Since 1990, Eurofound has analysed the working conditions of EU employees and the self-employed in its European Working Conditions Survey. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurofound had to abandon the established approach of face-to-face interviews and move to telephone interviews. In 2021, it contacted more than 58,000 workers in the 27 EU Member States to understand the kind of working conditions they faced during the pandemic. The unique, fully harmonised dataset collected in 2021 is currently being analysed.
This short video presents some of the highlights drawn from the preliminary data.