Dr Aurelie Andry

  • Research Associate in International Economic History (Management)

telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 2077
email: Aurelie.Andry@glasgow.ac.uk


Aurélie holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence, and is a former junior lecturer in postwar European history at the Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her main research interests include European integration history and the history of European socialism, the history of ‘social Europe’, EU social policy and the involvement of social actors in European governance and policy-making.

Aurélie’s research project entitled ‘Trade Unions and European economic integration: the battle for a ‘social union’ (1970s-1992)’ proposes to explore how European trade unions tried to influence European economic policymaking and to what extent they managed to weigh on European economic integration and on the creation of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Looking in particular at the positions of the European Trade Union Confederation as well as the main French, Italian and British trade unions, and focusing on key moments of the European agenda, such as the 1974 Social Action Programme, the 1970s Tripartite Conferences, the project of directive for a reduction of working time at the end of the 1970s, the 1986 Single European Act, and the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. Her research aims to trace the trade unions’ evolving positions, internal disagreements, and the strategies they used to voice their concerns, and to weigh on decisions.

Research interests

  • European integration history
  • Contemporary European history
  • History of the EU and its institutions
  • History of socialism in Europe
  • ‘Social Europe’; trade unions and European integration
  • European social policy; industrial relations in Europe
  • Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)