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Don’t let next health crisis be mental

By Martin Jefflen | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a toll on the mental health of people. The road to recovery risks worsening the stress epidemic Europe has been in for years.

Professional women on the move

By Anelise G. de Araujo | April 1, 2020

While major European capitals continue to attract a growing number of highly skilled intra-EU mobile citizens and third-country nationals, professional women on the move may face many difficulties in re-entering the labour market, including periods of unemployment and deskilling in the host country.

Tackling the unjust gender pay gap

By Marina Åman | March 9, 2020

In Europe, more women graduate with higher education degrees than men. And yet, men have higher income and get promoted more often than women. While the gender pay gap in Europe has stagnated, the efforts to reduce it has not.

The digital world needs women

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 6, 2020

On International Women’s Day, we must draw attention to the new world of work and the effects that automation and digitalisation will have on female professionals and managers around the world.

The rate of the women’s euro must be raised

By Lotta Savinko | March 5, 2020

The total earnings of women are approximately 84 per cent of men’s earnings. The rate of the women’s euro, or female euro, must be raised more rapidly.

Colourful whistles in a christmas tree

Santa came early to whistleblowers. Now the work starts.

By Martin Jefflen | December 16, 2019

It is official. The Whistleblower Protection Directive is now reality.  On 16 December 2019 the directive entered into force following its publication in the EU Official Journal 20 days earlier….

The EU whistleblower directive: the run for levelling the field in our countries has begun

By Ann-Katrin Dolium | December 10, 2019

Less than half of all EU member states had whistleblower protection legislation in place before this directive, which means potential whistleblowers were facing a real risk of retaliation.

Digital transformation: can psychosocial risks be smuggled out in the cloud?

By Fabrice Roy | December 2, 2019

For the past fifteen years, the ever-growing presence of technology has changed our lives, our habits, and our working structures.

Digitalisation changes professions

By Jean-Luc Molins | September 4, 2019

Digital and organisational solutions go hand in hand. The role of workers in new work environments is changing.

50 years of struggle

By Martin Jefflen | June 28, 2019

50 years ago today, in the early morning of June 28th, police raided the Stonewall inn in Greenwich village, New York. This day the LGBT community fought back.

Multiculturalism in Europe failed?

By Grégory Luaba Déome | May 17, 2016

“How much can schools can adapt their curricula to fight radicalisation by encouraging more inclusiveness and integration in society as well as the labour market?”… These topics, questions in public debates and news caught my attention.

A European Professional Card for supervisors and coaches

By Gerald Musger | April 21, 2016

The introduction of the European Professional Card (EPC) this year is one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. But only few professions are the lucky ones to have established such a card.

EU should demand a quota of at least 100.000 EU-professionals to the USA

By Martin Jefflen | April 21, 2016

Rather than a development creating more obstacles for Transatlantic mobility the EU should work for making it easier to work and travel across the pond.

Good work-life balance crucial for employment and growth

By Montserrat Mir | April 13, 2016

Enabling both women and men to enjoy a good balance between their work and the rest of their lives is crucial not just for personal wellbeing, but also to reach major EU goals on employment and growth.

How do you see the higher education landscape in the future? And how can we support you?

By Adam Tyson | March 21, 2016

The globalised, high-tech economy means that the economic and social environment for which academic staff must prepare students and researchers, and in which they must embed research and innovation, is evolving.

Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard

More women on company boards and more men on parental leave

By Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard | March 7, 2016

Two things that we need more of to promote equality: women in company boards and management and men on parental leave.

Active ageing needs intergenerational solidarity

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

In order to cope with what is a real public health concern, businesses must stop “dumping” their senior workers, and instead adapt so as to accommodate their specific skills and requirements, if they want to be socially responsible.

Le vieillissement actif passe par la solidarité intergénérationnelle

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

Face à ce qui est un véritable problème de santé publique, les entreprises, si elles veulent être socialement responsables, doivent cesser de « jeter » leurs salariés seniors mais adapter les organisations à leurs compétences et à leurs spécificités.

Employability and trade unions

By Michael Tottrup | February 18, 2016

New technologies and an ever faster changing labour market requires of employees to adapt their skills and competences to stay employable. Trade unions have huge potential to accompany their members in this process.

Mental health situation calls for action

By Martin Jefflen | February 1, 2016

The social partners need to take on the issue of mental health at work. Mental disorders are very common in Europe and are a major burden on society. There is also a need to clarify in legislation that occupational health and safety at work is not only about the physical workplace.