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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

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.

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40% of work during COVID-19 crisis has been done from home

40% of work during COVID-19 crisis has been done from home

News   •   Oct 01, 2020 07:00 BST

Approximately 40% of paid hours worked by employees were performed from home during the COVID-19 crisis, showing the magnitude of change that has taken place with regards to working life in just six months, and the now paramount importance of telework to Europe’s broader economy.

Unemployed, women, young people still biggest losers, but wide-scale COVID-19 impact evident on other population groups

Unemployed, women, young people still biggest losers, but wide-scale COVID-19 impact evident on other population groups

News   •   Sep 28, 2020 07:00 BST

COVID-19 has brought widespread job loss, large-scale reduction in working hours and the decimation of entire sectors of the EU economy. While this has impacted all parts of the population, inter-generational and gender inequalities have been exacerbated, with years of progress diluted in just six months.

Four out of ten employees work in direct contact with clients, customers or patients

Four out of ten employees work in direct contact with clients, customers or patients

News   •   Jul 16, 2020 09:15 BST

Eurofound’s analysis of the labour market in Europe shows that just over four out of ten (41%) of employees in the EU work in direct contact with clients, customers, users, patients or other service recipients. This ‘interactive service work’ is female dominated, with women accounting for 61% of workers.

Très faible niveau de confiance et d’optimisme en France lors du confinement pendant l’épidémie de COVID-19

Très faible niveau de confiance et d’optimisme en France lors du confinement pendant l’épidémie de COVID-19

News   •   Jun 16, 2020 07:00 BST

Respondents in France recorded among the lowest levels of trust in institutions, including the European Union, national government, media, and police in Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 online survey.

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Fears and hopes around future minimum wages

Fears and hopes around future minimum wages

Blog posts   •   Jan 16, 2020 10:00 GMT

​As one of their ‘100 days in office’ initiatives, the new European Commission intends to propose an initiative for an EU minimum wage. The aim is that by 2024 every worker in the EU should earn a fair and adequate wage, no matter where they live. And despite the Commission’s assurance that this would not alter national traditions of wage-setting, emotions are already running high

What now for Europe?

What now for Europe?

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2019 15:30 BST

The votes have been cast, tallied and declared and we can now see the political landscape of the new European Parliament. To what extent have mixed developments in employment and quality of life contributed to the more fractured political landscape? And can the EU continue to deliver to the more diverse demands of citizens across Europe?

ICT-enabled flexible working – All plain sailing?

ICT-enabled flexible working – All plain sailing?

Blog posts   •   May 14, 2019 16:18 BST

Imagine you’re at work and something happens: you have to leave to visit a client, you have to go home to let in the plumber, or you have to collect the kids from school as the football training has just been cancelled. If you’re lucky, your employer gives you the flexibility to do this. If you’re even luckier, it is YOU who decides upon your schedule and place of work.

We need to boost motivation at work to ease Europe’s demographic headache

We need to boost motivation at work to ease Europe’s demographic headache

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2019 09:00 GMT

Motivated workers have higher levels of engagement, better health and are able to work longer. Improving motivation at work is therefore a key component in meeting the challenges of Europe’s ageing workforce and improving the EU’s long-term competitiveness on a global scale. This means that fostering motivation at work isn’t just about personal or business success, it's about Europe’s success.

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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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Front Cover: Living and working in Europe 2015

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Eurofound has published its yearbook for 2015. The report shows that employment in Europe is on a slow growth trajectory after a long per...

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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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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

  • Communication Project Officer
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I am the Promotions Officer at Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU agency providing comparative socio-economic research data, findings and policy pointers... Show more

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