this is the EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF EMPLOYEE SHARE
OWNERSHIP (EFES). EFES acts as the umbrella organization
of employee owners, companies and all persons,
trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions
looking to promote employee ownership and participation
in Europe. EFES was recognized by the European
Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) as European
Business Representative Organization in the field.
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Eighth European Meeting of Employee Ownership
- Brussels 18 May 2009
Employee ownership and the financial crisis. Annual
Economic Survey of Employee Ownership in European
Countries in 2008. Witnesses from various countries.
Manifesto for the 2009 European Parliament Elections.
Annual Economic Survey of Employee Ownership
in European Countries in 2008
The new Annual Survey for year 2008 shows that employee ownership declined a
bit on the threshold of the financial crisis. Assets
held by employee owners fell to 240.2 billion Euro
in 2008, compared to 283.3 billion in 2007 (-15.2%). However, this was still much more than the 206.2 billion in 2006.
As a percentage, employees' share stabilized on
2.63% in the capital ownership structure. Considering
recent trends, employee ownership is going to double
within the next 5-10 years.