Publications

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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Renewed industrial unrest at GB (Carrefour Belgium)

    March 2001 saw a strike at Belgium's largest retail group, less than a year after an earlier outbreak of industrial action. In the summer of 2000, the GIB chain was acquired by the French-based Carrefour, which has developed a commercial plan aimed at putting its Belgian subsidiary back on the road to profitability. It was aspects of this plan that led to the dispute in March, which was resolved at the end of the month by a draft agreement between management and trade unions. The deal includes new bonuses for staff.
  • Sustainable development and corporate governance high on the political agenda

    Politicians, trade unions and employers in Belgium seem to have found a common interest and area for action under the headings of "sustainable development" and good "corporate governance". This covers a range of themes, such as good business practice, corporate social responsibility, environmental protection and observance of worldwide minimum social and labour standards in production. Many events in 2000 and 2001 indicate the increasing interest in these areas, such as: an employers' conference on sustainable enterprise; a parliamentary bill to foster socially responsible production; trade union and NGO action against multinational companies that violate labour laws in third world countries; and a debate on the plight of small shareholders of the overvalued speech technology company, Lernout en Hauspie.
  • Far-reaching union restructuring under discussion

    At present, the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, ÖGB) has 13 member unions. This includes eight sector-based unions which organise the manual workers within their sectoral domain, these being:
  • Variable Entlohnung in Europa

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/04/word/tn0010q.doc
  • La rémunération variable en Europe

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/04/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Variable pay in Europe

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/04/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Programme of work for 2001

    The first annual programme of work based on the Foundation's new four-year- programme 2001-2004: analysing and anticipating change to support socio-economic progress.
  • Communiqué (11/01)

    Communiqué is the newsletter of the Foundation It is published up to 10 times per year and provides up-to-date news and information on the Foundation's work and research.The November issue contains the following articles: European Monitoring Centre on Change conference; progressive retirement in the EU; profit-sharing and employee share ownership schemes.
  • BEST No. 2/2000. Working time in the retail sector

    The present bulletin provides an update on developments in working time in the retail sector in Europe, highlights the issues as stake and offers practical information on the organisation of time BEST presents important developments in the field of time. It is addressed to those developing policies in this field working in the Institutions of the European Commission, national governments and the social partners in the European Union. BEST is published twice a year in English, French and German.
  • Preventing racism at the workplace (Summary)

    This booklet summarises the main findings from national reports of all European Union Member States and Norway on the prevention of racism at the workplace. It reviews the present situation in the labour market regarding discrimination against migrant workers and ethnic minorities, offering a choice of possible future initiatives which could lead to prevention of discrimination and workplace racism.

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