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New report confirms people-centred workplace practices crucial for recovering Europe’s competitivenes

Mar 30, 2015 06:00 BST Eurofound Eurofound launches 3rd European Company Survey overview report at high-level EU Presidency conference ‘Workplace practices: creating win-win arrangements for companies and employees’

Mar 12, 2015 17:04 GMT Active8rlives Aseptika today releases the third generation of its Activ8rlives Health and Food Diary tracking App to support its Activ8rlives health and wellbeing solution. The user interface is brighter, cleaner and easier to navigate. Detailed help, instruction wizards and embedded instructions are available within the App on every screen.

What new steps can we take to tackle poverty in Wales?  /    Pa gamau newydd allwn ni eu cymryd i drechu tlodi yng Nghymru?

Jan 13, 2015 00:01 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Wales Co-operative Centre is launching its ‘Tackling Poverty Fortnight 2015’ campaign today. The campaign aims to unearth new approaches to tackling poverty and hopes to stimulate discussion on innovative approaches that could be implemented in Wales. The campaign will feature a series of blog posts from leading experts in poverty, older people, children, financial and digital inclusion.

​Eurofound’s 2015 Annual Work Programme

Jan 12, 2015 12:30 GMT Eurofound 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

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.