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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.


  • Inequalities continue to blight workplaces despite anti-discrimination legislation

    A new book, Making Equality Count [1], exploring the linkages between discrimination [2] and inequality in Ireland and a number of other countries was published in November 2010. The book draws on Irish and international research on inequality that adopts a range of different methods to address key questions about the incidence, distribution and effects of discrimination and inequality, as well as considering some of its antecedents. The book originated from papers presented at a conference in Dublin in June 2010 organised by the Equality Authority [3], the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI [4]), the Central Statistics Office (CSO [5]) and the Geary Institute [6], University College Dublin. Its publication was co-funded under PROGRESS [7] – the European Union’s Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity. [1] http://www.equality.ie/index.asp?locID=105&docID=947 [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/discrimination [3] http://www.equality.ie/ [4] http://www.esri.ie/ [5] http://www.cso.ie [6] http://www.ucd.ie/geary/ [7] http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=327
  • Gender and ethnicity the main reasons for workplace discrimination

    The establishment of the Danish Board of Equal Treatment (Ligebehandlingsnævnet [1]) in 2009 made it possible for people to lodge complaints about all discrimination-related issues covered by EU legislation. In addition to gender and ethnicity, the issues that people could file complaints over were extended to include discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sexual orientation, political views, religion, and social and national origin. [1] http://www.ligebehandlingsnaevnet.dk/
  • Annual review of working conditions 2009–2010

    This seventh annual review examines four key dimensions of working conditions and quality of work and employment: career development and employment security, health and well-being, skills and competence development, and work–life balance. The report outlines relevant legislative and policy developments, and examines trends in the workplace during the period 2009–2010.
  • Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Metal

    This report sets out to provide the necessary information for evaluating sectoral social dialogue in the metal industry. The study consists of three parts: a summary of the sector’s economic background; an analysis of the social partner organisations in all of the EU Member States, with special emphasis on their membership, their role in collective bargaining and public policy, and their national and European affiliations; and finally an analysis of the relevant European organisations, in particular their membership composition and their capacity to negotiate. The aim of the EIRO series of representativeness studies is to identify the relevant national and supranational social partner organisations in the field of industrial relations in selected sectors. The impetus for these studies arises from the goal of the European Commission to recognise the representative social partner organisations to be consulted under the EC Treaty provisions. Hence this study is designed to provide the basic information required to establish and evaluate sectoral social dialogue.
  • Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Metal sector – France

    The aim of this representativeness study is to identify the respective national and supranational actors (i.e. trade unions and employer organisations) in the field of industrial relations in the metal sector in France. In order to determin...
  • FINLAND: EWCO comparative analytical report on Work-related Stress

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Work-relate...
  • Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Inland water transport

    This study sets out to provide the necessary information for establishing consultation procedures between those involved in the inland water transport sector. The report identifies the employers and trades unions involved and also analyses relevant European organisations. There is a brief outline of the sector’s economic background. The study also analyses relevant EU social partner organisations, except for those in Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and Spain, which have virtually no inland water transport. It focuses on their membership, their role in collective bargaining and public policy, and their national and European affiliations. Finally, there is an analysis of the relevant European organisations, in particular their membership composition and their capacity to negotiate. The aim of the EIRO series of representativeness studies is to identify the relevant national and supranational social partner organisations in the field of industrial relations in selected sectors. The impetus for these studies arises from the goal of the European Commission to recognise the representative social partner organisations to be consulted under the EC Treaty provisions. Hence, this study is designed to provide the basic information required to establish and evaluate sectoral social dialogue.
  • Industrial relations developments in Europe 2009

    This annual review highlights the most significant developments that took place in industrial relations in the EU Member States and Norway in 2009, both at national and EU level. It first sets out the political context, then goes on to examine levels of coverage of collective bargaining, and trends in bargaining regarding pay, working time and a number of other topics. In addition, this review outlines the year’s main developments in employment legislation, social dialogue, industrial action and company restructuring, and explores the impact of the global economic crisis. A specific thematic chapter examines recent developments in social partner organisations in Europe.
  • Role of union representatives in coping with the economic crisis

    The economic crisis has hit Europe hard and Denmark is no exception, with the majority of union representatives reporting that their workplace has been affected by the economic crisis in one way or another. These are the findings of a recent study by Trine Larsen, Steen Navrbjerg and Mikkel Møller Johansen from the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS [1]) at the University of Copenhagen entitled /Trade/ /union representatives and the workplace in 2010./ [1] http://faos.sociology.ku.dk/?lan=en
  • Posted workers in the European Union

    This report examines the extent of the phenomenon of the posting of workers, the respective roles played both by European and national-level legislation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workers and the relative roles played by legislation and collective bargaining – and how these two domains interplay. The report is in part an update of earlier work carried out in 2003 by Eurofound into the issue – not least, updating the findings with data from the new Member States, which had not joined the Union at that time. Importantly, the research looks at the possible implications of a number of high-profile decisions taken by the European Court of Justice in cases of posting of workers, which highlighted the at times tense relationship between the twin EU goals of economic freedom and social cohesion.The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.

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