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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Proposed youth salary sparks debate

    According to Eurostat figures [1], the harmonised unemployment rate of young people (aged 15–24) in August 2011 was 23% in Sweden compared with the EU27 average of 20.9%. The high unemployment rate is frequently debated and is seen as one of the major failures of the Swedish labour market. While all actors across the labour and policy spectrums consider it vital to find ways to break the self-enforcing trend of unemployment and social exclusion [2] among young people, they have different views about both what causes the problem and how to combat it. [1] http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/employment_unemployment_lfs/introduction [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/social-exclusion
  • Unions object to labour reserve plan in public sector

    One of the measures put into place to deal with the financial crisis that followed Greece’s accession to the Financial Stability Mechanism in March 2010 (*GR1005019I* [1]) was a promise to cut back on government spending on the public sector. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/extraordinary-measures-used-to-activate-european-economic-support-mechanism
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Frankfurt.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Vienna, Austria

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Vienna.
  • Discussions about whether workers should help set executive pay

    In recent years, and especially since the financial crisis erupted in 2008, the remuneration of senior managers in the UK has come under increasing public and political scrutiny. Critics claim that the pay awarded to many executives bears little relation to either the performance of the companies they manage or the development of other employees’ wages.
  • Employment Council discusses wide range of social issues

    The Employment Council meeting, held in Luxembourg, discussed a range of issues including the Tripartite Social Summit [1], the role of the European Social Fund (ESF [2]), voluntary work in social policy and the management of demographic challenges through better reconciliation of work and family life. Summaries of the discussions are contained in a press release (190Kb PDF) [3]. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/tripartite-social-summit [2] http://ec.europa.eu/esf/home.jsp?langId=en [3] http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/lsa/124872.pdf
  • Recent developments in Fiat’s industrial relations

    Agreements signed at Fiat’s Pomigliano and Mirafiori plants, in June and December 2010 respectively, marked an important shift in the company’s industrial relations system.
  • Industrial injuries divided by gender

    The latest statistics on industrial injuries (in Danish, 406Kb PDF) [1] from the Danish National Board of Industrial Injuries (Arbejdsskadestyrelsen [2]) cover the period 2003 to 2009. The figures show that industrial injuries are different for men and women in terms of: [1] http://ask.dk/Presse-og-nyheder/Nyhedsarkiv/2010/~/~/media/577D2B1124FF403DB88A4DEA210B7FE4.ashx [2] http://arbejdsskadestyrelsen.dk
  • Women occupy less fulfilling jobs than men

    The study, /Changements organisationnels et l’informatisation/ (COI) [Organisational change and computerisation], carried out by DARES [1] and the Centre for Employment Studies [2] in 2006–2007, explored differences in perceptions of work and work atmosphere between women and men. The study’s findings (in French, 160Kb PDF) [3] are discussed in a short report published by DARES in December 2010. [1] http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76/ [2] http://www.cee-recherche.fr/ [3] http://www.emploi.gouv.fr/_pdf/dares2010_082.pdf
  • Bulgarian workers protest over privatisation of the Tobacco holding Bulgartabak

    There is a long-standing controversy over the future of tobacco industry between the successive governments and trade unions over the years. In November 1993 Bulgartabak was transformed from a state company into a holding company, Bulgartabak Holding AD, which included 22 joint-stock companies. The privatisation strategy of Bulgartabak Holding was approved in 2003.

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