News • Mar 23, 2017 16:23 GMT
Eurofound hosted a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in Dublin on 20–21 February. The delegation included Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA), Joëlle Mélin MEP (ENF), Laura Agea MEP (EFDD), Javi López MEP (S&D), and Lynn Boylan MEP (GUE/ NGL).
News • Mar 23, 2017 16:22 GMT
The social partners across Europe are not participating in the European Semester as was originally envisaged, even after the 2015 revamp of the process that aimed to encourage their greater involvement in the drafting of the national reform programmes (NRPs).
News • Mar 23, 2017 09:00 GMT
25 March marks 60 years since the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, known as the Treaty of Rome. A seminal document, largely dedicated to economic integration and prosperity, it also enshrined the broader concepts of peace and equality
Blog posts • Mar 21, 2017 15:48 GMT
In this blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound researchers Carlos Vacas-Soriano and Enrique-Fernández-Macías look at the development of income inequalities in Europe since the Great Recession.
News • Mar 15, 2017 09:00 GMT
Income inequalities have increased in around two-thirds of EU Member States largely due to growing unemployment levels since the onset of the crisis. At the same time EU-wide income inequality also increased as income convergence between European countries stalled.
News • Mar 06, 2017 16:35 GMT
8 March is International Women’s Day. The day marks the wide-scale progress made towards achieving gender equality and combating gender-based injustice, but also serves as an important impetus to ensure the spotlight remains on continued work towards realising these goals across the globe.
Blog posts • Feb 27, 2017 12:02 GMT
The growth in average (nominal) pay of employees has accelerated in recent years in EU countries after a slump following the economic crisis (AMECO data). Similar developments show up in data on collectively agreed wages. However, higher wage growth figures do not automatically mean that all employees benefit equally
News • Feb 17, 2017 08:32 GMT
A new report from Eurofound, Delivering hospital services: A greater role for the private sector? examines the impact of private sector involvement in hospitals in terms of quality, efficiency and accessibility of services.
News • Feb 17, 2017 08:30 GMT
Eurofound’s European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) charts the announced employment impacts of large-scale restructuring events in European countries. The figure shows aggregate job loss and job gain as recorded in the ERM dataset from the peak crisis years 2008–2010 to end June 2016
‘Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work’ - new report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework
Press Releases • Feb 15, 2017 12:10 GMT
The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers for work for home and elsewhere is rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. It can improve work-life balance, reduce commuting time, and boost productivity, but it can also potentially result in longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference.
News • Feb 10, 2017 14:55 GMT
News • Feb 09, 2017 09:00 GMT
Blog posts • Feb 02, 2017 12:04 GMT
Dr Erika Mezger, Eurofound's Deputy Director, outlines that European Working Conditions Survey EWCS says about working conditions among German workers and how they compare to those of the rest of Europe.