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ZA4892: Flash Eurobarometer 212 (Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs" - Start-up counselling and support organisations)

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Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 212 (Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project ´Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs´ - Start-up counselling and support organisations). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4892 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4892
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 212 (Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs" - Start-up counselling and support organisations)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection10.10.2007 - 30.10.2007
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - Europäische Kommission, Brüssel DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes of representatives of start-up counselling and support organisations towards the planned EU pilot project ´Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs´. Topics: 1. Information about the business start-up support organisation: type of organisation: Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Crafts, business association, trade association, local administration, private company, other; type of offered services: consultancy on legal forms, consultancy on business locations, information with regard to developing a business plan, individualised support on business plan development, information on grants and subsidies available, delivery of support grants or subsidies, consultancy on financial aspects, marketing consultancy services, strategic consultancy services, customer tailored support on demand, other services; kind of services: training seminars, big events, individual support, web based services, other; kind of staff: own staff, external, both; advertisement of services; means of advertising: newspapers and magazines, specialised media, radio and TV, own website, other website, other means; frequency of advertisements in the aforementioned media; most important target groups; age-specific services; age range of target group; importance of each of the following administrative obstacles with regard to starting up a company: writing company statute, obtain approval for company name, obtain certificates on partners, company registration, obtain fiscal ID, VAT registration, social security registration; importance of each of the following constraints for the would-be entrepreneur: lack of business idea, lack of finances, lack of skills, lack of willingness to take risk, lack of information, lack of simple administrative procedures; importance of each of the following measures for enhancing the number of start-ups: more favourable entrepreneurial environment, improvement of entrepreneurship education in schools and universities, facilitate access to finance, reduction of administrative burden, improvement of access to information and guidance; awareness of the ´Service Directive´; expected impact of the ´Service Directive´ on own organisation; measures of the organisation with regard to adapting to the ´Service Directive´. 2. Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project ´Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs´: usefulness of participating in an EU programme that supports young entrepreneurs; reasons for not spending time abroad to exchange experience with other entrepreneurs; preference to exchange experience with young or with experienced entrepreneurs; preference to open support programme to other target groups and kind of target groups; preferred age range of target group; preferred branch or business sector for exchange; preferred size of enterprise to visit; preferred main objectives of support programme; usefulness of selected topics to be taught in support programme: single market and EU law, growth and internationalization of companies, local market in host country, specific know-how of host company, language, other; preferred length of exchange period; willingness to contribute to the financing of the stay; type of costs willing to finance; willingness to host young entrepreneur in own company; kind of contribution: cover travel expenses, board and accommodation, small salary, office space, training courses, language courses, introduction to local business environment; costs to be covered by support programme; attitude towards the following statements on the impact of a support programme: makes it easier to start up own business, increases chances of success, contributes to knowledge and inter-cultural understanding, no impact; additional ideas to be part of the support programme. 3. Contact to young entrepreneurs and trainers: records of contacts with young entrepreneurs; permission to give access to records with regard to a survey on young entrepreneurs by the European Commission; access conditions; permission to give access to records of contacts with trainers; provision of contacts. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; call history; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 17.6 Economic systems and development


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniverseTypical start-up counselling and support organisations for each of the European member states
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Riga, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Vilnius, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Amersfoort, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON (Cati d.o.o.), Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (total)
  • 11.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Belgium)
  • 11.10.2007 - 24.10.2007 (Bulgaria)
  • 12.10.2007 - 25.10.2007 (Czech Republic)
  • 15.10.2007 - 25.10.2007 (Denmark)
  • 11.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Germany)
  • 11.10.2007 (Estonia)
  • 11.10.2007 - 19.10.2007 (Greece)
  • 15.10.2007 - 23.10.2007 (Spain)
  • 15.10.2007 - 23.10.2007 (France)
  • 11.10.2007 - 24.10.2007 (Ireland)
  • 12.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Italy)
  • 12.10.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Cyprus)
  • 12.10.2007 - 15.10.2007 (Latvia)
  • 15.10.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Lithuania)
  • 11.10.2007 (Luxembourg)
  • 11.10.2007 - 16.10.2007 (Hungary)
  • 10.10.2007 - 17.10.2007 (Malta)
  • 15.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Netherlands)
  • 11.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Austria)
  • 12.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Poland)
  • 16.10.2007 - 22.10.2007 (Portugal)
  • 10.10.2007 - 25.10.2007 (Romania)
  • 11.10.2007 - 24.10.2007 (Slovenia)
  • 11.10.2007 - 12.10.2007 (Slovakia)
  • 17.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Finland)
  • 12.10.2007 - 30.10.2007 (Sweden)
  • 11.10.2007 - 24.10.2007 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 472
Number of Variables: 160
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. Survey among start-up counselling and support organisations in the EU Member States (Phase 1). Country sheets. Brussels: European Commission November 2007
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”. Report 1: Survey among representatives of start-up counselling and support organisations in the EU Member States. Brussels: European Commission November 2007
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Attitudes towards the planned EU pilot project Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. Report 2: Survey among trainers and counsellors of start-up organisations in the EU Member States. Brussels: European Commission November 2007
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Special target group samples on miscellaneous issues