Subjects: Citizen participation
Trust in institutions continues to fall in EU, despite declining unemployment and phasing out of pandemic restrictions
Recorded trust in institutions such as national governments, the EU, the police and news media has declined across the EU over the past two years, with those who previously expressed higher trust levels, such as those in financially secure positions, now becoming less trusting.
Europe Day 2022 event at Eurofound emphasises European values and youth participation
Eurofound, in partnership with European Parliament Liaison office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, organised a special event at its premises in Dublin yesterday to mark Europe Day 2022, engage with young people in the community, and to give a voice to young Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.
Europe Day: Europe’s future hangs in the balance
Europe Day 2022 must reaffirm the values of Europe: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and human rights. These values are now being tested daily and must be rigorously defended for the future of Europe and the future of our young people.
Europe Day 2022 – All About YOUth!
Eurofound, in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will celebrate Europe Day with a hybrid event on 9 May from 9.00 to 11.30.
High-level speakers to drive in-depth debate on Europe’s recovery at Foundation Forum 2022
Registration is still open for Foundation Forum 2022, a hybrid event that will bring together up to 1000 policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners - online and in Dublin Castle - on Thursday.
Europe’s recovery and resilience top of the agenda at high-level international conference in Dublin
Eurofound, in partnership with the Irish Government, will host a high-level hybrid international event on 3 March 2022 at Dublin Castle, to explore how to build recovery and resilience in the EU in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ireland and Denmark most optimistic countries in EU
Ireland and Denmark are the most socially optimistic countries in the EU, according to Eurofound's Social Optimism Index, a newly developed composite indicator which measures six variables of optimism among people in Europe.
Citizen participation important driver of optimism in Europe
Citizens who feel their voice counts are not only more optimistic about their own future, but also about broader society and the institutions that govern their lives.
Trust in national governments plummets, threatening social cohesion across EU
Trust in institutions has plummeted across the EU with trust in national governments in particular sending alarm signals across numerous Member States.
Trust in Europe bounces back with economic recovery
Overall trust in institutions such as national governments, the legal system, the EU, and the media has rebounded in Europe following the recent economic recovery. However, in a number of the Member States most adversely impacted by the crisis, trust in national institutions has still not returned to pre-crisis levels.