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Damini Purkayastha, Christophe Vanroelen, Tuba Bircan, ...

Work, health and Covid-19

With work a key vector of Covid‑19 transmission, this report examines why it is critical that occupational health and safety measures take centre stage in mitigation policies. Workers in sectors declared essential by state authorities have been mandated to continue working in physical settings during the pandemic. Several such sectors involve many... Find out more

Valeria Pulignano, Markieta Domecka, Karol Muszyński, ...

Creative labour in the era of Covid-19

This working paper identifies some key areas of policy intervention for advancing socially sustainable and fair solutions for freelancers working in the creative industries, who are among those have suffered the most from the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the authors focus on those who work entirely on their own account... Find out more

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

Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU

The lockdown and other restrictive measures introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic recession have had a strong impact on labour markets worldwide. As far as the European Union (EU) is concerned, the accelerated fall in total employment was the ‘sharpest decline ever observed over two successive quarters since 1995’... Find out more

David Natali

Pensions in the age of Covid-19

Pension policy is not safe from the potentially dramatic consequences of the pandemic. But in terms of pension politics, the pandemic also represents a window of opportunity to rethink the political debate on the future reform agenda. The present policy brief sheds light on the short- and long-term consequences of Covid-19 for pensions in Europe... Find out more

EU-western Balkans relations at the time of the Covid-19 crisis

This issue of the SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe for 2020 focuses on EU-western Balkans relations at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a particular insights to the policy approaches in Croatia and Turkey. In terms of the number of cases per capita, western Balkans countries have been affected by the pandemic to a... 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