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ongoing Data collection and validation support for the management of the European Social Fund 2014-2020
The aim of this project is to set up and run a "data support centre" which will assist Managing Authorities in collecting, processing and storing ESF data and thereby improve the quality, reliability and comparability of data on ESF interventions. DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, 2014 (lead contractor: Alphametrics (UK)
ongoing Framework contract (lot 2): analysis and research work, including studies for Impact Assessment
The aim of the project is to conduct different types of analysis and research work, including studies for impact assessments in fields falling within DG EMPL competence. DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, 2013-2015 (with Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti (IT), Ghent University (BE), IRES (FR), Tárki (HU), wiiw (AT)
ongoing Policy lessons report of the 5th European Working Conditions Survey 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. European Foundation for the Improvement of working and living conditions, 2013-2014
completed Comparative analytical report on labour market transitions of young people
The objective of this study is to map the different types of temporary contracts in the Member States and Norway, to investigate the social security benefits of these contracts and to offer an overview of the policy measures available to regulate transitions from temporary to permanent contracts. European Foundation for the Improvement of working and living conditions, 2012-2013
completed Statistical Portrait of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
The objective of the study is to analyse the 2007-2011 statistics on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) and produce the report “Statistical Portrait of the EGF 2007-2011” in English, French and German. DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2012
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). European Foundation for the Improvement of working and living conditions, 2011
ongoing 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. DG Employment and Social Affairs, 2010-2013 (with Ismeri Europa, IT)
completed Flexicurity: the need for indicators on coverage of certain social benefits for people in flexible employment in the European Union.
The objective of the study is to develop indicators that enable the coverage of unemployment, maternity/paternity and sickness benefits in the EU to be monitored for people in flexible employment. DG Employment and Social Affairs, 2008 (lead contractor: Alphametrics - UK)
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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. European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, 2008-2009 (with Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – AT)
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completed Comprehensive sectoral analysis of emerging competences and economic activities in the Electromechanical engineering industry in the European Union.
The objective of the study is to analysis recent developments in the mechanical engineering and electrical and electronics equipment industries (NACE 29 and 31) and the associated trends in employment across the EU and to examine the implication for competences and skill requirements over the next few years. DG Employment and Social Affairs, 2008 (lead contractor: Alphametrics – UK; with Ismeri Europa – IT)
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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. DG Employment and Social Affairs, 2008 (lead contractor: Groupe Alpha with Alphametrics Ltd)
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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.  Eurostat, 2007-2010 (lead contractor: Alphametrics – UK)
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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. DG Enterprise, 2008 (with Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies –  AT, Alphametrics – UK, and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis – NL)
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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. European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, 2007 (with Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies –  AT)
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Eurofound

Production of comparative analytical reports on selected issues relating to Industrial change and restructuring and the quality of work and employment covering all 27 EU Member States plus Norway. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, since 2006.

For more information, see European Restructuring Monitor and the European Working Conditions Observatory.

not publicly available Production of briefing notes/reports and impact studies on forthcoming employment and social policy initiatives for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, 2006-2007.
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, DG Regional Policy 2006 (with Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies –  AT)
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Development and consolidation of the Labour Market Policy database.
Construction and maintenance of database on labour market policies in EU Member States, the expenditure on programmes and the participants in these plus the; production of annual reports. Eurostat and DG Employment and Social Affairs, since 1998  (lead contractor: Alphametrics – UK)
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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. Eurostat, 2002-2003
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Employment in the market economy in the European Union - an analysis of the Structural Business Statistics.
Analysis of employment in different sectors of economic activity, its division between firms of different size and its relationship to value-added, labour costs and investment. Eurostat, 2003-2004.
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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. DG Employment and Social Affairs, 2010, 2003-2004 and 2000-2001.
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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. DG Employment, 1991-2001 (lead contractor: Alphametrics – UK)
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