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
    14 Duben 2002

    In April 2002, the German Federation of Trade Unions (Deutscher
    Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB) published a report on the activities of its legal
    protection agency (DGB Rechtsschutz GmbH), which provides legal advice to
    members and brings legal proceedings on their behalf. According to the
    report, the agency won a total of EUR 725 million in the courts for DGB
    members in 2001. About EUR 375 million was obtained in labour court
    proceedings and EUR 350 million in social security court proceedings.

  • Article
    14 Duben 2002

    The Finnair airline, mainly owned by the Finnish state, decided in February
    2002 to start using temporary agency workers from Asian countries on its Far
    East flights. The SLSY cabin crew trade union finds the work permits granted
    to these workers questionable and suspects that the use of agency workers
    will take jobs from Finnair's permanent staff.

  • Article
    14 Duben 2002

    On 7 March 2002, the government decided to appoint a special commissioner
    with the task of examining women's representation in leading positions in
    private sector business. The commissioner will review the participation of
    women at management and board levels and look at matters such as the gender
    distribution among managers and deputy managers in various branches and
    geographical areas. Taking account of current research in this area, the
    commissioner will summarise the current state of knowledge regarding the
    obstacles to women's participation and the structures that determine
    developments in this area. The commissioner will also examine the working
    conditions for women in management positions.

  • Article
    14 Duben 2002

    In spring 2002, Luxembourg's OGB-L trade union confederation called for a
    round table meeting on the country's merchant shipping register and flag,
    with a view to establishing social and other standards designed to ensure
    that it no longer acts as a 'flag of convenience'.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    On 23 March 2002, Italy's Cgil trade union confederation organised a major
    demonstration in Rome against the centre-right government's economic policy
    and, following the murder of Marco Biagi, against terrorism. The event was
    claimed to be Italy's largest demonstration since the Second World War.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    In March 2002, Spain's UGT trade union confederation held its 38th confederal
    congress. Cándido Méndez was re-elected as general secretary as part of an
    expanded executive committee, and delegates approved various new demands in
    areas such as working time reduction, employment stability and social
    security.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    Female journalists in Greece face low rates of participation in the labour
    market, low pay, insecurity about the future, obstacles to professional
    development, fear of dismissal for gender-related reasons and an increase in
    incidents of sexual harassment. These are among the findings of a survey of
    journalists carried out in February 2002, focusing on equal opportunity
    issues in the profession.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    The three main Italian trade union confederations, Cgil, Cisl and Uil, called
    an eight-hour general strike for 16 April 2002 in protest at the government's
    proposed labour reforms. This is the first such action to be called for 20
    years and marks a crisis point in Italian industrial relations.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    The slowdown in economic growth in Spain has affected job creation, and there
    has been a growth in unemployment over 2001 and early 2002. However, new
    statistical definitions used in calculating the official unemployment figures
    may disguise the real situation and suggest a more positive development.

  • Article
    11 Duben 2002

    In March 2002, the French government proposed a draft decree on working time
    in the road haulage sector. A number of trade unions organised protest
    actions against the proposals to reform the regulation of lorry drivers'
    hours.

Series

  • COVID-19

    Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe as they continue to impact living and working conditions. A key element of the research is the e-survey, conducted in two rounds – in April and in July 2020. This is complemented by the inclusion of research into the ongoing effects of the pandemic in much of Eurofound’s other areas of work.

  • Minimum wages in the EU

    This series reports on developments in minimum wage rates across the EU, including how they are set and how they have developed over time in nominal and real terms. The series explores where there are statutory minimum wages or collectively agreed minimum wages in the Member States, as well as minimum wage coverage rates by gender.  

  • Challenges and prospects in the EU

    Eurofound’s Flagship report series 'Challenges and prospects in the EU' comprise research reports that contain the key results of multiannual research activities and incorporate findings from different related research projects. Flagship reports are the major output of each of Eurofound’s strategic areas of intervention and have as their objective to contribute to current policy debates.

  • National social partners and policymaking

    This series reports on and updates latest information on the involvement of national social partners in policymaking. The series analyses the involvement of national social partners in the implementation of policy reforms within the framework of social dialogue practices, including their involvement in elaborating the National Reform Programmes (NRPs).

  • European Company Survey 2019

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2019, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 1996

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 1996, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2001

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2001, which was an extension of the EWCS 2000 to cover the then 12 acceding and candidate countries. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2000

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Company Survey 2004

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the first edition of the survey carried out in 2004–2005 under the name European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2009

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2009, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

Forthcoming publications