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ZA5968: Flash Eurobarometer 408 (European Youth)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2015): Flash Eurobarometer 408 (European Youth). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5968 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5968
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 408 (European Youth)
Current Version1.0.0, 2015-8-12,
Date of Collection03.12.2014 - 09.01.2015
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractEducation, job prospects and volunteering of the European Youth. Topics: participation in activities of sports, leisure, cultural, political, local, environmental, human rights or global development, non-governmental organisation in the last 12 months; vote participation during the last three years on local, regional, national and EU level; involvement in organised voluntary activities in the last twelve months; voluntary activities were aimed at changing something in the local community, the own country, other European countries or another part of the world; relation of activities to climate change or the environment, culture or art, education, training or sports, human rights, charity, humanitarian and development aid, animal welfare, politics, religion; formal recognition for participation in voluntary activities; expenses in relation to voluntary activities and contribution; ever volunteered abroad; participation in activities or projects with young people from other European countries or from other continents in the last 12 months; participation in selected cultural activities in the last 12 months; confidence of job prospects; main concerns regarding the job prospects. Demography: age; sex; age when stopped full-time education; current type of education or training; highest level of education or training; professional position; region; type of community; telephone equipment: own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; number of persons in the household aged 15 years and older (household size). Additionally coded was: weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • Society, Culture
  • Occupation, Profession
Topics Topics
  • 5.3 Cultural activities and participation
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 13.6 Youth
  • 1 Labour and employment


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)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in the Member States, aged 15 to 30 years, having a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Proportionate Stratified 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 Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 03.12.2014 - 15.12.2014 (Belgium)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Bulgaria)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Czech Republic)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Denmark)
  • 03.12.2014 - 15.12.2014 (Germany)
  • 03.12.2014 - 23.12.2014 (Estonia)
  • 03.12.2014 - 09.01.2015 (Ireland)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Greece)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Spain)
  • 03.12.2014 - 20.12.2014 (France)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Croatia)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Italy)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Cyprus)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Latvia)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Lithuania)
  • 03.12.2014 - 23.12.2014 (Luxembourg)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Hungary)
  • 03.12.2014 - 16.12.2014 (Malta)
  • 03.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 (Netherlands)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Austria)
  • 03.12.2014 - 20.12.2014 (Poland)
  • 03.12.2014 - 23.12.2014 (Portugal)
  • 03.12.2014 - 17.12.2014 (Romania)
  • 03.12.2014 - 17.12.2014 (Slovenia)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Slovakia)
  • 03.12.2014 - 15.12.2014 (Finland)
  • 03.12.2014 - 18.12.2014 (Sweden)
  • 03.12.2014 - 20.12.2014 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2015-8-12 Archive release
Errata in current version
2015-8-13Duplicate casesTwo duplicate cases with completely identical records have been detected for Spain. The (duplicate) case identification numbers (uniqid) for the duplicates are: 5000085 and 5000118.
2015-8-13D4 (AGE EDUCATION)For a few cases the "AGE WHEN FINISHED EDUCATION" exceeds the actual AGE of the respondent (D1).
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe standard sample size per country: 500 respondents.
Number of Units: 13454
Number of Variables: 211
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 408: European Youth. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, April 2015.
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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 - Youth samples and issues