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Spotlight on youth icon Youth issues a top priority 24 April 2014
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Spotlight on employment icon Employment - jobs in Europe 3 April 2014
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Spotlight on quality of life icon Quality of life, citizens and public services 22 April 2014
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  • 16 April 2014 Just published Comparing working conditions across sectors in Europe
    New information sheets are now available on working conditions in the following sectors: banking, construction and education. Next sectors under scrutiny will concern residential care, food and beverages and textiles and clothing.
  • 8 April 2014 News release Positive effects of steel workers’ direct participation in managing health, safety and psychosocial risks at the workplace
    Direct involvement of all workers within an organisation with a view to achieving a culture of openness regarding psychosocial constraints at the workplace is one of the main challenges for the steel sector, according to Eurofound’s latest report on Industrial relations practices related to psychosocial constraints at work in the steel sector. Encouraging people to talk about their problems at work, especially psychosocial problems, is a key element in tackling the issue of the effectiveness of prevention strategies.
  • 28 March 2014 Event Citizen action for better family policies
    Eurofound is organising an event in collaboration with COFACE (Confederation of family organisations in the European Union) and AGF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Familienorganisationen e.V) in Berlin today. Join the #FamiliesVOTE2014 debate online, follow our webstream between 13:00 - 15:00 CET, and ask the panelists your questions.
  • 25 March 2014 Press release Increase in young people living at home across EU since onset of economic crisis
    The number of young people living at home with their parents across Europe has increased from 44% to 48% between 2007 and 2011. This holds true especially for young men, according to new research by Eurofound into the social situation of young people in Europe. Nearly half of young people in the EU live in households experiencing some form of deprivation with 27% at moderate levels and 22% experiencing serious deprivation. The policy brief, presented to policymakers in Dublin today, puts emphasis on both social and employment issues affecting young people.
  • 19 March 2014 New Network of national correspondents gets underway
    Eurofound’s new Network of Correspondents met in Dublin today, starting the new four-year collaboration period after a comprehensive public tender procedure earlier in the year. The members of the Network of Correspondents are Eurofound’s ears and eyes on the ground in all 28 EU Member States, regularly reporting on developments relating to working conditions and industrial relations, living conditions and quality of life, and employment and change. The correspondents are experts in their respective fields, and many have been working with Eurofound over a number of years. The input of the Network feeds into Eurofound's comparative research work and is published on Eurofound's website.
  • 8 March 2014 New International Women's Day 2014
    Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is 'Equality for women is progress for all'. A recent Eurofound report, based on findings from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), confirms that men's monthly income is considerably higher than women's, with relatively smaller gender differences on other job quality dimensions.
  • 6 March 2014 Press release Wage setting mechanisms and minimum wages under the spotlight in Europe
    The Pay in Europe in the 21st century report provides comparative time series on wage-bargaining outcomes across the EU Member States and Norway. It also investigates the different systems and levels of minimum wages in Europe at present, evaluating the implications of a hypothetical scenario of a minimum wage set at 60% of the median national wage. The report will be presented to government representatives of EU Member States on Friday 7 March 2014.