29 Mai 2003
Annexes to the Annual Report 2002, containing information on: the Foundation work programme; Administrative Board and other committees; staff; meetings and conferences; publications and budget. See Annual report 2002.
23 Mai 2003
This information sheet provides a brief overview of the report (EF0336) on time issues. Changes to traditional gender roles and the division of work are forcing a rethink of conventional work-life patterns. Individuals are increasingly calling for a better quality of life, while employers require greater flexibility in the workplace. The report looks at how to address these changing needs by reorganising the use of time over the entire life course, specifically focusing on the individual’s working years. A short summary has been prepared by the Foundation’s research managers (EF0364). Information sheets set out a brief overview of each project, forming a useful introduction point. They answer key questions as to: What is the project about? Why is the research being carried out? What are the findings/objectives and whom do they concern? When will the project be completed? How might the findings be translated into action?
13 Mai 2003
Looking back at how the European cross-industry (or intersectoral) social dialogue has evolved since 1985, three stages can be distinguished:
01 Mai 2003
A summary is now available of the discussions which took place over the two-day conference, 'Employment and labour market insertion strategies as a tool for social inclusion', hosted by the Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs. The conference examined how active measures are developing for employment of vulnerable groups. Their needs demand more comprehensive approaches involving supportive policies and services in sectors such as social welfare, health and education as well as labour market measures. It looked at policies that increase employability and reduce barriers to labour market entry and also at measures which sustain employment for workers at risk of exclusion.
17 Avril 2003
Under the theme of promoting better employment, the Foundation tackled the key priority of the current four-year work programme 2001-2004 – Analysing and anticipating change to support socio-economic progress – in 2002, details of which are set out in this annual report. The year was marked by preparations for enlargement, including expanding the scope and geographical reach of the Foundation’s monitoring tools and preparing to involve the candidate countries in the work of the Foundation in 2003.
24 Février 2003
Communiqué is the newsletter of the Foundation It is published 6 times per year and provides up-to-date news and information on the Foundation's work and research. This issue contains the following articles: More women at work, still with less pay; MEP calls for greater visibility for the Foundation; Focusing on CSR as a process, not a product; Challenges and opportunities for social dialogue in an enlarged EU; Violence and harassment in the workplace on the increase.
20 Février 2003
/On 13 February 2003 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on the crisis in the steel sector and the measures to be taken at Community level. This was against the background of Arcelor's announcement of restructuring plans throughout the group's continental sites. The Parliament calls on the Commission and EU Member States to promote innovation in this sector and to develop new actions aimed at specialisation as well as quality. This EMCC dossier outlines the background to the EP resolution through a series of links providing a wide range of information on the crisis, its developments, as well as some case studies of the sector./
04 Février 2003
This publication summarises the presentations and discussions which took place at the conference, ‘Tripartism in an enlarged European Union’, in Elsinore on 29 and 30 October 2002. Jointly organised by the Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Employment, the conference contributed to the theme ‘social inclusion through social dialogue’ which the Danish Presidency had chosen to highlight as its central message in the social policy field. The conference reviewed the present state of tripartism in the EU and discussed the challenges it will face in an enlarged Union. Conference workshops dealt in detail with such issues as employment policy and tripartism and how to enhance capacities for tripartism in the candidate countries. The Foundation was pleased to witness the full participation of governments and social partners from the candidate countries at the Elsinore conference.
28 Janvier 2003
The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 have greatly affected the American psyche. As a result, US politics over the remainder of 2001 and 2002 have to a large extent reacted to the continuing challenges created by those attacks as well as the economic downturn that the attacks accelerated. Politicians have had to develop proposals to reduce both the likelihood and effects of a future attack. They have had to propose the creation of institutions and procedures capable of mitigating the effects of another attack and to prepare their constituents to live in a world that is less carefree, less convenient and, ultimately, less naïve. At the same time, the long-term needs of the nation have not gone away and, as much as ever, politicians and the public they represent are worried about problems such as: consistently under-performing American schools; the skyrocketing cost of healthcare and prescription drugs; unease about the availability of retirement income for 'Generation X' (the cohort born between, roughly, 1963-79) - while the evidence is unclear, based on a volume of credible projections that social security will not be available for this cohort, its members tend to worry more about retirement income and, consequently, save and invest in a wide range of assets far more than previous cohorts; and persistent pockets of social and economic marginalisation among, /inter alia/, socio-economically challenged enclaves in the inner cities, Appalachia and American Indian reservations.
20 Décembre 2002
This literature review examines the role of micro and small enterprises in the Bulgarian and Czech economies, looks at employment relations in both countries and surveys evidence from literature and comparisons with the EU.