News • Sep 20, 2017 10:00 BST
This graph highlights the importance of education, indicating that in all EU countries except Finland, the at-risk-of-poverty rate is highest among people with the lowest level of education.
News • Sep 18, 2017 15:30 BST
81% of workers say their working hours fit well, or very well, with their private life obligations. However men continue to have longer working hours (on average 6.5 hours per week more than women) and report more difficulties adapting working time to family life or other commitments.
News • Sep 05, 2017 12:00 BST
One in ten workers in the EU is at risk of poverty, and 13% of workers are materially deprived and cannot afford basic household goods. Despite the fact that levels of in-work poverty have increased in Europe during the financial crisis, most Member States do not specifically address in-work poverty.
EU-OSHA: Work-related accidents and injuries cost EU €476 billion a year according to new global estimates
News • Sep 04, 2017 11:52 BST
New findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9 % of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2 680 billion.
News • Aug 17, 2017 07:45 BST
The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.
News • Aug 15, 2017 16:53 BST
Eurofound has launched a stakeholder survey in an effort to improve the way in which it reports on collective bargaining, and to transition from an initial focus on wage-bargaining outcomes to cover collective bargaining in a more holistic way,
News • Jul 30, 2017 07:00 BST
On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons we invite you to download or order our publication on Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour.
News • Jul 18, 2017 08:00 BST
Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.
News • Jul 17, 2017 08:00 BST
This report examines developments in non-standard employment – temporary, temporary agency and part-time work and self-employment – over the last decade. It shows that the significant increase in the temporary employment rate between the late 1980s and the early 2000s has been halted and replaced by a slight decline from 14.5% in 2006 to 14.2% in 2016.
News • Jul 13, 2017 11:10 BST
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.
News • Jul 05, 2017 15:30 BST
News • Jun 29, 2017 10:35 BST
The EU’s population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. How should we respond to these challenges?
News • Jun 27, 2017 09:00 BST
Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being created in services, as well as a significant increase in the manufacturing sector.
News • Jun 09, 2017 10:45 BST
Eurofound organises the third Regional Industrial Policy Seminar 3: Internationalisation policies for a future oriented regional manufacturing sector in Shannon, Ireland, on 12-13 June 2017
News • May 30, 2017 09:30 BST
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.
News • May 16, 2017 09:03 BST
17 May is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOT, aimed at raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
News • May 15, 2017 14:49 BST
On the occasion of International Day of Families we invite you to download or order our publication Families in the economic crisis: Changes in policy measures in the EU.
News • May 11, 2017 09:30 BST
International Day of Families on 15 May is a day that focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. Eurofound presents an overview of its research and policy pointers in family-oriented policies contributing to better living conditions and well-being in Europe