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  • 14 October 2015
    ‘It would be great if, in ten years’ time, we could already be in the history books for having managed to give a fresh start to social dialogue after the crisis.’Marianne Thyssen, Social Agenda No. 39, December 2014   Collective industrial relations, including social dialogue, have undergone dramatic change over recent decades. This article looks at the current state of play of social dialogue, examines the trend towards further decentralisation in collective bargaining across many countries and assesses the impact of the crisis and the new European economic governance on collective bargaining and wage-setting.
  • 06 October 2015
    Eurofound’s new report 'Social inclusion of young people' includes a review of lessons learned from early implementation of the Youth Guarantee in 10 EU Member States.
  • 24 September 2015
    Eurofound's new report ‘Social inclusion of young people’, published on 23 September 2015, analyses early implementation of the Youth Guarantee and looks at broader measures to support social inclusion of young people.
  • 23 September 2015
    There is a need for a stronger focus on social inclusion initiatives which go beyond the labour market in order to help all young people to become active members of society, according to Eurofound’s new report Social inclusion of young people launched in the European Parliament today. The report explores the labour market and social perspectives of young people, gives an in-depth analysis of early Youth Guarantee implementation and reviews policies for social inclusion and participation in several Member States, and provides recommendations as to how to improve the levels of social inclusion of young people across the European Union.  
  • 21 September 2015
    A new report from Eurofound outlines the scale of non-take-up of social benefits across 10 EU Member States.
  • 17 September 2015
    As it has done with its other pan-European surveys, Eurofound is offering Member States the possibility of increasing the sample size of the next European Quality of Life Survey (in 2016) in their country. Eurofound’s stakeholders will be able to top up the EQLS sample size in order to obtain more extensive data to enable a more detailed breakdown and analysis at country level, at their own cost. A sample of, say, 1,000 interviews enables reliable figures for the country as a whole, but it does not readily permit the study of specific sub-samples if the number of respondents is low: for example, the unemployed, users of specific services such as childcare, or people with care responsibilities. In a larger sample, the survey figures would be more reliable.
  • 17 September 2015
    Earlier in 2015, Eurofound teamed up with the UK Data Service to make available the full dataset of the Agency’s European Quality of Life Survey (from 2007 and 2011). Following on from this, developer community has launched a competition for the best mobile application using the data, entrants being required to submit a video demonstrating their app. There are a number of prizes, including a first prize of GBP 7,500 (around €10,300). The deadline for entry is 30 September 2015; winners will be announced on 30 October. The eight judges include leading figures in open data, technology companies, and app development, as well as Tadas Leončikas of Eurofound.
  • 17 September 2015
    Workplace innovation measures are emerging as a key way to transform workplaces and make better use of human talents and skills while at the same time improving competitiveness. However, there is a need for greater clarity about what policymakers can do to stimulate greater innovation at the workplace.
  • 17 September 2015
    On 24 August, a delegation from the Fukuoka EU Association visited Eurofound’s Dublin premises to learn more about the Agency’s work. The Fukuoka EU Association seeks to deepen mutual understanding between the Fukuoka prefecture and the EU, and to contribute to exchanges in such areas as economy and culture. Pictured at the visit are Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director of Eurofound, and Chiaru Kobu, Chancellor of the Fukuoka EU Association and President of Kyushu University.
  • 17 September 2015
    Since the onset of the economic crisis, the unemployment level among young people has risen sharply, with some Member States having stubbornly high youth unemployment rates. Young people, especially those who are not in employment, education or training, are at the greatest risk of social exclusion – with serious consequences both for the individuals concerned and for society and the economy as a whole.