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  • Article
    10 Září 2003

    The EU Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in
    employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC [1]) was adopted in November
    2000 (EU0102295F [2]). The Directive seeks to lay down a general framework
    for combating discrimination, as regards employment and occupation, on the
    grounds of: religion or belief; disability; age; and sexual orientation. It
    is to be implemented by the EU Member States by 2 December 2003 (with a
    possible later deadline for the provisions on age and disability
    discrimination, if Member States see this as necessary).

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32000L0078&model=guichett
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/new-framework-equal-treatment-directive-examined

  • Article
    10 Září 2003

    The EU Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in
    employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC [1]) was adopted in November
    2000 (EU0102295F [2]). The Directive seeks to lay down a general framework
    for combating discrimination, as regards employment and occupation, on the
    grounds of: religion or belief; disability; age; and sexual orientation. It
    is to be implemented by the EU Member States by 2 December 2003 (with a
    possible later deadline for the provisions on age and disability
    discrimination, if Member States see this as necessary).

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32000L0078&model=guichett
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/new-framework-equal-treatment-directive-examined

  • Article
    10 Září 2003

    The EU Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in
    employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC [1]) was adopted in November
    2000 (EU0102295F [2]). The Directive seeks to lay down a general framework
    for combating discrimination, as regards employment and occupation, on the
    grounds of: religion or belief; disability; age; and sexual orientation. It
    is to be implemented by the EU Member States by 2 December 2003 (with a
    possible later deadline for the provisions on age and disability
    discrimination, if Member States see this as necessary).

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32000L0078&model=guichett
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/new-framework-equal-treatment-directive-examined

  • Article
    10 Září 2003

    This article examines the French situation, as of August 2003, with regard to
    the implementation and impact of the 2000 EU Directive establishing a general
    framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, which seeks to
    combat discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age
    and sexual orientation.

  • Report
    10 Září 2003

    This report, tackling 25 years of work by the Foundation on time and time related issues, represents an innovative attempt to draw together and consolidate the body of work carried out by the Foundation on this subject. In taking the large range of work on time as the main subject of analysis, the report provides some context to the influence of such work at a European and national level. Significantly, it underlines how the study of time issues can provide crucial insights into how best to address the challenges of the European social policy agenda and examines to what extent this has been achieved.

  • Article
    9 Září 2003

    The EU Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in
    employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC [1]) was adopted in November
    2000 (EU0102295F [2]). The Directive seeks to lay down a general framework
    for combating discrimination, as regards employment and occupation, on the
    grounds of: religion or belief; disability; age; and sexual orientation. It
    is to be implemented by the EU Member States by 2 December 2003 (with a
    possible later deadline for the provisions on age and disability
    discrimination, if Member States see this as necessary).

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32000L0078&model=guichett
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/new-framework-equal-treatment-directive-examined

  • Article
    9 Září 2003

    The EU Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in
    employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC [1]) was adopted in November
    2000 (EU0102295F [2]). The Directive seeks to lay down a general framework
    for combating discrimination, as regards employment and occupation, on the
    grounds of: religion or belief; disability; age; and sexual orientation. It
    is to be implemented by the EU Member States by 2 December 2003 (with a
    possible later deadline for the provisions on age and disability
    discrimination, if Member States see this as necessary).

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32000L0078&model=guichett
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/new-framework-equal-treatment-directive-examined

  • Article
    9 Září 2003

    In June 2003, the Portuguese government issued a set of discussion papers
    setting out proposals for reform of the public administration, with the aim
    of making it more flexible. Along with organisational and management changes,
    the proposals include new assessment procedures and training measures for
    civil servants. Trade unions have complained of a lack of dialogue and
    consultation on the reform

  • Report
    9 Září 2003

    This report demonstrates the form that the descriptive and analytical components of the monitoring programme on quality of life could take. If individual and national quality of life is to be improved in the European Union through evidence based social policy, this will require both descriptive and analytical monitoring programmes. This report begins the task of providing both a descriptive benchmark for the monitoring programme and an analytical understanding of the processes that shape these patterns.

  • Article
    9 Září 2003

    Recent figures from Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå, SSB) show a
    significant decline in the labour force participation rate of people with
    disabilities, or 'impaired functionality'. Only 42.5% of all people in this
    group were in employment in the second quarter of 2003, while at the same
    time 3.9% were unemployed, compared with 46.6% and 3.1% respectively in the
    same quarter of 2002. The total labour force participation rate of people
    with disabilities/impaired functionality was 46.4% in the second quarter of
    2003 - a significant drop from the 49.5% recorded in the same quarter of
    2002. The figure is much lower than that for the whole population, which has
    a labour force participation rate of 79% in 2003. The unemployment rate, on
    the other hand, is not higher among people with disabilities than in the
    population at large.

Series

  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

  • European Company Surveys

    The European Company Survey (ECS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2004–2005, with the latest edition in 2019. The survey is designed to provide information on workplace practices to develop and evaluate socioeconomic policy in the EU. It covers issues around work organisation, working time arrangements and work–life balance, flexibility, workplace innovation, employee involvement, human resource management, social dialogue, and most recently also skills use, skills strategies and digitalisation.

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

  • European Jobs Monitor

    This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    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 2015, the sixth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • 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. 

Forthcoming publications