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This background paper focuses on one important aspect of social protection: unemployment benefits, both first tier (usually contributory) and lower tier (predominantly tax-based, non-contributory and means-tested). Unemployment benefits help to...

2 février 2024
Customised report

In this pilot project, Eurofound successfully established the feasibility of, and piloted, an EU-wide database of minimum pay rates contained in collective agreements related to low-paid workers. A conceptual and...

26 janvier 2024
Research report
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Online resources

Restructuring events database

European Restructuring Monitor

Since 2002, the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) has been monitoring the employment impact of large-scale restructuring events in Europe and covers the 27 EU Member States plus Norway.

EU PolicyWatch

EU PolicyWatch

Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

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EU convergence monitoring hub

This online resource summarises Eurofound's research on convergence, explains the different dimensions of convergence and provides access to the convergEU app, allowing researchers to perform their own analysis on convergence.

Upcoming events

On 4-5 March 2024, CEPS is organising the CEPS Ideas Lab for its 11th edition to celebrate a decade of thought-provoking discussions. Participants are preparing to exchange ideas and insights on a myriad of pressing issues currently facing the EU, from the upcoming European elections to global AI


On 19 March 2024, as part of its Brussels Briefing series and as Member States prepare to transpose the new EC Directive on adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU, Eurofound organises a face-to-face briefing on the latest developments on minimum wages in Europe.


Under the banner of the EU Presidency of Belgium, the aim of this high-level conference is to reflect, with key European stakeholders, on the future social agenda of the European Union. Together, they aim to identify what are the remaining challenges in the domains of employment and social affairs


The event is part of the EU Presidency of Belgium and has a dual objective: firstly, to give key players the opportunity to analyse the work already completed and what remains to be done to achieve the objectives set, and secondly, to provide coordinators with a platform to share their knowledge in