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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

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.

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 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’

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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.

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

News   •   Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT

The global economic and financial crisis brought to an end an era of relative calm with regards to collective industrial action, and the highest incidence of industrial action was not surprisingly found in countries worst hit by the crisis. Wednesday 18 February is the international day of action in defence of the right to strike, initiated by the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC.

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.

Families feeling the brunt of increasing social inequalities in Europe

Families feeling the brunt of increasing social inequalities in Europe

News   •   Apr 29, 2014 09:55 BST

Eurofound publishes a report which looks at families in the economic crisis, and outlines relevant kinds of policies and services that can best protect families from the risks of poverty and social exclusion, in such areas as social protection benefits, housing, childcare and healthcare. The findings are presented at a Greek EU Presidency conference in Athens, Greece, today 29 April.

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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.

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Launch event first finding European Company Survey 26 November 2013

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From left to right: Mr Philippe de Buck, Member of the EESC; Ms Greet Vermeylen, research manager Eurofound; Ms Claudia Menne, Confederal...

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First Findings of the European Company Survey (ECS)

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In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovat...

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First Findings of the European Company Survey (ECS)

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The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union. The fieldwork for the third ECS was carr...

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Agnès Parent-Thirion is senior research manager in the Working Life unit at Eurofound,... Show more

Daphne Ahrendt is a research manager in the Social Policies unit at Eurofound. Since joining Eurofound in... Show more

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