EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


16 Jul, 2015
    • France
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • United Kingdom
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Business expansion
    • Closure
    • Internal restructuring
    • Merger/Acquisition
  • Ownership
    • Private
  • Involved actors

    • Trade union
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Strategic long-term monitoring of individual organisations economic and financial situation
    • Establishment of networks/partnerships with regular exchange facilities
    • Continuous mapping of jobs and skills needs - Elaboration of training plans
  • Management of change activities
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
    • Diagnosis of the situation and designing change procedures
    • Information and consultation of workers or their representatives
    • Monitoring of the impact of the restructuring
    • Reorientation of previous productive resources (site/equipment/etc) and diversification measures
    • Redeployment of affected employees within the organisation
    • (Re)training of affected employees
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions organised a seminar for its company network on November 29–30, 2007, hosted by Santander at its corporate headquarters in Madrid, Spain. In intensive discussions over the two days, 32 representatives from companies, trade unions, universities, research organisations and the European Commission discussed the management of change in EU cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M & A). The Impress case was presented by Peter van Spaandonk, the company’s director of Human Resources.
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • Globalisation/Internationalisation