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Income inequalities in Europe on the rise since Great Recession

Income inequalities in Europe on the rise since 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.

‘Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work’ - new report highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework

‘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.

Europe’s most perfect economy? What the European Working Conditions Survey tells us about Germany

Europe’s most perfect economy? What the European Working Conditions Survey tells us about Germany

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.

Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations

Two new studies highlight the significant contribution of EU Agencies to citizens and administrations

News   •   Dec 06, 2016 15:06 GMT

Two new studies presented today during the EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament highlight the vast contribution of the 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings to the economic and political development of the European Union

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Save the date: EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016

Save the date: EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:30 GMT

Come see how EU Agencies work and what they deliver to the EU at the EU Agencies Forum in the European Parliament on 6 – 7 December 2016

New survey shines spotlight on increasingly complex world of work

New survey shines spotlight on increasingly complex world of work

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 08:10 GMT

The overview report of the pan-European sixth European Working Conditions Survey #6EWCS is launched today 17 November 2016

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.

​A year in the life of Europe

​A year in the life of Europe

News   •   Jun 21, 2016 12:05 BST

What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016

What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016

News   •   Jun 20, 2016 17:59 BST

Europe has begun to emerge from the prolonged slump caused by the global financial crisis in 2008 and exacerbated by the euro zone single-currency crisis in 2010–2011. In 2014–2015, aggregate employment levels rose faster than at any time since 2008: over four million new jobs were created in the EU28. The fifth annual European Jobs Monitor report looks at employment shifts in the European Union.

Regional industrial policy after a large manufacturing plant closure
The importance of collective bargaining in establishing working time in Europe
The rise of temporary contracts in Europe

The rise of temporary contracts in Europe

Blog posts   •   Feb 19, 2016 08:00 GMT

New Article: Statutory minimum wages in the EU 2016

New Article: Statutory minimum wages in the EU 2016

Blog posts   •   Feb 05, 2016 14:00 GMT

Eurofound has published a new article on the statutory minimum wage levels in Europe. This article provides an overview of the minimum wage rates as of 1 January 2016, explains how they were set, and presents relevant discussions on minimum wages at national level.

The Case For Universal Support For European Families

The Case For Universal Support For European Families

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2016 15:48 GMT

In this blog piece Daphne Ahrendt, Research Manager at Eurofound, analyses the new Families in the Economic Crisis report. She explains how the shift towards means tested support in Europe could be cutting off vital resources for struggling families.

Migrants from central and eastern EU Member States access fewer benefits overall than local population

Migrants from central and eastern EU Member States access fewer benefits overall than local population

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2015 13:00 GMT

Eurofound launches report that analyses the use of various social services and benefits by intra-EU migrants and shows that the ‘welfare magnet’ hypothesis - that EU mobile workers are coming from new EU Member States to older Member States in order to access benefits - is essentially untrue.

Survey shows diverse picture of Europe at work - but with some positive developments

Survey shows diverse picture of Europe at work - but with some positive developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2015 12:45 GMT

The first findings from Eurofound’s ​6th European Working Conditions Survey presents a diverse picture of Europe at work over time across countries, occupations, gender and age groups. It was presented for the first time today at a joint ​high-level event with the Luxembourg EU Presidency.

Eurofound puts spotlight on drivers of job creation in SMEs

Eurofound puts spotlight on drivers of job creation in SMEs

News   •   Nov 19, 2015 07:30 GMT

Despite the ongoing focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by policymakers and academics little is known of the underlying drivers of successful job creation in SMEs. In an effort to close this knowledge gap, Eurofound carried out comprehensive research looking at SMEs across the EU28. These are the first findings, the full report will be available early in 2016.

Developments in working life annual review shows a Europe in flux

Developments in working life annual review shows a Europe in flux

News   •   Nov 06, 2015 10:00 GMT

The Developments in Working Life in Europe 2014 annual review, which is part of a series of annual reviews published by Eurofound, shows that Europe is undergoing significant changes in terms of its economy, industrial relations and working conditions. Although progress is being made in all three areas, the enduring economic crisis has made this progress both fragile and unequal.

Stronger focus on social inclusion key to future of Europe’s young people

Stronger focus on social inclusion key to future of Europe’s young people

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2015 10:00 BST

Eurofound’s new report 'Social inclusion of young people' gives an in-depth analysis of early Youth Guarantee implementation and reviews policies for social inclusion and participation in several Member States, and provides recommendations as to how to improve the levels of social inclusion of young people across the European Union.