The European Observatory on Quality of Life (EurLIFE) is Eurofound’s newest portal, set up in 2017.
EurLIFE aims to provide results of survey data analysis and qualitative research in the field of quality of life and public services, supported by a network of European correspondents across all EU Member States and Norway.
It aims to assist policymakers in establishing better living conditions for European citizens. Research will explore the impact that quality of society has on well-being. It will also examine access to and quality of public services against the reality of an ageing and more diverse society, budget constraints and technological change. Eurofound’s regularly repeated European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) provides a comprehensive portrait of living conditions in European countries and is a major resource for the observatory.
In Eurofound’s strategic area of intervention on quality of life and public services, EurLIFE will cover two main topics in the programming period 2017–2020:
EurLIFE aims to serve the main Eurofound stakeholders, including European social partners, EU institutions and Member State governments, as well as policymakers, practitioners and civil society organisations in the field of quality of life and public services.