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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

The importance of collective bargaining in establishing working time in Europe
New challenges could disrupt working time stability in Europe
The rise of temporary contracts in Europe

The rise of temporary contracts in Europe

Blog posts   •   Feb 19, 2016 08:00 GMT

Young, innovative and internationally-active SMEs driving job-growth in Europe
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.

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.

Understanding workplace innovation key to making better use of human talents and skills

Understanding workplace innovation key to making better use of human talents and skills

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2015 09:30 BST

Eurofound’s new report on ‘Workplace innovation in European companies’ provides an understanding of why and how WPI is implemented in companies and organisations. The report will be presented to European social policy-makers and practitioners in Leuven, Belgium today.

Celebrating 40 years of contributing to Social Europe

Celebrating 40 years of contributing to Social Europe

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2015 10:45 BST

This year marks 40 years for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), the Dublin-based EU Agency charged with providing knowledge in the area of social and work-related policies.

An EU perspective on wage inequality

An EU perspective on wage inequality

News   •   May 18, 2015 07:00 BST

Wage inequality has been increasing overall in Europe since the onset of the Great Recession, and is mainly due to rising wage inequalities within countries, according to a new report from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU Agency.

New report defines factors to unlock the potential of Europe’s young entrepreneurs

New report defines factors to unlock the potential of Europe’s young entrepreneurs

Press Releases   •   Apr 29, 2015 14:15 BST

Only a fraction of young Europeans interested in becoming entrepreneurs actually go on to do so, according to Eurofound’s new report ‘Youth entrepreneurship in Europe: Values, attitudes, policies’.

Take-up rate of parental and paternity leave remains low across Europe

Take-up rate of parental and paternity leave remains low across Europe

News   •   Feb 26, 2015 14:25 GMT

The take-up rate of parental and paternity leave among fathers has been increasing in most Member States but it still remains relatively low. Covering all the EU Member States and Norway, this report looks at the most recent trends in terms of take-up of parental and paternity leave, existing provisions and factors influencing take-up rates.

Eurofound launches the sixth edition of its survey assessing working conditions across Europe

Eurofound launches the sixth edition of its survey assessing working conditions across Europe

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2015 11:00 GMT

Eurofound launches the fieldwork for the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS). With over 43,000 interviews with workers in 35 countries, the survey offers a comparative snapshot of the state of working conditions and its changing trends in Europe. The first findings of the 6th EWCS will be presented at the end of 2015.

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2015 12:30 GMT

Eurofound’s 2015 work programme outlines a dual challenge for the European Union and the Member States: finding a way out of the crisis while pursuing the mid-term ambition of achieving progress towards a competitive and fair Europe. Although the financial situation in Europe seems to have stabilised, the recovery is still very modest and needs to be consolidated.

Levels of work-related stress, and violence and harassment, are still high in European workplaces

Levels of work-related stress, and violence and harassment, are still high in European workplaces

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2014 08:45 BST

A new report out today gives a broad overview on psychosocial risks at European workplaces and provides examples on the way forward at political as well as company level. The report is presented today to national labour inspectors and practitioners from several southern European countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and to EU-level policymakers in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 16 October 2014.