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On 9 September, the Vice-President of the Commission, Mr Manuel Marin, chaired the 36th meeting in Dublin of the Administrative Board of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, at which a new four-year work programme was adopted which will make of the Foundation a forum in which discussion of the social consequences of completion of the internal market will be deepened. The programme, entitled "1992 and Beyond: new opportunities for action to improve living and working conditions in Europe", contains six major subjects for the Foundation's consideration in the 1989-1992 period : - the development of the social dialogue and industrial relations; - the restructuring of working life; - the promotion of health and safety; - the protection of the environment, the worker and the public; - raising the standard of living and quality of life for all; - the study of the technologies of the future. The findings of the studies which will be undertaken by the Foundation as part of this new programme will be put at the disposal of the four groups which make up the Administrative Board - the Governements of the Member States, employers, trade unions and the Commission - which will make the programme a direct instrument in promotion of the social dialogue in Europe. The six main topics of the programme will form the strategic framework within which the Foundation will develop its activities over the next four years and successive annual programmes will lay down more specific activities. The programme will include research and information activities. The first will be implemented by means of contracts with international multidiscipline teams and the organization of round tables, working meetings and seminars. The information activities will look ways of diversifying and disseminating the results of the Foundation's work. As was stated by Mr Marin at the Foundation meeting, the programme will help to provide the information necessary to those who adopt its policy decisions to cope with the social consequences of all kinds deriving from completion of the internal market, the aim of which is none other than to impart a new impetus to economic growth and job creation.