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The computer, electronic and optical products sector includes three main sub-sectors: office equipment and computers; audio, video and telecom equipment; and medical, optical and precision instruments.
The EU furniture industry is under intense pressure from globalisation and new skills and jobs are essential for the European furniture sector to thrive in the future.
On the basis of extensive statistical and documentary analysis, as well as in-depth discussions with industry experts and social partners during the Workshop of 23-24 October 2008, this study reaches a number of conclusions.
The Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Rubber & Plastic Products sector employs 3.75 million persons in the EU.
Today more than ever before, the skills, motivation and activation of employees are crucial preconditions for the sustainable success, productivity and innovation of enterprises. However, the situation of SMEs with regard to training is characterised by a paradox.
While European governments are actually combating for the survival of the financial system, this report develops a longer perspective.
This report has put forward the serious challenges that the European shipbuilding is facing in a difficult financial and economic context, where the increasing competence of emerging Asian countries is questioning the European position in the world market.
The Hotels and restaurants sector is a highly labour intensive service sector employing nearly nine million persons across the EU.
European TCL (TCL is the acronym for the NACE sectors 17 to 19: manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather, leather products and footwear) industries have passed through stormy weather over the past decades: attacked by competitors from Asia and faced with heavy price competition on consumer markets, the industry was driven by globalisation – and used it as a sheet anchor at the same time.
On the basis of extensive statistical and documentary analysis, as well as in-depth discussions with industry experts during the Workshop of 3-4 November 2008, this study reaches a number of conclusions.