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- 5 December 2013 Just published ERM Annual report 2013
The economic crisis has significantly reduced the rate of offshoring in Europe, according to the 2013 annual report of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) - Monitoring and managing restructuring in the 21st century. The report is launched at a high-level EU-Japan tripartite meeting on employment and social issues in Tokyo today.
- 26 November 2013 News Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties in finding workers with the right skills
In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS), launched in Brussels today, which provides a snapshot of human resource management practices, employee participation and social dialogue at the workplace, and performance and innovation.
- 19 November 2013 News International Men's Day
Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them. Eurofound takes this opportunity to highlight its work in the areas of gender, equal opportunities for women and men and their living and working conditions in Europe.
- 7 November 2013 Press release Inequalities in well-being rise in Europe during crisis
While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries during the crisis. Eurofound’s new report assesses the impact of the crisis on the subjective well-being of Europeans, drawing policy-relevant findings from its third European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). It is the first in a series of reports which covers social inequalities, quality of society and public services, and trends in quality of life in Europe over the past decade.
- 24 October 2013 Just published Women, men and working conditions in Europe
This report explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analysing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on gender segregation in employment.
- 7 October 2013 Just published Social partners’ involvement in pension reform in the EU
The reform of pension systems is arguably one of the key challenges for social policy in Europe in the context of demographic change. In recent years, the issue has been very high on the policy agenda across all EU Member States and in Norway. While several countries have introduced pension reforms over a decade ago, the economic crisis and the ensuing debt crisis have prompted a further wave of reform. This report provides an overview of the involvement of social partners in pension reforms adopted since 2008 across the EU27, as well as in Norway.