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 - Digitisation in the workplace
Research into the transformative potential of the digital revolution tends to take a quantitative approach in an attempt to monitor changes in employment levels due to digitalisation. The fear of potential job losses and negative disruption brought about by digital technologies has permeated the policy debate on digitalisation. In contrast, this report, based on case study research, takes a more qualitative approach to exploring the impact of selected digital technologies (internet of things, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality) in the workplace. While digital technologies can bring many opportunities and have been shown to be beneficial for both workers and organisations, there is a need to put safeguards in place to ensure employee data protection and privacy. A well-functioning social dialogue is also key to reaping the benefits of digital technologies and preventing – or minimising – any negative outcomes.
- Publication: Digitisation in the workplace
Initiatives to improve conditions for platform workers: Aims, methods, strengths and weaknesses
02 December 2021
Digitisation in the workplace
25 October 2021
What just happened? COVID-19 lockdowns and change in the labour market
19 October 2021
Tools of trade: Supporting export businesses to improve their workplace practices
06 October 2021
Tackling labour shortages in EU Member States
20 July 2021
Distributional impacts of climate policies in Europe
06 July 2021
COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life
11 March 2021
New forms of employment: 2020 update
15 December 2020
Women and labour market equality: Has COVID-19 rolled back recent gains?
09 December 2020
ERM report 2020: Restructuring across borders
10 November 2020