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‘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.

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

Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth

Many European families still at risk of poverty, despite economic growth

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

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.

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.

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.

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Working time convergence in the European Union is at a stand-still

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.

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 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.

Crisis has affected supply and demand in healthcare

Crisis has affected supply and demand in healthcare

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 11:55 GMT

In the wake of the economic and financial crisis, many European governments have cut spending on healthcare services. A new report from Eurofound identifies the groups most likely to face barriers to healthcare as a consequence of the crisis, including a number of new groups that have been generally overlooked by policymakers.

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.

Working time and annual holidays divide Europe

Working time and annual holidays divide Europe

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2014 13:30 BST

The average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union stood at 38.1 hours in 2013, according to Eurofound’s latest working time update. The combined total of agreed annual leave and public holidays in the EU varied from 40 days in Germany and France to 29 days in Belgium - a difference of more than two working weeks. The Working Time Developments in Europe 2013 report is out.

Purchasing power of EU workers rising, despite limited collectively agreed pay increases

Purchasing power of EU workers rising, despite limited collectively agreed pay increases

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 13:39 BST

Nominal collectively agreed pay increases remained limited in the majority of EU Member States in 2013. However, because of lower inflation rates, employees in a number of European countries saw the purchasing power of their wages increase, reflecting a change from the post-crisis trend that had been observed since 2011. Eurofound’s annual update on pay is out.

Positive effects of steel workers’ direct participation in managing health, safety and psychosocial risks at the workplace

Positive effects of steel workers’ direct participation in managing health, safety and psychosocial risks at the workplace

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2014 12:30 BST

Encouraging people to talk about their problems at work, especially psychosocial problems, is a key element in prevention strategies. Eurofound releases a new report that looks at industrial relations practices regarding health and safety strategies in the European steel sector by analysing company practices in ArcelorMittal (FR), Rautaruukki (FIN) and Salzgitter AG (DE).