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Quality of work and employment: A policy tool towards inclusive and sustainable growth (2012)
On 12 April 2012, a conference on 'Quality of work and Employment: A policy tool towards inclusive and sustainable growth' was jointly organised by the European Parliament and Eurofound, with the participation of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and with the support of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The overview report of the latest 5th wave of the of European Working Conditions Surveys (EWCS) was launched at the conference.

Report of the Expert Group on Transnational Company Agreements (2012)
The Commission set up an expert group on transnational company agreements whose mission was to monitor developments and exchange information on how to support the process under way. It invited the social partners, governmental experts and experts of other institutions to take part. Depending on the issue under discussion, academics and company actors were invited to present their work and experience to the members. As a result, 43 to 55 members, observers and ad-hoc experts in a personal capacity attended the six meetings of the expert group held between May 2009 and October 2011, during which the main issues arising from transnational company agreements were extensively discussed.

SWD accompanying the Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Establishing a Youth Guarantee (2012)
Young people struggle to find a foothold on the labour market. These difficulties have been amplified during the current crisis, with young people often being the first fired and last hired in such economic circumstances. Youth-specific responses are needed, now and in the future, and in this context the Commission is proposing a Council Recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee.

Skills supply and demand in Europe - Methodological framework (2012)
Cedefop's medium-term skills forecasts have proven very popular. But how does the skills project approach the topic and draw conclusions? This publication provides an overview of the methods underpinning the project. Cedefop’s forecast is not intended to replace forecasting efforts in individual countries, but to share the knowledge acquired during the development of different systems and methods, and to highlight the results. This shared knowledge can help to improve the methods used in each country and to resolve outstanding issues.

Social and Employment Situation in Cyprus (2012)
This Report provides a general overview of the employment and social situation in Cyprus, especially during the crisis, as well as relevant social policies in place, taking into account the national reform programme to implement the Employment Guidelines in the form of measures to reach the EU 2020 goals. It then provides an overview of presidency priorities of relevance to the EMPL committee by indicating which dossiers will probably move forward during the Cyprus presidency and which ones are less likely to do so.

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Job Creation Potential of SMEs (2012)
This study reviews the effect of the current crisis on Europe’s economy, as well as measures taken by governments and social partners to support SMEs in the crisis. The study discusses in detail the experience and potential of two main types of measures (short-time working arrangements and skills development and training) for a number of Member States. Most of them have implemented measures in the form of packages rather than stand-alone individual measures. The study reviews recent experiences with such packages in Austria and Lithuania and ends with conclusions and recommendations.

The Social and Employment Situation in Ireland (2012)
This briefing paper provides an overview on the social and employment situation in Ireland. It sets out how the Irish government responded to the financial crisis. In this context, the key measures to combat poverty and social exclusion are presented. Similarly, the authors shed light on the policy priorities of the Irish EU Presidency, beginning next January. Finally, the paper covers the topical issues discussed by the public in the field of employment and social affairs.

Transnational company agreements: realising the potential of social dialogue (2012)
Transnational company agreements (TCAs) are new forms of social dialogue in multinational companies. They provide for voluntary, innovative and socially agreed solutions in companies across Europe to issues of, for example, anticipation of change and restructuring, training, mobility, health and safety at work, or equality. At global level, such agreements, often called International Framework Agreements (IFAs), focus on corporate social responsibility and respect of fundamental rights. Transnational company agreements have gained significance over the last decade since the first initiatives in 2000.

Working conditions in the retail sector (2012)
This report examines trends in working conditions and employment status in the retail sector in the EU27 countries and Norway between 2001 and 2010. The considerable expansion of the sector over the past 20 years or so is associated with a transformation in its competitive structure, greater use of technology and changes in the regulatory framework. Large companies now dominate at the expense of the numerous small and micro businesses that once characterised the sector in most countries.

Working time - Foundation findings (2012)
The number of hours worked per week continues to drift downwards, on average – the result of more people working part time, fewer people working long hours, and a fall in the collectively agreed working hours in many countries. Foundation Findings provide pertinent background information and policy pointers for all actors and interested parties engaged in the current European debate on the future of social policy. The contents are based on Foundation research and reflect its autonomous and tripartite structure.