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.
Blog posts • Apr 26, 2017 13:12 BST
In this blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager Anna Ludwinek looks at new research that shows that younger Europeans are likely to have fewer opportunities for upward social mobility than preceding generations.
News • Apr 25, 2017 12:00 BST
29 April is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations. The objective of this annual celebration is to make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as have intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda.
News • Apr 19, 2017 15:14 BST
Younger Europeans are likely to have fewer opportunities for upward social mobility than preceding generations. Social mobility in Europe seems to have stagnated - at least in some countries - with opportunities for upward social mobility only increasing in a minority of EU countries for all age groups; in some Member States there is even evidence of decline in social mobility
News • Apr 11, 2017 15:01 BST
The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment: Eurofound; the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); the European Training Foundation (ETF); and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
News • Mar 23, 2017 16:27 GMT
The annual meeting of Eurofound’s correspondents – in the fourth and final year of the current contract – will take place in Dublin on 27–28 March. Guest speaker Raymond Maes, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s DG Employment, will outline the EU priorities for the coming period.
News • Mar 23, 2017 16:25 GMT
Eurofound is in the process of drawing up a list of academic experts to cover the research areas of its 2017–2020 programme. Experts may be asked to advise on planned research approaches and methodologies or to carry out peer reviews.
News • Mar 23, 2017 16:25 GMT
Developments in the field of employment and social affairs announced in the European Commission’s work programme for 2017 include initiatives to address the challenges of work–life balance faced by working families, a European Pillar of Social Rights aimed at fostering a fair playing field in the European social market economy, and a White Paper on the Future of Europe.
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