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Living and working in Poland

Eurofound provides research, data and analysis on a wide range of social and work-related topics. This information is largely comparative, but also offers country-specific information for each of the EU Member States. This page contains information, research and data for Poland.

Country profile

Working life in Poland - Highlights

In 2023, legal provisions on remote working and the rights of parents and carers came into force by means of a Labour Code amendment in April, which implements two EU directives: Directive (EU) 2019/1158 on work–life balance for parents and carers and Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions. The amendments increase leave days for carers and introduce new regulations on remote work and were implemented following consultations with the social partners. 2024 will clarify how these solutions function in practice.



Life satisfaction

Data source: 2016 EQLS survey


Ability to choose or change methods of work

Data source: 2015 EWCS survey


Possibility to accumulate overtime for days off

Data source: 2013 ECS survey

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Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database collects national level policy measures on various topics.

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Restructuring events in Poland

The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media and company websites in each EU Member State.


Correspondents in Poland

Correspondents report on topics related to developments in the country's working life and inform Eurofound’s pan-European comparative analysis. Read more

Consortium ECORYS Polska & Polityka Insight


Eurofound Management Board members from Poland

Eurofound's Management Board is made up of representatives of the social partners and national governments of all Member States, European Commission representatives and an independent expert appointed by the European Parliament. Read more

Jerzy Ciechański Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Andrzej Rudka Polish Confederation Lewiatan

Katarzyna Bartkiewicz Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarity (NSZZ Solidarnosc)


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