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