An indicator is a quantitative or qualitative measure of how close we are to achieving a set goal (policy outcome).

They help us analyse and compare performance across population groups or geographic areas, and can be useful for determining policy priorities.

European Core Health Indicators (ECHI)


The Commission carried out a Eurobarometer survey on:

Well-being and working conditions

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) presented interesting findings on well-being in working environment in its second European quality of life survey.

Other international indicators

  • WHO Europe presents indicators on mental health status in its Health for All database
  • OECD presents also several indicators on mortality, health care resources and utilisation and drugs consumption and sales in its OECD health database.