Economy & Jobs

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11-07-2017

Eastern Europe’s shadow economy: What citizens think

A new poll commissioned by Mastercard shows that citizens across Eastern Europe are not fans of the shadow economy.

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29-05-2017

The textile and fashion sector: A powerhouse of EU manufacturing

The textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Each step of the production chain is present in the European Union.

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28-03-2017

Mastercard 2017 Masterindex survey on Pan-European E-Commerce Trends

Mastercard’s 2017 Masterindex survey on pan-European e-commerce trends reveals that Europeans are avid online shoppers!

Agrifood 07-03-2017

Spain’s contribution to global agri-trade

Global trade has its ups and downs and the numbers involved are often difficult to comprehend. EURACTIV's partner EFEAGRO visualises EU agri-trade, with a focus on Spain's contribution, in this infographic.

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?
Education 24-11-2016

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?

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Almost a decade has passed since the financial crisis broke out, but universities across Europe are still feeling the pinch.

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Boeing: Current Market Outlook 2016-2035

Strong growth despite uncertainty Europe's aviation market remained strong in 2015 despite significant economic uncertainties. Europe's GDP grew by 1.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 1.8 percent annually through 2035. The European aviation market is expected to grow during the next 20 years, with airlines forecast to acquire more than 7,500 new …

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The construction sector in Europe and its SMEs: facts and figures

The construction sector in Europe and its SMEs: facts and figures

The construction sector is the EU’s largest industrial employer with a total direct workforce of 18 million people and it contributes at around 9% to the GDP of the European Union.

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Socio-economic contribution of the European cosmetics industry

Socio-economic contribution of the European cosmetics industry

The vast majority of Europe’s 500 million consumers use cosmetic and personal care products contributing to well being and healthy lifestyles, and positive self-esteem every day. Ranging from antiperspirants, fragrances, makeup and shampoos, to soaps, sunscreens and toothpastes, cosmetics play an essential role in all stages of our life.

5 differences in corporates & federations communication
Public Affairs 09-06-2016

5 differences in corporates & federations communication

In April 2016, EURACTIV circulated a survey among EU affairs experts working in corporations and federations in Brussels, trying to examine the different roles these entities play in “the Bubble”, the synergies between them, but also what sets them apart in their approach to raise awareness of various policy aspects.

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European Textiles and Fashion: Facts & Figures

European Textiles and Fashion: Facts & Figures

Textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Our strength is that each step of the production chain is present in the EU.

Timeline of a crisis: Europe’s economic strategy from 2008 to today
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Timeline of a crisis: Europe’s economic strategy from 2008 to today

At the outset of the economic crisis in 2008, the EU mirrored the rescue packages seen in the US and elsewhere. In total, more than €1.6 trillion was used to save the banks and €200 billion to keep the European economies afloat.

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TTIP: A Strong Framework for EU-US Regulatory Cooperation on Chemicals
Trade & Society 18-05-2016

TTIP: A Strong Framework for EU-US Regulatory Cooperation on Chemicals

For more than 29,000 European chemical companies, TTIP is a no-brainer: European manufacturing industries – not just chemicals, but other industries we supply such as automotive and construction – face growing competition from other global regions.

Women in ICT
Digital 28-04-2016

Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up?

Women are underrepresented in the technology industry in Europe, constituting only 18% of the workforce.

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Infographic: European Advertising Consumer Research Index 2015
Digital 16-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: European Advertising Consumer Research Index 2015

New research shows growing awareness of the OBA Icon, and understanding of this EU Industry initiative to give control over targeted advertising choices. In 10 of the 13 countries surveyed, at least 1 in 4 consumers who are aware of the OBA Icon say they have clicked on it.

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Juvenile offending

INFOGRAPHIC: Breaking the vicious circle for juvenile offenders

Foster care is an alternative response to juvenile offending, but only rarely used as part of juvenile justice systems in the EU.

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding at school
Digital 16-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding at school — How do EU countries compare?

SPECIAL REPORT / Digital competences and ICT skills are seen as key for young people to integrate in the job market. Jobseekers will have a harder time finding work without them.

Digital Skills in Europe
Digital 14-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Digital skills in Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / Most jobs today require some digital and ICT skills. Jobseekers will have a harder time finding work without them.

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Energy 06-10-2015

PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest

PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest for waste heat recovery technologies that can operate with low-grade heat of about 115 to 120°C
Conserving energy is an absolute necessity for all industries. It is no longer economically viable for manufacturing or processing plants to emit heat-laden exhaust into the atmosphere without first reclaiming a significant portion of that energy.
PKN ORLEN has made optimal use of the high-grade waste heat sources in their refinery in Plock (Poland) to preheat combustion air, crude oil, and boiler feed water. However, the heat lost through the air coolers at the top of the K1 atmospheric crude distillation column still needs a solution. Pinch analysis has shown that with conventional technology no economic use of this low-grade heat (e.g. for further preheating the crude oil by heat from the process streams) is achievable within the refinery. A novel means to usefully capture a portion of this heat is required.

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Ten tips for a successful Capital Markets Union
Euro & Finance 22-07-2015

Ten tips for a successful Capital Markets Union

The European Union plan for a Capital Markets Union can help unlock the latent potential in financial markets. The banking industry is ready to support this proposal.

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Trade & Society 19-05-2015

TradeMarks 2015: What makes associations effective?

The TradeMarks survey measures the extend to which Brussels policy leaders believe associations are effective. The survey was conducted by APCO Insight, in collaboration with EURACTIV.

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Infographic: How Digital is the EU in 2015?
Digital 12-03-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How Digital is the EU in 2015?

The European Commission has published new data analysing and ranking how digital EU member states are. The Digital Economy and Society Index 2015 measures digital performance and competitiveness across five dimensions:

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Investing in the future of health
Health 04-12-2014

Investing in the future of health

In a bid to highlight the important yet highly delicate nature of Europe’s innovative industries, a new report, produced by the Deloitte Health Economics Group and commissioned by Janssen, has sought to evaluate the comparable risks incurred across five major industries.

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Development Policy 19-11-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.  

Digital 15-10-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding in the classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: Which EU countries teach coding in the classroom and why? Computing Our Future, a European Schoolnet report, investigated the timetables to find out. 12 countries gave full responses to the survey, the findings of which are summarised in this infographic.