of the sectors (chemical, textile, energy, metalworking and construction) to the transition to circular economy model. The objective is to improve and adapt/readapt its production systems in line with the European action plan towards the circular transition........ keep reading

European Works Councils Europei

The EWC, European Works Council, is a transnational representative body through which workers and their representatives can exercise their rights to information, consultation and participation in multinational companies.
SindNova has acquired, over the years, a significant
knowledge and expertise in the EWC establishment and monitoring process. The institute annually organizes training courses for EWC members aimed at strengthening knowledge that is transversal and functional to roles and at acquiring skills and tools useful for reading company changes.
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The Essential Library

European Union
Dossier 1

Eropean Trade Unionism
Dossier 2
European Works Councils (EWC)
Dossier 3

Translational company agreements (TCAs)
Dossier 4

Multinational corporation financial statements: what are they and how to read them
Dossier 5

The evolution of occupational health and safety issues in Europe
Dossier 6
The EWC experience of information confidentiality
Dossier 7
What is sustainable development
Dossier 8
Economic sustainability
Dossier 9