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18 September 2020

Six advantages of having staff who work from home

(From ec.europa.eu ) Higher quality and productivity Remote working allows staff to spend more time with their family and loved ones and maintain a good work–life balance. Many studies say this is essential for being happier at work; and happy employees produce higher quality work. Additionally, working in open-plan offices can often be less productive due to distractions and a general lack of privacy. More time for work Many employees, especially those based in bigger cities, can spend hundreds of hours per year travelling to and from work. Not only is commuting mentally and physically...
05 July 2020

Want to travel safely to another EU country? New interactive tool tells you what you need to know

(From ec.europa.eu ) The interactive ‘Re-open EU’ tool is a platform full of information about which countries are allowing visitors, how you can travel to each country in the EU and what measures you’ll face when you arrive. It’s designed to help people to plan and enjoy their holidays, reunite with friends and family, and make travel easier while keeping everyone safe. The online tool makes information accessible to all by publishing it in 24 languages. The tool includes an interactive map, outlining the borders and geography of the selected country. It allows you to scroll across...
03 July 2018

Young Spanish nurse pursues her dream in Germany

(From ec.europa.eu ) Moving abroad was a big decision for her and her family, but the Your first EURES job (YfEj) project supported her all the way. “My father is a craftsman, but he’s been unemployed for a long time,” Nerea says. “My mother worked in a hotel until two years ago. She was released and has since been unemployed, so the family income is really very low.” After secondary school, Nerea trained as a Specialist for the Care of Dependent Persons. Although she knew the job opportunities with this vocational qualification were not especially good, she enjoyed the work and found it...
11 January 2018

Peer Review on 'Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system', Berlin, Germany, 11-12 January 2018

Increased longevity, medical advances, shrinking working-age population and changing family patterns mean that Member States of the European Union, while diverse, face a common challenge of growing needs for long-term care. Improving access to quality and...