EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

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  • Greece: Reducing the number of public servants – latest developments

    23 juni 2016
    A reduction in the number of public servants in Greece was a condition of the country’s loan agreements. However, trade unions have protested against the cuts while employers say the public sector is still too large.
  • Greece: Court rules cut to civil servants' lump sum benefits is constitutional

    10 marts 2016
    The Greek Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that cuts to a teacher's lump sum benefit (payable to public servants on retirement) were not illegal. The teacher had claimed the 34.27% reduction imposed as part of financial austerity measures was unconstitutional. The judgement has yet to be published but will now apply in similar cases before lower courts.
  • France: President launches new plan to boost employment

    08 marts 2016
    In a bid to deal with the continuous increase in the number of unemployed, the government has launched a new plan to boost employment.
  • Defence - challenges for the future

    23 december 2015
    /This third and final article in the Sector Futures series on the European defence industry sector looks at the major policy issues and challenges facing the sector. It tries to tease out some of the main factors likely to shape the industry, looking at challenges in the area of strategy and security, governance, and technology and industrial restructuring. As the article suggests some possible futures, it is more speculative than the preceding two articles./
  • Defence industry - visions of the future

    23 december 2015
    /This article builds on the discussion in the first article on the trends and drivers likely to shape the future of the sector and the challenges it faces since the end of the Cold War. In particular, it looks at developments in the industry, such as the increasing internationalisation of production, the growing importance of IT companies within the defence sector, and the privatisation of services that were once provided by the military. The article also explores three alternative scenarios for the defence industry illustrating the decisions that need to be made, as well as the implications of these./
  • Sector Futures: Defence industry

    23 december 2015
    /The defence industry relies on skilled labour and resources in Europe, and has faced a period of considerable change and uncertainty since the end of the Cold War at the beginning of the 1990s. Until now, national governments of EU Member States have had considerable control over the industry while the recent EU Code of Conduct for defence procurement intends to introduce more openness to the market. The first of three articles in the Sector Futures series on this sector delineates the defence industry sector and examines its market size, structure and nature of employment. It also explores the trends and drivers likely to shape the sector’s future, such as changes in demand, in the nature of production and the dominance of the United States./
  • The automotive sector - what future?

    23 december 2015
    Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. July 2004 features the last article in the series on the future of the automotive sector. It explores some of the directions that EU policy could take to safeguard the future of the industry and guarantee a cleaner and safer environment for all citizens.
  • Networks, partnerships and corporate social responsibility in Poland: Case study of the Autokreacja Association

    23 december 2015
    /Against a background of severe economic and social problems during Poland’s transition to the market economy, a group of company managers from British Petroleum Polska, Sheraton, ABB and Commercial Union formed the Autokreacja Association in 2002. The association aims to promote and support responsible business practices that benefit both businesses and society, while helping to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development. As part of this aim, it offers intensive training programmes to disadvantaged, unemployed young people to improve their chances of finding work./
  • The textiles and leather sector - what future?

    23 december 2015
    Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. The second feature in the Sector Futures series on the textiles and leather sector explores in greater depth the driving forces likely to shape future developments in the industry. It discusses whether the textiles and clothing industry is 'a dying industry - or not?' in Europe. The third and last article in the series then looks at policy responses currently being pursued at EU level, in order to address the challenges facing the sector over the coming decade.
  • Partnership-based approaches to learning in the context of restructuring - case studies from the European steel and metal sectors

    12 oktober 2014
    The aim of learning partnerships is to increase workers’ skills, based on the cooperation of public, private and voluntary organisations, usually by means of further training.

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