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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.


  • Czech Republic: Recent Developments in Work Organisation in the EU 27 Member States and Norway

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Work organi...
  • Bulgaria: Recent Developments in Work Organisation in the EU 27 Member States and Norway

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. The issues ...
  • Sweden: Recent Developments in Work Organisation in the EU 27 Member States and Norway

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. There are n...
  • New measures to promote independent entrepreneurship

    For many years now, the number of self-employed individuals without employees has been increasing steadily. Most of them are self-employed individuals without employees (/Dutch acronym:/ ZZPs) who support themselves. ZZPs contribute towards flexibility in the job market and economic growth – increasingly participating in networks with other ZZPs. ZZPs are generally successful in business. Since March 2010, ZZPs have been represented in the Social and Economic Council (/Sociaal Economische Raad/, SER), an advisory body that consists of the social partners and independent members appointed by the Crown (*NL1004019I* [1]). The SER issued its first recommendation on independent entrepreneurs in October 2010. The SER now considers such individuals as entrepreneurs and more attention will be paid to the challenges they face. The SER recognises that as service providers, and like employees, ZZPs also run occupational risks. Together with the Dutch cabinet, the SER is in favour of introducing measures to support independent entrepreneurs. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-working-conditions/self-employed-workers-join-social-and-economic-council
  • Social partners attack ‘unrealistic’ 2012 state budget

    The budget was drafted on the basis that the state would get revenues of CZK 1,084 billion (€43.4 billion as at 6 October 2011) and will spend CZK 1,189 billion (€47.6 billion). This would mean a planned deficit of CZK 105 billion (€4.2 billion) which is CZK 30 billion (€1.2 billion) less than the deficit approved for 2011.
  • OTE cuts costs in three-year deal with union

    The Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE [1]) is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market and, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in South-eastern Europe. Up until 1996 OTE was a state-owned monopoly, but since then the Greek State has been gradually reducing its share capital in the firm. Deutsche Telekom [2] agreed a deal with the government in 2008 and, since 2011, has held a 40% stake, with the government’s share at 10%. The OTE group offers broadband services, fixed and mobile telephone services, high-speed data communications and leased-line services. It is also involved in satellite communications, managing its extensive real-estate portfolio and offering consultancy services. OTE companies employ over 30,000 people in four countries. [1] http://www.ote.gr/portal/page/portal/OTEGR/TheCompany/OTEToday/OURCOMPANY [2] http://www.telekom.com/dtag/cms/content/dt/en/6908
  • Slowdown in EU labour market recovery

    The Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review (2.4Mb PDF) [1] published on 30 September 2011, indicates that the fragile recovery in the EU’s economy appears to have slowed, although there are significant differences between Member States. The report looks at data relating to the first quarter of 2011, which shows that the employment rate [2] in the EU has not returned to its pre-crisis level, although the year-on-year rate has improved in most Member States. The employment rate increased only marginally, by 0.1%–0.2%, between the first and second quarter of 2011. In particular, long-term unemployment is high, at 4.1% in the first quarter of 2011. [1] http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=7118&langId=en [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/employment-rate
  • Public instruments to support restructuring in Europe - ERM Report 2011

    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).
  • Eurofound News, Issue 10, November-December 2011

    This issue contains the following articles: Findings in Figures; Crisis management on the agenda in 2012; Taking the sting out of structuring; News in brief; and Latest publications.
  • Employee representation at establishment level in Europe

    Across Europe, diverse forms of employee representation structures have developed, providing workers with differing opportunities to voice their interests and to be consulted by their employers directly, at their workplaces, on matters such as economic and human resources developments, working conditions and health and safety measures. This report focuses on the workplace dimension of institutionalised representation of employees. At this level, representation involves only workers of a single undertaking or establishment, and the counterpart on the employers’ side is one single employer rather than an employers’ organisation or group of employers at higher levels of the industrial relations system, such as the sectoral level. The report is based on two sources of information: The findings of the 2009 European Company Survey (ECS); and country fact sheets produced by the national correspondents of the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO).

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