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Nicola Countouris, Valerio De Stefano, Agnieszka Piasna, ...

The future of remote work

Debates on the future of work have taken a more fundamental turn in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Early in 2020, when large sections of the workforce were prevented from coming to their usual places of work, remote work became the only way for many to continue to perform their professions. What had been a piecemeal, at times truly sluggish... Find out more

Silvia Rainone, Philippe Pochet

The EU recovery strategy

This paper explores the EU recovery strategy with a specific focus on its potentially transformative aspects vis-à-vis European integration and on its implications for the social dimension of the EU’s socio-economic governance. It aims, in particular, to provide a reflection on whether the established measures put forward sufficient safeguards... Find out more

Slavina Spasova, Dalila Ghailani, Sebastiano Sabato, ...

Social protection for atypical workers during the pandemic

The spread of Covid-19 and the ensuing adoption of lockdown measures have had severe consequences for European labour markets. All EU governments quickly made unprecedented economic and social support available to tackle the consequences of the pandemic. However, these measures – introduced by EU Member States during the pandemic as regards... Find out more

Giacomo Cucignatto, Matteo Gaddi, Nadia Garbellini

Covid-19 and industrial restructuring

The economic and health crisis triggered by the Covid‑19 pandemic leaves the European Union facing the steepest decline in production and employment since the Second World War, on top of economic fundamentals that are already fragile as a result of the disastrous effects of the double fall associated with the great financial crisis and the... Find out more

Reshaping the Work–Life Balance Directive with Covid‑19 lessons in mind

The Covid‑19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women, threatening to reverse progress towards gender equality. It has made the need to address long ‑ standing structural disadvantages affecting women even more evident and pressing, including the fact that women continue to perform a greater share of unpaid care work. This paper argues that... Find out more

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April 01, 2021

Edito#72: The future of work post-Covid

The idea that Covid impacts society as a whole in an equal manner has been proven wrong by the sharp divide in terms of inequalities that this crisis has aggravated. The injustice of unfair profit... Find out more

February 03, 2021

Covid-19 and unemployment rate in Europe

A recent report of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, shows that the unemployment rate remained relatively stable between September and December 2020, but rose from 6.5% to 7.5%... Find out more

October 15, 2020

Covid-19 and the tensions between large cities

The economic, social, political and cultural consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are continually being discovered. Learning to think differently will become more and more necessary as we become... Find out more

September 16, 2020

The International Journal of Health Services publishes a study on the classification of SARS-CoV2

After Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in Europe, the virus causing the disease, SARS-CoV2, needed to be classified so as to allow the provisions of the European directive on the protection of workers... Find out more

July 12, 2020

Covid Social Impact monitoring social and employment consequences of the pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has launched a new Covid Social Impact platform to monitor the social and employment consequences of the coronavirus (aka... Find out more

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ETUI-CELSI Covid-19 Observatory

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) have partnered to create the ETUI-CELSI... Find out more