Structural change is a general characteristic of economic development, driven by shifts in relative productivity and demand, technological or socioeconomic changes. To adapt to a changing economic environment, companies undergo restructuring to maintain or improve their competitiveness and, hence, sustainability. While restructuring is essential to the dynamism of the European economy, it can entail difficulties for employees. The ERM annual report 2011 looks at the whole range of instruments available in the EU to mitigate the negative effects that it may have for both companies and employees and introduces around 400 of them in an online database. The ERM annual report also presents an overview and analysis of restructuring activities in Europe as captured by the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM).
21 november 2011 | Annual report
06 oktober 2011 | Annual report
Het is ons een groot genoegen het tweede Eurofound-Jaarboek over leven en werken in Europa te presenteren – een panoramisch overzicht van het beleidsgerichte onderzoek van Eurofound in 2010. Wij brengen in dit Jaarboek geen verslag uit van al onze werkzaamheden in het afgelopen jaar, maar presenteren wel de belangrijkste uitkomsten van een aantal hoofdonderzoeksgebieden – in het bijzonder resultaten en analyses van onze drie pan-Europese enquêtes over bedrijfspraktijken, arbeidsomstandigheden en de kwaliteit van het bestaan. Al onze enquêtes stellen ons nu in staat een aantal trends in beeld te brengen die essentieel zijn voor een goed inzicht in hoe Europa zich ontwikkelt en met welke veranderende uitdagingen het wordt geconfronteerd.
17 juli 2011 | Annual report
This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2010. The report describes Eurofound's activities, particularly its research and information and communication programmes, in relation to the objectives set in the Work Programme 2010.
23 november 2010 | Annual report
In the face of recession, falling demand and the consequent slowing of production, short-time working and temporary layoff schemes have been extended (or introduced) in many Member States. These schemes, often with the aid of public funds, reduce working time, while protecting workers’ incomes and company solvency; frequently, the time spent not working is used for training instead. This report examines the practice of reduced working time across Europe, and looks in detail at how it is implemented in 10 Member States, with a view to determining the contribution that such schemes can make in implementing the common principles of flexicurity, especially in light of the broad-based consensus they enjoy among the social partners.
07 juli 2010 | Annual report
Dit Jaarboek zet de voornaamste bevindingen van Eurofound voor 2009 uiteen. Als eerste publicatie in het kader van Eurofounds vierjarige werkprogramma ‘Beter werk, beter leven’ kan het Jaarboek 2009 onmogelijk een compleet beeld schetsen van de onderzoeksresultaten van Eurofound, gezien de breedte van de werkzaamheden die elk jaar plaatsvinden. Wie het Jaarboek vluchtig doorbladert, ziet echter al gauw dat de invloed van de recessie centraal stond in het onderzoek dat Eurofound op haar diverse expertisegebieden verrichtte. Verder plukte Eurofound de vruchten van het periodieke, longitudinale onderzoek, dat inzichtelijk maakt welke veranderingen tot dusver zijn doorgevoerd als reactie op de neergang.
27 juni 2010 | Annual report
This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2009. The impact of the recession dominated Eurofound’s research across its various areas of expertise: working conditions, industrial relations, living conditions and anticipation and management of industrial change.
22 november 2009 | Annual report
Over the course of 2008 and 2009, the world economy experienced one of the most serious recessions in modern times. In July 2009, 22 million men and women were unemployed throughout Europe, five million more than a year previously. Moreover, the situation may well still have further to play out: experience of previous recessions suggests that the full effect of the downturn upon employment has yet to materialise. Eurofound’s analysis of restructuring and job loss over the past year is collated and reviewed in this, the fourth annual report of the European Restructuring Monitor. Analysing the effects of the recession upon employment, it also looks in detail how particular sectors, countries and occupations have been affected, and examines a range of responses that have been taken to safeguard employment - at the company, Member State and European level.
16 november 2009 | Annual report
This year’s annual review of industrial relations developments in the European Union, Japan and the US, as well as in the emerging economies of Brazil and China, is set against the background of the global financial and economic crisis that developed in the summer of 2008. As recession has hit countries worldwide, weakening labour markets and causing unemployment to rise, governments have issued stimulus packages to combat the crisis. This report explores the impact of the crisis on developments in industrial relations in the EU, Brazil, China, Japan and the US over the period 2008–2009. It charts the similarities and trends, as well as the differences in structure and developments between these five major economies, followed by an outline of priority issues for the social partners and a range of measures that could improve the global economic outlook.
21 september 2009 | Annual report
Quality of work and employment is a major policy issue in the European Union. This sixth annual review of working conditions in the EU outlines relevant legislative and policy developments during the period 2008–2009 in the context of labour market mobility and demographic change. It also explores a range of issues and challenges related to working life and the workplace.
20 augustus 2009 | Annual report
A key element of European policy is the emphasis on boosting employment and maximising its quality – creating ‘more and better jobs’ – with a view to shaping a competitive, knowledge-based economy. Over the period 1995 - 2006, considerable growth in employment took place in most European countries. This report seeks to determine if those jobs created were also of better quality. It analyses the level of employment growth across the wage spectrum in each Member State by sector, occupation, type of contract, and gender.