Launch of the 6th European Working Conditions Survey - Luxembourg EU Presidency Event
On 23-24 November 2015, Eurofound presented the first findings of its 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS) at a high-level conference in Luxembourg. The survey’s first findings offered a snapshot of trends in working conditions in the EU, and comparisons across the 28 EU Member States in areas ranging from work-related risks, work and gender, working-time and work organisation, to developing skills at work and lifelong learning. Keynote speakers included Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg.
The event brought together over 100 policy makers, academics, practitioners and representatives from national authorities and the European institutions, to explore and debate changing working conditions and to identify and address areas for improvement. It was a forum to reflect on future challenges and examined how best to shape policies and actions that will improve working conditions and job quality as part of an evolving European social model.
Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey series (EWCS) measures working conditions across European countries on a harmonised basis. It analyses relationships between different aspects of working conditions; identifies groups at risks and issues of concern, as well as areas of progress. Since the first survey in 1991, the series monitors trends over time. The European Working Conditions Surveys contribute to European policy development, in particular on quality of work and employment issues. The 6th EWCS is based on over 43,000 face-to-face interviews in 35 European countries.