Promoting industrial peace in the labour market is an ongoing challenge in the world economy. This thematic feature from the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) outlines procedures that countries have taken to avoid industrial action and to maintain a smooth negotiating process between the social partners. This study is made up of contributions from 23 European Union Member States, as well as the acceding countries Bulgaria and Romania, and Norway. The main focus of the study is on the regulatory framework, the procedures for resolving industrial conflicts and the organisations in each country responsible for dealing with disputes of interest in the private and public sector.
This study examines the employment situation of young people in 26 European countries, looking at unemployment data, the regulatory framework and programmes at national level specifically targeted at raising employment levels. The study also presents the role and views of the social partners and highlights the main issues for policy consideration. It is based on national reports on the subject, drawn up on the basis of a questionnaire, available on the Foundation’s website.