2018-2025: Eurofound: Network of national correspondents (NEC)

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is an agency of the European Union which aims to support the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, to ensure that Europe achieves smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

As part of its knowledge base, Eurofound has at its disposal a network of national correspondents, based in all Member States plus Norway.  The national correspondent of Hungary is the Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research partnered with the Kopint Foundation for Economic Research in the period of 2018-2021.  

  • Input from the correspondents allows Eurofound to map and compare regulations, policies and practices in industrial relations, working conditions, labour markets and employment as well as in other social policy related areas. 
  • National correspondents report regularly on developments in working life and restructuring, allowing Eurofound to add and update information in its EurWORK and EMCC repositories. The regular nature of reporting generates longer series of observations in some areas, so that trends can be described, for example with regards to pay, working time developments and collective bargaining. National contributions for representativeness studies are provided. 
  • The correspondents report on large-scale restructuring cases in their countries and regularly update information on restructuring support and legal instruments. Next to these regular inputs to Eurofound’s products, national correspondents also provide national information related to specific research questions which are either published in a comparative overview or feed into larger-scale research reports. 
  • Participating in a European-wide network provides correspondents with a unique opportunity to share their expertise, to contribute to debates and to engage with topics relevant to the EU employment and social policy agenda.

Publications with KOPINT-Tárki contributors:
Eurofound (2023), Involvement of social partners in the implementation of national recovery and resilience plans, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

Hárs, Ágnes – Eurofound (2023) Hungary: Developments in working life 2022. Dublin.

Eurofound (2022), Minimum wages in 2022: Annual review, Minimum wages in the EU series, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Hárs, Ágnes – Eurofound (2022) Hungary: Working life in the COVID-19 pandemic 2021. Dublin.

Eurofound (2022), COVID-19 and older people: Impact on their lives, support and care, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Eurofound (2021), Impact of COVID-19 on young people in the EU, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Kerckhofs, Peter; Krokovay, Nora; Gustafsson, Anna-Karin – Eurofound (2021) Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Live performance sector, Sectoral social dialogue series, Dublin.

Krokovay, Nóra – Eurofound (2021). COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database – Cases from Hungary.

Krokovay, Nóra – Eurofound (2021): Policy responses from governments and social partners to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hárs, Ágnes – Eurofound (2021) Hungary: Working life in the COVID-19 pandemic 2020. Dublin.

Project leader:
Nóra Krokovay
Rozália Bogó, Ágnes Hárs, Zoltán Matheika, Éva Palócz and occasionally external experts