The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
The EMCC focuses on two main topic areas.
Employment and labour markets is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound operates as a centre of expertise for monitoring and analysing labour market developments, particularly as European labour markets are faced with major challenges in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its research will focus on the consequences of the pandemic for work and employment and how to maintain the functioning and inclusiveness of the labour market.
Anticipating and managing the impact of change is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound will provide evidence on structural developments affecting the EU economy and labour markets, driven largely by digitalisation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but also by the COVID-19 crisis. The research is intended to assist policymakers in anticipating and preparing European labour markets and workplaces for these changes.
Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe and the impact on employment and labour markets. A key element of the research is the report COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life.
Featured - Tools of trade: Supporting export businesses to improve their workplace practices
The economic and labour market contribution of international businesses is well recognised, but policymakers could do more to help such enterprises to develop their activities. This policy brief explores the workplace practices in export-oriented establishments that may contribute to their success. It also identifies aspects of their workplace practices that can result in ‘win–win’ outcomes, ones that are mutually beneficial for employers and employees. The analysis identifies autonomous multicultural teams dealing with the international business administration as a common feature of export-oriented establishments. It discusses the skills needs of these teams, and how establishments recruit and train their members. Employee participation in organisational decision-making is found to be an important mediating factor for work organisation.
- Publication: Tools of trade: Supporting export businesses to improve their workplace practices
- Working paper: Workplace practices in export-oriented establishments: Case studies
- Working paper: International businesses: Scale, policy and workplace practices – Literature review
- Working paper: Workplace practices in export-oriented establishments: Quantitative analysis based on the ECS 2019
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