The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) is an information resource established to promote an understanding of changes in the world of work, employment and restructuring. Its work is supported by a Network of Eurofound Correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
Well-functioning labour markets are a prerequisite for making full use of the job creation potential of the economy as it emerges from the financial and economic crisis.
Eurofound monitors and analyses the implications of structural change in the economy for Europe’s labour markets and employment.
Feature - New forms of employment: still new and relevant?
The last decade has seen much public and policy debate on the future of work, and the therewith related ‘new forms of employment’. In a 2013-2014 mapping across the EU and Norway, Eurofound identified nine new trends that differ from more traditional employment either as regards the formal relationship between employer and employee (or client and self-employed) and/or in the field of work organisation (notably in terms of time and place of work, including digitally-enabled flexibility). An update of this mapping in mid-2020 not only showed that these trends continue to be relevant, but that they are still considered ‘new’. However, they have become more prevalent these past few years, resulting in increased employment diversity in European labour markets. In particular, casual work, platform work and ICT-based mobile work have gained importance in many Member States. Policy is advised to take advantage of the opportunities inherent to the new forms of employment while safeguarding labour standards. For such, targeted and tailor-made solutions are deemed more effective than a one-size-fits-all approach.
- Publication: New forms of employment
- Publication: New forms of employment: 2020 update
- Blog: New forms of employment in Europe – How new is new?
- Publication series: New forms of employment
Publikationer från EMCC
New forms of employment: 2020 update
15 december 2020
Women and labour market equality: Has COVID-19 rolled back recent gains?
09 december 2020
ERM report 2020: Restructuring across borders
10 november 2020
Back to the future: Policy pointers from platform work scenarios
21 september 2020
COVID-19: Policy responses across Europe
24 juni 2020
Labour market change: Trends and policy approaches towards flexibilisation
16 april 2020
Game-changing technologies: Transforming production and employment in Europe
22 januari 2020
A more equal Europe? Convergence and the European Pillar of Social Rights
10 december 2019
Labour market segmentation: Piloting new empirical and policy analyses
02 december 2019
European Jobs Monitor 2019: Shifts in the employment structure at regional level
07 oktober 2019