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Make your voice heard! Eurofound invites workers across Europe to participate in the European Working Conditions Survey 2024

Eurofound has launched its 2024 European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) aiming to interview approximately 50,000 workers across 35 countries. The survey will cover all EU Member States and eight other European countries: Norway, Switzerland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. Eurofound has been tracking progress in working conditions via the EWCS for over 30 years.

The EWCS provides a comprehensive picture of the everyday reality of men and women at work: it assesses and quantifies the working conditions of both employees and self-employed workers on a harmonised basis, analyses relationships between different aspects of working conditions, identifies work situations that are of concern and/or groups at risk, as well as monitoring areas of improvement. First results from this round of the survey will be available at the end of the year.

It will provide results on job quality and key indicators on the working life of women and men. It will provide a picture of recent changes in the world of work and their impact on the health and well-being of both women and men at work. New questions have been developed to cover current key policy issues around the future of work, telework, hybrid work, work-life balance, gender equality as well as the implications of an ageing workforce, the twin transition, digitalisation and decarbonisation.

Eurofound uses the data from the survey to contribute to European policy development, particularly related to quality of work and employment. In order to future-proof this unique tool for European comparative analysis on working conditions and to ensure that trend analysis can be maintained, the traditional face-to-face model of interviewing will be supplemented for the first time by online interviews.

Speaking at the launch of the fieldwork for the survey, Eurofound Executive Director Ivailo Kalfin said, ‘We are delighted to be launching the 2024 European Working Conditions Survey. Eurofound is a leader in the monitoring of developments of working conditions in Europe, with a particular focus on improvements in the job quality of older workers, the challenges associated with specific types of self-employment and the longer-term structural impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. I encourage workers throughout Europe to complete the survey and contribute to the development of policies for better working conditions and job quality for all.’


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James Higgins

James Higgins

Press contact Communication Officer +353-1-204-3100
Måns Mårtensson

Måns Mårtensson

Press contact Media & Promotion Manager Media relations, marketing and promotion +353-1-204 3124

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