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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.

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.

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Over a quarter of adults in EU indicate they are unlikely to take COVID-19 vaccine

Over a quarter of adults in EU indicate they are unlikely to take COVID-19 vaccine

News   •   May 13, 2021 07:00 BST

Over a quarter (27%) of adults in the EU are vaccine hesitant, with 29% of men and 25% of women indicating that they were either ‘very unlikely’ or ‘rather unlikely’ to take the COVID-19 vaccine in Eurofound’s large-scale Living, working and COVID-19 online survey.

The effects of COVID-19 on education, healthcare and housing put pressure on EU Child Guarantee

The effects of COVID-19 on education, healthcare and housing put pressure on EU Child Guarantee

News   •   Mar 09, 2021 08:38 GMT

Eurofound’s new policy brief on ‘Education, healthcare and housing - How access changed for children and families in 2020’ focuses on the aspects of accessibility for children and families for which Eurofound has data and highlights differences in accessibility before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eurofound launches third round of its online survey Living, working and COVID-19

Eurofound launches third round of its online survey Living, working and COVID-19

News   •   Feb 15, 2021 10:30 GMT

Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 online survey aims to capture the far-reaching implications of the pandemic for the way people live and work across Europe. Two rounds of the online survey have been carried out to date. The third round is launched today, 15 February, and will be open until 29 March 2021.

Minimum wages in 2021: Most countries settle for cautious increase

Minimum wages in 2021: Most countries settle for cautious increase

News   •   Feb 08, 2021 07:00 GMT

Nominal statutory minimum wages in most Member States and the UK continued to rise in 2021. With inflation being low, this has resulted in real increases for those minimum wage workers who have managed to retain their jobs and the same working hours.

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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.

Choosing to challenge – the EU Gender Equality Strategy one year in

Choosing to challenge – the EU Gender Equality Strategy one year in

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2021 08:00 GMT

​This year’s theme to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March is Choose to Challenge (or #ChooseToChallenge, if you prefer). The idea is to highlight that ‘from challenge comes change’ and that ‘we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality’.

Shaping the future of long-term care: A good outcome will benefit all

Shaping the future of long-term care: A good outcome will benefit all

Blog posts   •   Dec 03, 2020 07:00 GMT

An ageing Europe and rising public expenditure on long-term care have signalled for some time that the fundamentals of care provision need to be addressed. However, the shocking death toll in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that many long-term care services were ill-equipped to protect their vulnerable users have lately focused the public mind on the issue.

Member States are dawdling on gender pay transparency

Member States are dawdling on gender pay transparency

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2020 15:45 GMT

The gender pay gap in gross hourly earnings in the EU was 14.8% in 2018. To help combat discriminatory pay practices by employers, the European Commission recommended in 2014 the introduction of pay transparency measures in all Member States. But more than half still have not implemented any such measures. Where do Member States currently stand on the agenda?

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6EWCS Report cover

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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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6 Second Promo - Eurofound yearbook 2014

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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
  • sakcnneia.oynibevaeqkodgskuxi@qoeumvrobbfoqeunxsd.gweubproulpayi.ehouis

  • 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