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Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 16:26 GMT

Implementing a living wage could play a significant role in offsetting the rise of in-work poverty across the European Union, according to a new report from Eurofound on the Concept and practice of a living wage in the EU.

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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Just 31% of companies capitalise fully on direct employee involvement to enhance performance and well-being

Just 31% of companies capitalise fully on direct employee involvement to enhance performance and well-being

News   •   Oct 20, 2020 07:00 BST

Fewer than one-third (31%) of companies in the EU27 facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making and accorded them a high degree of influence last year.

Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance

Only one-fifth of European companies find secret to combining optimal workplace wellbeing and business performance

News   •   Oct 13, 2020 07:00 BST

One in five companies in the EU-27 succeed in providing the optimal workplace environment, according to the new European Company Survey, This report is based on the fourth edition of the European Company Survey (ECS), which was carried out jointly by Eurofound and Cedefop in 2019.

COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch: New tool for tracking measures to mitigate social, economic impact of COVID-19

News   •   May 21, 2020 11:00 BST

Eurofound has this week launched COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, a database collating and mapping the policy responses introduced in Member States, along with the UK and Norway, to alleviate the social and economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 could expose shortcomings in employment and social protection in Europe

COVID-19 could expose shortcomings in employment and social protection in Europe

News   •   Apr 22, 2020 07:00 BST

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) could expose existing shortcomings in employment arrangements and social protection in Europe, particularly for some workers in non-standard employment and vulnerable self-employed groups – who are more likely to be at risk of poverty and the impacts of economic shocks.

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Restructuring:  Do unions still matter?

Restructuring: Do unions still matter?

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2019 11:00 GMT

Trade unions in many EU Member States face the issue of declining membership. This is a fundamental challenge for organised labour, but it is premature to speak about the redundancy unions: when it comes to important decisions affecting the workplace, restructuring being one, trade unions remain a powerful mechanism of employee voice.

Future of work: What can we learn from cooperatives and social enterprises?

Future of work: What can we learn from cooperatives and social enterprises?

Blog posts   •   Nov 15, 2019 11:00 GMT

Much of the discussion on the future of work is focused on globalisation and technology, and their impacts on the labour market. However, there is also a growing interest in the business models used by cooperatives and social enterprises, and how they can contribute to a better future of work.

Where are all the good jobs?

Where are all the good jobs?

Blog posts   •   Oct 30, 2019 07:00 GMT

Economic disparities have been decreasing between EU member states over the past decade, but at the same time inequality has been growing within member states. Despite national level convergence, the gap in wealth and income between the rich and the poor is growing in most of 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.

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Sustainable work through the life course

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Extending working lives through flexible retirement schemes

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Front cover of the report Extending working lives through flexible retirement schemes: Partial retirement. Download the report http://bit...

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Intergenerational solidarity

Intergenerational solidarity

29 April is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations

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Front  Cover - ERM Report 2016

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The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) 2016 report 'Globalisation slowdown? Recent evidence of offshoring and reshoring in Europe' is ...

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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

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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Klára Fóti is a research manager in the Social Policies unit. Her current research focuses on labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers.... Show more