The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
The EMCC focuses on two main topic areas.
Employment and labour markets is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound operates as a centre of expertise for monitoring and analysing labour market developments, particularly as European labour markets are faced with major challenges in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its research will focus on the consequences of the pandemic for work and employment and how to maintain the functioning and inclusiveness of the labour market.
Anticipating and managing the impact of change is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound will provide evidence on structural developments affecting the EU economy and labour markets, driven largely by digitalisation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but also by the COVID-19 crisis. The research is intended to assist policymakers in anticipating and preparing European labour markets and workplaces for these changes.
Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe and the impact on employment and labour markets. A key element of the research is the report COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life.
Featured - Initiatives to improve conditions for platform workers: Aims, methods, strengths and weaknesses
Eurofound latest research on platform work assesses 30 initiatives which seek to improve working conditions for platform workers and offers recommendations for further action. The initiatives comprise both legal as well as voluntary instruments selected from Eurofound’s online Platform economy repository. The research shows that a one-size-fits-all policy approach is not productive for regulating the working conditions for platform workers. Given the heterogeneity of platform work, regulations comprising a set of policy measures that tackle issues of misclassification, inform workers of their existing rights and clarify the regulatory requirements for platform companies can be effective in ensuring decent working conditions for platform workers. In addition, voluntary initiatives can also contribute to information dissemination amongst workers and can lay the groundwork for more operational interventions. The research also shows that initiatives which are embedded in broader policy packages are more successful in addressing the challenges raised by platform work.
The digital age: Implications of automation, digitisation and platforms for work and employment
15 Prosinec 2021
European Jobs Monitor 2021: Gender gaps and the employment structure
14 Prosinec 2021
Understanding the gender pay gap: What role do sector and occupation play?
14 Prosinec 2021
Initiatives to improve conditions for platform workers: Aims, methods, strengths and weaknesses
02 Prosinec 2021
Digitisation in the workplace
25 Říjen 2021
What just happened? COVID-19 lockdowns and change in the labour market
19 Říjen 2021
Tools of trade: Supporting export businesses to improve their workplace practices
06 Říjen 2021
Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States
20 Červenec 2021
Distributional impacts of climate policies in Europe
06 Červenec 2021
COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life
11 Březen 2021