16 June 2005
The Foundation launched its European Quality of Life Survey in 2003. The first results of this ambitious attempt to explore quality of life issues in 28 countries – the EU25 and three candidate countries, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey – provide a comprehensive portrait of the face of an enlarged Europe. With comparisons between countries as well as between demographic, social and economic groups, the report documents material conditions, employment situations, living and working conditions, family and community life, health and housing in the 28 countries. It looks at the views of Europe’s citizens on these conditions, their subjective well-being and their assessments of the society in which they live.
03 December 2004
With ten new Member States joining the European Union in May 2004 and other applications in waiting, Europe’s social portrait changes profoundly. Several myths and prejudices prevail. This new report shatters some of these and provides a snapshot of the widely varying situation regarding quality of life issues in the enlarged Europe. Drawing on the results of Eurobarometer surveys carried out in the EU and the 13 acceding and candidate countries (ACC), it examines different quality of life issues such as social exclusion and integration, working conditions, income and deprivation, migration, and fertility and family support.
03 March 2004
This document summarises the findings of a research report from the European Foundation for the Improvement and Living Conditions (EF03107), drawing on the results of Eurobarometer surveys carried out in the EU and the 13 acceding and candidate countries. The report takes a comparative look at health and health care across 28 countries. Examining quality of life across 28 European countries, the report provides an analysis of the views and experiences of the citizens of the new Europe on their personal health and health care services.
03 March 2004
Examining quality of life in 28 European countries, including the acceding and candidate countries as well as the current Member States of the EU, this report explores how Europeans perceive their health, to what extent they display healthy and unhealthy lifestyles, how easily they can access their national health care system and how satisfied they are with its performance.The analysis is based on data from the European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey carried out in the acceding and candidate countries in Spring 2002 and standard EU 15 Eurobarometers.