Focus: Financial Participation of Employees / The PEPPER Reports

Promotion of Employee Participation in Profits and Enterprise Results in the New Member and Candidate Countries of the European Union (2005 - 2007)

A European Platform for Financial Participation of Employees (2006 - 2008)

Assessing and Benchmarking Financial Participation of Employees in the EU-27 (2007 - 2009)

Project Director: Dr. Jens Lowitzsch

The European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the Kelso Institute for the Study of Economic Systems have supported both the PEPPER III report and the project "A European Platform for Financial Participation of Employees". Further, they have supported the recently completed third phase of the overall project, "Assessing and Benchmarking Financial Participation in the EU-27" published as the PEPPER IV Report. 

The PEPPER reports analysed schemes promoted by the European Union. These were all company level, broad-based plans dependent on company performance (at the same time not excluding participation in company assets). This means that gain-sharing, irregular cash-based profit sharing, non-broadly based share option schemes and executive stock option schemes were excluded. 


: http://www.intercentar.de/nc/print/en/research/focus-financial-participation-of-employees/