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A new vision for a gender-equal Europe

A new vision for a gender-equal Europe

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 18:02 GMT

Eurofound adopts ambitious work programme for 2020

Eurofound adopts ambitious work programme for 2020

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

Quality of life improving in Malta, but concerning issues on the horizon for young people

Quality of life improving in Malta, but concerning issues on the horizon for young people

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.

Economic rebound ushers in gradual recovery of trust in Europe

Economic rebound ushers in gradual recovery of trust in Europe

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

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.

Harnessing the future potential of manufacturing in Europe

Harnessing the future potential of manufacturing in Europe

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.

EU, China, US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

EU, China, US will suffer economically from the re-emergence of protectionism

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.

Foundation of a new era for Eurofound

Foundation of a new era for Eurofound

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.

Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

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

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.

Reminder: Invitation to the Foundation Forum 2017 #DublinForum17

Reminder: Invitation to the Foundation Forum 2017 #DublinForum17

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

‘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

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.

Save the date: EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016

Save the date: EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016

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

New survey shines spotlight on increasingly complex world of work

New survey shines spotlight on increasingly complex world of work

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

Save the date: Launch event sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

Save the date: Launch event sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

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

Europe sees slow growth in face of economic and social challenges

Europe sees slow growth in face of economic and social challenges

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
Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth

Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth

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

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.