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  • 18 April 2018
    Increases to minimum wages have gathered pace since 2010, with the highest increases recorded in countries which had the lowest minimum wages. However, a large gap remains with minimum wage workers in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest statutory minimum wage, earning just one-eighth the salary of minimum wages workers in Luxembourg, which has the highest rate.
  • 05 April 2018
    The new report Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work summarises the findings of five case studies on the likely impact of game changing technologies on production and employment in the manufacturing sector in Europe up to 2025.
  • 05 April 2018
    Levels of trust and social tension in society, particularly between people of different socio-economic situations and backgrounds, were high on the agenda during the visit of George Katrougkalos, Greek Minister of State for European Affairs, to Eurofound in Dublin on Thursday 5 April. In recent years people in a number of European countries have reported declining levels of trust, both in relation to institutions and broader society. There has also been increases in perceived levels of inequality in a number of Member States.
  • 08 March 2018
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March, which celebrates the movement for women’s rights, more than 40 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings unite with a common declaration against sexual harassment in the workplace. The statement signed by the Agencies’ Directors declares zero tolerance towards harassment and gender-based inequality. The Heads of the EU Agencies have pledged to communicate to their staff that harassment in the workplace is not acceptable, to ensure respect for existing laws and the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work, and to provide a trusted environment in the workplace. EU Agencies Network: Joint statement Zero tolerance for #SexualHarassment available for download
  • 06 March 2018
    As more women enter the labour market, the EU and Member States reaffirm their commitment to promoting gender equality and progress towards closing the gender pay and employment gaps. Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 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.
  • Long-term unemployed youth
    18 December 2017
    Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before, ranging from those with third-level degrees to the most disadvantaged young people. Eurofound's new report on long-term unemployed youth identifies the factors that increase the risk of a young person being in this situation and looks at the overall impacts on well-being and long-term employment prospects.
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  • 28 November 2017
    With people living longer, the need for affordable care of high quality to support Europe’s population increases. In recent years, the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) have repeatedly emphasized the need to contain costs in long term care in order to ensure their sustainability. Yet no harmonised data exists at the European level to accurately map public and private providers of care homes for older people and to assess whether nursing homes and residential care are increasingly becoming a business as a result of the gap left by the cuts in public services during the crisis.
  • 13 November 2017
    The Foundation Forum takes place on 14 - 15 November 2017 in Dublin Castle, Ireland. The Foundation Forum is Eurofound’s flagship event, aimed at reaching high-level policymakers in the field of social, employment and work-related policies. The theme of the Foundation Forum 2017 is on various perspectives of convergence in Europe. While upward economic convergence is a precondition for social convergence, the main focus will be placed upon upward convergence in living and working conditions, including employment. You can now download the Foundation Forum background paper and other related material.
  • 02 November 2017
    Unemployment in the EU continues to fall, however more than one in four of the EU’s working-age population are economically inactive; meaning they are not working, and are not seeking work or are not available for work.
  • 20 October 2017
    20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.

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