19 december 2013
The third European Company Survey (ECS) maps practices in establishments with 10 or more employees across the EU28, and in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro and Turkey. In all, over 30,000 establishments were surveyed by Gallup Europe, with a target sample size per country ranging from 300 to 1,650. Topics comprise work organisation, human resources (HR) practices, employee participation and social dialogue, and how these practices support ‘smart growth’.
11 december 2013
The focus of Eurofound’s 2014 work programme will be on providing knowledge that will help to address Europe’s employment and social crisis. In relation to employment, the Agency will continue to provide information on ongoing changes in the employment structure. To support policies aimed at combating unemployment, the focus will be on job creation in SMEs and on initiatives for young people. For those in employment, sustainable working conditions throughout working life, as well as company practices that improve both working conditions and company performance, will be central research interests. The social crisis experienced in many Member States is closely related to the tightening of public budgets. Public services will receive special attention, with research examining how access, quality and effectiveness are impacted by the crisis and aiming to identify where and how they have successfully adapted to the dual challenge of increased demand for services and declining resources. These questions will guide research on a number of specific services and on social benefits.
28 november 2013
This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; New package of analysis on quality of life; Exploring gender and working conditions; News in brief; and Publications.
30 oktober 2013
Prospects for growth in the EU are improving thanks to the combination of a smaller fiscal drag, stronger external demand and a gradual improvement in private sector lending conditions. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that output will increase in the euro zone by 1.1% in 2014 after a 0.3% decline in 2013. This third issue for 2013 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/7/13 - 30/9/13); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Support instruments for restructuring in Lithuania; Cases in focus: Airline restructuring - Air France and Lufthansa; Sector in focus – The postal services sector.
29 oktober 2013
This issue of Foundation Focus looks at impacts of the crisis on quality of life in Europe. Has quality of life worsened? Have all sections of society borne the impact equally, or have some ill-favoured groups been particularly affected? How do European citizens rate the quality of their public services since the onset of the crisis? Do these services – such as healthcare and childcare – do the job that is asked of them? If not, how can public services and the European welfare state change to meet a new reality? And what of the public sector workers who are responsible for the delivery of many of these services: how has their working situation changed since 2008?
23 oktober 2013
This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Only modest real pay increases; Working in Europe - crisis leaves its mark; News in pictures; News in brief; and Publications.
23 oktober 2013
This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; New database on collective pay bargaining; Promoting diversity in European workplaces; News in brief; and Publications.
23 oktober 2013
This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; More and better jobs in home-care services; EU Agencies - supporting the Social Model; News in brief; and Publications.
22 oktober 2013
The objective of the ERM is to monitor restructuring activities in the EU Member States plus Norway. The employment impact of restructuring events is measured on the basis of announcements reported in the daily and business press in each Member State since 2002. Read more on the ERM web pages.
25 september 2013
In 2006, the European Commission mandated Eurofound to carry out studies on the representativeness of European social partner organisations, with the aim of identifying the relevant national and supranational interest associations in the field of industrial relations in selected sectors. (Prior to 2006, the studies had been coordinated by the Catholic University of Louvain).