Network of Eurofound Correspondents

As part of its knowledge base, Eurofound has at its disposal a network of national correspondents, based in all Member States plus Norway. The network has the following roles:

  • monitoring and reporting on developments in working-life
  • contributing to comparative research and thematic work
  • validating and/or updating Eurofound databases, and
  • supporting Eurofound outreach at national level

Input from the correspondents supports Eurofound’s research by gathering, analysing and reporting on specific developments (policies, practices and regulations) in the EU Member States in relation to the thematic areas covered in Eurofound’s Programming Document for the period 2021 to 2024, and supporting Eurofound outreach at national level.

The network may contribute to research in all of the six strategic areas set out in the Programming Document:

  1. Working conditions and sustainable work
  2. Industrial relations and social dialogue
  3. Employment and labour markets
  4. Living conditions and quality of life
  5. Anticipating and managing the impact of change
  6. Promoting social cohesion and convergence

National correspondents report regularly on developments in working life and restructuring. Working life country profiles are also in place and regularly updated based on information from the network. National contributions for representativeness studies are provided. Alongside these regular inputs, national correspondents also provide national information related to specific research questions which are either published in a comparative overview or feed into larger-scale research reports.

Given the tripartite structure of governance in Eurofound, national correspondents also assist Eurofound in reaching out to relevant stakeholders (primarily social partners, government departments and other key decision-makers/opinion-formers) in their respective Member State in a variety of ways. Correspondents are also in regular contact with members of Eurofound’s Management Board from the country concerned.

Participating in a European-wide network provides correspondents with a unique opportunity to share their expertise, to contribute to debates and to engage with topics relevant to the EU employment and social policy agenda.

Network of Eurofound Correspondents: Contractors (2022 - 2026)

COUNTRY CONTRACTOR

AUSTRIA

Consortium Forschungs-und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt (FORBA), Working Life Research Centre and University of Vienna

BELGIUM

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, represented by KU Leuven Research and Development and acting upon request of HIVA – Institute for Work and Society 

BULGARIA

 

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 

CROATIA

University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism

CYPRUS

Cyprus Labour Institute of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (INEK-PEO)

CZECHIA

Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (VUPSV)

DENMARK

Consortium Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS), Department of Sociology, University of CopenhagenOxford Research A/S

ESTONIA

Praxis Centre for Policy Studies

FINLAND

Oxford Research AB

FRANCE

Consortium IR Share & Association Travail, Emploi, Europe, Société (ASTREES)

GERMANY

Consortium Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (HBS)Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW)

GREECE

Labour Institute of GSEE (INE/GSEE)

HUNGARY

 

Consortium Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research Ltd, and Kopint Foundation for Economic Research

IRELAND

Consortium IRN Publishing Ltd & National University of Ireland, University College Dublin (NUID UCD)

ITALY

 

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini S.R.L SB

LATVIA

Consortium EPC and Riga Techgirls

LITHUANIA

Labour Market Research Department of the Institute of Sociology, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences

LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)

MALTA

University of Malta (UoM)

NETHERLANDS

 

Panteia B.V.

NORWAY

Fafo and STAMI on behalf of the Norwegian Government

POLAND

Consortium ECORYS Polska & Polityka Insight

PORTUGAL

CESIS - Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social

ROMANIA

Consortium Syndex Consulting SRL & Association Center for Public Innovation (Asociația Centrul pentru Inovare Publică) 

SLOVAKIA

Institute for Labour and Family Research (IVPR)

SLOVENIA

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV)

SPAIN

 

Consortium Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB-QUIT), Notus Investigación Social Aplicada, and IKEI Research & Consultancy

SWEDEN

Oxford Research AB