ALPHA CONSEIL (ALPHA GROUP, FRANCE) working with representatives of the employees and of the enterprise
Managing change : Alpha Conseil participates in the whole restructuring process and assists representatives of works councils with respect to any changes that can have an impact on the living and working conditions of the employees: organisation of work, serious hazards in the workplace, introduction of new technologies, etc.
Responding to the aspirations of the employees : Alpha Conseil is officially authorised by the Ministry of Labour to assist works councils and health and safety committees (CHSCT). In all its activities, Alpha Conseil seeks a balance between social and economic objectives in the plans of the enterprise; in this respect the agency can intervene, at the request of both sides, jointly advising the representatives of the employees and of the management.
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ALPHAMETRICS (UNITED KINGDOM) is a company specialised in economic and social studies. It has an agency in Brussels (called Applica) as well as in Royston, near Cambridge, and it has carried out for the last few years a wide range of studies for European institutions in the field of employment, local development, social questions and restructuring. Through these studies, Alphametrics has developed an uncomparable knowledge and a know-how on quantitative data available on economic and social problems at the European level. Amongst the reports produced by Alphametrics for the European Commission, one can quote the three reports on Economic and Social Cohesion in Europe, all annual reports on Employment in Europe within the 1990’s and Industral Restructuring in the Accession Countries.
Alphametrics et Applica are at the present time involved in a project on the social consequences of restructuring for the European Foundation in Dublin.
FONDAZIONE REGIONALE PIETRO SEVESO (ITALY) - created in 1975 - is an institute whose primary aim is to provide high quality research on labour issues, related consultancy, education and training.
Consistently with its statutory objectives, Fondazione Seveso has been using the know-how resulting from its research activity to provide social actors, particularly the unions, with frameworks for understanding and defining problems; operational tools, techniques and other support mechanisms to improve their capabilities to manage change and innovation.
Over the years, its activity has been focusing on the following thematic areas :
Industrial relations, collective bargaining
Innovative work organisation, working conditions and jobs pay
Employment, education and vocational training
Fondazione Seveso develops its activity at both national and transnational level. Great relevance is placed on the value of collaboration with other private and public research and training institutes.
The institute is registered in DG Employment and Social Affairs Database and has an extensive experience in European and trans-European projects.
Most relevant transnational projects coordinated by Fondazione Seveso :
Glossary of Industrial Relations and Labour Market in Europe - commissioned by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
E-quality, New Horizons for Women and Business. CD-ROM (Italian and English version) on Equality Strategies, Policies and Practices in Europe and in the 15 European countries (funded by EC under the Fourth Medium Term Community Action Programme)
Change - Cambiare - Forandring. A training course and CD-ROM (English, Italian and Danish version) to Ensure Equality and Quality in Lifelong Learning, funded by European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme
Models of Interaction between Vocational Training Policies and Labour Policies in four European Countries - (F, I, NL, UK) commissioned by ISFOL
Regionalisation of Public Employment Policies in three European Countries - (B, E, I), commissioned by DGV
Gender Equality in a Changing Workplace. Exploring the links with Corporate Strategies. Comparative Analysis of Seven European Countries - (E, F, FN, G, NL, I, UK) carried out in cooperation with G. Shapiro Consultant, sponsored by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
The Development of Apprenticeship for Middle-high Qualified Jobs in the New Economy. A Comparative Analysis of three European Countries - I, F, G - sponsored by ISFOL
Most relevant transnational projects carried out as a partner :
Living Conditions among Long Term Unemployed (co-ordinated by the Centre for employment initiative - London, UNITED KINGDOM)
Eureg - Regional Union Policies in Europe (co-ordinated by the University of Bremen, GERMANY)
International Research Network On IR in World TLC Industry, coordinated by MIT (USA)
European Observatory on Industrial Relations (commissioned by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Dublin, IRELAND)
Innovative Work Organisation. Assessing the impact on Women and Men employees and on Organisational Success, set up under the Medium Term Community Action Programme on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (co-ordinated by the Athene - Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Accessible Vocational Guidance, Leonardo da Vinci Programme (coordinated by the University of Glasgow)
Reduction in Working Time (co-ordinated by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Dublin, IRELAND)
Gender E-quality in transport - European project co-ordinated by Ferrovie Nord Milano (ITALY)
Flexcot - Flexible Work Practices and Communication Technology (co-ordinated by Fondation Travail-Universitè - BELGIUM)
Flexible Employment Policies and Working Conditions (co-ordinated by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Dublin, IRELAND)
Tepracon - Telework Practices in Companies’ Networks (co-ordinated by Ires - Rome, ITALY)
New Jobs in Broadcasting Industry (co-ordinated by FISTEL - Rome, ITALY)
Development of Employment and Labour Market Organisation in the Service Sector - a Comparative European Perspective (co-ordinated by FAFO Institute for Applied Social)
Temporary Agency Work in Italy. Working Conditions, Labour Market and Collective Bargaining, (sponsored by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, NIWL, SWEDEN)
Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace. National Report for Italy (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, NIWL, SWEDEN)
Professional competences and social dialogue in a changing organisation (FIM CISL Nazionale, ITALY)
EUROCAP - Social Dialogue, Employment and Territories
Towards a European Policy of Capabilities (IDHE Cachan, FRANCE)
WWW-ICT, Widening Women Work in ICT Jobs (Fondation Travail-Université, FRANCE)
European Restructuring Monitor European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Group One, Bruxelles, BELGIUM)
EIRO European Industrial Relations Observatory Italy (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, CESOS, IRES Lombardia, ITALY)
Visit the web site Fondazione Seveso
GITP (THE NETHERLANDS) is a major consultancy firm in the field of human resources in the Netherlands (350 employees). GITP defines its core business as the assessment and development of people and organizations. The firm participates in this project through their group of expert consultants specialized in advising works councils regarding globalization, mergers, restructuring, outsourcing, strategy assessment and (the implementation of) human resources instruments such as reward policies. Since its establishment in 1947 GITP has a strong relationship with the academic community in the Netherlands, expressed in this project through the participation of Prof. Dr. Rienk Goodijk (corporate governance) and Dr. Willem Allertz (international development of organizations).
Visitez the web site GITP
THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE (IUE, ITALY) was created in 1972 by the Member States of the founding European Communities. Its main objective is to provide advanced academic training to Ph.D students and to promote research at the highest level.
It carries out research in a European perspective (fundamental research, comparative research and Community research) in history, law, economics, political and social science. Its full-time teaching staff, fellows and research students are recruited from all countries of the European Union and from further afield. It welcomes research students for periods of one to four years who wish to study for the Institute’s doctorate (normally four years) or take the LL.M. (one year Masters programme) in comparative, European and international law, as well as post-doctoral fellows.
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LABOUR ASOCIADOS SLL, Consultoria Social, Laboral e Internacional (SPAIN) is a consulting firm located in Madrid that offers technical services for analyses, research, studies and assessment, as well as the conception, design and execution of projects in the field of social policies, employment and labour relations. It also carries out an important activity in the area of regional and local development, including the preparation of policies, plans and pro-grammes in this field.
Created in 1996, the firm has a staff of 30 professionals and more than 100 collaborators in 40 countries; its annual turnover is 3 million €.
Its business lines include social, territorial, formation and international consultancy. The projects are developed in Spain and in the European Union. The firm has especially worked for the European Commission, performing the evaluation of policies and programs accross the EU, namely regarding the implementation of Community social legislation.
Visitez le site internet Labour Asociados
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WORKING LIFE (NIWL, SWEDEN) is a national centre of knowledge about working life issues. The Institute is commissioned by the Swedish government to carry on research and development, disseminate information, and hold advanced, specialised training courses.
The institute’s prime objective and mission is to contribute actively to a working life that offers good conditions and development opportunities for women and men. We work to promote a healthy working environment that is adapted to people’s different physical and mental needs and capacity. This we do in collaboration with the social partners and professionals who are actively involved in issues concerning working life.
Our research focuses on areas such as occupational health, the labour market and employment, labour legislation, work organisation, ergonomics and strain, physical and chemical health risks, integration and diversity, and development processes in working life. We endeavour to ensure that our research is multidisciplinary and benefits people in their working lives.
Please visit our website www.arbetslivsinstitutet.se for more information. Here you can read about current research, subscribe to our newsletters, borrow books and other literatures from our library, order books or download reports. You will also find the addresses to our offices and e-mail links to our 400 staff.
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THE OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN, absl (OSE, EUROPEAN SOCIAL OBSERVATORY, BELGIUM), was founded in 1984 to foster a better understanding - and hence greater mastery -of the social implications of the building of Europe.
Its main tasks are to monitor developments in Community policies, particularly social policies, and to analyse the forces and players at work. To this end, the Observatoire follows European events carefully and endeavours to interpret the emerging challenges and major trends.
In so doing, it has gradually become a reference point and a repository of information for trade union organisations, NGOs, researchers and policy-makers, but also for civil servants, journalists and students wanting to obtain specific, critical information concerning the EU and European integration.
The Observatoire has developed into a forum for dialogue and exchange of viewpoints, which is very open to the outside world. It attempts to act as an interface between the public authorities, the university world, the trade union movement and social groups, by putting forward critical views while duly respecting academic research criteria. To consolidate this approach a scientific committee was formed in 1999.
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Project Consult (PCG, GERMANY) - Project Consult GmbH - Prof. Dr. Kost & Collegen has been founded in 1997. The company has seats in Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Zwickau, Würzburg.
Our staff members have professional skills in different fields:
Business Management (MBA)
Political and Social Sciences
Administration and Organisation
Consulting Focus :
Restructuring and reorganisation of companies in crisis
Assistance in legal and economical matters in case of bankruptcy
Support in obtaining State Bonds
Follow-up in companies
Draw-up employee-(partially) owned companies
Balance analysis and status quo-analysis
Consulting of works councils and trade unions
Coaching of personnel
Labour market projects
Research activities and interviews
Projects of research (for example : Industrial Policy and Territorial Restructuring, Urban Development Capacities)
Coaching, moderation and mediation
PCG is working partnership oriented, we offer consulting service with an absolute neutrality, we work within a team and with a network of partners."
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SODIE (ALPHA GROUP, FRANCE) was founded at the begining of the 1980’s by the iron and steel group Arcelor Mittal, current shareholder to a total value of 45%. Sodie is mainly own by the Alpha Group, leader on the market in the field of advice to "comités d’entreprise" (President : Pierre FERRACCI, General Director : Alain PETITJEAN).
Sodie has also two subsidiaries :
M&D in the field of employment
Plc-Demeter in the field of local economic development
Some figures with respect to Sodie :
More than 4000 workers followed-up
1 500 projects of firm creation, buyout and development project assessed
More than 4 000 jobs created following revitalising measures
The annual activity rythm of Sodie is the following :
49 local settlements (SODIE : 36 ; M&D : 13)
Our values :
Some recent national references :
ANPE (Agence Nationale pour l’Emploi, French Public National Agency for Employment)
UNEDIC (Union Nationale pour l’Emploi dans l’Industrie et le Commerce, French Public National Union for Employment within Industry and Business fields)
Visit the web site SODIE