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  • 28 June 2013
    While Croatia formally become a Member State of the EU on 1 July, Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) has been covering Croatia for six years – since 2007. From the survey findings emerge a picture of  a country in transition, and one with marked generational differences in terms of outlook and attitudes. Generally, people in Croatia are less satisfied with their lives than are EU residents on average: on a scale of 1 to 10, they rate their satisfaction with life at 6.8 – below the EU average of 7.1. However, this picture changes when we look at young people in Croatia. Not only are young people the most satisfied of all age groups with their lives in the country; they are also more satisfied than the average for their counterparts in the EU27.
  • 27 June 2013
    Eurofound launches report on work organisation and innovation in Ireland: Innovation and workplace organisation in Ireland, a leading light and good example for Europe Employers, employer associations and trade unions have an important role to play in promoting work organisation innovations which can provide win–win benefits for employers and workers alike in Irish workplaces. This is according to a new report by Eurofound, the Dublin-based EU agency. The report will be launched today by Sean Sherlock TD, Minister of State for Research and Innovation within the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
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  • 26 June 2013
    Eurofound launches its flagship annual working time update for 2012: Differences in working time remain large across Europe The average collectively agreed weekly working time in the European Union, including Croatia, stood at 38.1 hours in 2012, the same as for the EU27 in 2011, according to Eurofound’s latest annual working time update. The working week was on average 30 minutes shorter in the pre-2004 EU15 countries and over 1 hour and 30 minutes longer in the new Member States. The new report provides a snapshot of working time developments in the European Union and Norway in 2012 as agreed between the social partners by collective agreements. The combined total of agreed annual leave and public holidays in the EU varied from 40 days in Germany to 28 days in Estonia – a difference of over 2 working weeks.
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  • 18 June 2013
    Eurofound launches it flagship Yearbook of Living and Working in Europe 2012 report:
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  • 14 June 2013
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  • 14 June 2013
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  • 14 June 2013
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Out of the shadows – focus on undeclared work Undeclared work is an ongoing concern for the EU and its Member States. The consequences for individuals and society are especially apparent in times of economic and social crisis. With this in mind, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is preparing an opinion that will outline a strategy to tackle the shadow economy and undeclared work.
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  • 14 June 2013
    Important notice! If you would like to receive Eurofound News by email (10 issues a year), please sign up now. Benefits of employee workplace involvement In the EU27, most of the workforce is employed in organisations that provide only limited opportunities for employees to participate in decision-making, whether regarding their own job or wider issues that affect their work.
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  • 14 June 2013
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  • 12 June 2013
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