This report captures the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the quality of life of older citizens, including the impact on their well-being, finances, employment and social inclusion. It explores the effects on the use of care services and older people’s reliance on other support. The report presents policy measures that have been implemented in EU Member States to support older people along all of the above-mentioned dimensions.
The first overview of minimum wage setting for 2022 shows that, while some negotiations are still ongoing, virtually all EU Member States have increased their nominal statutory rates. Compared to last year, when most countries settled for cautious increases against a background of deep uncertainty caused by the pandemic, growth in statutory rates for 2022 was stronger, reflecting an easing of the situation. This was especially the case in central and eastern European countries, where some increases were in double digits. Nevertheless, inflation is back in the picture and should be monitored in the coming months to get an insight into how the increases in nominal minimum wage rates translate into actual changes in the purchasing power of minimum wage earners.
This programming document describes Eurofound’s planned work over the programming period 2021–2024. It sets out the policy and institutional context for the programme, outlines the multiannual programme for the four-year period and sets out the work programme for 2022. Eurofound’s priorities for 2021–2024 are shaped by the key challenges for social cohesion and just transitions in a changing environment in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. The Agency focuses on issues where it can draw on its core expertise in the areas of working conditions, industrial relations, employment and living conditions, to support its stakeholders, by providing evidence that can assist their policy action.
The European Union Agencies Network on Scientific Advice (EU-ANSA) consists of technical and regulatory agencies that provide scientific advice to EU policymakers. This report demonstrates how EU-ANSA member Agencies are addressing the socioeconomic effects of sustainable development. It is based on two surveys conducted among the member Agencies. The survey results show that the most researched areas include the economy, employment, skills and training, gender inequalities, health and safety, social aspects, the role of regulation and social dialogue.
Ylöspäin tapahtuva lähentyminen on EU:n toiminnan ytimessä. Jäsenvaltiot ja niiden kansalaiset sitoutuvat unioniin, koska odottavat jäsenyytensä johtavan tasapainoiseen taloudelliseen vaurauteen ja sosiaaliseen edistykseen eri maissa. Jäsenvaltioiden välisten erojen lisääntymistä, kuten vuosien 2008–2013 talouskriisin aikana tapahtui, voidaan pitää EU:n lupauksen pettämisenä ja mahdollisena tyytymättömyyden ja hajaannuksen lähteenä. Tämä kertomus päättää vuonna 2017 käynnistetyn Eurofoundin lähentymisen seurantatutkimuksen.
Teknologisen muutoksen nopeus kiihtyy jatkuvasti tiedon tallentamiseen, käsittelyyn ja viestintään käytettävien elektronisten laitteiden kapasiteetin kasvaessa. Digitalisaatio muuttaa EU:n taloutta ja työmarkkinoita: lähes kolmasosa EU:n työpaikoista on luokiteltu voimakkaasti digitalisoituneeksi. Mitkä ovat digitaalisen vallankumouksen vaikutukset työllistämiseen ja työhön? Ja miten se voi vaikuttaa sosiaaliseen dialogiin?
Yksi merkittävimmistä kehityssuuntauksista viimeisen puolen vuosisadan aikana on ollut naisten työmarkkinoille osallistumisen valtava kasvu. Kahteen kolmesta kahden viime vuosikymmenen aikana luodusta uudesta nettotyöpaikasta on palkattu nainen. Samaan aikaan ikääntyvien työntekijöiden työllisyysasteen jyrkkä nousu väestön ikääntymisen ja politiikan muutosten vuoksi on lisännyt vanhempien työntekijöiden osuutta työmarkkinoilla. Tässä raportissa tarkastellaan työvoiman tarjonnan muuttuvien ääriviivojen vaikutuksia Euroopan työllisyysrakenteeseen viimeisen 25 vuoden aikana (1995–2019).
Despite the increasing participation of women in the labour market and a higher share of women than men being hired into well-paid jobs in recent years, a gender pay gap exists across all EU Member States. Pay differentials between women and men have been shown to be significantly influenced by the economic sector where people work and the occupation they hold.
Digital transformation is changing the world of work. This report looks at how social partners – the actors involved in the regulation of employment relationships – are increasingly adopting technological solutions to improve the services that they provide to their members and facilitate collective bargaining processes. Technological tools offer social partners the opportunity to enhance consultation, engage with their members through digitised processes, improve services and increase networking activities, as well as addressing the issue of membership decline.
Tämän raportin tavoitteena on tukea eurooppalaisia yrityksiä covid-19-pandemian haasteissa. Siinä keskitytään työpaikan käytäntöihin ja ominaisuuksiin, jotka ovat auttaneet eri puolilla EU:ta toimivia yrityksiä kehittämään toiminnallista kestävyyttä ja samalla huolehtimaan työntekijöiden ja asiakkaiden turvallisuudesta.
Eurofound's representativeness studies are designed to allow the European Commission to identify the ‘management and labour’ whom it must consult under article 154 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). This series consists of studies of the representativeness of employer and worker organisations in various sectors.
This series reports on developments in minimum wage rates across the EU, including how they are set and how they have developed over time in nominal and real terms. The series explores where there are statutory minimum wages or collectively agreed minimum wages in the Member States, as well as minimum wage coverage rates by gender.
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.
The European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) launched in 1990 and is carried out every five years, with the latest edition in 2015. It provides an overview of trends in working conditions and quality of employment for the last 30 years. It covers issues such as employment status, working time duration and organisation, work organisation, learning and training, physical and psychosocial risk factors, health and safety, work–life balance, worker participation, earnings and financial security, work and health, and most recently also the future of work.
The European Restructuring Monitor has reported on the employment impact of large-scale business restructuring since 2002. This series includes its restructuring-related databases (events, support instruments and legislation) as well as case studies and publications.
Eurofound’s Flagship report series 'Challenges and prospects in the EU' comprise research reports that contain the key results of multiannual research activities and incorporate findings from different related research projects. Flagship reports are the major output of each of Eurofound’s strategic areas of intervention and have as their objective to contribute to current policy debates.
Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2019, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.
This series reports on and updates latest information on the involvement of national social partners in policymaking. The series analyses the involvement of national social partners in the implementation of policy reforms within the framework of social dialogue practices, including their involvement in elaborating the National Reform Programmes (NRPs).
This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.
The European Company Survey (ECS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2004–2005, with the latest edition in 2019. The survey is designed to provide information on workplace practices to develop and evaluate socioeconomic policy in the EU. It covers issues around work organisation, working time arrangements and work–life balance, flexibility, workplace innovation, employee involvement, human resource management, social dialogue, and most recently also skills use, skills strategies and digitalisation.