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  • 29 June 2017
    The EU’s population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. How should we respond to these challenges?
  • 27 June 2017
    Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being created in services, as well as a significant increase in the manufacturing sector.
  • 23 June 2017
    In the follow blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Carlos Vacas-Soriano and Enrique Fernández-Macías look at evolution of household disposable real income levels over the period 2004-2013, and the broader phenomenon on Europe's shrinking middle class.
  • 20 June 2017
    On the occasion of Word Refugee Day, Eurofound Research Manager Kára Fóti looks at the difficulties that refugees and asylum-seekers face in finding work and opportunities in Europe.
  • 06 June 2017
    In the following blog piece, originally posted on Social Europe, Eurofound Head of Information and Communication Mary McCaughey takes a look at what it was like to live and work in Europe in 2016.
  • 30 May 2017
    2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound's 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life.
  • 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.