Restructuring in Europe – The ANCOBEST project
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Restructuring in Europe – The ANCOBEST project

Restructuring in Europe – The ANCOBEST project

From November 2007-2008, a group of eleven European organisations namely: RKW, Malta Institute of Management (Malta), TNOIK (Poland), Fondazione G. Rumor – Centro Produttivita Veneto (Italy), Think tank europeen Pour la Solidarite Asbl (Belgium),  CEFAMOL (Portugal), Fagligt Faelles Forbund 3F (Denmark), Diputacion Provincial A Coruna (Spain), Agence Nationale pour Amelioration des Conditions de Travail (France) and AccountAbility (UK), teamed up to take part in a European Project entitled Anticipation & Collaboration to better understand structural transformation (ANCOBEST).

ANCOBEST is a research project concerned with identifying examples for coping with operational restructuring measures in an anticipative manner. A brain child of RKW this project is concerned with identifying and examining a number of company restructuring cases in Europe, that is, examining the scenarios leading to their restructuring, the restructuring method adopted and its implementation, as well as the results and effects of the type of restructuring carried out. Particular emphasis is being placed on:

– Restructuring measures triggered by structural change in the countries or regions involved or in individual branches or sectors, where examination of these can therefore possibly be re-applied to other regions or sectors,

– Restructuring measures with a European or international orientation in the companies examined, which can make it clear what European developments can be expected in the future,

– Restructuring measures that take place in small and medium-sized companies and which are so far much less well known than in large companies and international concerns and receive less public attention.

Thanks to this project, the partners involved have sought to copmpare and analyse the methods adopted in the different countries, in order to throw more light on the phenomenon in Europe and mitigate its negative effects. The results of this project have been consolidated into a single report which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

For the cover pages of the report click here

For a copy of the full research report click here