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ZA6586: Flash Eurobarometer 422 (Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2015): Flash Eurobarometer 422 (Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6586 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6586
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 422 (Cross-Border Cooperation in the EU)
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-11-3,
Date of Collection10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractAssessment of cross-border cooperation in the EU. Personal cross-border activities. Topics: awareness of EU funded cross-border cooperation activities in the own region; frequency of going to a selected country for the following reasons: visit family, visit friends, use public services, shopping, work or business purposes, leisure activities; discomfort about having a citizen of a selected country as: manager, work colleague, neighbour, family member; trust in other people; attitude towards living near the border to a selected country; significance of the following problems regarding the cooperation between the own and a selected country: legal or administrative differences, accessibility, language differences, social and economic differences, cultural differences. Demography: age; sex; nationality; frequency of going to other countries; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Norway (NO)
UniversePopulation living in the border regions covered by the Interreg cross-border cooperation programmes of the 28 Member States of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland; aged 15 years and over; national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Gallup AS, Oslo, Norway; DemoSCOPE, Adeligenswil (Luzern), Switzerland; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (total)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Belgium)
  • 10.06.2015 - 25.06.2015 (Bulgaria)
  • 10.06.2015 - 29.06.2015 (Czech Republic)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Denmark)
  • 10.06.2015 - 27.06.2015 (Germany)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Estonia)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Ireland)
  • 10.06.2015 - 29.06.2015 (Greece)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Spain)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (France)
  • 10.06.2015 - 27.06.2015 (Croatia)
  • 10.06.2015 - 29.06.2015 (Italy)
  • 10.06.2015 - 12.06.2015 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Latvia)
  • 10.06.2015 - 29.06.2015 (Lithuania)
  • 10.06.2015 - 19.06.2015 (Luxembourg)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Hungary)
  • 10.06.2015 - 18.06.2015 (Malta)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Netherlands)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Austria)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Poland)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Portugal)
  • 10.06.2015 - 22.06.2015 (Romania)
  • 10.06.2015 - 18.06.2015 (Slovenia)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Slovakia)
  • 10.06.2015 - 27.06.2015 (Finland)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Sweden)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (United Kingdom)
  • 10.06.2015 - 29.06.2015 (Norway)
  • 10.06.2015 - 30.06.2015 (Switzerland)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-11-3 Archive release
Errata in current version
2015-11-3caseid / uniqidNo unique case identification numbers (variables ‘caseid’ and ‘uniqid’) have been provided for Switzerland. A serial case ID (variable ‘serialid’) has been produced by the data archive for the complete dataset, identifying the original case order.
2015-11-3Duplicate casesTwo doublets (duplicate cases) with regard to substantial answers have been identified, with case id numbers ‘90960’ and ‘133124’ for Austria and with case id numbers ‘13412’ and ‘315321’ for France. The cases for France only differ in regional assignment to Interreg Programmes (variables ‘axeprg’, ‘axepp’ and ‘axeppp’).
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 40619
Number of Variables: 170
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 422. Cross-border cooperation in the EU. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, September 2015. DOI: 10.2776/959925.
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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 - Regions and Regional Policy