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Eurofound publishes its 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (3EQLS) ‘Impacts of the crisis on Europe's citizens: Trends in quality of life’ on Thursday 29 November 2012

Date

28 Nov 2012 23:00

Address

  Brussels
Belgium

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

EU Institutions

Section

Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location

Brussels
Declines of quality of life in all EU Member States, alarming levels in some, survey says

Event Description

Eurofound publishes its 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (3EQLS) ‘Impacts of the crisis on Europe's citizens: Trends in quality of life’ on Thursday 29 November 2012:

Declines of quality of life in all EU Member States, alarming levels in some, survey says

(Dublin, Ireland) Declines of over 20% in levels of optimism and happiness are reported in some countries across the EU and over a third of people indicate a deterioration in their financial situation over the past five years. These results, from Eurofound's 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (3EQLS), largely reflect - with some interesting exceptions - the economic reality, with highest optimism levels reported in Denmark, Sweden and lowest levels in Greece, Italy, and Portugal.

The social situation in the European Union today represents a complex and complicated story, and the European Quality of Life Survey offers an analysis of the multidimensional nature of quality of life. The launch of the 3rd European Quality of Life Survey (3EQLS) takes place at Hotel Silken, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium on Thursday 29 November 2012.

The event is open to journalists, full details of the launch programme are available at http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/events/2012/eqlslaunch/index.htm

 

A press briefing is scheduled at the launch event venue for 11:00, involving:

  • Juan Menéndez-Valdés, Director, Eurofound
  • Robert Anderson, Head of Unit, Living Conditions and Quality of Life, Eurofound
  • Tadas Leoncikas, Research Manager, Living Conditions and Quality of Life, Eurofound

Learn more about the European Quality of Life Survey here http://bit.ly/pr3eqls

Pleaase see also http://youtu.be/7bOT5MA3Xeo

For further information, and RSVP, contact Måns Mårtensson, media manager, on email:mma@eurofound.europa.eu, telephone: +353-1-2043124, or mobile: +353-876-593 507. 

Notes to the editor

Eurofound provides social partners, governments and EU decision makers with relevant, timely and unbiased research results so that the lives of European citizens can be improved.

The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is an established tool for documenting and analysing quality of life in the EU. It explores issues pertinent to the lives of European citizens, such as employment, income, education, housing, family, health, work–life balance, life satisfaction and perceived quality of society.

 

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