Structural change is a general characteristic of economic development, driven by shifts in relative productivity and demand, technological or socioeconomic changes. To adapt to a changing economic environment, companies undergo restructuring to maintain or improve their competitiveness and, hence, sustainability. While restructuring is essential to the dynamism of the European economy, it can entail difficulties for employees. The ERM annual report 2011 looks at the whole range of instruments available in the EU to mitigate the negative effects that it may have for both companies and employees and introduces around 400 of them in an online database. The ERM annual report also presents an overview and analysis of restructuring activities in Europe as captured by the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM).
21 Νοέμβριος 2011 | Annual report
06 Οκτώβριος 2011 | Annual report
Με ιδιαίτερη χαρά σάς παρουσιάζουμε τη δεύτερη επετηρίδα μας σχετικά με τη διαβίωση και την εργασία στην Ευρώπη για το 2010 –μια συνολική ανασκόπηση των όσων παρουσίασε το Eurofound στο πλαίσιο της έρευνάς του για τη διαμόρφωση πολιτικών κατά το 2010. Παρότι δεν παρουσιάζουμε εδώ το σύνολο του έργου μας για τη χρονιά που πέρασε, η παρούσα Επετηρίδα μεταφέρει τα κύρια πορίσματα ορισμένων από τις βασικές ερευνητικές δραστηριότητές μας –ιδίως δε αποτελέσματα και αναλύσεις από τις τρεις πανευρωπαϊκές έρευνες σχετικά με τις εταιρικές πρακτικές, τις συνθήκες εργασίας και την ποιότητα ζωής.
17 Ιούλιος 2011 | Annual report
This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2010. The report describes Eurofound's activities, particularly its research and information and communication programmes, in relation to the objectives set in the Work Programme 2010.
23 Νοέμβριος 2010 | Annual report
In the face of recession, falling demand and the consequent slowing of production, short-time working and temporary layoff schemes have been extended (or introduced) in many Member States. These schemes, often with the aid of public funds, reduce working time, while protecting workers’ incomes and company solvency; frequently, the time spent not working is used for training instead. This report examines the practice of reduced working time across Europe, and looks in detail at how it is implemented in 10 Member States, with a view to determining the contribution that such schemes can make in implementing the common principles of flexicurity, especially in light of the broad-based consensus they enjoy among the social partners.
07 Ιούλιος 2010 | Annual report
Σκοπός της παρούσας επετηρίδας είναι να αναλύσει τα βασικά πορίσματα του Eurofound κατά το 2009. Όντας το πρώτο κείμενο που δημοσιεύεται στο πλαίσιο του τετραετούς προγράμματος εργασίας του Eurofound «Καλύτερη εργασία, καλύτερη ζωή», η Επετηρίδα 2009 μπορεί να παράσχει αποσπασματική μόνον εικόνα των πορισμάτων των ερευνών του Eurofound, λαμβάνοντας υπόψη το εύρος της εργασίας που πραγματοποιείται κάθε χρόνο. Ωστόσο, όπως αποκαλύπτει μια ματιά στην Επετηρίδα, ο αντίκτυπος της ύφεσης κυριάρχησε στην έρευνα του Eurofound στους διάφορους τομείς εμπειρογνωμοσύνης του. Επιπλέον, οι περιοδικές, διαχρονικές έρευνες του Eurofound απέδειξαν την αξία τους, καταδεικνύοντας τις αλλαγές που επήλθαν μετά την ύφεση και έως τώρα.
27 Ιούνιος 2010 | Annual report
This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2009. The impact of the recession dominated Eurofound’s research across its various areas of expertise: working conditions, industrial relations, living conditions and anticipation and management of industrial change.
22 Νοέμβριος 2009 | Annual report
Over the course of 2008 and 2009, the world economy experienced one of the most serious recessions in modern times. In July 2009, 22 million men and women were unemployed throughout Europe, five million more than a year previously. Moreover, the situation may well still have further to play out: experience of previous recessions suggests that the full effect of the downturn upon employment has yet to materialise. Eurofound’s analysis of restructuring and job loss over the past year is collated and reviewed in this, the fourth annual report of the European Restructuring Monitor. Analysing the effects of the recession upon employment, it also looks in detail how particular sectors, countries and occupations have been affected, and examines a range of responses that have been taken to safeguard employment - at the company, Member State and European level.
16 Νοέμβριος 2009 | Annual report
This year’s annual review of industrial relations developments in the European Union, Japan and the US, as well as in the emerging economies of Brazil and China, is set against the background of the global financial and economic crisis that developed in the summer of 2008. As recession has hit countries worldwide, weakening labour markets and causing unemployment to rise, governments have issued stimulus packages to combat the crisis. This report explores the impact of the crisis on developments in industrial relations in the EU, Brazil, China, Japan and the US over the period 2008–2009. It charts the similarities and trends, as well as the differences in structure and developments between these five major economies, followed by an outline of priority issues for the social partners and a range of measures that could improve the global economic outlook.
21 Σεπτέμβριος 2009 | Annual report
Quality of work and employment is a major policy issue in the European Union. This sixth annual review of working conditions in the EU outlines relevant legislative and policy developments during the period 2008–2009 in the context of labour market mobility and demographic change. It also explores a range of issues and challenges related to working life and the workplace.
20 Αύγουστος 2009 | Annual report
A key element of European policy is the emphasis on boosting employment and maximising its quality – creating ‘more and better jobs’ – with a view to shaping a competitive, knowledge-based economy. Over the period 1995 - 2006, considerable growth in employment took place in most European countries. This report seeks to determine if those jobs created were also of better quality. It analyses the level of employment growth across the wage spectrum in each Member State by sector, occupation, type of contract, and gender.