Quality of life

Life and society in the EU candidate countries

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Updated
28 June 2019
Published
28 June 2019
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Abstract

This report presents an overview of living conditions in the five current EU candidate countries – Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. It is based on the results of the 2016 European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) and covers three broad areas: quality of life, quality of public services and quality of society. The report consists of an introductory overview chapter and five country profiles. The survey results are relevant both from a national perspective and in the context of the areas addressed in the EU enlargement process. They are also instructive in the broader context of the Sustainable Development Goals, which countries sometimes struggle to assess due to a lack of comprehensive monitoring measures. The EQLS results show that some aspects of quality of life are similar across the candidate countries. On a number of indicators, they score lower than the EU28 average, but the quality of certain public services is ranked relatively high in these countries.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    72
    Reference No: 
    EF18032
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1877-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-19-310-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/663872
    Catalogue info

    Life and society in the EU candidate countries

    This report presents an overview of living conditions in the five current EU candidate countries – Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. It is based on the results of the 2016 European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) and covers three broad areas: quality of life, quality of public services and quality of society. The report consists of an introductory overview chapter and five country profiles. The survey results are relevant both from a national perspective and in the context of the areas addressed in the EU enlargement process.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180321
    Catalogue info

    Vida e sociedade nos países candidatos à adesão à UE

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Este relatório apresenta uma panorâmica das condições de vida nos cinco atuais países candidatos à UE — Albânia, Montenegro, Macedónia do Norte, Sérvia e Turquia. Baseia-se nos resultados do Inquérito Europeu sobre a Qualidade de Vida (EQLS) de 2016 e abrange três grandes domínios: qualidade de vida, qualidade dos serviços públicos e qualidade da sociedade. O relatório é constituído por um capítulo de introdução geral e cinco perfis de países.

    Os resultados do relatório são relevantes tanto de uma perspetiva nacional como no contexto dos domínios abordados no processo de alargamento da UE. São igualmente elucidativos no contexto mais vasto dos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável que, por vezes, os países têm dificuldade em avaliar devido à falta de medidas de acompanhamento abrangentes. Os resultados do EQLS revelam que alguns aspetos da qualidade de vida são semelhantes em todos os países candidatos. Estes países têm uma pontuação inferior à média da UE-28 em vários indicadores, mas a qualidade de certos serviços públicos apresenta uma classificação elevada.

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Part of the series

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Carried out every four years, this unique, pan-European European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the 2016 edition of the EQLS.

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