Name:EIRO (European Industrial Relations Observatory); EWCO (European Working Conditions Observatory); ERM (European Restructuring Monitor)
Project leader:Mgr. Aleš Kroupa
Provider:European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Team member:Ing. Soňa Veverková , PhDr. Štěpánka Lehmann, Ph.D. , PhDr. Hana Geissler , Mgr. Renata Kyzlinková, Ph.D.
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Start of project:2004
End of project:2022
Project recipient:RILSA
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The EIRO, EWCO and ERM are part of the Europe-wide network of observatories established by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Their purpose is to collect, analyse and disseminate information on industrial relations, working conditions and changes on the labour market. Outputs are primarily intended for organisations of social partners at the European as well as national levels, government organisations, EU institutions and numerous experts. Observatories are based on cooperation of research institutions and universities in EU member and candidate countries including Norway. The activity of observatories and topics, which change in the course of the year, are coordinated according to decisions by a consulting committee on which representatives of employers, trade unions and governments of EU member states and members of the European Commission sit.
EIRO focuses on gathering information regarding collective bargaining and representativeness of social partners. For this purpose, EIRA works out studies describing selected sectors of the national economy.
EWCO concentrates on monitoring of working conditions in the broadest sense of the word, primarily on impacts of work on employees’ health, on career and professional development, on balancing family life and work.
ERM specialises in monitoring of labour market changes as a consequence of restructuring of the economy. This activity consists in continuous monitoring of information in the Czech daily press and other available information media with the aim to collect and evaluate information on labour market changes (creation of new jobs, reduction, transfer or cancellation of existing jobs) particularly in the Czech Republic.