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Reflecting on the developments of living and working conditions across the EU over the past decade

Reflecting on the developments of living and working conditions across the EU over the past decade

News   •   Nov 30, 2020 15:04 GMT

At the end of his term as Executive Director on 30 November 2020, we engaged in a socially distant interview with Juan Menéndez-Valdés to review the last decade, his thoughts on Europe and his hopes for Eurofound.

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.

Help us delve deeper into the COVID-19 crisis – Call to complete the second wave of Eurofound’s e-survey

Help us delve deeper into the COVID-19 crisis – Call to complete the second wave of Eurofound’s e-survey

News   •   Jul 13, 2020 13:30 BST

The second wave of Eurofound’s pan-EU Living, working and COVID-19 survey is now open. As people across Europe emerge from confinement measures, the second wave of the survey will be more targeted and track changes since the initial confinement period and will seek to provide an even deeper analysis in order to further contribute to Europe’s policy response.

COVID-19 fallout takes a higher toll on women, economically and domestically

COVID-19 fallout takes a higher toll on women, economically and domestically

News   •   Jun 10, 2020 07:00 BST

While women appear to be more resilient than men to COVID-19 in terms of health outcomes, that is not the case when it comes to the economic and social fallout.

Trust in Slovakian national government on a par with EU average during COVID-19 crisis

Trust in Slovakian national government on a par with EU average during COVID-19 crisis

News   •   May 20, 2020 07:00 BST

Trust in Slovakian national government on a par with EU average during COVID-19 crisis.

Europe Day 9 May 2020: ‘This crisis shows we need more Europe, not less’

Europe Day 9 May 2020: ‘This crisis shows we need more Europe, not less’

News   •   May 09, 2020 09:30 BST

On Europe Day 2020, the EU institutions want to pay tribute through numerous online activities to the many Europeans who, in a spirit of solidarity, are helping our Union get through the coronavirus crisis.

Composition of households changing in Bulgaria as living standards improve

Composition of households changing in Bulgaria as living standards improve

News   •   Mar 02, 2020 16:30 GMT

Bulgaria has experienced seismic shifts in typical household composition over the last decade; reporting the largest decrease in the share of multigenerational households in the EU, as well as increasing levels of cohabitation and people living alone. These societal trends occur at the same time as improving quality of life, higher labour market participation rates and population ageing.

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

News   •   Feb 27, 2020 15:46 GMT

The new von der Leyen Commission took office on 1 December 2019. Having adopted its first work programme on 29 January 2020, the Commission sets out its plans for a transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe. It outlines six top priorities. Eurofound’s work directly feeds into a number of these key areas aimed at creating a strong social Europe.

Combating labour market segmentation in Europe

Combating labour market segmentation in Europe

News   •   Dec 02, 2019 16:30 GMT

A common understanding of labour market segmentation is necessary to tackle poor quality jobs with lack of opportunities, affecting especially young people, women, immigrants and lower-educated individuals on the labour market. A new ambitious report explores why segmentation is problematic and identifies policy approaches which could be helpful in tackling this phenomenon.

Trust in EU one of highest in Romania and quality of public services increase to near EU levels

Trust in EU one of highest in Romania and quality of public services increase to near EU levels

News   •   Nov 29, 2019 15:23 GMT

As Romania celebrates its national day on Sunday, we mark the occasion by sharing our research and analysis to provide a snapshot of current living and working conditions.