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Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession

Labour mobility in Europe during the Great Recession

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2017 15:28 BST

​This blog piece was originally posted on Social Europe. Its authors are Martina Bisello and Enrique Fernández-Macías, both researchers at Eurofound, and Vincenzo Maccarrone, from University College Dublin.

Employment shifts in Europe during the recovery: Three little noticed trends

Employment shifts in Europe during the recovery: Three little noticed trends

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2017 11:53 BST

In this blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager John Hurley looks at shifting employment structures in recent years. ​

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 07:45 BST

The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.

New survey launched to improve reporting of collective bargaining in the EU

New survey launched to improve reporting of collective bargaining in the EU

News   •   Aug 15, 2017 16:53 BST

Eurofound has launched a stakeholder survey in an effort to improve the way in which it reports on collective bargaining, and to transition from an initial focus on wage-bargaining outcomes to cover collective bargaining in a more holistic way,

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

News   •   Jul 30, 2017 07:00 BST

On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons we invite you to download or order our publication on Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour.

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

News   •   Jul 18, 2017 08:00 BST

Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.

Aspects of non-standard employment in Europe

Aspects of non-standard employment in Europe

News   •   Jul 17, 2017 08:00 BST

This report examines developments in non-standard employment – temporary, temporary agency and part-time work and self-employment – over the last decade. It shows that the significant increase in the temporary employment rate between the late 1980s and the early 2000s has been halted and replaced by a slight decline from 14.5% in 2006 to 14.2% in 2016.

Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017

Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017

News   •   Jul 13, 2017 11:10 BST

The Foundation Forum 2017 on 14-15 November will bring together up to 200 experts, policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners in Dublin Castle to hammer out the issues around upward convergence as a common goal of social convergence in living and working conditions in the European Union.

Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession
Towards age-friendly work in Europe: a life-course perspective on work and ageing from EU Agencies

Towards age-friendly work in Europe: a life-course perspective on work and ageing from EU Agencies

News   •   Jun 29, 2017 10:35 BST

The EU’s population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. How should we respond to these challenges?

Europe’s labour market comes full circle as employment returns to pre-crisis levels

Europe’s labour market comes full circle as employment returns to pre-crisis levels

News   •   Jun 27, 2017 09:00 BST

Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being created in services, as well as a significant increase in the manufacturing sector.

Europe’s shrinking middle class

Europe’s shrinking middle class

Blog posts   •   Jun 23, 2017 12:53 BST

In the follow blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Carlos Vacas-Soriano and Enrique Fernández-Macías look at evolution of household disposable real income levels over the period 2004-2013, and the broader phenomenon on Europe's shrinking middle class.

Innovation in European companies

Innovation in European companies

News   •   Jun 22, 2017 16:33 BST

New report http://bit.ly/innovchange exploring links between innovation, company performance and workplace well-being in European companies

Migrants face long road to integration in Europe’s labour market

Migrants face long road to integration in Europe’s labour market

Blog posts   •   Jun 20, 2017 07:00 BST

On the occasion of Word Refugee Day, Eurofound Research Manager Kára Fóti looks at the difficulties that refugees and asylum-seekers face in finding work and opportunities in Europe.

Internationalisation policies for a future oriented regional manufacturing sector

Internationalisation policies for a future oriented regional manufacturing sector

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 10:45 BST

Eurofound organises the third ​Regional Industrial Policy Seminar 3: Internationalisation policies for a future oriented regional manufacturing sector in Shannon, Ireland, on 12-13 June 2017

Europe en marche?

Europe en marche?

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 11:50 BST

In the following blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Head of Information and Communication Mary McCaughey takes a look at what it was like to live and work in Europe in 2016.

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

News   •   May 30, 2017 09:30 BST

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound's 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – 17 May 2017

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – 17 May 2017

News   •   May 16, 2017 09:03 BST

17 May is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOT, aimed at raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

Available to order: Families in the economic crisis

Available to order: Families in the economic crisis

News   •   May 15, 2017 14:49 BST

On the occasion of International Day of Families we invite you to download or order our publication Families in the economic crisis: Changes in policy measures in the EU.

International Day of Families – Spotlight on work-life balance

International Day of Families – Spotlight on work-life balance

News   •   May 11, 2017 09:30 BST

International Day of Families on 15 May is a day that focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. Eurofound presents an overview of its research and policy pointers in family-oriented policies contributing to better living conditions and well-being in Europe