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Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Location
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Seat Dublin, Ireland
Signed
Established 1975
Director Jorma Karppinen
Website eurofound.europa.eu
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The 'European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions' (Eurofound) is a agency of the European Union, with offices located in Dublin, Ireland. It was set up by in May 1975 by the European Council to help improve living and working conditions across Europe.

The Foundation focuses on managing research, gathering information, and communicating its findings. It maintains a number of specialized operations monitoring and measuring conditions in Europe, including:

  • the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)
  • the European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)
    Regular surveys on European working conditions, quality of life, and company policies on working time issues (the first working conditions survey was carried out in 1990)
  • the European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC)
  • the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM)

Role and mission

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions describes its role on its own information page as follows:

To provide information, advice and expertise – on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe – for key actors in the field of EU social policy on the basis of comparative information, research and analysis.

It was one of the first bodies established to work on a specific subset of EU policy.

Governance and offices

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions is overseen by a Director, a Deputy Director, and a Governing Board. The Governing Board meets once a year to set budgets and policy, and to decide on one-year and four-year work programmes. The current Director, Jorma Karppinnen, was appointed in December 2005. The Deputy Director is Erika Mezger.

The Foundation budget (20.2M euros in 2007) comes from the general European Commission budget.

The offices of the Foundation (map) are located at

Loughlinstown House
Wyattville Road, Dublin 18

References

  • "About the Foundation" page from the official website of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
  • The monthly newsletter offered by that site
  • "Surveys" page from the official website of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
  • Original creation of the body : see Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1365/75, 26 May 1975
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