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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 - Bulgaria

    The Bulgarian insurance market is small but has a huge potential for development. The country’s insurance firms reported a gross premium income for the first six months of 2010 of €352.77m. This is about 5.1% lower than the premiums for...
  • Household debt advisory services in the European Union

    This study focuses on debt advisory services, especially on how access to and quality of services can be improved. The study identifies successful debt counselling measures and outlines the conditions that contribute to good practice. Building on an earlier working paper, the study brings together international data and literature on the topic, providing an overview and a comparative perspective. Most importantly, the research draws on evidence from country studies in Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden. Each country study includes case studies of specific debt advisory services.
  • Working conditions in Korea: Survey highlights

    The Korean service sector has grown since the first survey on working conditions was conducted in 2006. The characteristics of the labour market are similar to those of the EU labour market, although long working hours are still a major issue to be tackled, along with discrimination against women, older workers and temporary employees. The principal work-related risk factor is poor ergonomics, particularly in smaller businesses, which have poorer working environments than larger companies. The survey is modelled on Eurofound's European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS).
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Terrassa, Spain

    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 Terrassa.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Copenhagen, Denmark

    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 Copenhagen.
  • Ethnic entrepreneurship - Case study: Turin, Italy

    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 Turin.
  • Redundant Woolworths staff compensated

    On 19 January 2012, an employment tribunal awarded more than 24,000 former employees of collapsed retail chain Woolworths compensation of 60 days’ pay, because the company's administrators had failed to consult unions before making workers redundant.
  • Lithuanian teachers hold warning strike

    Teachers in Lithuania planned a two-hour warning strike in February to express their dissatisfaction with the education policy being pursued by the government.
  • New rescue hope for Primorje construction company

    Primorje was founded in 1946 in order to rebuild and improve transport infrastructure and houses destroyed during the war. In the 1970s Primorje was also involved in intensive building activity in Iraq, Algeria, Libya, Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany and Croatia. By the end of 1980s Primorje, like many other companies, was in crisis, but recovered when a new phase of the construction of Slovenian motorways began in the second half of the 1990s.
  • Commission issues 2012 work programme

    In its Commission Work Programme 2012: delivering European renewal (56Kb PDF) [1], the Commission recognises the huge challenges the EU faces, and states that it has: [1] http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/programmes/docs/cwp2012_en.pdf

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