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EFP and regional economic policy

Employee Participation in SMEs – A Strategy for Labour Market Policy and Regional Economic Development / Funding: Landesagentur für Struktur und Arbeit (Oct. 2012 May 2014)

The aim of the project was implementation of best practices of employee financial participation in SMEs, which connect labour market policy with regional business development. This transfer process should be horizontal (among the social partners) as well as vertical (between social partners and political decision makers). In this way recommendations, both for social partners and at the policy level could be developed.Focal point was the design of a concept that enables employees to become co-owners as shareholders of their company. This concept refers to the legal form of a German GmbH, a Spanish Limitada or a Polish Sp.z o.o..



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Visit of a delegation from Gipuzkua



Entwicklung eines deutschen und polnischen Mitarbeiter-kapitalbeteiligungs- Konzeptes für KMU auf Grundlage des ESOPKonzeptes (Development of a German and Polish EFP Model for SMEs based on the ESOP) / Funding: Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung
(Apr. 2011 – Mar. 2012)

Aim of the project was to develop proposals for the reform of the German law on employee financial participation and of the Polish aid programs (Spółki Pracownicze) to overcome the deficits resulting from their practical implementation. The German-Polish research team developed a German and a Polish ESOP model, in accordance with the existing national legislation.


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Book presentation in Brussels, Polish Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak