The study compares data regarding the new forms of employment, as defined by Eurofound, in six European countries: Romania, Macedonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Croatia. The study beginns from an overview of the different forms of legislation in each country - given in order to examine their flexibility in terms of the new market economy. The data gathered from the national surveys implemented in each country regarding professional experience is compared and discussed. In the third part the general attitudes and perceptions of labor in each country are compared in order to understand the potential for the new labor relations. The conclusions and recommendations are presented from the perspective of each country.
This comparative study was written by the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) as part of the project “The adaptation of industrial relations towards new forms of work”, implemented by the IPP in partnership with: the Center for Economic Development (CED) – Bulgaria, the Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (RILSA) – Czech Republic, the Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) – Poland, the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) – Croatia, and the Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) – Macedonia. The project was financed by the European Commission through DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.