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Europe’s year of resilience and resolve
Europe Day is a celebration of unity, solidarity and harmony. While we may not have had much to celebrate this past year, one thing we can be proud of is how Europe has come together in the face of large-scale challenges and threats, showing that solidarity is the key to resilience and resolve.
Europe's employment rebounds amid existential rethink
Eurofound's Living and working in Europe Yearbook 2022 looks at the major trends in employment, social dialogue, working conditions, living conditions and quality of life in an important year for Europe, which saw the beginning of Russia's brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, and the fallout for Europe and its citizens, including a cost-of-living crisis felt throughout the continent.
Press Statement: Solidarity with Ukraine and support for the Ukrainian people is unwavering
Today, 24 February 2023, marks one year since Russian forces began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war of aggression that has spread death and destruction. It also marks one year of resolute Ukrainian resistance.
Press Statement: Ireland’s EU journey gives hope to Europe
Ireland’s economic and social transformation since it joined the European Economic Community 50 years ago is a positive reflection on the Irish people, as well as the EU, and European cooperation.
Eurofound’s Management Board adopts new work programme for 2023, elects new Chair
Stefania Rossi has been elected Chair of Eurofound’s Management Board at the Agency’s annual Management Board meeting in Dublin on 18 November. The annual gathering of representatives from governments, employer organisations and trade unions in all EU 27 Member States, and the European Commission and the European Parliament, also approved Eurofound’s work programme for 2023.
Eurofound signs new framework agreement for cooperation with the International Labour Organization
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director of Eurofound, have signed a framework agreement for cooperation between the two organisations for the 2022-2025 period. The renewed framework agreement covers joint research projects, seminars, training and sharing of expertise, and visits.
Eurofound Talks Platform Work
Platform work is on the rise across Europe, bringing new pressures to bear on working conditions and labour markets and putting a spotlight on the wide-ranging individual risks. Who are these workers, what do they do and how can we ensure they are protected while we grow this new form of employment? This is the focus of the latest episode of Eurofound Talks.
Trust in institutions continues to fall in EU, despite declining unemployment and phasing out of pandemic restrictions
Recorded trust in institutions such as national governments, the EU, the police and news media has declined across the EU over the past two years, with those who previously expressed higher trust levels, such as those in financially secure positions, now becoming less trusting.
Eurofound discusses latest research with President of Ireland
Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, and Deputy Director, Maria Jepsen, met with President Michael D Higgins this morning to discuss latest research on issues such as trust, housing, youth, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society in Europe.
Eurofound survey finds 70% of respondents supporting economic sanctions on Russia
Over 70% of people surveyed in the EU agree with the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia, with two-thirds feeling that more stringent sanctions should be imposed. Support for economic sanctions is particularly high in Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, Romania, Poland and Ireland.
Eurofound and IIEA discuss labour market change and future of work
The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the Institute of European Affairs (IIEA) met at Eurofound, Dublin this week, following the recent appointment of David O’Sullivan as the Director General of IIEA. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two organisations, as well as discuss latest research; including on the economic, employment and social impacts of the COVI
Europe Day 2022 event at Eurofound emphasises European values and youth participation
Eurofound, in partnership with European Parliament Liaison office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, organised a special event at its premises in Dublin yesterday to mark Europe Day 2022, engage with young people in the community, and to give a voice to young Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.
Europe Day: Europe’s future hangs in the balance
Europe Day 2022 must reaffirm the values of Europe: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law and human rights. These values are now being tested daily and must be rigorously defended for the future of Europe and the future of our young people.
Journalists, we want to hear from you
Eurofound is running a user experience project to ensure that our work is meeting the needs of our stakeholders, including journalists that are interested in our activities.
Europe Day 2022 – All About YOUth!
Eurofound, in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, will celebrate Europe Day with a hybrid event on 9 May from 9.00 to 11.30.
Eurofound and FRA collaboration prioritises social inclusion and employment rights
The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) met in Dublin today. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two agencies, as well as discuss their response to the war in Ukraine.
Eurofound takes stock of post-pandemic Europe in new wave of landmark e-survey
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of people across Europe over the past two years. Although EU and national-level policy and fiscal interventions mitigated some of the most severe potential economic and employment impacts of crisis, the wide-ranging consequences of the pandemic endure. It is in this context that Eurofound launches the latest round of its Living, worki
Taoiseach Micheál Martin highlights transformative power of EU membership for Ireland
Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day and in advance of the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s referendum on EU membership on 10 May 1972, Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin addressed the importance of EU membership for the country at Eurofound’s Foundation Forum in Dublin Castle. He highlighted: ‘Few events in Ireland’s history as an independent state has been so transformative.
The five decades since, have
Eurofound goes audio with EurofoundTalks
Eurofound has launched its own podcast series, EurofoundTalks, which looks at key topics relevant to living and working in Europe today.
Commissioner Schmit emphasises need for human-centred recovery in Europe during visit to Dublin
EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit has emphasised the need for a human-centred recovery in Europe following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the important work of Eurofound in combining scientific research with an approach that resonates with people’s lives across the EU.