L’indagine Vita, lavoro e COVID-19, inaugurata da Eurofound all’inizio del 2020, mira a rilevare l’impatto della pandemia sul lavoro e sulla vita dei cittadini dell’UE in tutte le sue dimensioni. La quinta tornata dell’indagine di Eurofound, realizzata nella primavera del 2022, fa luce anche su una nuova realtà incerta causata dalla guerra in Ucraina, dai livelli record dell’inflazione e dal forte aumento del costo della vita. Come indagine pilota, la Fondazione europea per la formazione (ETF) ha presentato una versione più breve del questionario in 10 paesi vicini dell’UE.
Eurofound’s European Restructuring Monitor database reveals the impact of the energy crisis on employment in the EU. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, energy prices have hit record highs. The European Commission imposed sanctions and limitations on the import of oil and gas from Russia, which has reacted by reneging on supply commitments to many Member States. Compared to other countries, market disruption has been especially acute in the EU, given the bloc’s overdependence on Russian energy supply.
This study provides information allowing for an assessment of the representativeness of the actors involved in the European sectoral social dialogue committee for the electricity sector. Their relative representativeness legitimises their right to be consulted, their role and effective participation in the European sectoral social dialogue and their capacity to negotiate agreements.
Questa relazione analizza il ruolo del dialogo sociale e della contrattazione collettiva nell’affrontare le sfide incontrate dal settore dell’aviazione civile durante la pandemia di COVID-19. Il ruolo svolto dalle parti sociali nell’attuazione delle misure introdotte per attenuare gli effetti negativi della pandemia varia da un paese europeo all’altro. Il dialogo sociale e la contrattazione collettiva hanno svolto un ruolo di primo piano nella maggior parte dei paesi, mentre in altri ne hanno avuto uno più limitato.
Questa relazione analizza il ruolo del dialogo sociale e della contrattazione collettiva nell’affrontare le sfide create o esacerbate dalla pandemia COVID-19 nel settore ospedaliero. Inoltre valuta se i processi di dialogo sociale e di contrattazione collettiva esistenti a livello nazionale siano stati adattati per far fronte a queste nuove sfide. La ricerca ha incluso un esame della letteratura per contestualizzare le caratteristiche strutturali del settore ospedaliero e un’analisi delle iniziative politiche di gestione della crisi attuate nell’UE-27 e in Norvegia.
La presente relazione è realizzata nel contesto del progetto pilota triennale (2021-2023), «Ruolo del salario minimo nell’istituzione della Garanzia universale per i lavoratori», commissionato a Eurofound dalla Commissione europea. È incentrata sul modulo 3 del progetto, che esamina i salari minimi e altre forme di retribuzione per i lavoratori autonomi.
Le rigorose restrizioni in materia di sanità pubblica attuate dai governi nel 2020 per controllare la pandemia di COVID-19 hanno improvvisamente cambiato la vita lavorativa e hanno continuato a plasmarla nei due anni successivi. Tra marzo e novembre 2021, oltre 70 000 interviste sono state condotte in 36 paesi nell’ambito dell’indagine telefonica europea sulle condizioni di lavoro (EWCTS), un’indagine di elevata qualità effettuata con campionamento probabilistico. L’obiettivo era fornire un quadro dettagliato della vita lavorativa degli europei in questo periodo eccezionale.
This study provides information allowing for an assessment of the representativeness of the actors involved in the European sectoral social dialogue committee for the Food and drink sector. Their relative representativeness legitimises their right to be consulted, their role and effective participation in the European sectoral social dialogue and their capacity to negotiate agreements. The aim of Eurofound’s studies on representativeness is to identify the relevant national and European social partner organisations in the field of industrial relations in the EU Member States.
La relazione esamina l’evoluzione della fiducia dei cittadini nelle istituzioni, compresi i governi nazionali, l’UE, la scienza e i media, durante la pandemia di COVID-19 nel 2020 e nel 2021. Viene analizzato il ruolo dei mezzi di comunicazione, in particolare il rapporto tra l’uso dei social media e la fiducia e l’impatto della cattiva informazione (informazioni inesatte o fuorvianti) e della disinformazione (informazioni deliberatamente ingannevoli) durante il periodo di crisi.
La qualità delle istituzioni è un fattore chiave per conseguire una convergenza economica e sociale verso l’alto nell’UE, svolgere un ruolo fondamentale nella crescita dell’economia, attrarre investimenti esteri, garantire l’attuazione di politiche e riforme e accedere con successo ai fondi dell’UE. Oggigiorno l’idoneità allo scopo delle istituzioni pubbliche è particolarmente importante per l’attuazione del programma NextGenerationEU, in quanto la scarsa qualità istituzionale potrebbe impedire l’accesso ai fondi e compromettere l’efficacia del programma stesso.
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.
The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.
This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.
Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003.
Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2015, the sixth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.
Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 1996, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.
Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2001, which was an extension of the EWCS 2000 to cover the then 12 acceding and candidate countries. The survey was first carried out in 1990.
Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.
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 first edition of the survey carried out in 2004–2005 under the name European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.
As economies begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, labour shortages are becoming increasingly evident despite the impact of the war in Ukraine on energy and commodity prices. These include shortages exacerbated by the crisis in some sectors and professions where they had been endemic for some time. This report looks at measures implemented at national level to tackle labour shortages in the health, care, and information and communication technology sectors, as well as those arising from the twin green and digital transition.
This paper provides an analytical summary of state of the art academic and policy literature on the impact of climate change and policies to manage transitions to a carbon neutral economy on employment, working conditions, social dialogue and living conditions. It maps the key empirical findings around the impact of climate change and the green transitions on jobs, sectors, regions and countries in Europe, identifying the opportunities and risks that climate change policies bring to European labour markets.
This report explores the association between skills use and skills strategies and establishment performance, and how other workplace practices, in terms of work organisation, human resources management and employee involvement, can impact on this. It looks at how skills shortages can be addressed, at least in part, by creating an environment in which employees are facilitated and motivated to make better use of the skills they already have. This further supports the business case for a more holistic approach to management.
In 2022, the European Semester was streamlined to integrate the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) established on 19 February 2021 (Regulation (EU) 2021/241). While facing the geopolitical and economic challenges triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Member States have been implementing the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) for more than one year and around 100 billion euro in RRF funds have already been disbursed.
As part of its response to Russia’s war on Ukraine, the EU swiftly activated its Temporary Protection Directive for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine – enabling displaced persons to settle in the EU and have access to the labour market and basic public services. This policy brief highlights the main barriers encountered by these refugees (over 5 million people to date) when seeking a job and provides suggestions on how to facilitate their integration.
With the expansion of telework and different forms of hybrid work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for policymakers to consider both the opportunities and the negative consequences that may result. This report will explore potential scenarios for such work. In doing so, it will identify trends and drivers, and predict how they might interact to create particular outcomes and how they are likely to affect workers and businesses. Policy pointers will outline what could be done to facilitate desirable outcomes and to avoid undesirable ones.
Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2022 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as explored in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2022. Eurofound’s research on working and living conditions in Europe provides a bedrock of evidence for input into social policymaking and achieving the Agency’s vision ‘to be Europe’s leading knowledge source for better life and work’.
The term ‘hybrid work’ became popular due to the upsurge of telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. The term has been increasingly used to refer to situations in which (teleworkable) work is performed both from the usual place of work (normally the employer’s premises) and from home (as experienced during the pandemic) or other locations. However, the concept of hybrid work is still blurry, and various meanings are in use. This topical update brings clarity to this concept by exploring available information from recent literature and the Network of Eurofound Correspondents.
Housing affordability is a matter of great concern across the EU. Poor housing affordability leads to housing evictions, housing insecurity, problematic housing costs and housing inadequacy. These problems negatively affect health and well-being, create unequal living conditions and opportunities, and come with healthcare costs, reduced productivity and environmental damage. Private market tenants face particularly large increases in the cost of housing.
Eurofound's annual review of minimum wages reports on the development of statutory and collectively agreed minimum wages across the EU and the processes through which they were set. The focus of this year’s report is on the impact of high inflation on the setting of minimum wage rates. In addition, new figures on the net value of minimum wages are presented, along with the latest policy-relevant research in the EU Member States and Norway.