Press releases • Nov 08, 2019 17:02 GMT
Eurofound’s Management Board has adopted an ambitious work programme for the organisation for 2020, the last of the current multiannual programme for 2017-2020
Press releases • Sep 20, 2019 11:45 BST
As Malta celebrates its Independence Day, we mark the day by sharing our research data, findings and analysis to provide a snapshot of living and working conditions in Malta today. Eurofound has been monitoring and reporting on the improvement of living and working conditions in Malta, in comparison to the other EU Member States, since before accession to the EU.
Press releases • May 21, 2019 13:00 BST
As citizens across the EU prepare to cast their vote in the European elections, the latest Living and working in Europe report from Eurofound looks at how work and life has changed in the EU since 2015.
Common challenges face workers across the globe but working women most at risk in every country, continent
Press releases • May 06, 2019 13:05 BST
Despite differences in economic structure, labour markets and development, a pioneering study of the working conditions and job quality of 1.2 billion workers finds common concerns and challenges across 41 countries and four continents, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization and Eurofound.
Press releases • Apr 10, 2019 14:31 BST
Manufacturing is set to be core to Europe’s future. More jobs will be created and growth will increase if certain economic and industrial changes are well managed over the coming years, according to new research from Eurofound.
Press releases • Mar 14, 2019 10:00 GMT
The EU, China, the US, Mexico and Canada, are projected to suffer economically from the re-emergence of economic protectionism, and a significant increase in trade tariffs. In the case of the EU, the bloc would experience a 1% contraction in GDP, a 0.3% lower rate of employment, and a 1.1% decrease in imports by 2030, compared to a ‘no new tariffs’ baseline scenario.
Press releases • Feb 20, 2019 16:00 GMT
On 26 May 1975 the Council passed Regulation (EEC) No 1365/75 on the creation of a new Agency that would aim to contribute to the planning and establishment of better living and working conditions. Now, almost 44 years later, the Founding Regulation of Eurofound gets a 21st Century update.
Press releases • Nov 30, 2018 16:26 GMT
Implementing a living wage could play a significant role in offsetting the rise of in-work poverty across the European Union, according to a new report from Eurofound on the Concept and practice of a living wage in the EU.
Quality of life improving in Europe, but progress undermined by persisting inequalities and growing uncertainty
Press releases • Dec 07, 2017 09:00 GMT
Results from Eurofound’s 2016 European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) show general progress in the three key areas - quality of life, quality of society and quality of public services. Nevertheless, there remain signs of persisting inequalities and rising uncertainties in some areas with particular differences apparent between countries, gender, age and income groups.
Press releases • Nov 09, 2017 08:00 GMT
The Foundation Forum is Eurofound’s flagship event, aimed at reaching high-level policymakers in the field of social, employment and work-related policies. The event takes place in Dublin on 14-15 November 2017.
‘Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work’ - new report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework
Press releases • Feb 15, 2017 12:10 GMT
The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers for work for home and elsewhere is rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. It can improve work-life balance, reduce commuting time, and boost productivity, but it can also potentially result in longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference.
New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers
Press releases • Jan 16, 2017 12:03 GMT
Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.
Press releases • Nov 22, 2016 12:30 GMT
Come see how EU Agencies work and what they deliver to the EU at the EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016
Press releases • Nov 17, 2016 08:10 GMT
The overview report of the pan-European sixth European Working Conditions Survey #6EWCS is launched today 17 November 2016
Press releases • Nov 03, 2016 17:15 GMT
Eurofound launches the overview report of its 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS) at a joint event with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 November 2016. Join the debate on Twitter at #6EWCS
Press releases • Jun 01, 2016 08:00 BST
Eurofound has published its yearbook for 2015. The report shows that employment in Europe is on a slow growth trajectory after a long period of job loss and economic stagnation, but quality of life has slipped for many Europeans, and poverty is a threat for millions. Download the report: http://bit.ly/LWE2015
New report stresses need for stronger monitoring of labour market agencies to prevent trafficking of workers
Press releases • Apr 27, 2016 14:00 BST
Press releases • Jan 28, 2016 08:00 GMT
Despite a return to economic growth, lone-parent families and large families with three or more dependent children face significant difficulties throughout Europe. In some countries more than eight out of ten lone-parent families are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
Migrants from central and eastern EU Member States access fewer benefits overall than local population
Press releases • Dec 10, 2015 13:00 GMT
Eurofound launches report that analyses the use of various social services and benefits by intra-EU migrants and shows that the ‘welfare magnet’ hypothesis - that EU mobile workers are coming from new EU Member States to older Member States in order to access benefits - is essentially untrue.