News • Mar 06, 2018 16:00 GMT
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March we invite you to explore the issue of gender equality in depth, to read about the different areas in which gender equality is most urgently needed. Eurofound assists in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies for all EU citizens and those that call Europe home.
News • Feb 19, 2018 13:00 GMT
People in the lowest income quartile in the EU are going without fresh fruit and vegetables to save, and a higher proportion are buying cheaper cuts of meat or buying less meat because of money concerns. This practice is occurring throughout Europe, but there are vast differences between Member States.
Optimism about the future is up in the EU, but in some countries there are concerns for younger generations
News • Feb 12, 2018 09:00 GMT
People surveyed about their optimism for the future in Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) were more optimistic about their own future in 2016 than they had been about the future in general in 2011. This growth in optimism can partly be attributed to the improved economic situation in Europe since 2011.
News • Feb 09, 2018 09:00 GMT
The pilot project on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe was launched in 2015 to explore the prospects for a globally competitive future in manufacturing and the associated implications for employment in terms of the number of jobs, workforce composition, skill needs and geographical dispersion throughout Europe.
News • Feb 06, 2018 13:00 GMT
On 8 March 2018, Eurofound and the European Economic and Social Committee, under the banner of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, will bring together up to 80 representatives of the social partners, EU institutions, national and regional representatives, civil society, and academics in Brussels to debate the key themes highlighted in Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey 2016.
News • Feb 06, 2018 09:00 GMT
The new report on Working conditions of workers of different ages uses data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey in order analyse the different factors contributing to workers deciding to continue working in later life.
News • Feb 05, 2018 09:00 GMT
Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. The overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. The survey revealed interesting findings in relation to life satisfaction, employment status, education, income, and household type.
News • Jan 26, 2018 10:33 GMT
The overview report for the latest European Quality of Life Survey is now online. Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States.
News • Dec 18, 2017 12:00 GMT
Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before.
News • Dec 12, 2017 15:02 GMT
Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) 2016 shows that there are vast differences in reported abilities to make ends meet at household level in Europe.
Care homes: cost of increased private provision could become barrier to user access unless subsidies rise
News • Nov 28, 2017 15:00 GMT
Eurofound’s new report Care homes for older Europeans: Public, private and not-for-profit providers is the most comprehensive exercise to date to gather all available data across Member States. The report provides a picture of the quality, accessibility and efficiency of services.
REMINDER Invitation to journalists: New report on care homes for older Europeans, launch event in Dublin, 28 November
News • Nov 20, 2017 13:03 GMT
Eurofound will launch its new report on care homes for older Europeans at a special event on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Europe House, Dublin.
News • Nov 02, 2017 09:42 GMT
Unemployment in the EU continues to fall, however more than one in four of the EU’s working-age population are economically inactive; meaning they are not working, and are not seeking work or are not available for work.
News • Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST
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.
Wer sind die jungen Menschen, die weder eine Arbeit haben noch eine schulische oder berufliche Ausbildung absolvieren?
News • Oct 04, 2017 11:00 BST
Die Kategorie der NEET ist breit angelegt und deckt eine heterogene Bevölkerung ab. Um die verschiedenen Merkmale und Bedürfnisse der Untergruppen besser verstehen zu können und maßgeschneiderte wirksame politische Strategien zur Wiedereingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt oder das Bildungswesen entwickeln zu können, ist es wichtig, eine Aufschlüsselung in Untergruppen vorzunehmen.
News • Oct 04, 2017 11:00 BST
NEETs is a broad category encompassing a heterogeneous population. Disentangling the subgroups within it is essential for a better understanding of their different characteristics and needs, and for tailoring effective policies to reintegrate them into the labour market or education.
News • Oct 04, 2017 11:00 BST
La vaste catégorie des NEET réunit une population hétérogène. Il est essentiel de distinguer des sous-groupes pour mieux comprendre leurs différents besoins et caractéristiques, et pour élaborer des politiques adaptées et efficaces leur permettant de réintégrer le marché de l’emploi ou le système éducatif.
News • Sep 27, 2017 09:00 BST
In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and well-being among this diverse group.
News • Sep 25, 2017 15:00 BST
Working life in Europe is in a period of transition. Economic growth has picked up, employment continues to grow for the third consecutive year and unemployment rates – while still being above the level of 2007 in the EU28 - are generally in decline. However, Brexit and pay inequality present challenges for the future.