The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) provides research-based findings and knowledge to help develop social and work-related policies. The ultimate aim is to help plan and design better living and working conditions in Europe.
Eurofound's core activities:
- To carry out research on social and work-related issues
- To communicate the results to EU & national policymakers.
It conducts research projects and 3 pan-European surveys on:
- working conditions
- quality of life
- company practices.
It maintains 2 observatories to provide up-to-date information on:
- employment changes
- working life.
Its work is used to provide an evidence base for policy - such as in the recent European initiatives on youth unemployment and the youth guarantee.