Europe Day 2017: My #EU60 story, James Higgins

Europe Day 2017: My #EU60 story, James Higgins

News   •   May 05, 2017 15:48 BST

Europe Day 2017: Eurofound staff explains what Europe means to them to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome #EU60

Available to order: Sustainable work throughout the life course

Available to order: Sustainable work throughout the life course

News   •   Apr 29, 2017 07:00 BST

Today is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations, an occasion to focus on actions needed to make Europe more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population. One of our publications focusing on this issue, Sustainable work throughout the life course: National policies and strategies, is now available to order via the EU Bookshop.

Publication alert - The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

Publication alert - The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 15:34 BST

Partial retirement schemes can help secure pensions

Partial retirement schemes can help secure pensions

News   •   Sep 12, 2016 08:00 BST

​Partial retirement schemes can be an important part of the solution to improving sustainability of Europe’s pension systems.

Inadequate housing is costing Europe €194 billion per year

Inadequate housing is costing Europe €194 billion per year

News   •   Aug 08, 2016 15:13 BST

Going beyond the label: Exploring the diversity of NEETs

Going beyond the label: Exploring the diversity of NEETs

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 08:00 BST

Although recent statistics show an improvement in the labour market situation of young people, Eurofound’s new report ‘Exploring the diversity of NEETs’ emphasises the ongoing need to focus on the specific needs of different groups of young people who are NEET.

Role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

Role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

News   •   May 17, 2016 12:54 BST

Understanding what works is key for effective youth entrepreneurship policies

Understanding what works is key for effective youth entrepreneurship policies

News   •   Apr 14, 2016 09:35 BST

Gender employment gap costs Europe €370 billion per year

Gender employment gap costs Europe €370 billion per year

News   •   Oct 11, 2016 15:58 BST

Our new report explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the estimated cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. This does not include the unpaid domestic work performed by women who are not active in the labour market.

Trust in Europe bounces back with economic recovery

Trust in Europe bounces back with economic recovery

News   •   Dec 14, 2018 13:00 GMT

Overall trust in institutions such as national governments, the legal system, the EU, and the media has rebounded in Europe following the recent economic recovery. However, in a number of the Member States most adversely impacted by the crisis, trust in national institutions has still not returned to pre-crisis levels.

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain

Quality of life improving in Ireland but challenges remain

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 07:00 GMT

Quality of life is improving in Ireland, particularly in relation to social cohesion, with the country recording some of the highest levels optimism in the EU and lowest reported levels of tension between racial and ethnic groups. However, a number of challenges remain, notably in public transport, childcare services, and social housing – all of which are rated below EU averages.

Press alert: Eurofound to present to Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on EU Affairs

Press alert: Eurofound to present to Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on EU Affairs

News   •   Dec 11, 2018 13:00 GMT

Eurofound Director Juan Menéndez-Valdés will present to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Affairs at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday 12 December. The presentation will look at Ireland-specific data from the European Quality of Life Survey and European Working Conditions Survey.

Some improvements in the lives of people with disabilities but disadvantage remains

Some improvements in the lives of people with disabilities but disadvantage remains

News   •   Dec 03, 2018 06:00 GMT

​There has been an overall improvement in the employment and social situation of people with disabilities in the EU, with more people with disabilities in employment and actively participating in society in 2016 than 2011. However, disabled people are still significantly less likely to be in employment than people without disabilities, and they remain among the most disadvantaged groups in Europe.

Restructuring: Announced losses, gains and impacts on those who remain

Restructuring: Announced losses, gains and impacts on those who remain

News   •   Nov 14, 2018 09:00 GMT

This graph, taken from the latest European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) report, shows the announced job losses and gains since 2008.

Are apprenticeships keeping up with changes in manufacturing?

Are apprenticeships keeping up with changes in manufacturing?

News   •   Nov 01, 2018 11:00 GMT

Apprenticeships are long established in manufacturing and are attractive for both employers and young people because of the balance between theoretical and practical education that they offer. However, in several countries in Europe and beyond, apprenticeships are lagging behind changes in manufacturing.

Does employment status matter for job quality?

Does employment status matter for job quality?

News   •   Nov 22, 2018 13:00 GMT

​Across the EU, on average 66% of the workforce holds a permanent contract and enjoys the most favourable standards of job quality. But for those in non-standard forms of employment, is job status negatively impacting job quality? The short answer is yes.

World Mental Health Day: Common approach to burnout still lacking

World Mental Health Day: Common approach to burnout still lacking

News   •   Oct 10, 2018 07:00 BST

​Today is World Mental Health Day, a yearly event held by the World Health Organization with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. Eurofound has made a limited number of copies of its latest report on Burnout i​n the workplace available to order, free of charge, via its website

Trust and dialogue are the secrets to business success in times of crisis

Trust and dialogue are the secrets to business success in times of crisis

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2016 08:00 BST

Representativeness at the heart of European decision-making

Representativeness at the heart of European decision-making

Blog posts   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

Current changes to the labour market may well define the future of Europe

Current changes to the labour market may well define the future of Europe

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2016 08:00 BST

Eine bessere Sozialpartnerschaft ist nötig, um Menschenhandel zum Zwecke der Arbeitsausbeutung effektiv vorzubeugen

Eine bessere Sozialpartnerschaft ist nötig, um Menschenhandel zum Zwecke der Arbeitsausbeutung effektiv vorzubeugen

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2016 07:00 BST

Europe must take action to protect LGBT people in the workplace

Europe must take action to protect LGBT people in the workplace

Blog posts   •   May 17, 2016 13:58 BST

Tackling Trafficking For Labour Exploitation In Europe: New Way Forward Together

Tackling Trafficking For Labour Exploitation In Europe: New Way Forward Together

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2016 12:00 BST

Start-up support schemes need to be evaluated on their outcomes for young people

Start-up support schemes need to be evaluated on their outcomes for young people

Blog posts   •   Apr 26, 2016 11:10 BST

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!  Three Beautiful Words For Mr Trump

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Three Beautiful Words For Mr Trump

Blog posts   •   Nov 23, 2016 10:30 GMT

Fewer routine jobs but more routine work

Fewer routine jobs but more routine work

Blog posts   •   Sep 28, 2016 08:00 BST

Working longer by working less?

Working longer by working less?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2016 15:18 BST

Un mercado de trabajo en cambio que  puede definir el futuro de Europa

Un mercado de trabajo en cambio que puede definir el futuro de Europa

Blog posts   •   Jul 27, 2016 08:00 BST

Neuer Eurofound Bericht setzt sich mit der Vielfalt der NEETs in Europa auseinander

Neuer Eurofound Bericht setzt sich mit der Vielfalt der NEETs in Europa auseinander

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2016 10:42 BST

Strong partnerships between governments and social partners are essential to prevent trafficking and exploitation in Europe

Strong partnerships between governments and social partners are essential to prevent trafficking and exploitation in Europe

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2016 09:00 BST

Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment

Avoiding The Quick Fix Approach To Solving Youth Unemployment

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2016 07:00 BST