Industrial change is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. It refers to ongoing economic and social development in all sectors and fields of activity - both traditional sectors in decline as well as emerging areas of activity. At European level, the vast majority of socio-economic players agree on the need for a proactive approach to industrial change. Eurofound, underpinned by the European Monitoring Centre on Change, has significantly contributed to research in this field, in order to bring about a better understanding, anticipation and management of change in companies, sectors and regions.
Practical experiences, such as the EMCC exchange events and research identifying factors for successful change, complement the monitoring tools – the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) and the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM). Companies and the workplace – as a setting for change – are central to the Foundation’s broader concerns with living and working conditions. Opportunities abound for refining the management of change, for anticipating it intelligently, and for ensuring that the restructuring it entails can produce positive, long-lasting impacts.
- European Restructuring Monitor (ERM)
An information service that provides news and analysis on company restructuring in Europe, using data to identify trends in countries, sectors and types of restructuring.
- European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)
A rich source of regular news and analysis of all aspects of industrial relations, including restructuring.
- European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)
Regular updates on working conditions issues as well as analyses of the trends and challenges facing the European working model
- EMCC Exchange Events (until 2008)
A collection of company network seminar and anticipation workshop reports, including case examples of how companies have adapted to change