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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.

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.

Harnessing the future potential of manufacturing in Europe

Harnessing the future potential of manufacturing in Europe

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 14:31 BST

Manufacturing is set to be core to Europe’s future. More jobs will be created and growth will increase if certain economic and industrial changes are well managed over the coming years, according to new research from Eurofound.

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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.

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.

Mental health in Slovenia above EU average during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health in Slovenia above EU average during COVID-19 pandemic

News   •   Jun 25, 2021 07:00 BST

​Slovenians have fared comparatively well in terms of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to their EU counterparts standing at 53.2 on a scale of 100, behind only Denmark and Finland. According to Eurofound’s large-scale Living, w​orking and COVID-19 online survey, the EU average was 45.3 in spring 2021.

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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.

What can companies do to spark innovation in the workplace?

What can companies do to spark innovation in the workplace?

Blog posts   •   Jul 01, 2021 15:00 BST

As we leave behind the lockdowns and business disruptions of COVID-19 and enter a ‘new normal’, it is time to talk about how workplaces might be transformed to drive innovation.

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.

COVID-19: Could businesses have done better?

COVID-19: Could businesses have done better?

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2021 09:00 BST

Are there any lessons to be learnt about the factors that helped some organisations to navigate through the crisis more smoothly than others?

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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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Have employment rates improved for people with disabilities in the EU?

Have employment rates imp...

Eurofound research shows that people with disabilities were more likely to be in employment in 2016 than in 2011. This is particularly th...

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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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  • Research Officer
  • Social Policies
  • sacannyna.hdnikrvanekoepskspi@zceuburovefotbunswd.vqeucqrorepasg.etjugz

  • 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