Season's greetings 2015

We are at the close of a very exciting and memorable year for Eurofound, during which we marked our 40th Anniversary in collaboration with our various partners and reflected on four decades of contributing to the development of social and work-related policies in Europe. European Commissioners, business and trade union leaders, Heads of State and politicians shared with us throughout the year what Eurofound’s work has meant to them.

But this was not simply a year for reflection, we made an unprecedented contribution to national and EU public policy debates on a wide range of issues such as intra-EU mobility, the social inclusion of young people,  collective bargainingsustainable work and new forms of employment .This was all in addition to the launch our Third European Company Survey in March and the first findings of our landmark Six European Working Conditions Survey in November.

Sixth European Working Conditions Survey: Do you have enough time to get the job done?

In the illustration, we see the percentages of the workers per country that answered 'Rarely or never'. Click on the map to explore the data for yourself.

Eurofound took over the coordination of the network of European Agencies in March 2015 and will hold the role until March 2016. We are honoured to be coordinating the network. This role has made our offices in Dublin a very busy place, and in addition to welcoming Heads of the EU’s 42 agencies, and delegations from the European Parliament, we were pleased to welcome Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in November to discuss labour mobility, the changing nature of work, and the role of social dialogue post 2015.