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New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers

New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 12:03 GMT

Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.

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Teleworkers twice as likely to exceed 48-hour working time limit

Teleworkers twice as likely to exceed 48-hour working time limit

News   •   Sep 09, 2021 11:00 BST

The shift to telework during the pandemic, and increased demand for more hybrid working arrangements in the future, is putting the spotlight on whether existing labour legislation is fit for purpose in post-pandemic Europe, according to Eurofound’s new report Right to disconnect: Exploring company practices.

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.

Lack of competition in platform economy could undermine its inherent value

Lack of competition in platform economy could undermine its inherent value

News   •   Sep 21, 2020 11:30 BST

Continued dominance of large non-EU service and work platforms could result in an oligopolistic market situation in the EU in the future. This could hamper the market entry of new players, endangering healthy competition and economic and labour market innovation to the detriment of platform workers and consumers, as well as the broader economy.

COVID-19 could permanently change teleworking in Europe

COVID-19 could permanently change teleworking in Europe

News   •   Mar 26, 2020 07:00 GMT

​The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents unprecedented health, social and economic challenges for Europe, and has profound implications for the way people live and work across the globe. One of the changes that it is already having is the proportion of people working from home.

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Charting a positive path for platform workers

Charting a positive path for platform workers

Blog posts   •   Feb 24, 2021 15:00 GMT

While 2020 may come to be seen as the year platform work gathered pace and started to go mainstream – thanks in large part to COVID-19 containment measures sparking an increase in food and grocery delivery – 2021 could be the year that regulation of platform work is set in motion.

COVID-19, Big Brother and the business case for doing better

COVID-19, Big Brother and the business case for doing better

Blog posts   •   Jan 13, 2021 16:00 GMT

In the most successful businesses, managers were found to facilitate employees to work independently rather than to focus on controlling whether they carried out their tasks. Closely monitoring employee behaviour might indeed ensure that workers do their job but is unlikely to motivate them to go beyond their job description.

The pandora’s box of the platform economy

The pandora’s box of the platform economy

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2020 11:00 GMT

We hear more and more about the platform economy, with the debate often revolving around the potential long-term implications of its growth on the labour market and the impact on traditional and established businesses and industries. There has been increasing calls for a legislative response at European and national level, but what information do we have for evidence-based policy making?

Let’s move beyond platitudes on platform work

Let’s move beyond platitudes on platform work

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2019 12:30 BST

Platform work is still small in scale in Europe, but it is increasing – and this not only in terms of the number of platforms, workers and tasks, but also the diversity of business models, matching mechanisms and types of tasks that are mediated through an online platform or an app.

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Juan Menéndez-Valdés presenting to the Future of Work: Making IT e-Easy conference

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Eurofound Director Juan Menéndez-Valdés presenting to the Future of Work: Making IT e-Easy conference organised by the Estonian Presidenc...

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National European Correspondents Annual Meeting 2017

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