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Regional industrial policy after a large manufacturing plant closure
Young, innovative and internationally-active SMEs driving job-growth in Europe
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.

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’.

New report confirms people-centred workplace practices crucial for recovering Europe’s competitivenes

New report confirms people-centred workplace practices crucial for recovering Europe’s competitivenes

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 06:00 BST

Eurofound launches 3rd European Company Survey overview report at high-level EU Presidency conference ‘Workplace practices: creating win-win arrangements for companies and employees’

​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.

Europe is struggling to deliver improved living and working conditions for all

Europe is struggling to deliver improved living and working conditions for all

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2014 09:42 BST

Eurofound’s fifth annual yearbook, Living and working in Europe, based on the Agency’s research from 2013, describes developments in the EU in the wake of the crisis, focusing on major topic areas including changes in labour markets and employment, efforts to tackle youth unemployment, innovation in workplaces and public trust in institutions.

Social dialogue in micro and small companies in Europe

Social dialogue in micro and small companies in Europe

News   •   May 26, 2014 13:18 BST

Micro and small companies constitute the backbone of private business in Europe. Despite their crucial place in the economy, there has been little research on role of social dialogue for good working conditions, and implementing health & safety at the workplace, in micro and small companies. Eurofound's new report out today is about to change that.

Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills

Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2013 06:30 GMT

In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS), launched in Brussels on 26 November 2013. The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union.