12 November 2018
This report provides an analysis of European societies in terms of social cohesion – in particular, social tensions, perceived social exclusion and community engagement are explored as key dimensions. It analyses the l...
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.
30 March 2004
This document summarises the findings of a research report from the European Foundation for the Improvement and Living Conditions (EF03108), drawing on the results of Eurobarometer surveys carried out in the EU and the 13 acceding and candidate countries. Examining quality of life in 28 European countries, the report provides an analysis of the views and experiences of the citizens of the new Europe on selected aspects of living conditions, such as social exclusion and poverty, the relationship between quality of life and quality of work, fertility, migration and mobility, satisfaction with quality of life, and health and health care.
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 people across Europe define quality of life. It looks at how they evaluate their lives and certain living conditions, what would increase their satisfaction, and how these evaluations can be explained by personal resources and/or the individual’s position in the social structure.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.