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Crisis has affected supply and demand in healthcare

Nov 19, 2014 11:55 GMT Eurofound 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.

Dine Out and Help the Homeless

Oct 31, 2014 15:07 GMT StreetSmart StreetSmart raises funds for the homeless by collecting £1 per table from diners at top restaurants during November & December. “StreetSmart is a fabulous charity that remembers the homeless at a time of year when we should be thinking of others” Marcus Wareing, Chef

Levels of work-related stress, and violence and harassment, are still high in European workplaces

Oct 13, 2014 08:45 BST Eurofound 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

Jul 14, 2014 09:42 BST Eurofound 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.

EuroPride 2014: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg opens Pride Park

Jun 24, 2014 18:38 BST Oslo Pride For the official opening of Pride Park on Wednesday, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg comes and gives the opening speech. On the main stage at Pride Park there will also be fantastic opening show with names like Linnea Dale, Bow to Each Other, Opera to the people and Hector Lopez on the poster.

Working time and annual holidays divide Europe

Jun 24, 2014 13:30 BST Eurofound 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.

Jun 20, 2014 09:57 BST Eurofound In cooperation with the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Eurofound is organising a high-level conference Social Dialogue as a driver in shaping and improving employment and working conditions in the EU in Athens on Monday 23 June 2014. Keynote speakers include Nobel Price winner Sir Christopher Pissarides and Ioannis Vroutsis, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Welfare.

Max Zachs and the minister for Equality and Social Inclusion opens EuroPride 2014

Jun 13, 2014 09:38 BST Oslo Pride Max Zachs, one of Britiains most well known Trans people, known from the British TV series "My Transsexual Summer" headlines the official opening of EuroPride 2014 in Oslo, Norway. At the official opening Zachs will be accompanied by Norway’s minister for Equality and Social Inclusion, Solveig Horne (in the picture), from the populist Progress party (Frp).

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

Jun 12, 2014 13:39 BST Eurofound 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.

Human rights conference to be hosted at Oslos City Hall during EuroPride 2014

Jun 06, 2014 13:53 BST Oslo Pride This summer the city of Oslo is the host of EuroPride 2014. In occasion EuroPride, the town also hosts a human rights conference called “Human Rights - From Vision to Action, Making Rights a Reality”, which will be held in Oslos City Hall on Thursday June 26st and Friday June 27th.