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  • 06 februar 2019
    Age plays an important role in life: whether it’s starting school, taking that first alcoholic drink, voting in elections or drawing the pension. Such milestones are grounded in policy that is developed and operationalised through the prism of age. However, quality of life across age groups in Europe is showing both an east-west and north-south divide, with social exclusion reaching worrying levels in the Balkan countries.
    EurLIFE
  • 19 december 2018
    Europe's labour market is set to become even more polarised, largely due to the growth of jobs at the very bottom of the wage distribution. However, across the EU28, there is considerable heterogeneity in the patterns of structural change by job-wage quintile, with many Member States projected to upgrade their occupational structure towards higher paying jobs.
  • 14 december 2018
    Overall trust in institutions such as national governments, the legal system, the EU, and the media has rebounded in Europe following the recent economic recovery – showing that the ‘crisis of trust’ in European societies following the Great Recession was largely temporary. However, in a number of the Member States most adversely impacted by the crisis, trust in national institutions has still not returned to pre-crisis levels.
  • 13 december 2018
    Quality of life is improving in Ireland, particularly in relation to social cohesion, with the country recording some of the highest levels optimism in the EU and lowest reported levels of tension between racial and ethnic groups. However, a number of challenges remain, notably in public transport, childcare services, and social housing – all of which were rated below EU averages by respondents in a Europe-wide survey.
    EurLIFE
  • 03 december 2018
    There has been an overall improvement in the employment and social situation of people with disabilities in the EU with increased employment rates and greater levels of participation in society. But they still remain among the most disadvantaged groups in Europe, with a higher risk of mental health issues, and a lower tertiary education completion rate.
    EurLIFE
  • 16 november 2018
    Eurofound’s work programme for 2019 was approved by its Governing Board at the 92nd meeting in Dublin on Friday 16 November. Next year is the third year of the four-year programming period, and the Agency will focus on producing policy-relevant research, data, findings and analysis in the areas of working conditions and sustainable work, industrial relations and social partner representativeness, quality of life and access to public services, convergence, the digital age, and the future of manufacturing. The final 2019 programming document will be published in December 2018.
  • User satisfaction survey launched
    14 november 2018
    This survey provides the opportunity for all users of Eurofound services, be they publications, events or the website, to provide their opinion about Eurofound and its work. The feedback will directly feed into Eurofound’s efforts to further improve its products with the aim of increasing the relevance and utility of the Agency’s work.
  • 13 november 2018
    In recent years, the EU has put increasing emphasis on the promotion of social cohesion as a central element for the improvement of quality of life for its citizens. But is this EU goal hitting a home-run with EU citizens, or is the reality closer to a strike out?
  • 02 november 2018
    The equal treatment of women and men has been a fundamental principle of the European Union since its inception, but women in Europe still earn on average 16.2% less than men. Tomorrow, Saturday 3 November, marks the moment in the year when women symbolically stop getting paid compared to their male colleagues.
  • 01 november 2018
    Apprenticeships are long established in manufacturing and are attractive for both employers and young people because of the balance between theoretical and practical education that they offer. However, in several countries in Europe and beyond, apprenticeships are lagging behind changes in manufacturing, and the potential of quality apprenticeships for both industry and the labour market are not being fully capitalised on.

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