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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Risk factors for hearing loss across occupations

    Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the industrialised world (Davis, 1997). The World Health Organization (WHO [1]) regards adult-onset hearing loss as the 15th most serious health problem. The European Union recognises noise-induced hearing loss as one of the most prominent occupational diseases (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2002, 2005). [1] http://www.who.int/en/
  • Foundation Findings - Household over-indebtedness in the EU: The role of informal debts

    This policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is household over-indebtedness – in particular, the role of informal debts.
  • Foundation Findings - Political trust and civic engagement during the crisis

    This policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings together results from the analysis of EQLS data and evidence from other sources to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is findings on trust in national and European political institutions and on civic engagement during the economic crisis.
  • Qualidade de vida na Europa: bem-estar subjetivo

    This report assesses the impact of the crisis on the subjective well-being of Europeans. In 2011, GDP per capita in 22 out of the then 27 EU Member States was below 2008 levels, and unemployment rates were higher in 25 out of the 27. These indicators demonstrate worrying trends, but the report goes deeper, trying to answer various questions: What is the real impact on people’s lives? Who has been hit hardest? Where have there been positive well-being patterns? What explains the variation in well-being across Europe? How can policy increase or stem the fall in well-being in the future? It concludes that the crisis may not be affecting everyone’s well-being equally, nor all aspects of well-being. Well-being has fallen in many EU countries, remaining highest in northern countries. However, falls in well-being in many western EU countries have been matched by increases in eastern countries. Population groups having low well-being include those limited by disability or illness and unemployed people. Read more in the report.
  • Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being

    This report assesses the impact of the crisis on the subjective well-being of Europeans. In 2011, GDP per capita in 22 out of the then 27 EU Member States was below 2008 levels, and unemployment rates were higher in 25 out of the 27. These indicators demonstrate worrying trends, but the report goes deeper, trying to answer various questions: What is the real impact on people’s lives? Who has been hit hardest? Where have there been positive wellbeing patterns? What explains the variation in well-being across Europe? How can policy increase or stem the fall in well-being in the future? It concludes that the crisis may not be affecting everyone’s well-being equally, nor all aspects of well-being. Well-being has fallen in many EU countries, remaining highest in northern countries. However, falls in wellbeing in many western EU countries have been matched by increases in eastern countries. Population groups with low well-being include those limited by disability or illness and unemployed people.
  • Qualidade de vida na Europa – Qualidade da sociedade e dos serviços públicos

    Quality of life depends on individual circumstances and on the quality of the society at large; this is in turn partly shaped by the availability of good-quality public services. Services such as health, education and social care enable citizens to lead fulfilling lives. The quality of society is also shaped by social relationships and how well they function: conflict or inequality between social groups, or a lack of trust between people, can affect everybody’s wellbeing. This report is based on the 2011 European Quality of Life Survey conducted by Eurofound.
  • European Commission pushes social dimension of EMU

    In its report to the European Parliament and Council, ‘Strengthening the Social Dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union’ (188KB PDF) [1], the European Commission makes a further contribution to the debate on deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU [2]), stating that the general social agenda is relevant to all 28 EU Member States. [1] http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/president/news/archives/2013/10/pdf/20131002_1-emu_en.pdf [2] http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/euro/emu/
  • Ageing population could impede growth in EU job market

    A European Commission working paper, ‘Growth potential of EU human resources and policy implications for future economic growth’ [1], analyses the impact of demographic ageing. The findings indicate that demographic trends and, more specifically, the ageing of the EU’s population, represent a key challenge in their impact on the size and structure of the European workforce. [1] http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=738&langId=en&pubId=7662&type=2&furtherPubs=yes
  • Chronic lung problems linked to workplace environment

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has emerged as a disease which is widespread in Norway. COPD is the name for a collection of lung conditions including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. People with COPD have difficulty breathing, primarily due to the narrowing of the airways. Typical symptoms include breathlessness, a persistent phlegm-producing cough and frequent chest infections
  • ERM Quarterly - Issue 3, October 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.

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