Publications

Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, r...Read more

Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.

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  • Article
    21 Duben 2002

    In February 2002, the European Parliament and Council of Ministers formally
    adopted the EU Directive on national information and consultation rules.
    After the remaining formalities, the final, official text of Directive
    (2002/14/EC) establishing a general framework for informing and consulting
    employees in the European Community [1] was published in the /Official
    Journal of the European Communities/ (L80) on 23 March 2002. EU Member States
    now have until 23 March 2005 to comply with its requirements. Under the
    Directive, all undertakings with at least 50 employees (or establishments
    with at least 20 employees) must inform and consult employee representatives
    about business developments, employment trends and changes in work
    organisation.

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=_200802002&model=guichett

  • Article
    21 Duben 2002

    On 19 March 2002, the Deputy Prime Minister (Tánaiste) and Minister for
    Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Harney, launched a report from the
    Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), entitled /Women in
    management in Irish business/ and compiled by Anne Coughlan of IBEC in 2001.
    The report: examines recent changes in the pattern of women's employment;
    outlines the results of an IBEC survey on women in management; explores some
    of the structural and attitudinal barriers to women's advancement that have
    created a 'glass ceiling'; and sets out some practical measures that
    employers can take to bridge the 'gender gap'.

  • Article
    21 Duben 2002

    The widely publicised 1999 'MacPherson report' following the police
    investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, highlighted
    institutional racism as a major problem in British society. Three years on,
    this article reviews how the trade union movement has responded to calls for
    the social partners to tackle institutional racism in employment.

  • Article
    18 Duben 2002

    At federal level, a 'rainbow' coalition has been in power since June 1999,
    made up of six parties: the Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Vlaamse Liberalen
    en Democraten,VLD); the Liberal Reform Party/Democratic Front of
    Francophones/Movement of Citizens for the Change (Parti Réformateur
    Libéral-Front Démocratique des Francophones-Mouvement du Citoyen pour le
    Changement (PRL-FDF-MCC); the (French-speaking) Socialist Party (Parti
    Socialiste (PS); the (Flemish-speaking) Progressive Social Alternative
    (sociaal progressief alternatief, SP.A); Ecolo (French-speaking
    environmentalists); and Agalev (Flemish environmentalists). The government's
    term of office runs until mid-2003 and no elections were held in 2001.
    However, a number of political parties changed their name, as follows:

  • Article
    18 Duben 2002

    The present government, consisting of the social democratic Labour Party
    (Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA), the liberal Party for Freedom and Democracy
    (Vereniging voor Vrijheid en Democratie, VVD) and the social
    liberalDemocraten 66 (D66), was in 2001 in its last full year in office.
    General elections will be held in May 2002.

  • Article
    18 Duben 2002

    The political framework remained stable during 2001. The absolute majority
    achieved by the conservative People's Party (Partido Popular, PP) in the 2000
    general election has allowed it to govern with a fair degree of tranquillity.
    The most important political event of the year was the regional election in
    Galicia, which returned the People's Party with an absolute majority.

  • CAR
    17 Duben 2002

    'Non-permanent' employment is a feature of European labour markets that has
    attracted increasing attention in recent years, and has been subject to
    considerable legal regulation, not least at European Union level.
    Non-permanent employment can broadly be defined as all employment which is
    not based on an open-ended and continuous employment contract, but which is
    limited in time - the main types being employment on fixed-term contracts,
    temporary agency work and casual or seasonal work. This comparative study -
    based on the contributions of the European Industrial Relations Observatory
    (EIRO) national centres in the EU Member States and Norway - aims to examine
    the links between non-permanent employment and the 'quality' of working life,
    and to look at its treatment in industrial relations. The primary focus is on
    fixed-term employment, with more detailed information on temporary agency
    work available in a previous EIRO comparative study - TN9901201S [1].

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/erm/comparative-information/temporary-agency-work-in-europe

  • Article
    17 Duben 2002

    A confidential report commissioned by the Irish Business and Employers
    Confederation (IBEC) indicates that Irish employers are determined not to
    repeat what they regard as the failures of the current national agreement,
    the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness [1] (PPF) (IE0003149F [2]) when it
    expires at the end of 2002, according to the independent publication,
    /Industrial Relations News/ (IRN). However, the report also shows that a
    majority of IBEC members would still like to see the concept of partnership
    continue, subject to improvements. Only a minority favour a full return to
    local-level pay negotiations.

    [1] http://www.irlgov.ie/taoiseach/publication/partnership/default.htm
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/irish-social-partners-endorse-new-national-agreement

  • Article
    17 Duben 2002

    A special seminar was organised in Dublin on 25 March 2002 to mark the formal
    launch of the National Centre for Partnership and Performance (NCPP [1])
    (IE0104166F [2]) by the deputy Prime Minister (Tánaiste), Mary Harney. Ms
    Harney is also the Minister for Enterprise and Employment. Established under
    the current national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness [3]
    (PPF) (IE0003149F [4]), the NCPP replaces the poorly funded National Centre
    for Partnership (NCP), which was set up under the Partnership 2000 agreement
    (1997-9) (IE9706202N [5]).

    [1] http://www.ncpp.ie
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/new-national-centre-for-partnership-and-performance-established
    [3] http://www.irlgov.ie/taoiseach/publication/partnership/default.htm
    [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/irish-social-partners-endorse-new-national-agreement
    [5] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/national-centre-for-partnership-established

  • Article
    14 Duben 2002

    In March 2002, the Netherlands' tripartite Social and Economic Council (SER)
    issued its opinion on the reform of the Occupational Disability Insurance Act
    (WAO), which will be used by the government as the basis for legislative
    proposals. Although employers and trade unions are generally in agreement,
    they have some reservations.

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