21 December 2018
The 2016 study Mapping key dimensions of industrial relations defined industrial relations as ‘the collective and individual governance of work and employment’. It developed a conceptual framework for mapping industrial relations, identifying four key dimensions: industrial democracy, industrial competitiveness, social justice, and quality of work and employment.
18 December 2018
This programming document describes Eurofound’s planned work over the programming period 2017–2020. It sets out the policy and institutional context for the programme, describes the multiannual programme for the four-year period and sets out the work programme for 2019.
17 December 2018
In the context of rising concern over disparities in the social progress of EU Member States, Eurofound in its 2017–2020 work programme committed to investigating whether and where socioeconomic trends are converging or diverging across countries.
14 December 2018
Combining work and life is a fundamental issue, one that policymakers, social partners, businesses and individuals are seeking to resolve. Simultaneously, new challenges and solutions are transforming the interface between work and life: an ageing population, technological change, higher employment rates and fewer weekly working hours.
12 December 2018
The decade since the Great Recession has been seen as signalling a ‘crisis of trust’ in European societies, involving a decline in trust in people and institutions. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, governments in all Member States struggled to curb unemployment, manage public debt, and return to economic growth. In many countries, this led to a feeling of distrust in national political institutions and in EU institutions.
03 December 2018
A living wage has been defined as ‘a measure of income that allows an employee a basic but socially acceptable standard of living’ (United Kingdom Living Wage Commission). Living wage campaigns have been launched since the 1990s in an effort to achieve pay increases for the low-paid.
12 November 2018
Social cohesion implies a sense of togetherness, resilience and orientation towards the common good. There is evidence that living in a cohesive society has a positive impact on subjective well-being, helping to improve the lives of citizen...
25 October 2018
Restructuring is a major feature of labour markets and work organisation. Data collected by Eurofound’s European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) clearly show this. While organisational restructuring is necessary for business survival and grow...
24 September 2018
Platform work, understood as the matching of the supply of and demand for paid work through an online platform, is still relatively small in scale but is developing rapidly in the EU. This dynamism and the ever-expanding scope of platform a...
06 July 2018
This booklet outlines the tools and strategies Eurofound will harness during the programming period 2017–2020 so as to fulfil its mandate: ‘to provide scientifically sound, unbiased, timely and policy relevant knowledge that contributes to better informed policies for upward convergence of living and working conditions in Europe’.