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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.


  • Eurofound News, Issue 7, July/August 2014

    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Yearbook 2013: Eurofound's findings over 12 months; Decline in volume of collective wage bargaining mapped; News in brief; and Publications.
  • ERM Quarterly - Quarter 2, July 2014

    According to the 2014 spring forecast from the European Commission DG-ECFIN, ‘the economic outlook is strengthening’ and ‘leading indicators point to GDP growth gaining momentum’. Some measure of modest growth has now returned to the majority of Member States. This issue includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/4/14 - 30/6/14); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Restructuring support measures in focus: Italy; Sector in focus: Retail in the UK; Sector in focus: Healthcare in the Netherlands; Sector in focus: Tobacco.
  • Mapping youth transitions in Europe

    Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young people across Europe were not in employment, education or training (NEETs), accounting for 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29. This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing in particular on their school-to-work transition, while also monitoring their more general transition to adulthood. The report also investigates the ability of young people to remain in employment against the odds during the crisis and charts their transitions from temporary to permanent contracts. The report concludes with a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of selected policy measures.
  • Cultural factors explain inactivity rates of women

    An EU funded study, commissioned by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE [1]), has looked at reasons why women are not active in the labour market. It explores their perceptions about support services like childcare centres and care services for the elderly. [1] http://msdc.gov.mt/en/NCPE/Pages/NCPE_Home.aspx
  • Gender stereotyping still an issue among older people

    On December 2013 Istat [1], Italy’s national bureau of statistics, and the Department for Equal Opportunities presented a report on gender stereotypes and discrimination. The report, Gender stereotypes, disclaimers and discrimination [2], was based on a survey [3] of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and ethnic origin, and was conducted by Istat during the summer of 2011. [1] http://www.istat.it [2] http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/106599 [3] http://www.istat.it/it/archivio/30726
  • Decline in workers’ bonus pay post-crisis

    Extra year-end payments (YEPs) were common in Slovenia until the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. These were paid in addition to the regular monthly wage, and included the bonus generally referred to as the ‘13th month’ payment and the Christmas bonus. Every year in November and December, the Union of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS [1]) (SI0210102F [2]) (SI0412301N [3]) calls on employers to pay workers these bonuses. [1] http://www.zsss.si/ [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/the-development-and-current-situation-of-trade-unions-3 [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/zsss-demands-award-of-13th-month-payment-and-christmas-bonus
  • Role of social dialogue in industrial policies

    Financial turmoil and the increasing globalisation of value chains have revitalised industrial policies in Europe. However, existing policy instruments need to be aligned to the realities of global competition and evolving technologies. The main questions to be addressed are: What instruments of industrial policy are currently used in Europe? What is the role of social dialogue and of the social partners in shaping them? How can social dialogue play a proactive role in the current landscape of policymaking? This report provides an overview of the involvement of social partners in industrial policies at national (all EU Member States and Norway) and EU level. It focuses in particular on forms of participation, industrial policy instruments and their impacts and recent attempts to introduce innovation in industrial policies. It also highlights some examples of sectoral industrial policies where social partners have played a significant role.
  • United Kingdom: Role of social dialogue in industrial policies

    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. On 11 Septe...
  • Greece: Role of social dialogue in industrial policies

    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. Industrial ...
  • Slovakia: Role of social dialogue in industrial policies

    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. Industrial ...

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