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Decreasing levels of perceived tensions in society in Greece could help offset some of the impact of COVID-19

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.

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

News   •   Feb 27, 2020 15:46 GMT

The new von der Leyen Commission took office on 1 December 2019. Having adopted its first work programme on 29 January 2020, the Commission sets out its plans for a transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe. It outlines six top priorities. Eurofound’s work directly feeds into a number of these key areas aimed at creating a strong social Europe.

Better together: Robust upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic conditions strengthens the future of Europe

Better together: Robust upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic conditions strengthens the future of Europe

News   •   Sep 26, 2019 06:00 BST

Strong upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic conditions has emerged between EU Member States over the past 20 years despite the negative effects of the economic crisis, according to new research from Eurofound.

New research provides clarity on convergence in Europe

New research provides clarity on convergence in Europe

News   •   Dec 18, 2018 13:15 GMT

Europe is back on track towards upward convergence, but some outliers remain.

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

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.

Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017

Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017

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.

Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession
What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

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.

​The only way is up? Social mobility and equal opportunities

​The only way is up? Social mobility and equal opportunities

News   •   May 03, 2017 10:00 BST

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

Network of European correspondents annual meeting

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:27 GMT

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 seeks academic experts to advise on work

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:25 GMT

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 hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:23 GMT

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

Treaty of Rome at heart of living and working in Europe

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

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