Employment, labour markets, skills and training

Ongoing

Management of the European Social Policy Network

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) brings together the work previously done by the independent experts on social inclusion for the assessment of national social inclusion policies,  the independent experts for the analytical support on social protection reforms and by the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC).

The ESPN will provide high quality and timely independent information, advice, analysis and expertise in monitoring progress towards the EU’s social (protection and inclusion) goals and will help the Commission to identify and stimulate debate and discussion on effective policy developments and innovative developments in Member States.

Applica is responsible for coordinating the work of the government experts on social protection systems (the Mutual Information Systems on Social Protection – MISSOC) and for communication activities (seminars, publications and online resources).

Ongoing

Labour market policies database (LMP)

The objective of the project is to further develop and maintain the database of Labour Market Policies which provides information on labour market interventions and contains data on participants in programmes as well as on expenditure and details of the various policies in question.

Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed

Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion

The purpose of the contract is to provide support to the Commission on the Peer Review process which is aimed at improving policy in the areas of social protection and social inclusion. Applica is responsible for the communication strategy, for publications, summary reports and the website.

Completed

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

This project explores scenarios for future developments in European manufacturing employment in the context of globalisation and rapid technological change. The key objective is to consider whether a revival of manufacturing could or should be based on foreign led growth or on a co-ordinated expansion of internal demand, which might have very different implications for the distribution of overall employment (i.e. both within and outside manufacturing) across Member States. A further objective is to gain a deeper understanding of how far recent technological and other developments are changing methods of production and the organisation and location of manufacturing activities.

Completed
Completed

Comparative analytical report on access to income support of young people

The report will adopt a wide-ranging view of the support available to young people in different parts of Europe and set out the different kinds of support that are provided, their level in terms of the income they provide, the extent to which they are conditional on certain circumstances, modes of behavior or the other income coming into the household.

Completed
Completed

Industrial Relations 2012

The aim project is to provide to provide advice and assistance with the statistical and quantitative aspects of the next edition of the Industrial Relations Report.  Mainly the service will be to produce statistical tables and graphs on a range of indicators related to social dialogue, employment and macro-economic issues.

Completed

Policy lessons report of the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) series

The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive report on the policy lessons of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey which analyses relationships between different working conditions, identifies groups at risk, monitors trends and contributes to European policy development. The report will draw policy conclusions from the EWCS and contribute to the preparation of the 6th wave of the survey, which is planned for 2015.

Completed

Skill Problems in European Industrial Sectors

An analysis of trends in skills requirements, the incidence of skill shortages and the policies adopted to tackle these, with case studies on the mechanical engineering and textile and clothing industries.

Completed

MobilityLab – European Job Mobility Laboratory

The purpose of the project is to establish a network of experts and practitioners in job mobility that will work to support the Commission in collecting and analysing information about mobility, providing policy advice and promoting awareness of the issues through a series of studies, workshops and conference.

Completed
Completed

Policy lessons from the European Company Survey

The aim of the contract is to extract and present the main policy implications of the 2009 European Company Survey, to review the use made of the survey by outside bodies as well as to analyse the link between the 2009 survey and that of the next survey (2012).

Completed
Completed

Industrial relations in Europe

Provision of expertise in compiling and analysis statistical data on employment and labour market developments across the EU relevant for industrial relations for the second and third reports. 2010, 2003-2004 and 2000-2001.

Completed

Projections of patterns of job expansion in the EU

The objective of the study is to examine prospective changes in job quality and skill requirements in EU economies over the period up to 2016 and to identify potential skill shortages on the basis of an analysis of trends in the structure of employment over recent years.

Completed
Completed

Skill Problems in European Industrial Sectors

An analysis of trends in skills requirements, the incidence of skill shortages and the policies adopted to tackle these, with case studies on the mechanical engineering and textile and clothing industries.

Completed

Comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the automotive sector in Europe

Members of Applica’s staff contributed to the analysis included in the study which analysed recent developments in the automotive industry (NACE 34.1-34.3) and the associated trends in employment across the EU and examined the implication for competences and skill requirements over the next few years.

Completed
Completed

Innovative management of Restructuring in Europe

An analysis of quantitative trends in the restructuring undertaken by large enterprises on the basis of data on over 5,500 individual cases which took place in the 5 years 2002-2006 inclusive summarised in the European Restructuring Monitor database.

Completed

Recent changes in the structure of jobs in the EU

Analysis of the effect of changes in the structure of employment on job quality and skill requirements and the implications for the relative position of men and women, older and younger workers, part-time and full-time workers and migrants in the labour market.

Completed
Completed

Net social protection benefits (ESSPROS)

The objective of this project is to assist Eurostat in the preparation, collection and validation of the pilot data collection on net social protection benefits to be carried out in all Member States by the end of 2008 and the preparation of feasibility studies to improve the data.

 

 

Completed

Changing regions – Structural changes in the EU regions

An analysis of economic developments in all NUTS 2 European regions focusing on the division of employment between sectors and the effect of this on performance and assessing their future prospects in the light of their human and other resource endowment.

 

Completed
Completed

Development of a draft methodology for the collection of harmonised statistics on childcare

The primary concern of this project, after collecting data on the demand and provision of childcare from all Member States, was to indicate the data which still need to be made available in order to assess the support available to those with children and the use they make of this. A parallel aim was to develop a methodology for data collection to ensure some degree of coherence and as much comparability as possible across countries.

Completed

Employment in Europe

Analysis of employment and labour market trends across the EU and of key policy issues and production of the annual report in all Community languages.