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  • Article
    20 Junio 2002

    This feature outlines how Irish social partner organisations have been
    involved in Ireland's 2002 National Action Plan (NAP) on employment [1].
    Under the European employment strategy [2], each year the EU Member States
    draw up NAPs in response to the annual Employment Guidelines [3].


  • Article
    20 Junio 2002

    This feature outlines how the main UK social partner organisations - the
    Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) -
    have been involved in drawing up the UK's 2002 National Action Plan (NAP) on
    employment [1]. Under the European employment strategy [2], each year the EU
    Member States draw up NAPs in response to the annual Employment Guidelines


  • Article
    20 Junio 2002

    The European employment strategy [1] (EES) is in its fifth year of operation
    in 2002. Under the strategy, annual Employment Guidelines are issued in the
    autumn of each year by the EU institutions to the Member States. These are
    then implemented through the Member States' National Action Plans (NAPs) on
    employment, which are forwarded to the European Commission for assessment.
    The Commission and Council of Ministers then draw up a joint employment
    report on Member States' implementation of its guidelines and, if they deems
    necessary, make recommendations to Member States on how they could improve
    their implementation of the guidelines.


  • Article
    19 Junio 2002

    Over April-May 2002, Poland's Tripartite Commission has been discussing the
    government's proposals for amendments to the Labour Code, which seek to
    reduce labour costs and make labour law more flexible. The debate has seen a
    number of differences of opinion between the two largest trade unions
    organisations, NSZZ 'Solidarność' and OPZZ.

  • Article
    16 Junio 2002

    On 26 April 2002, after seven years of preparations and negotiations between
    the social partners, parliament finally passed a 'Law on Labour Relations'
    which will come in force on 1 January 2003. This law, which governs
    individual employment relationships, is one of the most important parts of
    the new framework of labour legislation in Slovenia and an important shift
    towards the 'Europeanisation' of Slovene labour law. On one hand the law will
    increase the flexibility of the Slovene labour market, but on the other hand
    it will protect workers in line with International Labour Organisation (ILO)
    Conventions and EU Directives.


  • European Restructuring Monitor

    The European Restructuring Monitor has reported on the employment impact of large-scale business restructuring since 2002. This series includes its restructuring-related databases (events, support instruments and legislation) as well as case studies and publications.

  • European Working Conditions Surveys

    The European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) launched in 1990 and is carried out every five years, with the latest edition in 2020. It provides an overview of trends in working conditions and quality of employment for the last 30 years. It covers issues such as employment status, working time duration and organisation, work organisation, learning and training, physical and psychosocial risk factors, health and safety, work–life balance, worker participation, earnings and financial security, work and health, and most recently also the future of work.

  • Challenges and prospects in the EU

    Eurofound’s Flagship report series 'Challenges and prospects in the EU' comprise research reports that contain the key results of multiannual research activities and incorporate findings from different related research projects. Flagship reports are the major output of each of Eurofound’s strategic areas of intervention and have as their objective to contribute to current policy debates.

  • COVID-19

    Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe as they continue to impact living and working conditions. A key element of the research is the e-survey, conducted in two rounds – in April and in July 2020. This is complemented by the inclusion of research into the ongoing effects of the pandemic in much of Eurofound’s other areas of work.

  • European Company Survey 2019

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2019, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • Sectoral social dialogue

    Eurofound's representativness studies are designed to allow the European Commission to identify the ‘management and labour’ whom it must consult under article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). This series consists of studies of the representativeness of employer and worker organisations in various sectors.

  • National social partners and policymaking

    This series reports on and updates latest information on the involvement of national social partners in policymaking. The series analyses the involvement of national social partners in the implementation of policy reforms within the framework of social dialogue practices, including their involvement in elaborating the National Reform Programmes (NRPs).

  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

  • European Company Surveys

    The European Company Survey (ECS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2004–2005, with the latest edition in 2019. The survey is designed to provide information on workplace practices to develop and evaluate socioeconomic policy in the EU. It covers issues around work organisation, working time arrangements and work–life balance, flexibility, workplace innovation, employee involvement, human resource management, social dialogue, and most recently also skills use, skills strategies and digitalisation.

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

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