Court of Auditors Report on the annual accounts of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2016 together with the Foundation’s reply

1. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has published its report on the annual accounts of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

2. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, known as “Eurofound” was first established in 1975 (under a now-revised founding regulation) and is located in Dublin. The Foundation’s task is to provide policymakers with research-based information on the improvement of living and working conditions.

3. The Foundation’s total budget in 2016 was 20.8 million euro (£18.6 million). This includes a Commission subsidy of 20.4 million euro (£18.2 million), as detailed in the final accounts, which can be found at https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/page/field_ef_documents/finance_-_eurofound_final_accounts_2016_-_10_august_2017.pdf. As detailed in these final accounts, the Commission has put a nominal freeze on the subsidy since 2013.

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  1. ECA Report - 830 KB - pdf
  2. EM on ECA Report - 230 KB - pdf

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