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Preparing for the upswing: training and qualification during the crisis (2011)
This report gathers information about changes in the participation of workers and companies in continuous training and presents an overview of measures aimed at supporting companies to develop the skills of their workers during the crisis. It also identifies good examples of training measures implemented by enterprises.

Recent developments in work organisation in the EU27 Member States and Norway (2011)
This report examines recent developments in work organisation in the EU27 Member States and Norway. Modern patterns of work organisation can be a double-edged sword for employees in terms of working conditions. The factors contributing to workers’ job satisfaction such as high levels of autonomy and involvement, increased responsibilities and task complexity are the same as those that can create strain through increased levels of stress and work pressure, workload, job insecurity or a poor work–life balance.

Recession and social dialogue in the banking sector: a global perspective (2011)
The impact of the financial crisis on banking sectors has been uneven across the major world economies. On the one hand, financial sectors in Japan, Brazil and China have not been significantly affected and public authorities only had to deal with some liquidity problems in banking systems. On the other hand, banking systems in the US and many European countries faced not only liquidity but also solvency problems. Several financial institutions had to be bailed out and public programmes of an unprecedented nature were put in place in order to avoid the collapse of the financial systems.

Reducing early school leaving in the EU (2011)
This study reviews the scale and nature of the problem of early school leaving in the EU. It examines in detail how countries are trying to tackle this problem and identifies characteristics of effective policies, leading to a range of recommendations for European and national level actors in the future. The study is based on in-depth country research in nine Member States, as well as analysis of international and national literature.

Restructuring and working conditions: how to monitor the modernisation of public administrations? (2011)
Under the call for for proposals on 'Restructuring, well being at work and Financial participation of employees', the European Commission co-financed more than fifty projects from 2007 – 2010. Altogether 8.4 million euros of PROGRESS funding was shared among projects covering a wide thematic scope and sectors (financial participation, well being at work, health and care services, automotive industry, textiles, printing, metal, public sector, retail trade etc).

Skills for Green Jobs - A Global View (2011)
This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.

The impact of vocational education and training on company performance (2011)
This study is a meta-analysis of the evidence available in literature on the economic benefits of VET (vocational education and training) at company level. It is based on 62 studies and 264 estimated effects, covering many different company performance and training indicators. The meta-analysis concludes that VET has a positive and significant effect on the economic performance of firms. This result is valid for most performance indicators and VET indicators, and is also robust to the methodology used in the studies.

Vocational education and training at higher qualification levels (2011)
This research paper, covering 13 countries and six sectors, examines the kind of higher qualifications that are currently offered within vocational education, including their features, governance patterns, and degree of academisation. The paper also discusses wider issues such as parity of esteem between vocational and academic education, and the forms and degree of labour market involvement.

Vocational education and training in Poland (2011)
The report summarises the country’s socioeconomic background and planned VET reforms. It explains how VET for young people and adults is currently organised and addresses topics such as teachers and trainers, guidance and counselling, and financing.

Vocational education and training is good for you - The social benefits of VET for individuals (2011)
This report investigates the social benefits of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) for individuals in Europe. Drawing on data from the European Community household panel, results show that initial VET is associated with positive changes in social outcomes for individuals. These social outcomes are mediated by the institutional setting in which VET takes place.