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  • Case study
    16 Jūnijs 2003

    The European Monitoring Centre for Change (EMCC) set out five case studies regarding developments in the graphics and media sector. These cover: Sportnews Internet Services, Greece; the BBC, UK; Gopher Publishers, the Netherlands; Borsen, the leading business newspaper in Denmark; and Daydream Software, Sweden. Each case study sets out the background to the company, market dynamics and company changes, organisation and workforce and the market, education and training, and virtualisation of the workplace. The interview questionnaire is also included for reference.

  • Case study
    16 Jūnijs 2003

    The European Monitoring Centre for Change (EMCC) set out five case studies regarding developments in the graphics and media sector. These cover: Sportnews Internet Services, Greece; the BBC, UK; Gopher Publishers, the Netherlands; Borsen, the leading business newspaper in Denmark; and Daydream Software, Sweden. Each case study sets out the background to the company, market dynamics and company changes, organisation and workforce and the market, education and training, and virtualisation of the workplace. The interview questionnaire is also included for reference.

  • Case study
    16 Jūnijs 2003

    The European Monitoring Centre for Change (EMCC) set out five case studies regarding developments in the graphics and media sector. These cover: Sportnews Internet Services, Greece; the BBC, UK; Gopher Publishers, the Netherlands; Borsen, the leading business newspaper in Denmark; and Daydream Software, Sweden. Each case study sets out the background to the company, market dynamics and company changes, organisation and workforce and the market, education and training, and virtualisation of the workplace. The interview questionnaire is also included for reference.

  • Case study
    16 Jūnijs 2003

    The European Monitoring Centre for Change (EMCC) set out five case studies regarding developments in the graphics and media sector. These cover: Sportnews Internet Services, Greece; the BBC, UK; Gopher Publishers, the Netherlands; Børsen, the leading business newspaper in Denmark; and Daydream Software, Sweden. Each case study sets out the background to the company, market dynamics and company changes, organisation and workforce and the market, education and training, and virtualisation of the workplace. The interview questionnaire is also included for reference.

  • Article
    12 Jūnijs 2003

    In May 2003, a new coalition government of the Christian Democrats and two
    liberal parties, VVD and D66, took office in the Netherlands. The parties'
    coalition agreement provides for major cutbacks in public spending, largely
    targeted on social security expenditure. The trade unions are fiercely
    opposed to the proposed measures.

  • Article
    11 Jūnijs 2003

    An agreement signed by management and the workers' commission at the VW
    Autoeuropa car plant in Portugal has prevented 570 redundancies among the
    3,200 employees or lengthy shutdowns, threatened as a result of a fall in
    production. Under a new 'time account', scheme, workers will forgo a 3.3% pay
    rise in 2003 and convert it into 10 days off per year, which will be taken on
    days when the plant is shut down. The agreement came into effect in June
    2003.

  • Article
    11 Jūnijs 2003

    In May 2003, Confindustria, Italy’s main employers’ association, held its
    annual assembly. Its president, Antonio D’Amato, addressed some key issues
    in his address, including the reform of the pension system, Italy’s
    economic recovery, the tax burden, welfare reform, labour market reform, the
    public administration, the resources to be allocated to research, and
    Southern Italy.

  • Article
    11 Jūnijs 2003

    A package of major revisions of labour law has been coming into force
    gradually in Poland since its adoption in 2002. From 1 July 2003, new rules
    will apply to many aspects of collective redundancies, including their
    definition and severance pay entitlements. Furthermore, the special
    protection against dismissal and detrimental treatment provided to trade
    union activists is to be subject to new limitations.

  • Article
    11 Jūnijs 2003

    The Trade Unions’ Cooperation Forum (Szakszervezetek Együttműködési
    Fóruma, SZEF [1]), the dominant trade union organisation in the public
    service and civil administration sector - and arguably the biggest Hungarian
    trade union confederation with approximately 300,000 active members
    (HU0206102N [2]) - held its third congress on 25-26 May 2003 in Budapest.

    [1] http://www.szef.hu/
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/trade-union-membership-falls-further

  • Article
    11 Jūnijs 2003

    In February 2003, trade unions and employers' organisations in the Polish
    construction sector reached agreement on a minimum wage rate for 2003, which
    is 50% above the national statutory minimum wage. The deal is seen as an
    important development in industrial relations in the industry.

Series

  • 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 Working Conditions Surveys

    The European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) launched in 1990 and is carried out every five years, with the latest edition in 2015. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Forthcoming publications