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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.


  • The representativeness of trade unions and employer associations in the insurance sector - Greece

    In the Greek Insurance Sector, the main actors are the Hellenic Federation of Insurance Companies’ Employees Associations (ΟΑSΕ), the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies (ΕΑΕΕ), the Hellenic Insurance Brokers Association (S...
  • The representativeness of trade unions and employer associations in the insurance sector - Germany

    In 2009, 239,000 people were employed in Germany’s insurance sector. Employees are represented by three unions, the United Services Union (ver.di), the professional union DHV and the German Association of Bank Employees (DBV). Collective ...
  • The representativeness of trade unions and employer associations in the insurance sector - Czech Republic

    Insurance is a small sector in the Czech Republic. Insurance companies have reported good results, even during the economic crisis. The growing competitive environment offers good conditions for further development of the sector, especially...
  • The representativeness of trade unions and employer associations in the insurance sector - Austria

    While the number of companies in the private insurance sector increased to 71 by 2008, the number of employees decreased by over 10% between 2000 and 2009. In 2009, 29,694 employees were working for the relatively large companies in the sec...
  • The representativeness of trade unions and employer associations in the insurance sector - United Kingdom

    The UK insurance sector is important in economic terms (managing investments amounting to around a quarter of the country’s net worth), though it accounts for less than 1% of total employment. The great majority of significant employers i...
  • ERM quarterly – Issue 1, April 2012

    Significant ECB interventions in December 2011 and February 2012 have helped to stabilise, at least in the short-term, Eurozone sovereign debt concerns. A fresh focus on the essentials of economic activity reveals a weakening EU economy with an increasing likelihood that the Union is already in a double-dip recession. The first issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/1/-31/3/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; filling the 'Nokia gap' in Jucu, Romania; restructuring support measures under the spotlight; - restructuring in the pharmaceutical sector; life and work after the offshoring of a clothing factory in the Welsh valleys.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Lisbon, Portugal

    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 Lisbon.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    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 Amsterdam.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Strasbourg, France

    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 Strasbourg.
  • 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.

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