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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.


  • Strike at coal mines ends in victory for workers

    Bulgarian state-owned Maritza East Mines [1] is the country’s largest mining complex, and the main source of lignite coal for three thermal power plants; state-owned Maritsa Iztok 2, Maritsa Iztok 3 (which US Contour Global recently acquired from Italy's Enel), and AES Galabovo (owned by US company AES). Together, the plants provide about one third of the country’s electricity. [1] http://www.marica-iztok.com/bg/
  • Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Sea fisheries

    This study aims to provide the necessary information for reviewing social dialogue in the sea fisheries sector. The report identifies the national organisations on both sides of industry, and analyses the sector’s European organisations. ...
  • Responding to an ageing workforce: Experiences of 50+ jobseekers

    The abolition of the default retirement age of 65 (UK1008019I [1]) and the rise in the state pension age to 66 means that people in the UK are expected to have longer working lives. These changes, coupled with the current recession, mean that Jobcentre Plus (a government-funded scheme that offers individual jobseekers one-to-one support and training tailored to their needs) anticipates increasing uptake of its services by older customers. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/default-retirement-age-to-be-abolished
  • Young temporary workers more exposed to health problems

    The report, /Health and social risks: Young workers’ working conditions in Italy/, published in May 2011 by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (Ires [1]) the research institute related to the main Italian trade union, the General Confederation of Italian Workers (Cgil [2]), summarises the outcomes of a survey carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Labour. [1] http://www.ires.it/ [2] http://www.cgil.it/
  • Collaboration for a good working environment

    The project, ‘3-2-1 Together for a good working environment – 3 parties, 2 branches, 1 goal’, was a collaboration between the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority (Arbeidstilsynet [1]), the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization (NAV [2]) and the social partners. It was initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in 2007 and completed in 2010. The purpose of this project was to: [1] http://www.arbeidstilsynet.no/artikkel.html?tid=79289 [2] http://www.nav.no/
  • Flexibility practices in companies

    Each company has their own reasons for applying a particular organisation of work and practices. Flexibility practices are usually not single measures but a package which suits the company, and which is placed into a national (and European) context and social infrastructure, as well as in national/sectoral traditions of social dialogue. This fact sheet forms part of the Eurofound resource pack 'Unleashing the potential – Flexibility in European companies'. The pack explores the flexibility strategies used at national and company level and their impact on employees.
  • Variable pay and employment relations

    Increased internationalisation of competition has created pressure from employers for flexibility or variation in pay. This affects both the process of wage regulation, particularly through collective bargaining, and pay outcomes. This fact sheet forms part of the Eurofound resource pack 'Unleashing the potential – Flexibility in European companies'. The pack explores the flexibility strategies used at national and company level and their impact on employees.
  • Flexibility in European companies

    Companies need flexibility to respond to changing consumer demand, or to a new regulatory or competitive environment. This can often be controversial, especially when it involves flexibility in relation to such matters as pay, working time arrangements, contractual status and the organisation of work. This fact sheet forms part of the Eurofound resource pack 'Unleashing the potential – Flexibility in European companies'. The pack explores the flexibility strategies used at national and company level and their impact on employees.
  • Working time flexibility

    Working time flexibility is the most widespread form of flexibility practice. Various types of working time flexibility practices are being used in European companies. This fact sheet forms part of the Eurofound resource pack 'Unleashing the potential – Flexibility in European companies'. The pack explores the flexibility strategies used at national and company level and their impact on employees.
  • Flexibility in recession

    Since the start of the recession in 2008, European enterprises have faced a significant decrease in demand that has required the development of new strategies to survive the crisis and return to growth. This fact sheet forms part of the Eurofound resource pack 'Unleashing the potential – Flexibility in European companies'. The pack explores the flexibility strategies used at national and company level and their impact on employees.

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