International Women’s Day: Eurofound and EIGE reassess gender inequalities in the labour market following COVID-19 in LIVE webinar
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Eurofound and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) are hosting a joint #AskTheExpert webinar on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender inequalities in the labour market. The interactive webinar takes place today at 14:00-15:00 GMT/15:00-16:00 CET.
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.
Foundation Forum 2022: Recovery and resilience in the EU – Back to the future?
Eurofound’s Foundation Forum 2022 will bring together up to 1,000 experts, policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners, online and in Dublin Castle on 3 March.
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
Ivailo Kalfin to brief Employment and Social Affairs Ministers on post-pandemic challenges
Eurofound Executive Director Ivailo Kalfin will brief EU Ministers for Work, Employment and Social Affairs (EPSCO) on relevant post-pandemic labour market and social challenges in Europe at the informal ministerial meeting in Bordeaux tomorrow.
One third of people aged 80+ did not leave home during COVID-19 outbreak
In summer 2020, 34% of people in the EU aged 80+ had not left home since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and 88% of people in this age group reported visiting family members less often. Although people of all ages became more at risk of mental health issues and loneliness during the pandemic, the impact was particularly severe on both young people and people aged 80+.
Eurofound has signed a partnership agreement with the European University Institute
Eurofound has signed a cooperation agreement with the European University Institute (EUI) on research, policy dialogue, learning and traninig, staff and study visits.