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Ivailo Kalfin takes over as Eurofound Executive Director

Ivailo Kalfin takes over as Eurofound Executive Director

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2021 11:00 BST

Ivailo Kalfin begins his mandate as Executive Director of Eurofound today, having been approved by the Eurofound Management Board on 5 March and presenting his priorities for the position to the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee on 13 April.

Eurofound sets its sights on Europe's recovery and resilience

Eurofound sets its sights on Europe's recovery and resilience

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2020 17:16 GMT

Eurofound has focused on Europe's immediate social, economic and labour market priorities and its developing role over the coming four years with the publication of its Programming document 2021-2024.

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

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Belgium records relatively low number of job losses during COVID-19 pandemic

Belgium records relatively low number of job losses during COVID-19 pandemic

News   •   Jul 21, 2021 07:00 BST

In spring 2021, around 5% of people in Belgium, who had been employed before the pandemic, reported having lost their job. Compared to the EU average of 10%, Belgium fares comparatively well, with only neighbouring Luxembourg and the Netherlands reporting lower figures, according to Eurofound’s large-scale Living, working and COVID-19 online survey.

EU research shows COVID-19 poised to end progress on gender equality

EU research shows COVID-19 poised to end progress on gender equality

News   •   Jul 15, 2021 12:00 BST

The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis threaten to roll back recent progress in gender equality, including an overall trend of upward convergence.

French vaccine hesitancy rates among highest in EU

French vaccine hesitancy rates among highest in EU

News   •   Jul 14, 2021 07:00 BST

Fewer than 50% of people in France are likely to take the COVID-19 vaccination, according to Eurofound’s large-scale Living, working and COVID-19 online survey. In February and March 2021, just 48.7% replied that they were likely or very likely to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus when it becomes available to them. This is considerably lower than the EU average at 64.4%.

Holistic approach needed to ensure vulnerable groups not left behind by climate policies

Holistic approach needed to ensure vulnerable groups not left behind by climate policies

News   •   Jul 07, 2021 09:00 BST

Achieving climate-neutral objectives established at European and international levels, such as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal, needs broad-based support and cross-departmental policy development at national, regional and local levels.

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The pandemic aggravated labour shortages in some sectors; the problem is now emerging in others

The pandemic aggravated labour shortages in some sectors; the problem is now emerging in others

Blog posts   •   Jul 20, 2021 12:00 BST

Following the declines in employment rates and working hours across Europe in 2020,i economies began to show signs of recovery during the first quarter of 2021. The gradual rekindling of economic activity has led to a surge in demand for workers and reawakened concerns over labour shortages.

Vaccine acceptance hinges on transparent communication

Vaccine acceptance hinges on transparent communication

Blog posts   •   Jun 24, 2021 09:00 BST

Vaccine acceptance is key to the success of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns worldwide. Worryingly, over a quarter of people living in Europe are hesitant about taking a COVID-19 vaccine, and the level of hesitancy is especially high among heavy users of social media.

Gender pay transparency: Advancing the cause through a truly European proposal

Gender pay transparency: Advancing the cause through a truly European proposal

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2021 14:00 BST

With its proposed directive on gender pay transparency, the European Commission has significantly bolstered the set of tools for delivering its objectives compared to those presented in its 2014 Recommendation. The proposed portfolio of measures addresses many shortcomings of the instruments that national authorities currently employ.

As Member States take different approaches to regulating telework, will the EU bring them into line?

As Member States take different approaches to regulating telework, will the EU bring them into line?

Blog posts   •   Jun 01, 2021 16:30 BST

Now that the pandemic is receding and wholesale telework seems to be here to stay, governments are faced with the need to properly regulate such arrangements. Member States are following different paths, but the EU might step in to promote some level of standardisation.

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Keep up to date with our latest research and news on our social media channels

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Get informed about the latest economic and social developments in Europe via our social media pages and our dedicated newsroom.

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Eurofound 40 Celebration Video (Motion Graphics)

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Perspectives on the work of Eurofound. Made four our 40th anniversary.

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Interview with Martina Bisello on Youth Entrepreneurship in Europe Report

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Martina Bisello, Research Officer at Eurofound and co-author of the report 'Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values attitudes, policies'...

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Interview with Massimiliano Mascherini on Youth Entrepreneurship in Europe Report

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Massimiliano Mascherini, Research Manager at Eurofound and co-author of the report 'Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values attitudes, p...

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The 'Eurofound yearbook 2014: Living and working in Europe' provides a snapshot of the living and working conditions of people in Europe,...

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  • Research Officer
  • Social Policies
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  • Executive Director, Eurofound
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Ivailo Kalfin is Executive Director of Eurofound. He is a qualified economist, has served two times as Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria (2005-2009... Show more

  • Research Manager
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  • Research manager
  • European Company Survey
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Gijs van Houten is a research manager in the Employment unit at Eurofound. He has specific expertise in cross-national survey methodology and the... Show more