EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

About EMCC

The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. It was set up in 2001 within the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, with the full support of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the social partners.


The EMCC's mission is to cast a spotlight on the economic and social developments that drive change in European labour markets. It highlights the role of shifts in technology, production models and regulation in a context of developments in the global economy. More specifically, EMCC

  • provides up-to-date news and analysis on company restructuring and relevant policy initiatives through the European Restructuring Monitor
  • presents relevant information on the major trends and drivers of change in in European labour markets through the European Jobs Monitor
  • carries out and publishes strategic research in labour-market related areas of common interest to main Eurofound stakeholders (eg. NEETs, age  management policy, the relationship between employment growth and job quality)
  • identifies emerging and potential labour market trends

Key focus

  • Employment
  • Restructuring
  • Labour market trends

Target audience

  • Main Eurofound stakeholders, ie. European social partners, EU institutions and member state governments, as well as policy-makers and practitioners in the employment and restructuring field