Managing Inflation crisis through Social Dialogue

About The MAINSOC Project

After two decades of low inflation levels and wage moderation, Europe is facing an unprecedented increase in cost of living and the risk of stagflation. The inflation shock is eroding employees’ purchasing power, particularly at the bottom of the wage scale. Calls have been made by national and EU-level actors for governments and social partners to manage the current inflation crisis through negotiated incomes policies and collective bargaining.

Facts In Brief

Funding organisation

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL)

Time Frame

December 2023 – November 2025

Project coordinator

Oscar Molina
Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.


The MAINSOC project incorporates a strong international and transnational dimensions, so the project will carry in-depth analysis of government responses, role of social dialogue and collective bargaining adaptation in six countries belonging to different industrial relations models. In order to analyse the 6 countries, the consortium involves 6 research centres as applicant and co-applicants.

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