The ETUI has several comparative projects in the field of labour market, employment and social policy. The projects look at quantitative and qualitative labour market developments taking account of the institutional configurations specific to the different welfare regimes.
In order to take better account of not only quantitative but also qualitative labour market issues, the ETUI has developed a multi-faceted job quality index in order to compare developments in terms of job quality within Europe and over time. Particular attention has been paid to the developments in non-standard employment and its implications for social security coverage but also for trade union organizing.
Another focus has been cross-border labour mobility within Europe. The current project on labour mobility focuses on the issues of skills mismatch and the impact of the economic crisis.
Several projects look at the interaction of labour market developments and social policy responses. Among them are projects on the new pension mix, the challenges of the economic crisis to social policy in Europe and the developments of European social and employment policy in light of the Europe 2020 strategy.
Another project looks at the role of education, welfare and labour market institutions in facilitating the transition from school to work.
If you want to know more about labour market reforms and pension reforms in the EU member states, visit our Reforms Watch service.
Martin Myant, Sotiria Theodoropoulou, Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI)
Christophe Degryse (ETUI)
Gabriele Piazza and Martin Myant (ETUI)
David Natali and Bart Vanhercke (OSE)
Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI)
Béla Galgóczi (ETUI) and Janine Leschke (Copenhagen Business School)
Lisa Berntsen, Tilburg University, the Netherlands and Nathan Lillie, University of Juväskylä, Finland
Agnieszka Piasna, ETUI and Anke Plagnol, Department of Psychology, City University London
Laszlo Horwitz (GIZ) and Martin Myant (ETUI)
Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI) , Martin Myant (ETUI)
Jochen Clasen, Daniel Clegg (University of Edinburgh) and Jon Kvist (University of Southern Denmark)