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Eurofound Release report on Quality of life and public services

Since its inception in 2003, the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) has collected data across various aspects of quality of society, notably societal tensions, social capital, institutional trust, and the quality of services that are key for the well-being of the public. The 2019 instalment of the report reveals the progress made, challenges and the steps that should be taken to improve the quality of life of those living in Europe via quality services.
The report covers a number of topics including

  • The role of civil participation and public services in promoting trust and social cohesion
  • Healthcare services
  • Long-term care services:
  • Early childhood education and care services
  • Education services
  • Young people
  • Public services for the social and economic integration of refugees
  • Impact of digitalisation on health and social care

The report highlights that improvements in the delivery of quality public services is fundamental to attaining the objectives of the European Pillar of Social Rights while also stressing that there are notable gaps in provision of services, as well as diverse barriers to effective access.

To read the full report, click here