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 Mayo 2020 - 23 Junio 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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- Blog23 Junio 2021
Vaccine acceptance is key to the success of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns worldwide. Worryingly, over a quarter of people living in Europe are hesitant about taking a COVID-19 vaccine, and the level of hesitancy is especially high among heavy users of social media. The spread of misinformation on social media is an obstacle to reaching the goal of herd immunity against the coronavirus. Strategies to communicate clear and unbiased political and scientific information are needed to counter the effect of misinformation.
- Report10 Mayo 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, decline 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
- Blog4 Mayo 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 Abril 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 Marzo 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that this report was updated with revised data (specifically for Bulgaria) on 23 March 2021.
- Policy brief28 Enero 2021
La pandemia de COVID-19 ha tenido un gran impacto en la accesibilidad a la sanidad, la educación y los servicios asistenciales para todos los europeos. También para los niños y niñas, que en muchos países han visto como cerraban sus escuelas y las sustituían por el aprendizaje a distancia. Asimismo, han sufrido las consecuencias de la pandemia que han afectado al acceso de sus familias a los servicios sanitarios y a la salud mental de su entorno familiar. Muchas familias también han experimentado un aumento de la inseguridad en materia de vivienda.
- Report28 Septiembre 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.Salario e ingresos, Psychosocial risks, Juventud, Tiempo de trabajo, Condiciones de trabajo y trabajo sostenible, Working conditions, Teleworking, Subjective well-being, Trust, Equilibrio entre la vida privada y la vida laboral, Unemployment, COVID-19, Living conditions, Condiciones de vida y calidad de vida, Calidad del empleo
- Report24 Junio 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 Mayo 2020
En el espacio de pocas semanas, la pandemia de COVID-19 provocada por el nuevo coronavirus ha transformado radicalmente la vida de las personas en todo el mundo. Al margen de las consecuencias devastadoras para la salud de las personas directamente afectadas por el virus, la pandemia de COVID-19 ha tenido grandes repercusiones en el estilo de vida y de trabajo y ha afectado de manera importante a su bienestar físico y mental.
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