Quality of work
In the past, Eurofound has examined issues such as: the quality of employment and working conditions, including work organisation; and access to employment, self-employment and opportunities and support for labour market participation. Following many years of research in these areas, a series of Foundation papers was compiled, based on these themes.
More recently, Eurofound studies have focused on four key dimensions of quality of work and employment: ensuring career and employment security; maintaining the health and well-being of workers; developing skills and competencies; reconciling work-life balance. Eurofound continues to build on its research in these broad areas, as well as other areas such as occupational health, absenteeism, stress and violence and harassment. The European Observatory on Working Conditions (EWCO) continues to develop.
The fieldwork for the fifth pan-European working conditions survey took place from January to April 2010, first results were available end 2010, and the full overview report was published in April 2012.
- EWCO: European Working Conditions Observatory
Regular updates from national correspondents and comparative reports on selected working conditions topics, as well as the latest on the European Working Conditions Survey and national surveys
- European working conditions surveys
Regular pan-European surveys on working conditions: the first survey was carried out in 1990 and the fifth took place in early 2010
- Case studies: Attractive workplaces - Innovative company strategies for growth and jobs
Companies across Europe implement innovative employment policies, practices and agreements and contribute to the Lisbon strategy objectives
- EIRO (European Industrial Relations Observatory)
Up to date news and analysis on industrial relations across Europe