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15/11/2012

European added value of an EU measure on information and consultation of workers, anticipation and management of restructuring processes

European Added Value Assessment - EAVA 2/2012
PE 494.459 - ISBN 978-92-823-394



The economic crisis, accompanied by increased competitive pressure at EU level, has contributed to a steady rise in the number of companies undergoing restructuring and closure. Against this background, an open attitude to change is essential in order to be competitive in a global and challenging market. At the same time, there is also an urgent need to mitigate the negative consequences for both workers and employers of the ensuing labour market adjustments. The proposed measure is likely to generate added value. EU-level intervention might be appropriate, inter alia, to limit the social costs of structural adjustment; to provide an integrated and coherent approach to dealing with restructuring; to eliminate potential distortions of competition within the internal market and inequalities in treatment of workers, resulting from divergences in national regulations. This European Added Value Assessment analyses all these different aspects. 

Annexes of the study : 

ANNEX I: Legal and consistency aspects (Edoardo Ales) 

ANNEX II: Aspects relating to the necessity of intervention at EU level (Mark Carley) 

ANNEX III: Economic and social impacts (Usman Khan, Stephan Kreutzer (Matrix Insight)) 

ANNEX IV: Aspects relating to the necessity of intervention at EU level (Isabelle Schömann) 



author(s): M. del Monte (Study), E. Ales (Annex I), M. Carley (Annex II), M. Insight (Annex III), I, Schömann (Annex IV)
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