This report offers a backward look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work and life of Europeans. The main focus is on Eurofound’s e-survey ‘ Living, working and COVID-19’ which was launched on 9 April 2020 just after the onset of the crisis. Through four rounds of the survey (two in 2020 and two in 2021), the range of questions changed to match the evolving situation and to understand the effects on the everyday lives of citizens and workers.
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- 6 Mai 2020 - 10 Mai 2021
Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe as they continue to impact living and working conditions. A key element of the research is the e-survey, conducted in three rounds – in April and July 2020 and in March 2021. This is complemented by the inclusion of research into the ongoing effects of the pandemic in much of Eurofound’s other areas of work.
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- Report10 Mai 2021
The third round of Eurofound's e-survey, fielded in February and March 2021, sheds light on the social and economic situation of people across Europe following nearly a full year of living with COVID-19 restrictions. This report analyses the main findings and tracks ongoing developments and trends across the 27 EU Member States since the survey was first launched in April 2020. It pinpoints issues that have surfaced over the course of the pandemic, such as increased job insecurity due to the threat of job loss, upsurge in mental well-being levels, erosion of recent gains in gender equality, fall in trust levels vis-à-vis institutions, deterioration of work–life balance and growth of vaccine hesitancy. The results of the survey highlight the need for a holistic approach to support all the groups hit hard by the crisis in order to prevent them from falling further behind.
- Blog4 Mai 2021
On 9 May, the Conference on the Future of Europe will get underway. Floated well before the COVID-19 outbreak, its timing in the wake of the seismic shifts precipitated by the pandemic, and its implementation alongside the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, means that the outcomes could be far-reaching.
- Blog28 April 2021
The pandemic has had differential impacts on women. Raised consciousness about them must be applied to advance gender equality in recovery measures. All crises have a strongly gendered impact and none more so than the current pandemic, across a range of indicators. While the virus itself seems to take a greater toll on men than women when it comes to fatalities, women appear to have been worse affected in terms of labour market impact.
- Report11 März 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that this report was updated with revised data (specifically for Bulgaria) on 23 March 2021.
- Policy brief28 Januar 2021
Die COVID-19-Pandemie hatte für alle Menschen in Europa dramatische Auswirkungen auf die Zugänglichkeit von Gesundheits-, Bildungs- und Betreuungsleistungen. Dies gilt auch für Kinder in mehreren Ländern, in denen die Schulen geschlossen und durch Fernunterricht ersetzt wurden. Auch sie sind von den negativen Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf den Zugang ihrer Familien zu Gesundheitsversorgung und auf die psychische Gesundheit betroffen. Viele Familien befinden sich auch in einer Situation zunehmender Wohnunsicherheit.
- Report28 September 2020
This report presents the findings of the Living, working and COVID-19 e-survey, carried out by Eurofound to capture the far-reaching implications of the pandemic for the way people live and work across Europe. The survey was fielded online, among respondents who were reached via Eurofound’s stakeholders and social media advertising. Two rounds of the e-survey have been carried out to date: one in April, when most Member States were in lockdown, and one in July, when society and economies were slowly re-opening.COVID-19, Job quality, Living conditions, Lebensbedingungen und Lebensqualität, Löhne und Gehälter, Psychosocial risks, Subjective well-being, Teleworking, Trust, Unemployment, Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Privatleben, Working conditions, Arbeitsbedingungen und nachhaltige Arbeit, Arbeitszeit, Jugend
- Report24 Juni 2020
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of individuals and societies, including on the economy and labour markets, is unprecedented. The impact of the global health emergency has placed a growing number of businesses under threat, putting the jobs of more and more workers at risk and impacting the livelihoods of many citizens. Policymakers moved swiftly in an effort to mitigate the social and economic effects on businesses, workers and citizens. Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database provides information on initiatives introduced to cushion these effects.
- Report6 Mai 2020
In nur wenigen Wochen hat die durch den neuartigen Coronavirus verursachte Covid-19-Pandemie das Leben der Menschen weltweit radikal verändert. Abgesehen von den verheerenden gesundheitlichen Folgen für die direkt von dem Virus betroffenen Menschen wirkt sich die Pandemie erheblich auf die Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen der Menschen aus und beeinträchtigt ihr körperliches und psychisches Wohlbefinden. Um die unmittelbaren wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Auswirkungen dieser Krise zu abzubilden, leitete Eurofound am 9.
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