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Minimum wages continue to climb across Europe

Minimum wages continue to climb across Europe

News   •   Apr 19, 2018 09:00 BST

Increases to minimum wages have gathered pace since 2010, with the highest increases recorded in countries which had the lowest minimum wages. However a large gap remains, with minimum wage workers in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest statutory minimum wage, earning just one-eighth the salary of minimum wages workers in Luxembourg, which has the highest rate.

Disruption on the horizon: Game changing technologies in manufacturing in Europe

Disruption on the horizon: Game changing technologies in manufacturing in Europe

News   •   Apr 05, 2018 13:00 BST

The new report Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025.

EU Agencies unite against harassment on International Women’s Day

EU Agencies unite against harassment on International Women’s Day

News   •   Mar 08, 2018 12:00 GMT

The Heads of the EU Agencies have pledged to communicate to their staff that harassment in the workplace is not acceptable, to ensure respect for existing laws and the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work, and to provide a trusted environment in the workplace.

Tune in at 09:30 CET on 8 March and watch: Access to and quality of public services in the EU - a debate on improving quality of life

Tune in at 09:30 CET on 8 March and watch: Access to and quality of public services in the EU - a debate on improving quality of life

News   •   Mar 07, 2018 17:00 GMT

Eurofound and the European Economic and Social Committee, under the banner of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, bring together representatives of the social partners, EU institutions, national and regional representatives, practitioners, civil society and academics to debate on access and quality of public services in EU28, as highlighted in Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey.

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

News   •   Mar 06, 2018 16:00 GMT

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March we invite you to explore the issue of gender equality in depth, to read about the different areas in which gender equality is most urgently needed. Eurofound assists in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies for all EU citizens and those that call Europe home.

People on lower incomes in Europe economising on food to make ends meet

People on lower incomes in Europe economising on food to make ends meet

News   •   Feb 19, 2018 13:00 GMT

People in the lowest income quartile in the EU are going without fresh fruit and vegetables to save, and a higher proportion are buying cheaper cuts of meat or buying less meat because of money concerns. This practice is occurring throughout Europe, but there are vast differences between Member States.

Optimism about the future is up in the EU, but in some countries there are concerns for younger generations

Optimism about the future is up in the EU, but in some countries there are concerns for younger generations

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 09:00 GMT

People surveyed about their optimism for the future in Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) were more optimistic about their own future in 2016 than they had been about the future in general in 2011. This growth in optimism can partly be attributed to the improved economic situation in Europe since 2011.

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe

News   •   Feb 09, 2018 09:00 GMT

​The pilot project on the Future of Manufacturing in Europe was launched in 2015 to explore the prospects for a globally competitive future in manufacturing and the associated implications for employment in terms of the number of jobs, workforce composition, skill needs and geographical dispersion throughout Europe.

Save the Date 8 March: Access and quality of public services, a debate on improving quality of life

Save the Date 8 March: Access and quality of public services, a debate on improving quality of life

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 13:00 GMT

​On 8 March 2018, Eurofound and the European Economic and Social Committee, under the banner of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU, will bring together up to 80 representatives of the social partners, EU institutions, national and regional representatives, civil society, and academics in Brussels to debate the key themes highlighted in Eurofound’s ​European Quality of Life Survey 2016​.

Publication Alert: Working conditions of workers of different ages

Publication Alert: Working conditions of workers of different ages

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:00 GMT

​The new report on Working conditions of workers of different ages uses data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey in order analyse the different factors contributing to workers deciding to continue working in later life.

Taking a closer look at life satisfaction in the EU

Taking a closer look at life satisfaction in the EU

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 09:00 GMT

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. The overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. The survey revealed interesting findings in relation to life satisfaction, employment status, education, income, and household type.

Publication Alert: EQLS overview report

Publication Alert: EQLS overview report

News   •   Jan 26, 2018 10:33 GMT

​The overview report for the latest European Quality of Life Survey is now online. Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States.

Composition of NEETs in Europe

Composition of NEETs in Europe

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 15:30 GMT

​'NEET' is a broad label and includes young people in very diverse situations. This graph shows the composition of NEETs in the EU.

The scarring effect of long-term youth unemployment

The scarring effect of long-term youth unemployment

News   •   Dec 18, 2017 12:00 GMT

Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before.

Vast differences across Europe in making ends meet

Vast differences across Europe in making ends meet

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 15:02 GMT

Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) 2016 shows that there are vast differences in reported abilities to make ends meet at household level in Europe.

Care homes: cost of increased private provision could become barrier to user access unless subsidies rise

Care homes: cost of increased private provision could become barrier to user access unless subsidies rise

News   •   Nov 28, 2017 15:00 GMT

​Eurofound’s new report​ ​Care homes for older Europeans: Public, private and not-for-profit providers is the most comprehensive exercise to date to gather all available data across Member States. The report provides a picture of the quality, accessibility and efficiency of services.

REMINDER Invitation to journalists: New report on care homes for older Europeans, launch event in Dublin, 28 November

REMINDER Invitation to journalists: New report on care homes for older Europeans, launch event in Dublin, 28 November

News   •   Nov 20, 2017 13:03 GMT

Eurofound will launch its new report on care homes for older Europeans at a special event on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Europe House, Dublin.

More than one in four working-age adults in the EU remain economically inactive

More than one in four working-age adults in the EU remain economically inactive

News   •   Nov 02, 2017 09:42 GMT

Unemployment in the EU continues to fall, however more than one in four of the EU’s working-age population are economically inactive; meaning they are not working, and are not seeking work or are not available for work.

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

News   •   Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST

20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.

Wer sind die jungen Menschen, die weder eine Arbeit haben noch eine schulische oder berufliche Ausbildung absolvieren?

Wer sind die jungen Menschen, die weder eine Arbeit haben noch eine schulische oder berufliche Ausbildung absolvieren?

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 11:00 BST

Die Kategorie der NEET ist breit angelegt und deckt eine heterogene Bevölkerung ab. Um die verschiedenen Merkmale und Bedürfnisse der Untergruppen besser verstehen zu können und maßgeschneiderte wirksame politische Strategien zur Wiedereingliederung in den Arbeitsmarkt oder das Bildungswesen entwickeln zu können, ist es wichtig, eine Aufschlüsselung in Untergruppen vorzunehmen.