• First findings: Sixth European Working Conditions Survey - Résumé

    The sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) presents the diverse picture of Europe at work over time across countries, occupations, gender and age groups. The findings underline the complex reality with which Europe’s policymakers are confronted as they seek to build a fair and competitive Europe.

  • Job creation in SMEs - Résumé

    In light of the recent economic and financial crisis and its detrimental effects on EU labour markets, both academics and policymakers are paying increasing attention to the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in job creation.

  • Third European Company Survey: First findings (résumé)

    The third European Company Survey (ECS) maps practices in establishments with 10 or more employees across the EU28, and in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro and Turkey. In all, over 30,000 establishments were surveyed by Gallup Europe, with a target sample size per country ranging from 300 to 1,650. Topics comprise work organisation, human resources (HR) practices, employee participation and social dialogue, and how these practices support ‘smart growth’.

  • Temporary agency work in the European Union (résumé)

    A résumé of Foundation reseach into temporary agency work in the 15 Member States. It outlines some of the main trends prevalent in this form of employment and highlights the problems and challenges it raises for each Member State and for the EU as a whole.

  • Combining family and work: the working arrangements of women and men

    During the summer of 1998 more than 30,000 persons aged between 16 to 64 years from 16 European countries were interviewed about their current employment status, their working conditions and their preferences. This leaflet summarises the main findings of the survey on the subject of current participation in paid work and future preferences of men and women who are living together as a couple.

  • Integrated approaches to active welfare and employment policies (resumé)

    A resumé of Foundation research in the field of social cohesion which has examined strategies to coordinate labour market activation programmes for recipients of minimum income benefits in all 15 EU Member States.

  • Working conditions in candidate countries and the European Union (résumé)

    In 2001, the Foundation carried out a survey on working conditions in 12 candidate countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. The questionnaire-based survey is identical to the three working conditions surveys carried out in the EU Member States in 1990, 1995 and 2000, allowing for comparisons to be drawn between these two groups of countries. This leaflet presents the main findings of the candidate countries’ survey.

  • Impact of the recession on age management policies (résumé)

    Eurofound’s research on ‘Restructuring in recession and labour force participation’ explored the age management practices of companies in light of restructuring undergone during the recession. The study looked at policy in relation to the retention of older workers (aged 50 or more) in employment at national and establishment levels in nine European Union (EU) Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

  • Young people and NEETs in Europe: First findings (résumé)

    In the context of its 2011 work programme, Eurofound has explored the situation of young people who are part of the NEET group: ‘not in employment, education or training’. The research was carried out by Eurofound’s Employment and Competitiveness unit, using the capacity of the Network of European Observatories. The aim was to investigate the current situation of young people in Europe, focusing specifically on those who are not in employment, education or training, and to understand the economic and social consequences of their disengagement from the labour market and education. The preliminary results of the research are presented in this short document.

  • Intercultural policies in European cities: Good practice guide (résumé)

    To support the exchange of experience and learning between cities, the third research module of the CLIP network examines the intercultural policies and practices of 31 European cities. It explores the major needs in intergroup relations between municipal authorities and minority groups, the responses of cities and migrant organisations to meet these needs and the measures taken by cities to improve attitudes and relations between majority and minority groups.