20 Listopad 2012
Social dialogue is one of the cornerstones of social Europe and involves employers, workers and their representatives, and, in tripartite structures, also public authorities in the discussions and negotiations which shape social policy and industrial relations. This study seeks to establish how far Member States were willing or able to use social dialogue as a tool to mitigate the effects of the financial downturn in the wake of the profound global economic crisis which began in autumn 2008. It analyses where it was used, how effective it was and also identifies the factors that could make it more or less likely that the social partners would be involved in efforts to respond to the crisis.
Attractive workplace for all: a contribution to the Lisbon strategy at company level - National report for France
11 Maj 2007
The Foundation project ‘Attractive workplace for all: A contribution to the Lisbon Strategy at company level’ aims at identifying pioneer company practices, policies and agreements and showing how the Lisbon strategy is being implemented on the ground at company level. Examples of innovative company practice were gathered from several Member States. In this report, case examples for France are organised under the following six thematic headings: fostering employability; increasing labour market participation of underemployed groups; integration into the labour market of people at risk of exclusion; make work pay, make work attractive; towards a balanced flexibility; and business creation and entrepreneurship.
25 Marzec 2003
This report forms part of the research initiative taken by the Foundation into the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It aimed to investigate and describe corporate policies designed to instigate social responsibility in the field of working conditions and employment. Two specific issues highlighted in the study were restructuring and subcontracting. The study showed that the handling of the CSR aspects of restructuring tends to be organised in an increasingly formalised manner, both in terms of problem prevention and problem solving. In contrast with the body of regulatory measures that exists for restructuring, there has been little legal regulation of subcontracting relationships although they play a major part in CSR, particularly in terms of the job quality and working conditions of employees of subcontracting companies. A synthesis of the Foundation's research findings into CSR can be found in the report, Towards a sustainable corporate social responsibility (EF0317).