Living conditions and quality of life

EU Open Data Explained - Webinar on Living, Working and COVID-19

Wed, 22/07/2020
Wed, 22/07/2020

A joint webinar with Eurofound and Publications Office of the European Union

Date: 22 July

Time: 14.00 – 14.45 (Irish time) 15.00 – 15.45 CET




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With over 60,000 responses, the first results of Eurofound’s online survey Living, Working and COVID-19, carried out in April 2020, showed a Europe grappling to respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic, with many respondents reporting low levels of optimism about their future, job and contract loss, and a spike in financial insecurity. A second wave of the survey has been launched and will delve deeper and aim to capture how lives have changed over time – particularly for those most impacted, such as the self-employed. Across Europe, policymakers – including governments, support institutions, social partners and other social actors – have moved swiftly to mitigate the social and economic effects of the pandemic, introducing measures to cushion the social and economic effects on businesses, workers and citizens. Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database aims to map these measures.


Moderated by the EU Open Data Portal, participants joined Eurofound’s Daphne Ahrendt, Senior Research Manager and Tina Weber, Research Manager LIVE to find out how they ran the survey and mapped the policy measures, as well as hearing what the data tells us about the immediate impact of COVID-19 on living and working in Europe and the policies to address these new challenges. Daphne and Tina took the participants questions and comments via LIVE chat.



Webinar speaker image: Daphne Ahendt

Speaker: Daphne Ahrendt

Daphne is a senior research manager in Eurofound’s Social Policies unit. Since joining Eurofound in 2013, she has worked on issues related to poverty and deprivation. She was also involved in the preparations for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey. At present, she is coordinating Eurofound's survey management and development activity. Previously, she worked in the Eurobarometer Unit at the European Commission and on the International Social Survey Programme at the National Centre for Social Research in London. Daphne holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Policies from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University.

Webinar speaker image: Tina Weber

Speaker: Tina Weber

Tina is a research manager sharing her time between the Employment and Working Life units at Eurofound. Her research focuses on labour market change, restructuring and working conditions. Prior to joining Eurofound in March 2019, Tina worked as a senior researcher at the research and consulting services company ICF with a focus on comparative studies, evaluations and impact assessments in the fields of labour law, labour market policies, gender equality and industrial relations. Tina holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Edinburgh.

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