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  • 15 December 2015
    Dynamic labour markets are typified by mobility of workers. In a time of crisis, however, mismatches in the labour market can be exacerbated by several factors. This article, drawing on recent reporting from the EurWORK network of European correspondents, provides some examples of how European countries are responding to the combination of intra-EU mobility and third-country migration.
  • 15 December 2015
    Free movement of labour – or labour mobility – is high on the EU policy agenda, and it is also a hotly debated issue in some EU Member States. A recent report from Eurofound looks at trends and policies in labour mobility in the EU.
  • 15 December 2015
    The current refugee and third-country migrant emergency continues to have an impact across the EU and beyond. Europe’s policymakers are seeking to respond in a just and sustainable manner to this humanitarian crisis. Specific Eurofound research may be of real relevance in this context.
  • 15 December 2015
    The internal migration of healthcare professionals from the central and eastern European Member States to ‘older’ Member States is a major concern and is high on the policy agenda in these countries due to the ensuing labour shortages in the sector. The adverse effects have also been recognised at EU level, as highlighted in Eurofound research.
  • 11 December 2015
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the job-creation engine of Europe, as new research findings from Eurofound demonstrate. In 2014, the 22.3 million SMEs in Europe accounted for 67% of total employment and contributed considerably to job growth. Despite the attention on SMEs by policymakers and researchers, however, little is actually known about the underlying drivers of successful job creation in these companies.
  • 11 December 2015
    On 10 November, Eurofound signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Seat Agreement with the Irish Government, formalising the relationship that has been built up over 40 years of the Agency’s presence in Ireland. Underlining the ongoing high-level support of the Irish government for Eurofound, the agreement was signed by Dara Murphy, Irish Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection (pictured right) and Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director of Eurofound.
  • 11 December 2015
    Gender segregation remains persistent across the European labour market, younger workers experience greater work intensity and job insecurity, older workers report less access to training, female managers are on the increase while physical risks remain and there are significant differences in job quality across occupations.
  • 11 December 2015
    Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility (pictured centre), visited Eurofound on 12 November. The visit focused on an exchange on labour mobility, the changing nature of work, and the role of social dialogue post 2015. Commissioner Thyssen met with Juan Menénedez-Valdés, Eurofound’s Director (right), and Erika Mezger, Deputy Director (left), along with senior staff of the Agency.
  • 11 December 2015
    The European Commission has been seeking to better support labour mobility, in part through a better coordination of social security systems, an enhanced European Employment Services (EURES) portal and a review of the Posting of Workers Directive, all with a view to achieving a deeper and fairer Internal Market.
  • 11 December 2015
    On 19 November, Eurofound, the European Centre for the Development of Technical Training (Cedefop) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a joint event presenting recent findings and initiatives on work organisation and workplace learning, including the results of Eurofound’s 3rd European Company Survey and Cedefop’s European Skills and Jobs Survey.

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