On 17 November, Eurofound launched the overview report of its sixth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) at a day-long conference in the European Parliament.
Since 1991, Eurofound has been using the survey to monitor working conditions in Europe. The report explores the findings of interviews with almost 44,000 workers in 35 European countries. It analyses the data using seven dimensions of job quality: a safe physical environment, a secure social environment, adequate earnings, working time quality, employment prospects, skills use and autonomy and an acceptable level of work intensity. The one-day conference brought together policymakers, social partners, academics and representatives from national authorities and the European institutions. Among the high-level invitees were Members of the European Parliament, the European-level social partners, the European Commission, the ILO and OECD, as well as Members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the EU Employment Committee (EMCO).