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- 17 June 2013 News
European Social Services Conference
The 21st in the series, Transforming Lives! Reshaping services for a changing society, begins in Dublin today. The event is organised by the European Social Network (ESN) in association with the Irish Presidency of the European Union. Eurofound will contribute with presentations by its Director, Juan Menéndez-Valdés, on ‘Prospects for a better work and life in Europe’ while Research Manager Tadas Leoncikas will present the results of the European Quality of Life Survey on satisfaction with public services.
- 13 June 2013 News
European gender equality index
The European Institute for Gender Equality has launched a European Gender Equality Index which shows that the EU is only half way towards a gender-equal society, with an average EU score of 54 (where 1 stands for no gender equality and 100 for full gender equality). Eurofound was happy to provide some of the data used by its sister agency in the construction of the index.
- 12 June 2013 Press release
Involving employees at the workplace pays off in higher levels of work performance
Research shows that employee involvement can support employers’ objectives to raise levels of work performance and can also enhance the quality of employees’ lives at work. However, new data from Eurofound shows only about a quarter of employees in Europe (27%) are working in high involvement organisations.
- 11 June 2013 News
Forthcoming call for tender for national and EU-level correspondents
Eurofound will launch a public call for tenders for the work of national (and European-level) correspondents to provide expert national inputs of key importance for the European debate that will allow for comparisons of developments and contextualising information. The contract notice is expected to be published in the Official Journal around 17 June.
- 5 June 2013 Press release
Europe is winning the war on undeclared work
A wide range of policy approaches and measures introduced in all EU Member States over the past five years have had a significant impact on preventing businesses and people from engaging in undeclared work, new research from Eurofound has found.
- 29 May 2013 Event
Driving competitiveness - Delivering growth and sustainable jobs
Eurofound is participating in this Irish presidency conference in Dublin Castle today. Irene Mandl is presenting new findings on restructuring in SMEs in Europe.
- 14 May 2013 Press release
Understanding restructuring in SMEs in Europe
Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) make up more than 99% of European businesses and account for about two thirds of private sector employment. Eurofound has carried out comparative research to highlight the challenges facing restructuring in SMEs in Europe, specifically in the area of policy and support measures. This package of research, which includes a database of 85 company case examples, is presented to members of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, today.