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  • Picture of Eurofound staff and executive board members
    18 Samhain 2022
    Stefania Rossi has been elected Chair of Eurofound’s Management Board at the Agency’s annual Management Board meeting in Dublin on 18 November. She takes over from outgoing chair Jan Kouwenberg, representing the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) in Eurofound’s tripartite management structure. Ms Rossi represents Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industries. The annual gathering of Eurofound’s Management Board, with representatives from governments, employer organisations and trade unions in all EU 27 Member States, and the European Commission and the European Parliament, also approved Eurofound’s work programme for 2023.
  • 25 Deireadh Fómhair 2022
    The issue of care has moved to the forefront of the policy agenda in Europe following the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased care needs during this time brought into focus shortfalls in care provision, inequalities in unpaid domestic care, and the long-term challenges of increased care needs in the years to come.
  • Image of young woman working in an office
    21 Deireadh Fómhair 2022
    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has deepened the traditional gender divides across many areas including the labour market, working conditions, work-life conflict and overall working time, according to findings from Eurofound’s latest research report COVID-19 pandemic and the gender divide at work and home. The report highlights in particular the impact on women with young children working from home and points to the critical role of care services in supporting women’s labour market participation, financial security and overall well-being.
  • 17 Deireadh Fómhair 2022
    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has deepened the traditional gender divides across many areas including the labour market, working conditions, work-life conflict and overall working time, according to findings from Eurofound’s latest research report COVID-19 pandemic and the gender divide at work and home. The report highlights in particular the impact on women with young children working from home and points to the critical role of care services in supporting women’s labour market participation, financial security and overall well-being.
  • 28 Meán Fómhair 2022
    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Ivailo Kalfin, Executive Director of Eurofound, have signed a framework agreement for cooperation between the two organisations for the 2022-2025 period. The renewed framework agreement covers joint research projects, seminars, training and sharing of expertise, and visits.  
  • 26 Meán Fómhair 2022
    Platform work is on the rise across Europe, bringing new pressures to bear on working conditions and labour markets and putting a spotlight on the wide-ranging individual risks. Who are these workers, what do they do and how can we ensure they are protected while we grow this agile new form of employment at a time of such wide-scale economic disruption? This is the focus of the latest episode of Eurofound Talks which has just been published, in advance of a webinar on this same topic to take place this week.
  • 01 Meán Fómhair 2022
    Access to telework and working arrangements when working from home are still largely determined at company level in most EU Member States, with just France, Lithuania and Portugal currently enshrining the right to request telework in legislation. While some common ground exists, there are varying standards and practices in place with regards to telework in the EU, which can be regulated through legislation or collective agreements. This can relate to important issues such as health and safety, working time, and compensation.
  • 07 Iúil 2022
    Recorded trust in institutions such as national governments, the EU, the police and news media has declined across the EU over the past two years, with those who previously expressed higher trust levels, such as those in financially secure positions, now becoming less trusting. Declines in trust are being driven, in part, by the spread of misinformation on social media, and take place in the context of high levels of inflation, rising energy costs and increasingly difficult economic circumstances. These are among the findings of the fifth round of Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 e-survey, with the factsheet of initial results Living in a new era of uncertainty published today.
  • 21 Meitheamh 2022
    Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, and Deputy Director, Maria Jepsen, met with President Michael D Higgins this morning to discuss latest research on issues such as trust, housing, youth, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society in Europe. They also spoke about Eurofound’s unique role as the only EU agency based in Ireland, the benefits of EU membership for the country, and Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership since its decision to join the EEC in 1972.
  • 15 Meitheamh 2022
    Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period.
    EurWORK

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