Previous European Working Conditions Surveys
The European Working Conditions Survey was carried out four times: in 1991, 1995, 2000 in EU15 (with an extension to the then 10 Candidate Countries in 2001 and Turkey in 2002) and in 2005. This has resulted in a considerable body of knowledge and expertise, enabling the improvement of the methodological approach and quality standards for conducting the survey.
The surveys were elaborated in close cooperation with European and international organisations as well as national institutes which carry out this type of survey at national level. They cover a random and representative sample of the work force distribution in each country by occupation, gender, age, sector and company size. Interviews were conducted in the national languages of each country in participants’ own homes.