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Watch the webinar: Living and working in an era of disruption – Insights from Eurofound

Wed, 13/07/2022
Wed, 13/07/2022

Date and time: 13 July 2022 | 13.00 - 14.00 GMT (14.00-15.00 CEST)

Eurofound Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin discussed Living and working in an era of disruption as part of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) ‘Insights’ webinar series.

Amidst a period of unprecedented social and economic upheaval, Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director of Eurofound, discussed the radical consequences for living and working conditions across Europe. The implications for society arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, inflation and rising energy prices were also explored. The consequences of these developments for financial security, access to healthcare, the nature of work, trust in government, mental health and wellbeing – especially for women and young people – were particularly examined.

These consequences were assessed by drawing on Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 e-survey, which provide a unique snapshot of living and working in Europe over the past two years. The fifth round of the survey was completed in May 2022 and was based on responses from over 200,000 people. Eurofound’s findings give valuable insights into how living and working conditions have changed and on key challenges policymakers will need to address.

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About the speaker

Ivailo Kalfin joined Eurofound as Executive Director on 1 June 2021. He was previously the Director of the Economics and International Relations Institute in Sofia. Prior to this, Mr Kalfin served on two occasions as Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister (2005–2009 and 2014–2016), as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005–2009) and Minister of Labour and Social Policy (2014–2016).

About the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA)

The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) is Ireland’s leading European & International Affairs think tank. They are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.

Their role is to identify key European and international policy trends, which will inform the work of Ireland’s decision makers and business leaders, and enrich the public debate on Ireland’s role in the EU and on the global stage.

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