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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.


  • Council reaches political agreement on electromagnetic fields proposal

    EU labour and social policy ministers met in Luxembourg on 20 October 2003 for an employment, social policy, health and consumer affairs Council, the first formal Council in this field to be held under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union of the second half of 2003 (EU0307205F [1]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/italian-presidency-sets-out-priorities
  • Commission issues action plan for people with disabilities

    On 30 October 2003 the European Commission presented a new action plan aimed at promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities across the enlarged European Union, in the form of a Commission Communication (COM(2003) 650 final [1]). The action plan will run from 2004 to 2010 and is designed as a concrete follow-up to the designation of 2003 as European Year of People with Disabilities [2] (EU0209201N [3]). It states that a crucial issue for the success of the European Year is whether it will produce sustainable results beyond 2003. [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/news/2003/oct/en.pdf [2] http://www.eypd2003.org/ [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/2003-designated-european-year-of-people-with-disabilities
  • European health and safety week focuses on dangerous substances

    A new EU-wide campaign to reduce the risks of chemicals, biological agents and other dangerous substances at work was launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in May 2003 (eu0306202n [1]). The campaign formed the centrepiece of the Agency’s annual European Week for Safety and Health and Work [2] that took place during October 2003 (though each country concerned decides for itself which week during the month to designate as its health and safety week). The European Week for Safety and Health at Work is an information campaign designed to raise awareness and promote activities to make Europe a safe and healthy place to work. According to the Agency, with the backing of all Member States and enlargement countries, the European Commission and European Parliament, trade unions and employers’ organisations, this annual initiative has become the largest workplace safety and health event in Europe, providing a unique opportunity to focus attention on the importance of safety and health at work. The European Week in 2003 provided the main focus for activities taking place throughout Member States and acceding and candidate countries to reduce the risks of working with dangerous substances. In addition, events organised as part of the dangerous substances campaign have been taking place throughout 2003. The campaign culminates in November with a closing event, at which annual Good Practice Awards will be announced. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/first-pan-european-campaign-to-combat-risks-of-dangerous-substances-at-work [2] http://osha.eu.int/ew2003/index_en.htm
  • Thematic feature - social partner involvement in the 2003 NAP

    The European Union's European employment strategy [1] (EES) has been in operation since 1997 (EU9711168F [2]). The strategy enables the coordination of national employment policies at EU level and one of its main components has been the adoption (on the basis of a proposal from the European Commission) by the European Council of a set of annual Employment Guidelines setting out common priorities for Member States' employment policies. The Member States then draw up annual National Action Plans (NAPs) which describe how these Guidelines are being put into practice nationally. [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/employment_strategy/index_en.htm [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/employment-summit-agrees-limited-package-of-measures-to-combat-unemployment
  • The publishing and media sector - what future?

    /Sector Futures provides specialised reports based on the monitoring of existing foresight studies, scenario work, innovation studies and reliable data sources. July 2004 features the third article in the series on the future of the publishing and media sector. It focuses on policy issues for the future of the sector./
  • The role of industrial relations in the structural change of organisations

    In a specially commissioned article for EIRO, David Thaler of the US Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, presents a personal view of the role of industrial relations in the structural change of organisations in the USA.
  • Report examines progress in achieving employment policy priorities

    As part of the preparations for accession to the EU, theEuropean Commission and each of the candidate and acceding countries have drawn upJoint Assessments [1] of the key challenges for the latter's employment policies. These contain a range of commitments, which the country concerned and the Commission agree to monitor. TheJoint Assessment of employment priorities in the Slovak Republic [2] was signed by the European Commissioner responsible for employment and social affairs and by the Slovak Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and the Family in November 2001. The document presents an agreed set of short-term employment and labour market objectives, aimed at speeding up labour market transformation and making the necessary progress in modifying the employment system in order to be able to implement the EU'sEuropean employment strategy [3] and prepare for accession in 2004. It also includes an assessment of developments in the area in question in 1998-2000. Progress in the implementation of the agreed policies is to be assessed regularly. [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/empl_esf/enlargement_en.htm [2] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/intcoop/news/slovak.pdf [3] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/employment_strategy/index_en.htm
  • Thematic feature - social partner involvement in the 2003 NAP

    The European Union's European employment strategy [1] (EES) has been in operation since 1997 (EU9711168F [2]). The strategy enables the coordination of national employment policies at EU level and one of its main components has been the adoption (on the basis of a proposal from the European Commission) by the European Council of a set of annual Employment Guidelines setting out common priorities for Member States' employment policies. The Member States then draw up annual National Action Plans (NAPs) which describe how these Guidelines are being put into practice nationally. [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/employment_strategy/index_en.htm [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/employment-summit-agrees-limited-package-of-measures-to-combat-unemployment
  • Thematic feature - social partner involvement in the 2003 NAP

    This article examines social partner involvement in the preparation of Greece’s 2003 National Action Plan for employment drawn up in response to the EU Employment Guidelines.
  • Thematic feature - social partner involvement in the 2003 NAP

    This article examines social partner involvement in the preparation of France’s 2003 National Action Plan for employment drawn up in response to the EU Employment Guidelines.

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