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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.


  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Stuttgart, Germany

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Stuttgart.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Wolverhampton.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Prague, Czech Republic

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Prague.
  • Eurofound News, Issue 4, April 2012

    This issue contains the following articles: Findings in Figures; Towards a more sustainable quality of work; Eurofound strengthens bonds with the FRA; News in brief; and Latest publications.
  • Young shift workers more at risk of developing multiple sclerosis

    Factors that underpin the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) have been extensively researched and today we know that the susceptibility to MS depends on both genetic and environmental factors. It has also been found that young immigrants who move from a low risk country to a high risk country take on the risk of the host country, suggesting that exposure to environmental factors at a young age elevates the risk of developing MS.
  • Part-time sick leave found to speed up return to work

    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH [1]) has carried out a study (in Finnish, 3.84Mb PDF) [2] to assess the effects of early part-time sick leave on the return to work and subsequent sick leave among patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The study was funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund [3], the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health [4] and the Social Insurance Institution (Kela [5]). [1] http://www.ttl.fi/en/Pages/default.aspx [2] http://www.ttl.fi/fi/tyoterveyslaitos/organisaatio/ratkaisujen_kehittaminen/tyokyvyn_tuki/Documents/Osasairausvapaa_loppuraportti_verkkojulkaisu.pdf [3] http://www.tsr.fi/frontpage [4] http://www.stm.fi/en/frontpage [5] http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/english.nsf
  • Unrest in the education and health care sectors

    On 17 September 2011 extraordinary parliamentary elections were held in Latvia, and on 25 October the new government began work. The health and education ministers in the new government immediately announced significant reforms in their areas, provoking bewilderment and protests from the trade unions.
  • New government plans sweeping reforms

    Belgium's new cabinet was sworn in on 6 December 2011, ending a national political stalemate that lasted 541 days. Elio Di Rupo, from a family of Italian immigrants, became Belgium’s first French-speaking prime minister since 1974 and he is also the EU's first openly gay government leader.
  • Commission to consult on boardroom gender imbalance

    The issue of the gender balance on the boards of companies and the general involvement of women in decision-making has been a policy focus for EU institutions for some time.
  • New agreement on working time in inland waterways

    EU-level sectoral social partners in the inland waterways sector concluded an agreement (in German [1], 772Kb PDF) on February 15. It was signed by the European Barge Union (EBU [2]) and the European Skippers’ Organisation (ESO [3]) representing the employers’ side, and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF [4]) representing the workers’ side. [1] http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=7323&langId=de [2] http://www.ebu-uenf.org/ [3] http://www.eso-oeb.org/ [4] http://www.itfglobal.org/etf/

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