The role of trade unions and coordination in local governance networks

Project Details


This research project aims to understand the emergence and functionality of a number of self-initiated local governance networks on the Danish labor market consisting of trade unions, public employment centers, educational institutions, firms and/or employer organizations.

The project includes three cases in which such networks have been formed in order to tackle particular challenges on the local labor market. The case-studies include

1) an offshore-network in the town of Esbjerg working to recruit and train workers for maintenance work on oil rigs and offshore installations
2) the Lindø-network near the town of Odense that was formed in order to organize a number of extraordinary employment measures in the wake of the closure of the Lindø Shipyard in 2010-12
3) the "construction boom network" situated in the western part of the Central Denmark Region working to avoid bottlenecks and labor shortage in the construction sector in connection with a number of public investments in infrastructure and the building of new "super hospitals".

The project is financed by contributions from the Danish Trade Union Confederation (LO), The United Federation of Danish Workers (3F), and the Danish Metalworkers Trade Union.
Effective start/end date01/12/201331/12/2014


  • LO, 3F og Dansk Metal: DKK600,000.00


  • Governance
  • Trade unions
  • Retraining
  • Unemployment
  • Labor shortage


  • 1 Conference presentations

Resultater gennem samarbejde og koordinering

Mads Peter Klindt (Lecturer)

9 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Research Output

  • 1 Report
  • 1 Journal article
  • 1 Contribution to newspaper - Newspaper article

Trade union renewal through local partnerships for skill formation

Klindt, M. P., Nov 2017, In : Transfer: European review of Labour and Research. 23, 4, p. 441-455

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Samarbejde og koordination i selvgroede arbejdsmarkedsnetværk

Klindt, M. P., Ravn, R. & Larsen, M. F., 27 Apr 2015, 58 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

702 Downloads (Pure)

Selvgroet. Regionale netværk styrker jobindsats

Klindt, M. P., 19 Jun 2013, In : Politiken.

Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

141 Downloads (Pure)

Press / Media

Forsker: Fyrede slagterimedarbejdere kan få svært ved at få nyt job

Mads Peter Klindt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Måske penge på vej til fyrede slagterimedarbejdere

Mads Peter Klindt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Offshorebranche i tæt samarbejde med a-kasser

Mads Peter Klindt


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media