Eurofound puts spotlight on drivers of job creation in SMEs

Nov 19, 2015 07:30 GMT Eurofound 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

Nov 06, 2015 10:00 GMT Eurofound 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.

Sep 04, 2015 13:35 BST Bury Council Councillor Mike Connolly, leader of Bury Council, has backed humanitarian calls for UK towns and cities to do more to help refugees.

An EU perspective on wage inequality

May 18, 2015 07:00 BST Eurofound Wage inequality has been increasing overall in Europe since the onset of the Great Recession, and is mainly due to rising wage inequalities within countries, according to a new report from Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU Agency.

From Val Duchesse to Riga: how to relaunch social dialogue?

Apr 20, 2015 15:41 BST Eurofound On 21 and 22 April 2015 Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs in Riga again discussed informally ways towards a true and responsible social dialogue.

Take-up rate of parental and paternity leave remains low across Europe

Feb 26, 2015 14:25 GMT Eurofound The take-up rate of parental and paternity leave among fathers has been increasing in most Member States but it still remains relatively low. Covering all the EU Member States and Norway, this report looks at the most recent trends in terms of take-up of parental and paternity leave, existing provisions and factors influencing take-up rates.

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

Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT Eurofound 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.

A spotlight on statutory minimum wage levels in Europe in 2015

Feb 02, 2015 17:45 GMT Eurofound The minimum wage levels have begun to increase over the past two years, following years of no change. The latest quarterly update from EurWORK presents the most recent data on statutory minimum wages in Europe, applicable on 1 January 2015, and an overview of the discussions leading to the final settlements made in 2014.

The future of the European Social Model – New perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policy in Europe?

Sep 10, 2014 15:45 BST Eurofound Eurofound hosts the 2014 annual Industrial Relations Europe Conference (IREC) between 11-12 September 2014. The event gathers Europe's leading Industrial Relations experts and researchers, sharing research findings and looking ahead to new perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policies in Europe.

Main street Oslo dressed for the EuroPride Party

Jun 23, 2014 15:50 BST Oslo Pride Today the main street of Oslo got dressed for the EuroPride party. Karl Johans gate is decorated with banners advertiseing our festival. In the pictures are real people from Oslo. Real people – real pride!