A study aims at providing the European Parliament’s TRAN Committee with an overview of the EU postal services sector, including recent developments, and recommendations for EU policy-makers on how to further stimulate growth and competitiveness of the sector. The EU postal and delivery sector is significant to the EU economy, but should not be taken […]
26th World Congress of Political Science, 26 o Congresso Mundial de Ciência Política, 25-29 | 07 | 2020 Lisbon, Portugal – Open Panel “Civil Society Groups and Interest Representation”
Description Representative associations are crucial actors in any democracy but particularly under corporatist regimes where they are consulted by political and public actors and participate in economic governance. For instance, trade unions and employer associations have succeeded in maintaining their legitimacy for engaging in collective bargaining or social dialogue at the national level through that […]
Digitization and restructuring in a comparative perspective: which role for the social dialogue Workshop Minutes by (Salvo Leonardi – FDV, Marine Franssen & Frédéric Naedenoen, LENTIC) The workshop held in Rome the 25th of June was the second transnational one of the EC funded project DIRESOC, after the one held in Madrid, last September. The discussion […]
Stocktaking report on the application of the EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring
Company restructuring refers to a wide range of different activities which lead to the reorganisation of an enterprise. It is part of the natural life of companies in social market economies, as a way of adapting to a changing environment. It is important for companies to be able to adapt to and/or anticipate structural changes […]
Study on monitoring the application of the EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring
ICF Consulting was appointed by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in July 2015 to undertake a study entitled “Monitoring application of the EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring – VT/2015/036” issued under the Framework Contract “Provision of services related to evaluation, evaluative studies, analysis and research work, including support for impact […]
A report of ETUC citing DIRESOC as a good example of good practice in terms of exchanging information and establishing expertiserI
When the ETUC started to discuss digitalisation issues, the debate was quite developed in some countries while in other countries there was no public debate at all. At the European level, the European Commission set the tone with its communications on ‘collaborative economy’ and ‘online platforms’, which were discussed in the European Parliament. The Commission […]
The topic of the platform economy and its social effects has been the subject of ongoing academic interest and social debate for many years now. Despite the fact that numerous studies have been published, the subject remains difficult to grasp and contextualise due to a lack of accurate and reliable data – in particular in […]
The increasing digitalisation of work poses unprecedented challenges to labor law, welfare systems and worker representation. In a scenario of uncertain occupational prospects, the old boundaries between industry and services fade, as well as those between subordination and autonomy in the employment relationship. The cognitive enrichment and the empowerment of certain occupations corresponds to the […]
Last April, the first results of the Diresoc project (WP1) were introduced during the International interdisciplinary conference on HRM Congres in Goteborg by Pr. Ola Bergstrom (Sweden), Mr. Mohammad Ismail (Sweden), Pr. Vassil Kirov (Bulgaria) & Mr. Frédéric Naedenoen (Belgium).
DIRESOC project will launch an international survey in 8 countries about social dialogue and digitalisation. If you wish to know more and/or subscribe for participation, click here.