Skip to content
Image: © Bernice Turner/Eurofound
Image: © Bernice Turner/Eurofound

Press release -

Youth of Europe in spotlight in discussions between Eurofound and H.E. Leonard Sacco

Eurofound’s Executive Director met with H.E. Leonard Sacco, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to Ireland, at Eurofound in Dublin yesterday to discuss the role of the Agency in providing timely and relevant research, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth - on the cusp of the proposed European Year of Youth 2022 - as well as latest findings and developments in telework, hybrid workplaces, and work-life balance.

Ambassador Sacco and Mr Kalfin reflected on the close dialogue and cooperation between the Agency and the EU Heads of Mission as well as the Maltese government, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of Eurofound’s work on both a national and European level. They also discussed how, as a tripartite Agency, Eurofound promotes cooperation dialogue between social partners, national governments, and the European institutions, with the next Foundation Forum in March 2022 providing a further opportunity to deepen this dialogue.

H.E. Sacco highly appreciated the research findings of Eurofound, ‘The knowledge you provide gives the possibility to national governments in the EU to take well-grounded decisions, based on evidence with competent analysis and examples of good practices from across the Union’, Ambassador Sacco said.

‘The added value of Eurofound is in the reliable data and analysis our experts produce. We are happy to provide our stakeholders and the larger public with detailed and topical research on the world of work and quality of life, which they use when deciding on socio-economic and work-related policies’, said Ivailo Kalfin, Eurofound’s Executive Director.

Read more on Eurofound's research on young people:

    • Eurofound topic page: Youth



    For more information about Eurofound and its work, and free access to all our data and findings, visit our website and follow us on these social media channels: TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook


    James Higgins

    James Higgins

    Press contact Press and media relations +353-1-204-3100
    Bernice Turner

    Bernice Turner

    Communication Officer +353866002307

    Related content

    Eurofound, a tripartite European Union Agency, provides knowledge to assist in the development of social, employment and work-related policies

    Eurofound (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions) is a tripartite EU body, whose mission is to provide knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.

    Wyattville Road
    D18 KP65 Loughlinstown