Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (FORBA), Austria
The Working Life Research Centre is an independent research institute specialising in social-science research on topical issues of work and employment. Besides grant-funded academic research, the institute’s strengths also include contract and policy-consultancy research.
Notus-asr is an indpendent research institute in Spain. Notus’ work includes developing studies and reports, giving technical assistance to public and private entities, to design, manage and evaluate policies and programmes, as well as organising seminars and workshops. Notus works with diverse institutional actors: public administrations and agencies, non-profit organisations, universities and research centres. Its main thematic areas are employment and labour relations, qualifications and training, local development, poverty and social inclusion and gender.
The Foundation Institute of Public Affairs is a leading Polish think-tank and an independent centre for policy research and analysis, established in 1995. Our mission is to contribute to informed public debate on key Polish, European and global policy issues. Our main areas of study include European policy, social policy, social dialogue & industrial relations, civil society, migration and development policy as well as law and democratic institutions.
University of Jyväskylä is a Finnish University, employing more than 2600 persons. The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is one of the leading social sciences units in Finland. In its research, this international and multidisciplinary unit focuses on social, political and cultural transformations. The department combines the expertise of researchers from philosophy, political science, sociology, social and public policy, social work, gender studies, development studies, civil society research, and political as well as cultural policy research.
The Construction Workers’ Annual Leave and Severance Pay Fund (BUAK) is a statutory body under public law in Austria, tasked with the autonomous administration of statutory duties. It also serves as the social partners’ institution in the construction industry, and therefore seeks consensus between employees and employers. BUAK’s leadership is nominated on equal terms by workers’ organisations and employers’ organisations. BUAK’s main duty is to manage leave and severance pay entitlements, as well as the Bad Weather Compensation for Construction Workers programme.
The Fundacion Laboral de la Construccion del Principado de Asturias (FLCPA) is a paritary, non-profit institution, set up in 1988 by the social partners of the construction sector in Asturia (Spain), the business association Confederación Asturiana de la Construcción – ASPROCON (CAC-ASPROCON) and the trade union organisations Comisiones Obreras Construcción y Servicios and the Federación de Industria, Construcción y Agro de la Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT FICA). In 1999, FLCPA created the “Commission on Health and Safety and Hiring Prevention” (Comisión de Seguridad y Prevención de Riesgos Laborales y Contratación, COPREVAS) carrying out actions to detect and prevent fraud with a special focus on bogus self-employment.
The „Budowlani” Trade Union covers over 10 000 workers throughout Poland – construction and building material workers, housing cooperative members, foresters, environment protection workers, woodworkers, furniture industry workers and others. Budwolani aims to establish collective labour agreements and other agreements at multiple levels and makes proposals to improve the labour code, the social insurance system, vocational education and socioeconomic policy in general. „Budowlani” pays special attention to the improvment of work safety. Representatives of the Union take part in the activities of the Labour Protection Council (subject to the Sejm) and the Councils of Work Safety in Construction (subject to the Central and District Inspectorates of Labour).