Eurofound discusses latest research with President of Ireland
Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, and Deputy Director, Maria Jepsen, met with President Michael D Higgins this morning to discuss latest research on issues such as trust, housing, youth, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society in Europe.
Real minimum wages declined in most EU Member States
Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period.
Eurofound survey finds 70% of respondents supporting economic sanctions on Russia
Over 70% of people surveyed in the EU agree with the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia, with two-thirds feeling that more stringent sanctions should be imposed. Support for economic sanctions is particularly high in Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, Romania, Poland and Ireland.
Eurofound and IIEA discuss labour market change and future of work
The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the Institute of European Affairs (IIEA) met at Eurofound, Dublin this week, following the recent appointment of David O’Sullivan as the Director General of IIEA. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two organisations, as well as discuss latest research; including on the economic, employment and social impacts of the COVI
Europe Day 2022 event at Eurofound emphasises European values and youth participation
Eurofound, in partnership with European Parliament Liaison office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, organised a special event at its premises in Dublin yesterday to mark Europe Day 2022, engage with young people in the community, and to give a voice to young Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.
Europe Day: Europe’s future hangs in the balance
Europe Day 2022 must reaffirm the values of Europe: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and human rights. These values are now being tested daily and must be rigorously defended for the future of Europe and the future of our young people.
Journalists, we want to hear from you
Eurofound is running a user experience project to ensure that our work is meeting the needs of our stakeholders, including journalists that are interested in our activities.
Europe Day 2022 – All About YOUth!
Eurofound, in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will celebrate Europe Day with a hybrid event on 9 May from 9.00 to 11.30.
Eurofound and FRA collaboration prioritises social inclusion and employment rights
The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) met in Dublin today. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two agencies, as well as discuss their response to the war in Ukraine.
Impacts of COVID-19 and labour market change central in discussions between Eurofound and Danish Ambassador
Ivailo Kalfin, Eurofound’s Executive Director, and Mary McCaughey, Head of Information and Communication, met with H.E. Uffe Balslev, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ireland, and Nikolaj Mølsted Andersen, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Trade, at Eurofound in Dublin this week to discuss the Agency’s latest research; including on the economic, employment and social impacts of the COVID-1
Eurofound takes stock of post-pandemic Europe in new wave of landmark e-survey
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of people across Europe over the past two years. Although EU and national-level policy and fiscal interventions mitigated some of the most severe potential economic and employment impacts of crisis, the wide-ranging consequences of the pandemic endure. It is in this context that Eurofound launches the latest round of its Living, worki
Taoiseach Micheál Martin highlights transformative power of EU membership for Ireland
Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day and in advance of the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s referendum on EU membership on 10 May 1972, Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the importance of EU membership for the country at Eurofound’s Foundation Forum in Dublin Castle. He highlighted: ‘Few events in Ireland’s history as an independent state has been so transformative.
The five decades since, have