News • May 25, 2020 07:00 BST
People in the EU aged 18-34 report being more likely to feel depressed, lonely, and anxious than those aged 35 and over. They also indicate lower levels of resilience in dealing with problems in life.
COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19
News • May 21, 2020 11:00 BST
Eurofound has this week launched COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, a database collating and mapping the policy responses introduced in Member States, along with the UK and Norway, to alleviate the social and economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions.
News • May 21, 2020 07:00 BST
Nearly half of people surveyed in Spain report that their financial situation is worse now than three months ago, and a similar proportion expect the situation to get worse in the future. Spain also reports above EU average job loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
News • May 20, 2020 07:00 BST
Trust in Slovakian national government on a par with EU average during COVID-19 crisis.
News • May 19, 2020 07:00 BST
People in Italy reported both the third lowest optimism for the future, and fourth lowest mental well-being, in the EU in Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 online survey. The survey amassed over 85,000 responses in April, including 2,676 from Italy.
News • May 15, 2020 07:00 BST
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a profound impact on families and working life across Europe. In addition to the health implications, many people are now required to balance caring for and educating children, while at the same time continuing to manage work responsibilities.
News • May 11, 2020 07:00 BST
Trust in institutions such as the news media, national government, European Union, healthcare system and Gardaí has remained comparably high in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite dropping levels of trust across Europe.
News • May 09, 2020 09:30 BST
On Europe Day 2020, the EU institutions want to pay tribute through numerous online activities to the many Europeans who, in a spirit of solidarity, are helping our Union get through the coronavirus crisis.
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.
News • Apr 24, 2020 07:00 BST
The high levels of resilience reported by the Netherlands may be of long-term benefit to the country as the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to present enormous social, economic and health challenges. The Netherlands reports the highest level of resilience across the EU, with just 17% of respondents reporting difficulty managing their lives when things go wrong.
News • Apr 22, 2020 07:00 BST
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) could expose existing shortcomings in employment arrangements and social protection in Europe, particularly for some workers in non-standard employment and vulnerable self-employed groups – who are more likely to be at risk of poverty and the impacts of economic shocks.
News • Apr 06, 2020 07:00 BST
Eurofound's analysis of the 2016 European Quality of Life Survey shows that in many countries decline in trust in institutions was a temporary phenomenon during the recession that followed the 2008 financial crisis.
News • Apr 01, 2020 07:00 BST
Eurofound research shows that the healthcare sector already has among the highest reported work intensity scores in Europe. COVID-19 risks not only exacerbating imbalance between sectors, but also creating a broader gender imbalance in work intensity on the labour market, as women are most represented in healthcare.
News • Mar 31, 2020 13:00 BST
While the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents enormous social, economic and health challenges, it is worth noting on Cyprus’ national day that there have been improvements to the quality of society in recent years with the level of social exclusion declining between 2011 and 2016, while at the same time, the level of trust in people has increased.
News • Mar 26, 2020 07:00 GMT
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents unprecedented health, social and economic challenges for Europe, and has profound implications for the way people live and work across the globe. One of the changes that it is already having is the proportion of people working from home.
News • Mar 25, 2020 07:00 GMT
People aged 25-34 are most likely to be in arrears in the EU, according to Eurofound’s new report on Addressing household over-indebtedness. Among this age group, 21% of people surveyed in the 2016 European Quality of Life Survey reported being in some form of arrears.
Decreasing levels of perceived tensions in society in Greece could help offset some of the impact of COVID-19
News • Mar 24, 2020 15:30 GMT
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown societies around the world into flux and threatens to undo some of the positive progress that has taken place in recent years. However decreasing levels of societal tensions, such has been the case in Greece, may be a positive indicator of strengthening solidarity in society which is important in these difficult times.
News • Mar 24, 2020 07:00 GMT
The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and the economic and social challenges that it entails, comes at a time when many vulnerable groups in Europe were already exposed to debt and arrears, according to Eurofound’s new research on household indebtedness.
News • Mar 14, 2020 07:00 GMT
Hungary has recorded a remarkable improvement in the level of labour market participation over the last decade and unemployment rates have fallen to some of the lowest levels in the EU. At the same time, life satisfaction in Hungary has increased from 5.9 in 2003 to 6.5 in 2016 and the share of population struggling to make ends meet has been on a downward trajectory.
News • Mar 05, 2020 14:30 GMT
Men outnumber women in management positions by almost two to one in the EU, despite women constituting 48% of the labour market. On average, women made up just 36% of all managers in the EU in 2015, and despite some progress being made in recent years, men outnumber women in management positions in almost all sectors.