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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.

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Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2019

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2019

News   •   Dec 20, 2018 09:45 GMT

We want to thank you for your support and wish you and your family a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.

Press alert: Eurofound to present to Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on EU Affairs

Press alert: Eurofound to present to Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on EU Affairs

News   •   Dec 11, 2018 13:00 GMT

Eurofound Director Juan Menéndez-Valdés will present to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Affairs at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday 12 December. The presentation will look at Ireland-specific data from the European Quality of Life Survey and European Working Conditions Survey.

Pay is just one aspect of disadvantage for women on the labour market

Pay is just one aspect of disadvantage for women on the labour market

News   •   Nov 02, 2018 12:30 GMT

​The equal treatment of women and men has been a fundamental principle of the European Union since its inception, but women in Europe still earn on average 16.2% less than men. Tomorrow, Saturday 3 November, marks the moment in the year when women symbolically stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues.

Better living and working conditions in a language we can all understand

Better living and working conditions in a language we can all understand

News   •   Sep 26, 2018 08:45 BST

Today is European Day of Languages, a yearly event that celebrates the linguistic diversity of a continent with over 200 European languages, 24 official EU languages, around 60 regional or minority languages, and many more spoken by people from other parts of the world.

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Europe’s economic recovery continues in times of political instability

Europe’s economic recovery continues in times of political instability

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2018 13:00 BST

Europe is showing visible signs of progress; in most countries, labour markets are healthier than they have been in a decade, with more people active and in work than ever before, while social exclusion is declining. However, it is also a continent in transition, where an imbalance in opportunities for prosperity and quality of life directly determines to what extent you have felt this recovery.

Europe en marche?

Europe en marche?

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2017 11:50 BST

In the following blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Head of Information and Communication Mary McCaughey takes a look at what it was like to live and work in Europe in 2016.

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  • Research Officer
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Mathijn Wilkens joined Eurofound in 2015 and works on projects about job quality and its effects on health and well-being, often using the... Show more

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  • Employment
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Martina Bisello is a research officer in the Employment unit at Eurofound. She currently works on developing a set of indicators to... Show more

  • Head of Information and Communication
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Mary McCaughey is Head of Information and Communication in Eurofound, where she has worked since 2003. A graduate in Business and Politics... Show more

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  • National outreach
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As the person responsible for national outreach at Eurofound I am liaising with our stakeholders across the 28 EU Member States on all... Show more