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ZA6936: Flash Eurobarometer 466 (The European Education Area)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2018): Flash Eurobarometer 466 (The European Education Area). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6936 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6936
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 466 (The European Education Area)
Current Version1.0.0, 2018-6-7,
Date of Collection13.04.2018 - 23.04.2018
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A3 ´Media Monitoring, Media Analysis and Eurobarometer´ Unit
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractThe European education area. Topics: importance of experience abroad; own stay abroad as: school pupil, student in higher education, student in vocational education, apprentice, volunteer, youth worker, young professional; main benefits of own experience abroad; reasons for not having experience abroad; difficulty with the recognition of abroad qualifications; current educational status: studying at higher education institution, finished studies at higher education institution, plans studies at higher education institution; usefulness of each of the following options regarding studying within the EU: automatic recognition of diplomas or credits across countries, creation of degrees offering the chance to study in different EU countries, flexible choice of courses or modules offered by a network of different European universities, cooperative work of students with researchers and companies from different countries, increase teaching of creativity and critical thinking, creation of working and study opportunities across disciplines, increase cross-cultural exchanges; usefulness of selected services of a European Student Card with regard to studying abroad: electronic data transfer of previously obtained diplomas to university abroad, electronic registration for university courses, electronic access to libraries and online resources, discounts for cultural activities, electronic data transfer of credits obtained abroad to home university; teaching languages at school or university; interest in learning new languages or improving command of languages already learned; languages desired to learn or to improve. Demography: number of languages respondent is able to speak and write; education in mother tongue; teaching languages respondent is able to follow; marital status; age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size; region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Education, School Systems
  • University, Research, the Sciences
Topics Topics
  • 3 Education
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 9.3 Language and linguistics


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)
Universe Population of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States or of other EU states, resident in the Member States, aged 15 to 30 years, having a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data Collector Kantar TNS, Brussels, Belgium; Kantar TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kantar TNS, Prague, Czech Republic; Kantar GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kantar, Munich, Germany; Kantar Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; Behaviour & Attitudes, Dublin, Ireland; Kantar TNS, Athens, Greece; Kantar TNS, Madrid, Spain; Kantar TNS, Montrouge, France; Kantar TNS, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kantar TNS, Riga, Latvia; Kantar TNS, Vilnius, Lithuania; Kantar TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Kantar Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; Kantar Public, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Öst. Gallup Institut, Vienna, Austria; Kantar TNS, Warsaw, Poland; Marktest Limitada, Lisbon, Portugal; Kantar TNS, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kantar TNS, Bratislava, Slovakia; Kantar TNS Oy, Espoo, Finland; Kantar Sifo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Kantar TNS, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS opinion, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 13.04.2018 - 23.04.2018 (total)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Belgium)
  • 16.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Bulgaria)
  • 13.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Czech Republic)
  • 13.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (Denmark)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Germany)
  • 16.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Estonia)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Ireland)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Greece)
  • 16.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (Spain)
  • 13.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (France)
  • 13.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Croatia)
  • 16.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (Italy)
  • 13.04.2018 - 17.04.2018 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Latvia)
  • 13.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (Lithuania)
  • 16.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (Luxembourg)
  • 16.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Hungary)
  • 13.04.2018 - 17.04.2018 (Malta)
  • 16.04.2018 - 23.04.2018 (Netherlands)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Austria)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Poland)
  • 13.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Portugal)
  • 16.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Romania)
  • 13.04.2018 - 17.04.2018 (Slovenia)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Slovakia)
  • 16.04.2018 - 18.04.2018 (Finland)
  • 16.04.2018 - 22.04.2018 (Sweden)
  • 16.04.2018 - 20.04.2018 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2018-6-7 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 8153
Number of Variables: 238
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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  •  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.