First European Working Conditions Survey (1991)
In 1991 the Foundation carried out the first European Working Conditions Survey, covering all EU countries (12 at that time). This survey was a reaction to the increasing awareness of the need for comparable and reliable information on working conditions across Europe. The first survey was a prototype and was based on a core questionnaire of only twenty questions. In total, a sample of 12,500 workers were interviewed (1,000 in each country) face-to-face in their homes.