EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

European Restructuring Monitor

Since 2002, the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) has been monitoring the employment impact of large-scale restructuring events in Europe and now covers the 28 EU Member States plus Norway. The ERM offers a searchable database of restructuring events based on announcements in national media sources. Detailed information is available on this site about the data collection method, the media sources used, available information and data limitations

ERM databases

The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. Created in 2002, it has recorded more than 25.000 restructuring events to date. It is updated daily.

Since 2011, the ERM also provides a database on national public support instruments for restructuring to assist companies and workers to anticipate and manage restructuring. To date, the database provides information on almost 350 national schemes. Furthermore, since 2013 the ERM database on restructuring related legislation gives an overview on national regulations related to, for example, definitions of collective dismissal and dismissal procedures or information/consultation requirements in restructuring.

A key ERM publication is the annual report focusing on a specific topic that reflects current policy priorities.

ERM annual report

Using data from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), carried out in 2015, the ERM report 2018: Impact of restructuring on working conditions examines how workplace factors may influence the relationship between restructuring (with job losses) and the outcomes for employees. It also reviews policy and academic research on good practice in restructuring. The findings are then distilled into a model that may contribute to the design and implementation of effective measures to support the stayers. The good practice elements are exemplified by company case studies from four countries – Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain – showing different approaches.

Other publications

The ERM quarterly summary publication has been discontinued after the publication of the January 2017 issue.

The comparative analytical reports represent an additional strand of research within the ERM. They provide information on developments at EU and national level on specific themes, including company case examples.

Please visit the publication section for a quick overview on the ERM and its publications.