EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

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  • The health and social services sector - what future?

    08 december 2003
    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. January 2005 features the third and last article in the series on the future of the health and social services sector. The paper examines European level policy responses to some of the factors shaping the sector’s future, and addresses specific policy challenges facing European healthcare systems./
  • The publishing and media sector - what future?

    19 november 2003
    /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 third article in the series on the future of the publishing and media sector. It focuses on policy issues for the future of the sector./
  • Financial services sector - what future?

    17 september 2003
    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. April 2004 features the third and last article in the series on the future of the financial services sector. It focuses on policy issues for the future of the sector./
  • Information and communication technologies sector - what future?

    17 juli 2003
    /Sector Futures are specialised, targeted reports using findings from existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. December 2003 features the third and last article in the series on the future of information and communication technologies (ICT). It focuses on policy issues for the future of the sector./
  • Financial markets and the funding of enterprises in the European Union: what future?

    03 juli 2003
    This report seeks to address the question whether the structure of business finance in continental Europe is likely to converge towards the model observed in the UK and US economies where financial intermediaries, especially banks, play a much smaller role in the allocation of savings to productive investment purposes.
  • EMCC dossier on industrial restructuring

    11 juni 2003
    /Industrial restructuring is a striking feature of Europe's economic landscape today. There is wide agreement among employees, social partner organisations and policymakers at all levels that the way industrial restructuring is managed can, and must be improved. A rich body of policy initiatives, conceptual material and practical experience is available, identifying the main issues and challenges governing industrial restructuring. This EMCC dossier aims at presenting a selection of relevant data sources in a systematic way. It reveals the principles of, and various approaches to, corporate restructuring. A series of links provide access to a wide variety of relevant information sources./
  • Case studies in the graphics and media sector

    29 april 2003
    /These five case studies illustrate from a company perspective to what extent information and communication technologies (ICT) are penetrating the graphics and media sector. They show how five European companies of different sizes and positions in the value chain are coping with the positive and negative effects of change. One common characteristic of the five case study firms - Gopher, Daydream, Sportnews, BBC and Børsen - is that they have all been early adopters of ICT in their processes and products./
  • Corporate social responsibility in France, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom

    25 februar 2003
    /These 12 case studies look at how European companies are developing models of best practice in the field of working and employment conditions and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The companies selected are from four countries - France, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom - and cover sectors as diverse as the automotive, chemical, financial services, post and telecommunications, petrochemical and steel sectors. Restructuring and subcontracting were two specific issues highlighted in all case studies./
  • EMCC dossier on the crisis in the steel sector

    20 februar 2003
    /On 13 February 2003 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on the crisis in the steel sector and the measures to be taken at Community level. This was against the background of Arcelor's announcement of restructuring plans throughout the group's continental sites. The Parliament calls on the Commission and EU Member States to promote innovation in this sector and to develop new actions aimed at specialisation as well as quality. This EMCC dossier outlines the background to the EP resolution through a series of links providing a wide range of information on the crisis, its developments, as well as some case studies of the sector./
  • Corporate social responsibility: A business contribution to sustainable development

    01 juli 2002
    The Communication constitutes a follow-up to the 2001 Green Paper, 'Promoting a European Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility' . It presents the proposal from the Commission for a strategy to promote CSR in July 2001. The Green Paper defined CSR as 'a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.' Companies are increasingly aware that such responsible behaviour leads to sustainable business success. The Paper also recognised that CRS is about managing change in a socially responsible manner.

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