This report gives an overview of all key research activities, findings and conclusions of the SPREW project (social patterns of relationship to work). The first chapter summarises the main topics of the state of the art of current research. The second chapter describes the methodological design of the project. The third chapter proposes a synthesis of the qualitative approach, as well as the fourth a synthesis of the quantitative approach. The fifth chapter summarises the results of the cross-national comparative analysis, stressing both European convergence and national diversity. Chapter 6 gives an overview and appraisal of relevant policy practices. The report ends up with conclusions and recommendations, presented as concrete perspectives for a good management of generations at work and pathways for more social cohesion.