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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.


  • Austria: Annual Review - 2010

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Austria: An...
  • Slovenia- Annual Review 2010

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Slovenia- A...
  • Shifts in the job structure in Europe during the Great Recession: Technical background paper

    The report describes the impact of the ‘great recession’ on employment and the job structure in the EU27. Quintile charts are used to give a simple, graphical representation of the extent of employment change in a given period as well as an indication of how that change has been distributed across jobs of different pay or skill levels. This technical background paper provides the full set of quintile charts associated with the 'job shifts' report.
  • JAHRBUCH 2010 - Leben und Arbeiten in Europa

    This second annual Yearbook on Living and working in Europe 2010 aims to convey the main findings of some of Eurofound's key currents of research – in particular, results and analysis from its three pan-European surveys on company practices, working conditions and quality of life. All the surveys now enable us to paint some pictures of trends over time, crucial for understanding how Europe is developing and the changing challenges it is encountering. Not least among these challenges is the creation of a truly multicultural European society, a task being undertaken daily by both majority and minority communities. As detailed in last year’s publication, European governments and social partners are still dealing with the effects of the economic crisis; in many countries, short-time working schemes were extended or introduced as one response. Eurofound’s Yearbook also outlines how such responses to the crisis may also provide an opportunity, highlighting ways of adapting such schemes to combine both greater flexibility and greater security. Such adaptation can only take place with the cooperation of the social partners: the Yearbook 2010 looks at how both trade unions and employer organisations are adapting to meet the challenges of changing times.
  • Für eine bessere Arbeits- und Lebensqualität

    The EU faces a number of key challenges: creating more and better jobs, enabling people to combine work with family life and ensuring better social cohesion and promoting equal opportunities. The central aim of Eurofound is to successfully address these challenges, identify policies and practices that work and communicate the results. Its role is to provide information, advice and expertise based on its comparative research and analysis for key actors in the field of EU social policy and for the citizens of Europe.
  • Luxembourg: Workers prone to stress and burn-out at work

    Through itssurvey ‘Well-being at work in Luxembourg 2010’carried out by TNS-ILRES in December 2009 to January 2010, the Luxembourg Chamber of Employees (CSL) sought to provide an insight into the feelings of Luxembourg workers in 2010 about their workplace. More than 1,500 employees (both Luxembourg residents and cross-border workers from Belgium, France and Germany) from various economic sectors were asked to answer questions on a range of issues including health and safety, work and society, psychosocial demands ofwork, andergonomics in the workplace.Astriking finding is the high proportion of workers (90%) who claim to have experienced some stress at work, with 20% admitting to having felt burn-out.
  • Employees favour security and stability in current crisis

    A questionnaire-based survey carried out by Adecco Greece [1] in March–May 2011 investigated the outlook and expectations of Greek employees amid the economic crisis. [1] http://www.adecco.gr/
  • Public sector union calls for strike action

    The Slovenian government has submitted a draft restructured government budget to parliament with a package of intervention measures to address the budget deficit. Among other things the Act on Intervention Measures to Tackle Economic Crisis includes:
  • Changes to Labour Code come into effect

    The Slovak Government approved the so-called ‘/major amendment’/ to the Labour Code on 28 April 2011. It then submitted the draft bill to Parliament, where it was discussed for almost two months, and finally approved with more than 150 amendments on 13 July 2011. The amendments have significantly altered the Government’s original proposal which was drawn up after consultations between the government and social partners (*SK1105019I* [1]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/government-approves-changes-to-labour-code
  • Increase in demand for collective dispute resolution

    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas [1]) is an independent statutory body that, among other work aimed at improving employment relations, offers dispute-resolution services in individual (UK0910039Q [2]) and collective employment disputes (essentially those between employers and trade unions [3]). [1] http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1461 [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/erm/comparative-information/national-contributions/united-kingdom/uk-individual-disputes-at-the-workplace-alternative-disputes-resolution [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/trade-unions

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