The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
The EMCC focuses on two main topic areas.
Employment and labour markets is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound operates as a centre of expertise for monitoring and analysing labour market developments, particularly as European labour markets are faced with major challenges in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its research will focus on the consequences of the pandemic for work and employment and how to maintain the functioning and inclusiveness of the labour market.
Anticipating and managing the impact of change is one of the six main activities in Eurofound’s work programme for the 2021–2024 period. Eurofound will provide evidence on structural developments affecting the EU economy and labour markets, driven largely by digitalisation and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but also by the COVID-19 crisis. The research is intended to assist policymakers in anticipating and preparing European labour markets and workplaces for these changes.
Eurofound’s work on COVID-19 examines the far-reaching socioeconomic implications of the pandemic across Europe and the impact on employment and labour markets. A key element of the research is the report COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life.
Featured - First impacts of the Ukrainian crisis on employment in the EU
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked the world and the international community. Outside of Ukraine, the crisis is having many socioeconomic consequences. Refugee flows are already putting an enormous strain on social and housing services, especially those in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. At the same time, Russian companies in Europe are suffering from the packages of restrictive measures and economic sanctions adopted by EU Member States. Energy and global food prices are hitting record highs, supply chains are being disrupted and these combine to affect companies’ levels of production and employment.
The evidence that the crisis is beginning to have an impact on employment in the EU Member States is also apparent from some restructuring events recorded by Eurofound’s European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) events database. In a new article, Eurofound presents the first restructuring announcements from the ERM directly linked to the war in Ukraine. These involve both job creation – for example, in organisations accommodating refugee inflows - as well as job loss, for some Russian-owned companies in Europe as a result of sanctions or for firms negatively affected by rising raw material prices. The ERM dataset is updated daily with fresh cases and will continue to monitor the impacts of the crisis.
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