11 July 2019
The report examines the use, access to and perceptions of quality in relation to health services (primary care and hospital services), long-term care and childcare across the European Union. These public services are important for managing care responsibilities, enabling participation in employment and social life and overall quality of life.
03 July 2019
Young men and women are the future of European societies. However, there are concerns at EU and national levels that the combined stresses from school, expectations from parents, and peer and societal pressures can create challenging transitions to adulthood and have a long-lasting impact. There are also concerns about inequalities of opportunities and resources, including those for coping with social or health problems.
01 July 2019
This report describes Eurofound's activities, particularly its research, information and communication programmes and policy achievements, in relation to the objectives set in the Work Programme 2018. It also covers the management and external evaluation control systems, key performance indicators, and financial and HR information.
28 June 2019
Over the years, Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) has developed into a valuable set of indicators that complement traditional indicators of economic growth and living standards, such as gross domestic product or income. The five current EU candidate countries – Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey – were included in the 2016 wave of the EQLS, and information on changes over time is available for some, based on the previous survey rounds (2003, 2007 and 2011).
19 June 2019
This study explores the role of public services in the social integration of refugees and asylum seekers. It focuses not only on employment, but also on aspects such as housing, social inclusion, health and education services. It examines a...
12 June 2019
A cooperative is typically defined as a business organisation that is democratically controlled and owned by its members and which works in the interest of its members. A social enterprise is generally perceived as a business organisation with a social mission, working in the interest of its community or client group. This study investigates the contribution of European cooperatives and social enterprises to job creation and retention.
13 May 2019
Ensuring the sustainability of pension systems in the context of ageing populations has become a priority: it requires that more people enter employment and that they work longer. At the same time, pressure on workers is rising due partly to ongoing change in how work is organised and performed; in turn, this impacts on the type and nature of risks associated with work.
06 May 2019
This report provides a comparative analysis of job quality covering approximately 1.2 billion of the world’s workers in the EU28, China, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United States (US), Spanish-speaking Central America (Costa Rica, ...
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.