New research provides clarity on convergence in Europe
Europe is back on track towards upward convergence, but some outliers remain.
European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound
20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.
Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017
The Foundation Forum 2017 on 14-15 November will bring together up to 200 experts, policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners in Dublin Castle to hammer out the issues around upward convergence as a common goal of social convergence in living and working conditions in the European Union.
Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession
The Great Recession has had significant and lasting effects on European labour markets, with a big drop in employment levels, which are yet to recover in many countries almost a decade later. It also affected the employment structure, accelerating structural change and generalising a pattern of job polarisation across Europe, in which employment in mid-paid jobs declined more than in jobs at the t
Europe en marche?
In the following blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Head of Information and Communication Mary McCaughey takes a look at what it was like to live and work in Europe in 2016.
What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?
2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound's 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life.
The only way is up? Social mobility and equal opportunities
The background note for the joint Eurofound and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) high-level conference on social mobility and equal opportunities in Paris, France on Thursday, 4 May 2017, is published.
Network of European correspondents annual meeting
The annual meeting of Eurofound’s correspondents – in the fourth and final year of the current contract – will take place in Dublin on 27–28 March. Guest speaker Raymond Maes, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s DG Employment, will outline the EU priorities for the coming period.
Eurofound seeks academic experts to advise on work
Eurofound is in the process of drawing up a list of academic experts to cover the research areas of its 2017–2020 programme. Experts may be asked to advise on planned research approaches and methodologies or to carry out peer reviews.
Eurofound hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Eurofound hosted a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in Dublin on 20–21 February. The delegation included Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA), Joëlle Mélin MEP (ENF), Laura Agea MEP (EFDD), Javi López MEP (S&D), and Lynn Boylan MEP (GUE/ NGL).
Treaty of Rome at heart of living and working in Europe
25 March marks 60 years since the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, known as the Treaty of Rome. A seminal document, largely dedicated to economic integration and prosperity, it also enshrined the broader concepts of peace and equality
New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers
Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.