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Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

Life beyond the minimum: Living wage could help combat in-work poverty across the EU

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 16:26 GMT

Implementing a living wage could play a significant role in offsetting the rise of in-work poverty across the European Union, according to a new report from Eurofound on the Concept and practice of a living wage in the EU.

Quality of life improving in Europe, but progress undermined by persisting inequalities and growing uncertainty

Quality of life improving in Europe, but progress undermined by persisting inequalities and growing uncertainty

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 09:00 GMT

Results from Eurofound’s 2016 European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) show general progress in the three key areas - quality of life, quality of society and quality of public services. Nevertheless, there remain signs of persisting inequalities and rising uncertainties in some areas with particular differences apparent between countries, gender, age and income groups.

Reminder: Invitation to the Foundation Forum 2017 #DublinForum17

Reminder: Invitation to the Foundation Forum 2017 #DublinForum17

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 08:00 GMT

The Foundation Forum is Eurofound’s flagship event, aimed at reaching high-level policymakers in the field of social, employment and work-related policies. The event takes place in Dublin on 14-15 November 2017.

‘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.

New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers

New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 12:03 GMT

Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.

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

Save the date: Launch event sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

Save the date: Launch event sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 17:15 GMT

Eurofound launches the overview report of its 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS) at a joint event with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 November 2016. Join the debate on Twitter at #6EWCS

Europe sees slow growth in face of economic and social challenges

Europe sees slow growth in face of economic and social challenges

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2016 08:00 BST

Eurofound has published its yearbook for 2015. The report shows that employment in Europe is on a slow growth trajectory after a long period of job loss and economic stagnation, but quality of life has slipped for many Europeans, and poverty is a threat for millions. Download the report: http://bit.ly/LWE2015

New report stresses need for stronger monitoring of labour market agencies to prevent trafficking of workers
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.

Collectively agreed nominal pay outcomes in 2014 break with the past

Collectively agreed nominal pay outcomes in 2014 break with the past

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2015 15:50 BST

Eurofound publishes its annual ‘Developments in collectively agreed pay’ report

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’