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Eurofound presents the results of the sixth European survey of working conditions

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On 17 November the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) presented the results of the sixth European survey of working conditions, at a conference held in Brussels with the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Based on face-to-face interviews with 43,850 workers in 35 European countries, this sixth survey endeavours to establish an overview of employment in Europe by means of seven criteria: the physical environment, intensity of work, quality of working time, the social environment, skills and freedom of decision, prospects and remuneration.

Europe has set itself as priorities an increase in employment levels, an extension of the working life, increased participation of women, the development of productivity and innovation, and adaptation to the digital challenge. Success in achieving these priorities depends not only on the evolution of the external employment market, but also on the development of good working conditions and satisfactory job quality.

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