Country experience: European Union member states
7.44. The European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) programme provides an example of the possible benefits (at the time of writing, unexploited) of cooperation at the regional level of producing labour migration or mode 4 statistics for mutual benefit, given that all member countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have coordinated reasonably well their labour force surveys. An additional illustration is the European Working Conditions Survey, which provides an overview of working conditions in Europe using different indicators for working conditions of both employees and the self-employed. The combination of the employment status and the demographic indicators, both included in the survey, is potentially useful for compiling mode 4 statistics.
Back to E. Labour force surveys
 For more detailed information on the results, common practices, methods and definitions of the European Labour Force Survey, see the dedicated section on Eurostat's website from http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata/european-union-labour-force-survey).
 See source: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/ewcs/index.htm.