Quality of life improving in Europe, but progress undermined by persisting inequalities and growing uncertainty
Press Releases • Dec 07, 2017 09:00 GMT
Results from Eurofound’s 2016 European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) show general progress in the three key areas - quality of life, quality of society and quality of public services. Nevertheless, there remain signs of persisting inequalities and rising uncertainties in some areas with particular differences apparent between countries, gender, age and income groups.
Press Releases • Nov 09, 2017 08:00 GMT
The Foundation Forum is Eurofound’s flagship event, aimed at reaching high-level policymakers in the field of social, employment and work-related policies. The event takes place in Dublin on 14-15 November 2017.
‘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.
New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers
Press Releases • Jan 16, 2017 12:03 GMT
Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.
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
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
Press Releases • Nov 03, 2016 17:15 GMT
Eurofound launches the overview report of its 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS) at a joint event with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 November 2016. Join the debate on Twitter at #6EWCS
Press Releases • Jun 01, 2016 08:00 BST
Eurofound has published its yearbook for 2015. The report shows that employment in Europe is on a slow growth trajectory after a long period of job loss and economic stagnation, but quality of life has slipped for many Europeans, and poverty is a threat for millions. Download the report: http://bit.ly/LWE2015
New report stresses need for stronger monitoring of labour market agencies to prevent trafficking of workers
Press Releases • Apr 27, 2016 14:00 BST
Press Releases • Jan 28, 2016 08:00 GMT
Despite a return to economic growth, lone-parent families and large families with three or more dependent children face significant difficulties throughout Europe. In some countries more than eight out of ten lone-parent families are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases • Aug 31, 2015 15:50 BST
Eurofound publishes its annual ‘Developments in collectively agreed pay’ report
Press Releases • Jul 16, 2015 10:51 BST
Eurofound’s new ‘Developments in collectively agreed working time 2014’ report covers several issues related to the length of working time in the European Union and Norway in 2014.
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.
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
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’
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.