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Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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European Quality of Life Survey 2016

Nearly 37,000 people in 33 European countries (28 EU Member States and 5 candidate countries) were interviewed in the last quarter of 2016 for the fourth wave of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). This overview report presents the findings for the EU Member States. It uses information from previous survey rounds, as well …
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Living and working in Europe 2016

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate …
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Quality of Life in Europe

The European Commission has just launched the new Eurostat’s flagship report, “Quality of Life in Europe: Facts and views.” It is the first time that Eurostat collects information for all EU Member States about different dimensions of quality of life. These new statistics on material living conditions, employment, education, health, leisure, safety, rights, the environment …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2015

Barcelona and Madrid are Spain’s smartest cities, according to the IESE Cities in Motion (ICIM) index 2015. The survey is developed by the Center for Globalization and Strategy (CGS) under the direction of professors Pascual Berrone and Joan Enric Ricart. According to the ranking, the global top ten is headed by London, followed by New …
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The Safest Cities In The World

Tokyo named the world’s safest city, according to The Economist’s 2015 Safe Cities Index, followed by Singapore and Osaka in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 15th position and Madrid 21st, the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list.  Here are the factors it ranks 50 cities on: Digital security — …
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World’s Most Visited Cities

London has topped the list as the destination of choice for international travelers for the third time in four years, according to the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index of the 132 most traveled cities from around the world. Bangkok itself slipped to second, after political unrest in the country discouraged international visitors, followed by Paris …
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Quality of Life in the EU

Eurostat has just published an online publication on “Quality of Life Indicators”. The aim is to complement the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) indicator, traditionally used to measure economic and social development, with others that can offer a more detailed analysis of many different dimensions of quality of life in the EU. The publication measures 8+1 …
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Quality of Life in Europe: Subjective Well-being

Eurofound has published an analysis on subjective well-being levels across Europe entitled “Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being.”  While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries during …
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Quality of Life in European Cities

The Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy in the European Commission has just published the report titled “Quality of Life in Cities: Perception survey in 79 European cities.” Via a range of questions, citizens were asked to express their views on various aspects of urban life. How do they assess the quality of services such …
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