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  • 07 juli 2022
    Recorded trust in institutions such as national governments, the EU, the police and news media has declined across the EU over the past two years, with those who previously expressed higher trust levels, such as those in financially secure positions, now becoming less trusting. Declines in trust are being driven, in part, by the spread of misinformation on social media, and take place in the context of high levels of inflation, rising energy costs and increasingly difficult economic circumstances. These are among the findings of the fifth round of Eurofound’s Living, working and COVID-19 e-survey, with the factsheet of initial results Living in a new era of uncertainty published today.
  • 21 juni 2022
    Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin, and Deputy Director, Maria Jepsen, met with President Michael D Higgins this morning to discuss latest research on issues such as trust, housing, youth, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society in Europe. They also spoke about Eurofound’s unique role as the only EU agency based in Ireland, the benefits of EU membership for the country, and Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership since its decision to join the EEC in 1972.
  • 15 juni 2022
    Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period.
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    08 juni 2022
    Over 70% of respondents that participated in the latest round of Eurofound’s online survey agree with the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia, with two-thirds feeling that more stringent sanctions should be imposed. Support for economic sanctions is particularly high among respondents in Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, Romania, Poland and Ireland. These findings are part of a new landmark EU survey, the results of which are to be published in July.
  • Image left to right: Ivailo Kalfin, Eurofound Executive Director, Maria Jepsen, Eurofound Deputy Director, Barry Colfer, IIEA Director of Research, David O’Sullivan, IIEA Director General
    30 maj 2022
    The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the Institute of European Affairs (IIEA) met at Eurofound, Dublin on 2 June 2022, following the recent appointment of David O’Sullivan as the Director General of IIEA. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two organisations, as well as discuss latest research; including on the economic, employment and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across Europe, labour market shifts and the future of work.
  • 18 maj 2022
    At the beginning of this year, prior to the war in Ukraine, the EU was just beginning to overcome its biggest ever test, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Europe was moving to stabilise itself after this most deadly and far-reaching threat. The latest Living and working in Europe yearbook highlights how the endless cycle of tightening and loosening restrictions that persisted for two years took its toll on people, with fatigue and anxiety infusing populations across Europe.
  • 09 maj 2022
    Eurofound, in partnership with European Parliament Liaison office in Ireland and the European Commission Representation in Ireland, organised a special event at its premises in Dublin today to mark Europe Day 2022, engage with young people in the community, and to give a voice to young Ukrainian refugees in Ireland.
  • 28 april 2022
    The Directors and senior staff of Eurofound and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) met in Dublin today. It was an opportunity to review ongoing collaboration between the two agencies, as well as discuss their response to the war in Ukraine. They reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring that their research informed policy responses to prioritise human dignity, non-discrimination, and improving living and working conditions throughout Europe.
  • 07 april 2022
    Eurofound stands with Ukraine and has moved to respond to the evolving crisis. In addition to the death and destruction from the war waged on Ukraine and its people, this has already brought more than three million refugees to the EU from Ukraine, increased emigration from Russia, deepened deficits on the markets for oil and gas as well as cereals and other commodities. EU citizens and governments are stepping up to the challenge of welcoming the refugees.
  • 29 mars 2022
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of people across Europe over the past two years. Although EU and national-level policy and fiscal interventions mitigated some of the most severe potential economic and employment impacts of crisis, the wide-ranging consequences of the pandemic endure. It is in this context that Eurofound launches the latest round of its Living, working and COVID-19 e-survey; to document how life has changed, and provide the most up-to-date picture for policymakers as they respond to the challenges of a profoundly changed Europe.

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