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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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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.

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.

Potential of platform work may depend on greater protection of workers

Potential of platform work may depend on greater protection of workers

News   •   Sep 23, 2019 12:30 BST

Platform work across the European Union can facilitate better access to the labour market for disadvantaged groups, encourage participation among those with other responsibilities and foster self-employment and entrepreneurship. Eurofound’s new policy brief highlights the main opportunities and challenges of platform work and illustrates some of the first attempts at addressing them.

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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.

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.

 Are blue-collar jobs turning white?

Are blue-collar jobs turning white?

Blog posts   •   Nov 16, 2018 15:33 GMT

​Manual jobs in European manufacturing are being transformed as blue-collar workers take on more intellectual tasks. This is a consequence of the increasing use of digital tools and the growing importance of quality control in production.

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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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Deputy Director addresses Eurofoundl correspondents

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Deputy Director addresses national correspondents

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National European Correspondents Annual Meeting 2017

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