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Casting the spotlight on the gender dimension in the workplace inevitably leads to an exploration of the different gendered elements of the experience of work in Europe. With this aim in mind, this paper will draw from the findings of the report Gender and working conditions in the European Union

06 January 2008
Research report

The ERM report 2007 Restructuring and employment in the EU: The impact of globalisation argues that the nature and extent of globalisation has so far not had any serious overall negative consequences for aggregate employment in Europe. This report complements the ERM report 2007 with pertinent data

06 January 2008
Research report

E.ON Sverige AB is the second largest energy producer in Sweden and, with about 6,000 employees, is also one of the largest employers in the country. (E.ON Sverige AB was known as Sydkraft AB until 2005; however, the company will be referred to as E.ON Sverige throughout this study in order to avoid

20 December 2007

Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd (EP) is a state-owned company, primarily involved in oil shale mining in the Ida-Virumaa region of Estonia. The company was established in 1920 and was, for many years, the largest employer in Estonia. It continues to have particular relevance for the Ida-Virumaa region as the

20 December 2007
Case study

Housing is a fundamental issue that affects the quality of life of citizens as well as being an important indicator of the degree of integration. Successful housing policies play an important role in shaping social policymaking at the local level, affecting the future integration of migrants and

19 December 2007

The Foundation project ‘Attractive workplace for all: A contribution to the Lisbon Strategy at company level’ aims at identifying pioneer company practices, policies and agreements and showing how the Lisbon strategy is being implemented on the ground at company level. Examples of innovative company

16 December 2007

This issue of Foundation Findings deals with work-life balance in Europe. The EU needs to increase employment rates to ensure continued economic growth and promote social inclusion. To do this, it needs to make it easier for individuals to combine their work and family commitments to facilitate

13 December 2007

In the context of global competition, it is increasingly relevant to look at Europe’s economic development in a wider perspective. This report gives an overview of the main industrial relations developments in the European Union, Japan and the US in 2005 and 2006. It charts the similarities and

11 December 2007

EU policymakers recognise that improving working conditions is crucial to achieving a better quality of work, greater productivity and increased employment – the Lisbon objectives. In this context, the Foundation’s European Working Conditions Surveys, conducted every five years, have been providing

03 December 2007

This issue of Foundation Findings deals with flexicurity in Europe. Flexicurity is a policy approach that attempts to combine flexibility of labour markets for employers and security of employment for employees. Foundation Findings provide pertinent background information and policy pointers for all

23 November 2007