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.
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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.
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
Eurofound goes audio with EurofoundTalks
Eurofound has launched its own podcast series, EurofoundTalks, which looks at key topics relevant to living and working in Europe today.
Commissioner Schmit emphasises need for human-centred recovery in Europe during visit to Dublin
EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit has emphasised the need for a human-centred recovery in Europe following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the important work of Eurofound in combining scientific research with an approach that resonates with people’s lives across the EU.
Bulgaria noted impressive progress in poverty reduction and meeting medical needs prior to COVID-19 pandemic
Between 2008 and 2019, reported unmet medical needs in Bulgaria declined from 22.4% to 2.4%. One year after the country’s accession to the EU in 2007, Bulgaria had ranked last among the group of Member States but caught up by 2019 to perform above the EU average at 3.1%. Similarly, the AROPE rate, which is the number of people who are at risk of poverty, severely materially deprived, or living in
High-level speakers to drive in-depth debate on Europe’s recovery at Foundation Forum 2022
Registration is still open for Foundation Forum 2022, a hybrid event that will bring together up to 1000 policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners - online and in Dublin Castle - on Thursday.
Europe’s recovery and resilience top of the agenda at high-level international conference in Dublin
Eurofound, in partnership with the Irish Government, will host a high-level hybrid international event on 3 March 2022 at Dublin Castle, to explore how to build recovery and resilience in the EU in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lithuania looks to re-establish pre-pandemic progress
In the decade prior to the COVID-19 pandemic Lithuania had a steady increase in unweighted average disposable income, recording the largest increases alongside Romania. It also recorded the lowest gender employment gap in the EU in 2019. Like other Member States, however, the pandemic has set Lithuania back in a number of labour market and social indicators, and in particular it saw a rise in unem