Network of Eurofound Correspondents

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As part of its knowledge base, Eurofound has at its disposal a network of national correspondents, based in all Member States plus Norway.

Input from the correspondents allows Eurofound to map and compare regulations, policies and practices in industrial relations, working conditions, labour markets and employment as well as in other social policy related areas.

National correspondents also report regularly on developments in working life and restructuring, allowing Eurofound to add and update information in EurWORK and the EMCC. The regular nature of reporting generates longer series of observations in some areas, so that trends can be described, for example with regards to pay, working time developments and collective bargaining. Working life country profiles are also in place and regularly updated based on information from the Network. National contributions for representativeness studies are provided. The correspondents also report on large-scale restructuring cases in their countries and regularly update information on restructuring support and legal instruments, which are presented in the EMCC’s European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) databases. Next to these regular inputs to Eurofound’s products, national correspondents also provide national information related to specific research questions which are either published in a comparative overview or feed into larger-scale research reports.

Given the tripartite structure of governance in Eurofound, national correspondents also assist Eurofound in reaching out to relevant stakeholders (primarily social partners, government departments and other key decision-makers/opinion-formers) in their respective Member State in a variety of ways. Correspondents are also in regular contact with members of Eurofound’s Governing Board from the country concerned.

Participating in a European-wide network provides correspondents with a unique opportunity to share their expertise, to contribute to debates and to engage with topics relevant to the EU employment and social policy agenda.

Network of Eurofound Correspondents: Contractors (2018-2021)

Country Contractor name

Austria

Consortium Working Life Research Centre, Vienna (FORBA) / Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Belgium

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, represented by KU Leuven  Resaeacrh and Development and acting upon request of HIVA– Institute for Work and Society 

Bulgaria

 

Consortium Institute for Social and Trade Union Research (ISTUR) and Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy (BILSP)

Croatia

The Institute of Public Finance (IJF)

Cyprus

Cyprus Labour Institute of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (INEK-PEO)

Czech Republic

Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (VUPSV )

Denmark

 

Consortium (FAOS) - Employment Relations Research Center, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen / Oxford Research A/S

Estonia

Praxis Center for Policy Studies

Finland

Oxford Research AB

France

Consortium IR Share and Association Travail, Emploi, Europe, Société (ASTREES)

Germany

Consortium Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (HBS) and Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)

Greece

Labour Institute of GSEE (INE/GSEE)

Hungary

 

Consortium Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research Ltd, and Kopint Foundation for Economic Research

Ireland

Consortium IRN Publishing Ltd and National University of Ireland, University College Dublin NUID UCD

Italy

 

Dipartimento di Scienze Sociale Politiche, Università degli studi di Milano

Latvia

EPC Ltd

Lithuania

Labour Market Research Institute DRTI of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre LSTC

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

Malta

University of Malta (UoM)

Netherlands

 

Panteia B.V.

Norway

Fafo and STAMI on behalf of the Norwegian Government

Poland

Foundation Institute of Public Affairs (ISP)

Portugal

Consortium Study Centre for Social Intervention (CESIS) / Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies (ISCTE-IUL)

Romania

Consortium European Institute of Romania (EIR) and Euractiv Network SRL

Slovakia

Institute for Labour and Family Research (IVPR)

Slovenia

 

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences  (FDV)

Spain

Consortium Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (UAB), and Instituto Sindical de Trabajo, Ambiente y Salud

Sweden

Oxford Research AB

United Kingdom

University of Warwick - Institute for Employment Research (IER) and the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU)