About us

IRES Emilia-Romagna, Social and Economics Research Institute founded in 1982 by the trade union confederation CGIL Emilia-Romagna.

It carries out economic and social research, documentation, databases and data processing in collaboration with Associations, Institutes and Universities. Furthermore, it organises meetings, conferences and seminars.

Over the years IRES ER has focused its activities on Social and Economic Development, and particularly on

  • industrial relations and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME);
  • structural changes in the production system caused by technological innovation and the evolution of the external environment;
  • analysis of the labour market, including female employment, non-standard jobs and migrant workers;
  • local welfare;
  • collective bargaining at the company and local level (social);
  • citizienship rights.