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  • Cover image of 'Mapping youth transitions in Europe'
    Mapping youth transitions in Europe en
    Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. [...]
  • Cover image of 'Eurofound News, Issue 7, July/August 2014'
    Eurofound News, Issue 7, July/August 2014 en
    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Yearbook 2013: Eurofound's findings over 12 months; Decline in volume of collective wage bargaining mapped; News in brief; and Publications.
  • Cover image of 'ERM Quarterly - Quarter 2, July 2014'
    ERM Quarterly - Quarter 2, July 2014 en
    According to the 2014 spring forecast from the European Commission DG-ECFIN, ‘the economic outlook is strengthening’ and ‘leading indicators point to GDP growth gaining momentum’. Some measure of modest growth has now returned to the majority of Member States. This issue includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; [...]
  • Cover image of 'Mapping youth transitions in Europe - Executive summary'
    Mapping youth transitions in Europe - Executive summary en
    Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in the labour market. While the youth unemployment rate has started to fall in a few Member States, overall 23% of young job-seekers aged 15–24 in the EU28 could not find a job in January [...]
  • Cover image of 'Foundation Focus - Win-win practices: Building growth and competitiveness in European companies'
    Foundation Focus - Win-win practices: Building growth and competitiveness in European companies en
    This issue of Foundation Focus looks at win–win practices in European workplaces that help companies to grow and innovate, while also increasing their competitiveness. What does the European Company Survey tell us about workplace practices related to work organisation, human resources policies, employee participation [...]
  • Cover image of 'Drivers of recent job polarisation and upgrading in Europe - European Jobs Monitor 2014'
    Drivers of recent job polarisation and upgrading in Europe - European Jobs Monitor 2014 en
    This report looks in detail at recent shifts in the employment structure at Member State and EU level, examining the main sectors and occupations that have contributed to job loss and job growth. It finds, for example, that in 2011–2013, the majority of net [...]
  • Cover image of 'Drivers of recent job polarisation and upgrading in Europe: European Jobs Monitor 2014 - Executive summary'
    Drivers of recent job polarisation and upgrading in Europe: European Jobs Monitor 2014 - Executive summary en
    European labour markets added nearly 30 million new jobs in a golden age of employment creation prior to the onset of the Great Recession in 2008. These labour markets subsequently shed six million jobs, and unemployment peaked at 11% in 2013, its highest rate [...]
  • Cover image of 'Industrial relations in central public administration: Recent trends and features - Executive summary'
    Industrial relations in central public administration: Recent trends and features - Executive summary en
    This report maps current developments in industrial relations systems in the central public administration sector across Europe, covering all EU Member States except Croatia, which joined the EU in mid-2013. The present study is based on data collected through the network contributing to the [...]
  • Cover image of 'Eurofound yearbook 2013: Living and working in Europe '
    Eurofound yearbook 2013: Living and working in Europe en
    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, [...]
  • Cover image of 'Food and beverage sector: Working conditions and job quality'
    Food and beverage sector: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the food and beverage service activities sector (NACE 56). It is based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on working conditions and [...]
  • Cover image of 'Changes to wage-setting mechanisms in the context of the crisis and the EU’s new economic governance regime - Executive summary'
    Changes to wage-setting mechanisms in the context of the crisis and the EU’s new economic governance regime - Executive summary en
    This report explores the impact of the crisis on wagesetting mechanisms in the 28 EU Member States plus Norway. At the same time, it examines the effect of the EU’s new economic governance regime on wage-setting mechanisms. It looks at changes in wage-bargaining levels, [...]
  • Cover image of 'Improving quality of work and employment in the hairdressing sector: Scenarios for social partner cooperation'
    Improving quality of work and employment in the hairdressing sector: Scenarios for social partner cooperation en
    This report examines four scenarios of social partner cooperation in the hairdressing sector, aimed at improving the quality of work and employment. The scenarios are based on trends that reveal high impact and high uncertainty qualities, such as the re-evaluation of the sector as [...]
  • Cover image of 'Foundation Findings: Work preferences after 50'
    Foundation Findings: Work preferences after 50 en
    This policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate [...]
  • Cover image of 'Annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2013'
    Annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2013 en
    This is the annual activity report of the Authorising Officer for the year 2013. The report describes Eurofound's activities, particularly its research and information and communication programmes, in relation to the objectives set in the Work Programme 2013. See also the Yearbook 2013.
  • Cover image of 'Eurofound News, Issue 6, June 2014'
    Eurofound News, Issue 6, June 2014 en
    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Commissioner Andor visits Eurofound; Eurofound publishes annual update on pay; News in brief; and Publications.
  • Cover image of 'Social dialogue in micro and small companies'
    Social dialogue in micro and small companies en
    Micro and small companies constitute the backbone of private business in Europe, accounting for nearly 99% of all enterprises, more than half of total employment in the private sector and an even greater proportion of new jobs. Despite their crucial place in the economy, [...]
  • Cover image of 'Social dialogue in micro and small companies - Executive summary'
    Social dialogue in micro and small companies - Executive summary en
    Micro and small companies constitute the backbone of private business in Europe, accounting for nearly 99% of all enterprises, more than half of total employment in the private sector and an even greater proportion of new jobs. Eurofound undertook a research project aimed at [...]
  • Cover image of 'Residential care sector: Working conditions and job quality'
    Residential care sector: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the residential care sector (NACE 87). The findings are based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on working conditions and the quality [...]
  • Cover image of 'Eurofound News, Issue 5, May 2014'
    Eurofound News, Issue 5, May 2014 en
    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Sustainable work - A policy priority; Assisting families in the crisis; News in brief; and Publications.
  • Cover image of 'ERM Quarterly - Quarter 1, April 2014'
    ERM Quarterly - Quarter 1, April 2014 en
    According to the most recent European economic forecast from the European Commission’s DG-ECFIN, the recovery is broadening, as some measure of modest growth returns to the majority of Member States. DG-ECFIN also points to growing internal consumer demand as the driver of recent growth [...]
  • Cover image of 'Eurofound News, Issue 4, April 2014'
    Eurofound News, Issue 4, April 2014 en
    This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Helping families through the crisis; A moment of change and opportunity; News in brief; and Publications.
  • Cover image of 'Arts, entertainment and recreation: Working conditions and job quality'
    Arts, entertainment and recreation: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors (NACE 90, 91, 92 and 93). It is based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on [...]
  • Cover image of 'Utilities supply sector: Working conditions and job quality'
    Utilities supply sector: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the utilities supply sector (NACE 35). It is based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on working conditions and the quality of [...]
  • Cover image of 'Banking sector: Working conditions and job quality'
    Banking sector: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the banking sector (NACE 64).1 It is based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on working conditions and the quality of work [...]
  • Cover image of 'Construction sector: Working conditions and job quality'
    Construction sector: Working conditions and job quality en
    This report gives an overview of working conditions, job quality, workers’ health and job sustainability in the construction sector (NACE 41, 42, 43). It is based mostly on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which gathers data on working conditions and the quality [...]
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