Skip to main content

The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers

Objective

Europe is today facing several major challenges. These go beyond the future of the euro and the instability of the financial system to some of the underlying issues concerned with the work activities that underpin the European economy. How can Europe retain manufacturing and production as restructuring and relocation towards lower-wage costs economies gathers pace? As demographic change lifts the proportions of older workers in society and in employment, how can Europe both maintain decent levels of pensions and provide decent jobs for younger workers? As cross-border migration becomes ever easier how can migrant workers be fully integrated and accepted into the European labour market? How can aspirations for decent jobs be squared with the nearly pan-European progression of precarious work? Europe’s future depends in large part on the answers it can provide to these questions within the context of the vision of a competitive, technologically-innovative economy bolstered by a high road social model that was captured in the Europe 2020 strategy. The aim of the ChangingEmployment programme is to train a cross-European and interdisciplinary network of policy-focused social scientists comprehensively skilled in understanding, analyzing, and responding to social and institutional employment changes. Overall, it will:
1.Explore societal differences, national variations in employees’ experiences of working life.
2.Examine historic and changing relations between management and employees.
3.Develop a comparative understanding of the changing quality of work, organisation and employment in the context of the (above) changes.
4.Consider patterns and consequences of workplace inclusion-exclusion in relation to migration, employment and unemployment, shifting inequalities in terms of gender and ethnicity and the implications for older employees of new patterns of work and retirement.
5.Assess impact of the current economic retrenchment on these forms of employment in Europe

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 037 080,44

Participants (8)

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 492 831,83
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hedesström (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 246 510
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Courillon (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE D'EVRY-VAL D'ESSONE
France
EU contribution
€ 741 395,27
Address
Boulevard Francois Mitterand 23
91025 Evry

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Bouquin (Prof.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 213 425,52
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lilla Jakobs (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 242 906,62
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Paz Suárez Rendueles (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 232 085,26
Address
Pl Uniwersytecki 1
50137 Wroclaw

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adam Mrozowicki (Dr.)
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 587 547,18
Address
Holloway Road 166 220
N7 8DB London

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steve Jefferys (Prof.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 268 510
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)