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  • 16 May 2017
    17 May is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia #IDAHOT, aimed at raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
  • 15 May 2017
    On the occasion of International Day of Families we invite you to download or order our publication Families in the economic crisis: Changes in policy measures in the EU.
  • 10 May 2017
    Monday 15 May is International Day of Families, a day that focuses on the role of families and the impact of family-oriented policies in promoting overall well-being in Europe and on world of work. For many people in Europe work-life balance is a key issue. In our research we look at some of the factors that help or hinder workers in combining working with non-working life. In particular, we look at maternity and paternity provisions, the need for quality and affordable early childhood care, as well as specific supports needed by those with care responsibilities for children and adults. We have also documented in detail how the economic crisis that began in 2008 has impacted families in Europe, and how changes in family policy since 2010 are largely the result of a range of conflicting issues: the evolution of family needs; demands for austerity cuts; and the need for equitable distribution of limited resources.
  • 05 May 2017
    Eurofound staff explains what Europe means to them to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome #EU60 Sixty years ago in Rome, the foundations were laid for the Europe that we know today. It established a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely. More importantly, it created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens, which has resulted in the longest period of peace in across the European continent. To mark and celebrate Schuman Day on 9 May, Eurofound staff explain what Europe means to them, in conjunction with activities to mark the day in other EU Institutions and Agencies in Europe and around the world.  
  • 26 April 2017
    In this blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Research Manager Anna Ludwinek looks at new research that shows that younger Europeans are likely to have fewer opportunities for upward social mobility than preceding generations.
  • 26 April 2017
    This Friday (28 April) is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year's campaign focuses on the need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilise reliable occupational safety and health data.
  • 25 April 2017
    29 April is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations. The objective of this annual celebration is to make the European Union more age-friendly and better adapted to our ageing population, as well as have intergenerational solidarity high on the EU agenda. Europe faces stark demographic challenges in the years ahead. The proportion of people aged 65 and over will rise from 17% to 30% of the EU population by 2060, while at the same time the working age population will decline. The European Commission estimates that most of the increase in public spending in the EU over the next 50 years will be on pensions, long-term care and healthcare.
  • 19 April 2017
    Younger Europeans are likely to have fewer opportunities for upward social mobility than preceding generations. Social mobility in Europe seems to have stagnated - at least in some countries - with opportunities for upward social mobility only increasing in a minority of EU countries for all age groups; in some Member States there is even evidence of decline in social mobility. This is according to Eurofound’s new report Social mobility in the EU, which is the first of its kind to look at the issue throughout the European Union.
  • 11 April 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 April 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.

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