Increase in young people living at home across EU since onset of economic crisis

Increase in young people living at home across EU since onset of economic crisis

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2014 08:30 GMT

The number of young people living at home with their parents across Europe has increased from 44% to 48% between 2007 and 2011, according to new research by Eurofound. The ‘Social situation of young people in Europe’, presented to policymakers in Dublin today, offer comparative insight across EU Member States of the social situation of youth in Europe and evolving trends.

Purchasing power of EU workers rising, despite limited collectively agreed pay increases

Purchasing power of EU workers rising, despite limited collectively agreed pay increases

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 13:39 BST

Nominal collectively agreed pay increases remained limited in the majority of EU Member States in 2013. However, because of lower inflation rates, employees in a number of European countries saw the purchasing power of their wages increase, reflecting a change from the post-crisis trend that had been observed since 2011. Eurofound’s annual update on pay is out.

Social dialogue as a driver in shaping and improving employment and working conditions in the EU

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2014 09:57 BST

In cooperation with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Eurofound is organising a high-level conference Social Dialogue as a driver in shaping and improving employment and working conditions in the EU in Athens on Monday 23 June 2014. Keynote speakers include Nobel Price winner Sir Christopher Pissarides and Ioannis Vroutsis, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Welfare.

Working time and annual holidays divide Europe

Working time and annual holidays divide Europe

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 13:30 BST

The average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union stood at 38.1 hours in 2013, according to Eurofound’s latest working time update. The combined total of agreed annual leave and public holidays in the EU varied from 40 days in Germany and France to 29 days in Belgium - a difference of more than two working weeks. The Working Time Developments in Europe 2013 report is out.

Europe is struggling to deliver improved living and working conditions for all

Europe is struggling to deliver improved living and working conditions for all

Press releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 09:42 BST

Eurofound’s fifth annual yearbook, Living and working in Europe, based on the Agency’s research from 2013, describes developments in the EU in the wake of the crisis, focusing on major topic areas including changes in labour markets and employment, efforts to tackle youth unemployment, innovation in workplaces and public trust in institutions.

Crisis has affected supply and demand in healthcare

Crisis has affected supply and demand in healthcare

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 11:55 GMT

In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, many European governments have cut spending on healthcare services. A new report from Eurofound identifies the groups most likely to face barriers to healthcare as a consequence of the crisis, including a number of new groups that have been generally overlooked by policymakers.

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2015 12:30 GMT

Eurofound’s 2015 work programme outlines a dual challenge for the European Union and the Member States: finding a way out of the crisis while pursuing the mid-term ambition of achieving progress towards a competitive and fair Europe. Although the financial situation in Europe seems to have stabilised, the recovery is still very modest and needs to be consolidated.

Eurofound launches the sixth edition of its survey assessing working conditions across Europe

Eurofound launches the sixth edition of its survey assessing working conditions across Europe

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2015 11:00 GMT

Eurofound launches the fieldwork for the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS). With over 43,000 interviews with workers in 35 countries, the survey offers a comparative snapshot of the state of working conditions and its changing trends in Europe. The first findings of the 6th EWCS will be presented at the end of 2015.

New report confirms people-centred workplace practices crucial for recovering Europe’s competitivenes

New report confirms people-centred workplace practices crucial for recovering Europe’s competitivenes

Press releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 06:00 BST

Eurofound launches 3rd European Company Survey overview report at high-level EU Presidency conference ‘Workplace practices: creating win-win arrangements for companies and employees’

New report defines factors to unlock the potential of Europe’s young entrepreneurs

New report defines factors to unlock the potential of Europe’s young entrepreneurs

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2015 14:15 BST

Only a fraction of young Europeans interested in becoming entrepreneurs actually go on to do so, according to Eurofound’s new report ‘Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies’.

Celebrating 40 years of contributing to Social Europe

Celebrating 40 years of contributing to Social Europe

Press releases   •   May 26, 2015 10:45 BST

This year marks 40 years for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), the Dublin-based EU Agency charged with providing knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies.

Working time convergence in the European Union is at a stand-still

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 10:51 BST

Eurofound’s new ‘Developments in collectively agreed working time 2014’ report covers several issues related to the length of working time in the European Union and Norway in 2014.

Stronger focus on social inclusion key to future of Europe’s young people

Stronger focus on social inclusion key to future of Europe’s young people

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2015 10:00 BST

Eurofound’s new report 'Social inclusion of young people' gives an in-depth analysis of early Youth Guarantee implementation and reviews policies for social inclusion and participation in several Member States, and provides recommendations as to how to improve the levels of social inclusion of young people across the European Union.

Survey shows diverse picture of Europe at work - but with some positive developments

Survey shows diverse picture of Europe at work - but with some positive developments

Press releases   •   Nov 24, 2015 12:45 GMT

The first findings from Eurofound’s ​6th European Working Conditions Survey presents a diverse picture of Europe at work over time across countries, occupations, gender and age groups. It was presented for the first time today at a joint ​high-level event with the Luxembourg EU Presidency.

EU, China, US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

EU, China, US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 10:00 GMT

The EU, China, the US, Mexico and Canada, are projected to suffer economically from the re-emergence of economic protectionism, and a significant increase in trade tariffs. In the case of the EU, the bloc would experience a 1% contraction in GDP, a 0.3% lower rate of employment, and a 1.1% decrease in imports by 2030, compared to a ‘no new tariffs’ baseline scenario.

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 07:45 BST

The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.

Understanding what works is key for effective youth entrepreneurship policies

Understanding what works is key for effective youth entrepreneurship policies

News   •   Apr 14, 2016 09:35 BST

Role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

Role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

News   •   May 17, 2016 12:54 BST

Going beyond the label: Exploring the diversity of NEETs

Going beyond the label: Exploring the diversity of NEETs

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 08:00 BST

Although recent statistics show an improvement in the labour market situation of young people, Eurofound’s new report ‘Exploring the diversity of NEETs’ emphasises the ongoing need to focus on the specific needs of different groups of young people who are NEET.

Inadequate housing is costing Europe €194 billion per year

Inadequate housing is costing Europe €194 billion per year

News   •   Aug 08, 2016 15:13 BST

Partial retirement schemes can help secure pensions

Partial retirement schemes can help secure pensions

News   •   Sep 12, 2016 08:00 BST

​Partial retirement schemes can be an important part of the solution to improving sustainability of Europe’s pension systems.

Publication alert - The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

Publication alert - The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 15:34 BST

Available to order: Sustainable work throughout the life course

Available to order: Sustainable work throughout the life course

News   •   Apr 29, 2017 07:00 BST

Today is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations, an occasion to focus on actions needed to make Europe more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population. One of our publications focusing on this issue, Sustainable work throughout the life course: National policies and strategies, is now available to order via the EU Bookshop.

Understanding Europe’s wage-setting mechanisms

Understanding Europe’s wage-setting mechanisms

News   •   Jan 20, 2014 14:05 GMT

While arrangements for wage setting remain the competence of the social partners in line with national industrial relations practices, increasingly they are becoming part of a coordinated approach to macroeconomic policies in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Eurofound publishes a unique database on collective wage bargaining levels and outcomes in all EU Member States over the past decade.

Work preferences after 50

Work preferences after 50

News   •   Jun 16, 2014 10:05 BST

Part-time work facilitates a better work–life balance – particularly, it seems, for people aged 50+. Among people aged 50+, both in and out of employment, there is a preference for more part-time options. Today we launch our new Foundation Findings - 3EQLS Policy Brief - on Work preferences after 50.

Families feeling the brunt of increasing social inequalities in Europe

Families feeling the brunt of increasing social inequalities in Europe

News   •   Apr 29, 2014 09:55 BST

Eurofound publishes a report which looks at families in the economic crisis, and outlines relevant kinds of policies and services that can best protect families from the risks of poverty and social exclusion, in such areas as social protection benefits, housing, childcare and healthcare. The findings are presented at a Greek EU Presidency conference in Athens, Greece, today 29 April.

From Val Duchesse to Riga: how to relaunch social dialogue?

From Val Duchesse to Riga: how to relaunch social dialogue?

News   •   Apr 20, 2015 15:41 BST

On 21 and 22 April 2015 Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs in Riga again discussed informally ways towards a true and responsible social dialogue.

World Mental Health Day: Common approach to burnout still lacking

World Mental Health Day: Common approach to burnout still lacking

News   •   Oct 10, 2018 07:00 BST

​Today is World Mental Health Day, a yearly event held by the World Health Organization with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. Eurofound has made a limited number of copies of its latest report on Burnout i​n the workplace available to order, free of charge, via its website

Europe's wage-setting mechanisms under the spotlight

Europe's wage-setting mechanisms under the spotlight

News   •   Jun 18, 2014 12:59 BST

The crisis has triggered considerable changes in wage-bargaining regimes in a number of countries, further extending the existing tendency towards decentralisation in others. Eurofound launches today a report on 'Changes to wage-setting mechanisms in the context of the crisis and the EU’s new economic governance regime' at a lunch time debate with European Social Partners in Brussels, Belgium.

Eurofound's upcoming research in 2019

Eurofound's upcoming research in 2019

News   •   Oct 01, 2019 15:05 BST

With a new European Parliament in place, and a new Commission imminent, it's all change at European level. Eurofound's upcoming research for the rest of 2019 reflects both established priorities under its work programme, as well as ongoing developments in work and life in Europe.

Minimum wages raised in most EU countries in 2020, but more women still earning the minimum wage than men

Minimum wages raised in most EU countries in 2020, but more women still earning the minimum wage than men

News   •   Jun 04, 2020 07:00 BST

Statutory minimum wages were raised in most EU countries for 2020 – in many even substantially, such as in Poland 17%, Slovakia 12%, and Czechia 11% - according to Eurofound’s ‘​Minimum wages in 2020: Annual review’ published today.

France, Sweden and Finland have highest cohabitation rates in EU

France, Sweden and Finland have highest cohabitation rates in EU

News   •   Feb 24, 2020 07:00 GMT

Cohabitation – couples living together without being married – is on the rise in Europe. Eurofound’s calculations of EU data shows that France (13%), Sweden (13%) and Finland (12%) recorded the highest co-habitation rates in the EU in 2017.

What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016

What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016

News   •   Jun 20, 2016 17:59 BST

Europe has begun to emerge from the prolonged slump caused by the global financial crisis in 2008 and exacerbated by the euro zone single-currency crisis in 2010–2011. In 2014–2015, aggregate employment levels rose faster than at any time since 2008: over four million new jobs were created in the EU28. The fifth annual European Jobs Monitor report looks at employment shifts in the European Union.

Gender employment gap costs Europe €370 billion per year

Gender employment gap costs Europe €370 billion per year

News   •   Oct 11, 2016 15:58 BST

Our new report explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the estimated cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. This does not include the unpaid domestic work performed by women who are not active in the labour market.

Quality of life trends in Europe over the past decade

Quality of life trends in Europe over the past decade

News   •   Jan 27, 2014 17:11 GMT

Overall subjective well-being has remained stable, but happiness and work-life balance levels have declined, and more people are having trouble making ends meet. This report explores patterns of change in the quality of life in Europe over the last decade, focusing on aspects of everyday life, economic factors, and on issues relevant to public policy, using Eurofound's multidimensional approach.

Bullied workers report significantly higher levels of work-related ill-health

Bullied workers report significantly higher levels of work-related ill-health

News   •   Feb 04, 2014 10:45 GMT

Workplace violence is a social phenomenon of a certain magnitude. Overall, approximately 6% of European workers report having experienced some form of workplace violence, either physical or psychological, in the past 12 months. Eurofound has charted and monitored workplace violence since 1995, and its latest Foundation Findings show big differences between countries and sectors.

2014: Citizen Action for better family policies #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate

2014: Citizen Action for better family policies #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate

News   •   Mar 18, 2014 10:45 GMT

The economic crisis has hit EU countries hard, and the unemployment rate of women and young people have risen to unprecedented levels. This puts a lot of pressure on families, and the EU as a whole. What can be done to ensure young people have either a job, or an internship or a place in education or training? Join the debate on what the EU can and will do for families’ wellbeing on 28 March.

Follow the debate: Citizen action for better family policies #FamiliesVOTE2014

Follow the debate: Citizen action for better family policies #FamiliesVOTE2014

News   •   Mar 27, 2014 14:30 GMT

What can the European Union do for families in terms of improved well-being, work-life balance and care? The countdown is ON for the #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate 13:00 - 15:00 CET on 28 March, aimed at helping families make the choice for the 2014 European Parliament elections #EP2014..

Social dialogue in micro and small companies in Europe

Social dialogue in micro and small companies in Europe

News   •   May 26, 2014 13:18 BST

Micro and small companies constitute the backbone of private business in Europe. Despite their crucial place in the economy, there has been little research on role of social dialogue for good working conditions, and implementing health & safety at the workplace, in micro and small companies. Eurofound's new report out today is about to change that.

The future of the European Social Model – New perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policy in Europe?

The future of the European Social Model – New perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policy in Europe?

News   •   Sep 10, 2014 15:45 BST

Eurofound hosts the 2014 annual Industrial Relations Europe Conference (IREC) between 11-12 September 2014. The event gathers Europe's leading Industrial Relations experts and researchers, sharing research findings and looking ahead to new perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policies in Europe.

A spotlight on statutory minimum wage levels in Europe in 2015

A spotlight on statutory minimum wage levels in Europe in 2015

News   •   Feb 02, 2015 17:45 GMT

The minimum wage levels have begun to increase over the past two years, following years of no change. The latest quarterly update from EurWORK presents the most recent data on statutory minimum wages in Europe, applicable on 1 January 2015, and an overview of the discussions leading to the final settlements made in 2014.

​EU sanctions against Russia impact on reported restructuring job losses in Europe

​EU sanctions against Russia impact on reported restructuring job losses in Europe

News   •   Feb 05, 2015 14:45 GMT

Dramatic recent oil price declines have seen deflation take hold in the EU, and general price levels in December 2014 were 0.2% lower than a year earlier. ​EU sanctions against Russia impact on reported restructuring job losses in Europe. This is further evidence of a tentative European economic recovery that appears to be running out of steam, the latest ERM Quarterly report.

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

News   •   Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT

The global economic and financial crisis brought to an end an era of relative calm with regards to collective industrial action, and the highest incidence of industrial action was not surprisingly found in countries worst hit by the crisis. Wednesday 18 February is the international day of action in defence of the right to strike, initiated by the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC.

Restructuring in the public sector in Europe

Restructuring in the public sector in Europe

News   •   Mar 10, 2015 11:30 GMT

In the immediate aftermath of the recession in 2008, employment in the public sector continued to grow, helping to sustain demand in the European economy. However, by 2010 significant restructuring was underway in the public sector in several Member States. The ‘ERM Annual Report 2014 – Restructuring in the public sector’ provides an overview of restructuring trends in Member States since 2008.

An EU perspective on wage inequality

An EU perspective on wage inequality

News   •   May 18, 2015 07:00 BST

Wage inequality has been increasing overall in Europe since the onset of the Great Recession, and is mainly due to rising wage inequalities within countries, according to a new report from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU Agency.

Eurofound puts spotlight on drivers of job creation in SMEs

Eurofound puts spotlight on drivers of job creation in SMEs

News   •   Nov 19, 2015 07:30 GMT

Despite the ongoing focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by policymakers and academics little is known of the underlying drivers of successful job creation in SMEs. In an effort to close this knowledge gap, Eurofound carried out comprehensive research looking at SMEs across the EU28. These are the first findings, the full report will be available early in 2016.

First-generation migrant workers 10 times more likely to experience discrimination than natives

First-generation migrant workers 10 times more likely to experience discrimination than natives

News   •   Nov 28, 2019 09:00 GMT

First-generation migrant workers are 10 times more likely to report experiencing discrimination linked to race, ethnic background or colour than native workers; second-generation migrants are five times more likely. Overall, just 2% of workers reported discrimination on these grounds in the European Working Conditions Survey, but for those that are first-generation migrants this climbed to 10%.

Fewer than 10% of EU businesses offer comprehensive learning opportunities critical to employee performance and well-being, new survey says

Fewer than 10% of EU businesses offer comprehensive learning opportunities critical to employee performance and well-being, new survey says

News   •   Oct 29, 2020 09:34 GMT

According to the recently published European Company Survey 2019 by EU agencies Eurofound and Cedefop, almost all managers (96%) agree training is important for employees to do their current job and most workplaces in the EU offer at least some training, yet only a small number – 9% – offer comprehensive training and learning opportunities to most of their employees.

#AskTheExpert webinar 29 October: the European Company Survey 2019 findings on skills

#AskTheExpert webinar 29 October: the European Company Survey 2019 findings on skills

News   •   Oct 28, 2020 13:15 GMT

The #EurofoundCompanySurvey ECS 2019 demonstrates that companies can design their workplace practices to help generate outcomes that benefit both workers and employers. Eurofound is organising a live #AskTheExpert webinar session on 29 October to delve into the European Company Survey 2019 findings relating to skills.

Second-generation EU migrants outperform natives on the labour market

Second-generation EU migrants outperform natives on the labour market

News   •   Nov 27, 2019 12:00 GMT

Second-generation migrants with an EU background are more likely to be employed and in high-performing positions, such as managerial roles, than first-generation migrants – and even outperform natives in terms of employment rate.

COVID-19 crisis led to doubling of EU restructuring job loss in first six months of 2020

COVID-19 crisis led to doubling of EU restructuring job loss in first six months of 2020

News   •   Nov 11, 2020 07:00 GMT

The COVID-19 crisis has led to a doubling of restructuring job loss in the first half of 2020. The new European Restructuring Monitor ‘ERM report 2020: Restructuring across borders’ reviews recent restructuring activity in the EU, from January 2019 up to and including the first impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. It also presents an analysis of transnational restructuring cases.

First-generation migrants more likely to have third-level education

First-generation migrants more likely to have third-level education

News   •   Nov 29, 2019 07:00 GMT

First-generation migrants in the EU are significantly more likely to have attained tertiary qualifications than natives and second-generation migrants. However, first-generation migrant workers are also more likely to have primary education only, compared to the native population. This shows that educational attainment is more polarised.

New pan-EU survey highlights plummeting optimism, low trust levels, alongside rising fears of job loss and financial insecurity

New pan-EU survey highlights plummeting optimism, low trust levels, alongside rising fears of job loss and financial insecurity

News   •   May 07, 2020 07:00 BST

The first results from Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 online survey show a Europe grappling to respond to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with many respondents reporting high levels of loneliness coupled with low levels of optimism about their future.

Netherlands, Hungary, Germany stand to lose out most in Europe from global economic protectionism

Netherlands, Hungary, Germany stand to lose out most in Europe from global economic protectionism

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 07:00 GMT

This graph shows the projected impact of an immediate and significant increase in global trade tariffs on the GDP of each Member State in 2030, compared to a ‘no new tariffs’ baseline forecast.

Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance

Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance

News   •   Oct 13, 2020 07:00 BST

One in five companies in the EU-27 succeed in providing the optimal workplace environment, according to the new European Company Survey, This report is based on the fourth edition of the European Company Survey (ECS), which was carried out jointly by Eurofound and Cedefop in 2019.

Access to education key for employment opportunities for people with disabilities

Access to education key for employment opportunities for people with disabilities

News   •   Nov 28, 2019 07:00 GMT

Eurofound research shows that people with disabilities were more likely to be in employment in 2016 than in 2011. This is particularly the case for people with disabilities that have a third-level education. Despite these improvements, there remains a significant employment gap between people with and without disabilities.

#AskTheExpert webinar 10 June: How are people living and working in the EU experiencing this pandemic?

#AskTheExpert webinar 10 June: How are people living and working in the EU experiencing this pandemic?

News   •   Jun 05, 2020 14:00 BST

Join us on 10 June for a live #AskTheExpert webinar and Q&A with @MascheriniM and @MaryMcCaugheyEF about #COVID19SurveyEU findings to discuss why particular groups of people are feeling the impact more than others and explore the policy options to help address these challenges.

Start-up support schemes need to be evaluated on their outcomes for young people

Start-up support schemes need to be evaluated on their outcomes for young people

Blog posts   •   Apr 26, 2016 11:10 BST

Tackling Trafficking For Labour Exploitation In Europe: New Way Forward Together

Tackling Trafficking For Labour Exploitation In Europe: New Way Forward Together

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2016 12:00 BST

Europe must take action to protect LGBT people in the workplace

Europe must take action to protect LGBT people in the workplace

Blog posts   •   May 17, 2016 13:58 BST

Eine bessere Sozialpartnerschaft ist nötig, um Menschenhandel zum Zwecke der Arbeitsausbeutung effektiv vorzubeugen

Eine bessere Sozialpartnerschaft ist nötig, um Menschenhandel zum Zwecke der Arbeitsausbeutung effektiv vorzubeugen

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2016 07:00 BST

Current changes to the labour market may well define the future of Europe

Current changes to the labour market may well define the future of Europe

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2016 08:00 BST

Trust and dialogue are the secrets to business success in times of crisis

Trust and dialogue are the secrets to business success in times of crisis

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2016 08:00 BST

Un mercado de trabajo en cambio que  puede definir el futuro de Europa

Un mercado de trabajo en cambio que puede definir el futuro de Europa

Blog posts   •   Jul 27, 2016 08:00 BST

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!  Three Beautiful Words For Mr Trump

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Three Beautiful Words For Mr Trump

Blog posts   •   Nov 23, 2016 10:30 GMT

Working longer by working less?

Working longer by working less?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2016 15:18 BST

Fewer routine jobs but more routine work

Fewer routine jobs but more routine work

Blog posts   •   Sep 28, 2016 08:00 BST

Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment

Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2016 07:00 BST

Europe’s most perfect economy? What the European Working Conditions Survey tells us about Germany

Europe’s most perfect economy? What the European Working Conditions Survey tells us about Germany

Blog posts   •   Feb 02, 2017 12:04 GMT

Dr Erika Mezger, Eurofound's Deputy Director, outlines that European Working Conditions Survey EWCS says about working conditions among German workers and how they compare to those of the rest of Europe.

Neuer Eurofound Bericht setzt sich mit der Vielfalt der NEETs in Europa auseinander

Neuer Eurofound Bericht setzt sich mit der Vielfalt der NEETs in Europa auseinander

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2016 10:42 BST

Strong partnerships between governments and social partners are essential to prevent trafficking and exploitation in Europe

Strong partnerships between governments and social partners are essential to prevent trafficking and exploitation in Europe

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2016 09:00 BST

Member States are dawdling on gender pay transparency

Member States are dawdling on gender pay transparency

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2020 15:45 GMT

The gender pay gap in gross hourly earnings in the EU was 14.8% in 2018. To help combat discriminatory pay practices by employers, the European Commission recommended in 2014 the introduction of pay transparency measures in all Member States. But more than half still have not implemented any such measures. Where do Member States currently stand on the agenda?

New impetus to collective bargaining: Insights from the ECS

New impetus to collective bargaining: Insights from the ECS

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2020 11:00 GMT

New data from Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) show that two-thirds of workers (private sector, with more than 10 employees, EU27) are estimated to have their wages set via a collective wage agreement. Bargaining coverage is substantially higher in countries where there are sectoral agreements and where these are frequently extended to non-covered companies or workers.

Shaping the future of long-term care: A good outcome will benefit all

Shaping the future of long-term care: A good outcome will benefit all

Blog posts   •   Dec 03, 2020 07:00 GMT

An ageing Europe and rising public expenditure on long-term care have signalled for some time that the fundamentals of care provision need to be addressed. However, the shocking death toll in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that many long-term care services were ill-equipped to protect their vulnerable users have lately focused the public mind on the issue.