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Work organisation and restructuring in the Knowledge Society

Objective

WORKS is an IP with 19 EU and Accession State partners to carry out research on how employment, learning and labour practices adapt to change and with what effect. Taking account of the global context and of regional diversity within Europe, the project will: integrate knowledge on changes in work in the KBS; analyse existing quantitative data, identify best practices and develop a roadmap for convergence; carry out organisational case studies to provide windows into the restructuring of value chains at strategic points to illuminate changes in the organisation of work within and between organisations; carry out qualitative research at the individual and household level in order to analyse the quality of work, time use, learning and occupational identities; carry out a comparative regional mapping of the institutional, policy and social dialogue aspects of workplace changes in order to identify the policy options facing the social partners and other policy stakeholders in the future; establish a global reference group to compare European developments with those elsewhere and to identify the niches of European regions in the new global division of labour in the knowledge economy; develop methodologies for carrying out qualitative research into work organisation which are sufficiently rigorous to allow for comparability whilst retaining sensitivity to cultural and institutional differences; contribute to the development of an integrated ERA by involving researchers from outside the project and by contributing to the training of researchers; actively involve the social partners and other policy stakeholders in the project; develop methods for forecasting future trends which are grounded in robust empirical research, take account of regional diversity and the differing interests of social actors and avoid crude extrapolation; take account of gender, ethnic and other social variables within as well as between sectors, regions, organisations, workplaces and households.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
Belgium

Participants (17)

ARBETSLIVISINSTITUTET
Sweden
Address
Vanadisvägen 9
Stockholm
ATK ARBETSTAGARKONSULTATION AB
Sweden
Address
Hogbergsgatan 62
Stockholm
CENTRE D'ÉTUDES DE L'EMPLOI
France
Address
'Le Descartes 1', 29 Promenade Michel Simon
Noisy-le-grand
FONDATION TRAVAIL-UNIVERSITÉ
Belgium
Address
Rue De L'arsenal 5
Namur
FORSCHUNGS- UND BERATUNGSSTELLE ARBEITSWELT
Austria
Address
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
Wien
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weberstr.5
Karlsruhe
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA - UNL
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Fct
Caparica
INSTITUT FUER SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Jakob-klar Str. 9
Munich
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Uri U. 49
Budapest
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY, BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
1, 15 Noemvri Str.
Sofia
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE ECONOMICHE E SOCIALI
Italy
Address
Via Di Santa Teresa 23
Rome
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
31 Jewry Street
London
NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Lerso Parkallé 105
Copenhagen
PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Greece
Address
Leoforos Syngrou 136
Athens
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HØGSKOLE
Norway
Address
Strindveien 4
Trondheim
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE)
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester