The results of a special Eurobarometer survey, issued earlier this year to gauge the attitudes of Europeans on social issues in the EU, revealed that 88% of Europeans (including Maltese respondents) consider a social Europe to be important to them personally.

The survey showed that Europeans continue to legitimately hold to the promise of a high-performing social market economy, with jobs that make for a secure and decent living.

When it comes to the most pressing social issues, European citizens chose the following in this order: equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions, and access to quality healthcare. Maltese respondents prioritise the standard of living before going for the other issues.

Maltese respondents also have divergent views on what they consider to be the most important social issue for Europe in the future. While healthcare is the most important issue for the rest of Europeans, for Maltese respondents, work-life balance is the most important concern.

You can express your views and ideas on what social issues you expect the EU to address in the future, by using the digital platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe.