Last Updated on Thursday, 15 June, 2023 at 9:33 am by Andre Camilleri
The Covid-19 pandemic changed work models and led many enterprises to turn to virtual meetings to bridge the physical distance and maintain their businesses, Eurostat said.
“In 2022, in the EU, 50% of enterprises with 10 or more employees or self-employed persons conducted remote meetings via the internet. Among the EU members, there was a large variation in the percentage of enterprises that used this feature. The largest shares were registered in Sweden (79.4%) and Finland (78.5%), followed by Denmark (78.0%), Malta (68.3%) and Ireland (63.6%).”
At the opposite side of the scale, the lowest shares were recorded in Bulgaria (28.2%), Hungary (29.4%), Romania (31.2%), Greece (32.9%) and Slovakia (35.2%).
Mostly large enterprises offered access to remote working
In 2022, in the EU, almost 6 out of 10 enterprises (57%) with 10 or more employees or self-employed persons offered all three types of remote access to their employees.
When it comes to the size of the enterprises, 91% of large enterprises (250 or more employees or self-employed persons) in the EU offered all three types of remote access to their employees, while the same happened in 77.2% of medium enterprises in the EU (from 50 to 249 employees or self-employed persons) and 52.4% of small enterprises in the EU (from 10 to 49 employees or self-employed persons).