Quality of Life in Europe

the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions launched its first ever pan-European quality of life survey which examined quality of life in core life domains in European countries.

To help foster cohesion in larger and more diversified European Union, policymakers and civil society actors need to draw on precise information about how people live and how they perceive their circumstances.

Against this background, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions launched its first ever pan-European quality of life survey (EQLS) in the summer of 2003. It covered 28 countries: the 15 EU Member States (EU15), the 10 acceding countries (now new Member States - NMS) and the three candidate countries at that time (CC3). The survey examined quality of life in core life domains in European countries. The resulting comparative data covers a broad spectrum of circumstances in the surveyed countries. It gives a first overview of quality of life in these 28 countries.

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