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  • 11 Aprīlis 2017
    The European Commission has launched a public consultation  in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment: Eurofound; the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); the European Training Foundation (ETF); and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). All citizens, public and private organisations are welcomed to contribute to this consultation! Contributions are sought in particular from stakeholders of Eurofound, Cedefop and EU-OSHA during the period 2011-2016.
  • 10 Aprīlis 2017
    The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) 2016 report 'Globalisation slowdown? Recent evidence of offshoring and reshoring in Europe' is available to order for free via the EU Bookshop.
  • 27 Marts 2017
    The annual meeting of Eurofound’s Network of European Correspondents is taking place in Dublin on 27–28 March.
  • 23 Marts 2017
    Collaboration with external experts is an integral aspect of Eurofound’s programme implementation. In light of this, Eurofound is in the process of drawing up a list of academic experts to cover the research areas of its 2017–2020 programme. Experts may be asked to advise on planned research approaches and methodologies or to carry out peer reviews.  In addition, the Agency wishes to nominate academic experts to its Advisory Committees alongside members of Eurofound’s Governing Board to provide independent scientific advice. Two experts will be nominated to each committee: Working conditions and sustainable work; Industrial relations; Labour market change; and Quality of life and public services. Advisory Committee meetings take place twice a year for one or two days, alternating between Dublin and Brussels. The deadline for the call for academic experts for Advisory Committees is 21 April 2017.
  • 23 Marts 2017
    25 March marks 60 years since the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, known as the Treaty of Rome. A seminal document, largely dedicated to economic integration and prosperity, it also enshrined the broader concepts of peace and equality. By bringing together European economies it ensured harmonious development, began a process of upward convergence and copper-fastened the bonds of solidarity between Europeans. In this way it it laid the foundations for the modern European Union and paved the way for the improvement of living and working conditions across Europe, which is the heart of Eurofound’s work still today.
  • 15 Marts 2017
    Income inequalities have increased in around two-thirds of EU Member States largely due to growing unemployment levels since the onset of the crisis. At the same time EU-wide income inequality also increased as income convergence between European countries stalled – this is according to Eurofound's new report Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession.
  • 10 Marts 2017
    Eurofound has issued a call for tender for a network of correspondents providing scheduled and on-request reporting services from each of the 28 Member States. The Agency relies on the knowledge and expertise of its Network of European correspondents to ensure a national, cross-country and EU comparative platform for its data and analysis.
  • 06 Marts 2017
    8 March is International Women’s Day. The day marks the wide-scale progress made towards achieving gender equality and combating gender-based injustice, but also serves as an important impetus to ensure the spotlight remains on continued work towards realising these goals across the globe. Eurofound has an important role to play in assisting in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies for all EU citizens and those that call Europe home. Evidence-based research is a fundamental stepping-stone on this path to gender equity.   In preparation for International Women’s Day we invite you to explore the issue of gender equality in depth, to read about the different areas in which gender equality is most urgently needed – because at Eurofound providing the knowledge needed to develop policies that ensure gender equality in life and work continues to be a top priority.
  • 21 Februāris 2017
    Eurofound hosted a delegation from the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in Dublin on 20 - 21 February. The delegation included Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA), Joëlle Mélin MEP (ENF), Laura Agea MEP (EFDD), Javi López MEP (S&D), and Lynn Boylan MEP (GUE/NGL), as well as political advisors and representatives of the European Parliament's Secretariat. The delegation met with the Eurofound Directorate and senior staff to discuss a range of issues related to living and working conditions in Europe, with specific presentations and discussions on the importance of comparative information and reports; addressing poverty and inequality; the new challenges for regulating work; increasing labour market participation by creating jobs and promoting integration; and the importance of social dialogue. More info:
  • 15 Februāris 2017
    GENEVA/BRUSSELS (ILO News) –The expanding use of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers for work for home and elsewhere is rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. It can improve work-life balance, reduce commuting time, and boost productivity, but it can also potentially result in longer working hours, higher work intensity and work-home interference, according to a new joint ILO-Eurofound report released today.

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