27 National Seminars on Anticipating and Managing Restructuring - A.R.E.N.A.S.

Bergström O, Broughton A, Triomphe C E |  2008/0667 | European Commission | Aug 2010

This report examines the measures used for anticipating and managing restructuring in the 27 Member States of the European Union at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century. Restructuring is defined here as any change in the structure of an organisation with an impact on the employment or working conditions of the workers.

The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the measures available to anticipate and manage restructuring in the 27 EU Member States. We also wish to help policy-makers at the European, national and regional levels to better understand these measures, and to assist them in policy formation and the design of more effective legislation. An additional aim of this report is to support labour market actors, such as trade unions, employers and their organizations, in their policy-making.

The comparative analysis in this report is based on data collected by an international group of experts in an EU-funded project on Anticipating Restructuring in Enterprises: National Seminars (ARENAS), coordinated by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) in Turin, and on the minutes of seminars organised in each of the 27 Member States.

The aim of this project was twofold:

  • to support the sharing of knowledge concerning restructuring; and
  • to disseminate the lessons learned on existing and innovative measures being taken in the EU Member States for anticipating and managing restructuring at national, regional, and local levels, and across specific economic sectors.

This report is the first attempt to draw conclusions from this project.