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Project Reports

December 2005: Final Comparative Report online

The Final Comparative Report of EUYOUPART shows that a majority of young Europeans is not very interested in politics - but there is hope that interest increases with age. Young people believe in the effectiveness of voting. It is their most frequent form of participation. And although there is only a minority of political activists the representative democratic system is not in danger - but a significant share of young people is not involved.

May 2005: Technical Report on the comparability of indicators

Find here the advanced statistical analysis that proved the reliability, validity and comparability of indicators within and across the eight countries the survey was conducted in. Based on these results, EUYOUPART is going to recommend a new instrument to measure political participation of youth in Europe.

April 2005: National Survey Results

Find here the national working papers which give a first overview on the results of the survey that was undertaken in November-December 2004. A final comparative report on the main results, taking all the recommendations of the Technical Report into consideration, will be available at the beginning of November 2005.

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November 2004: EUYOUPART questionnaire and guidelines for field work

Find here the master questionnaire for the EUYOUPART main survey on political participation of youth. This questionnaire was applied in eight countries (Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, and the UK). An advanced statistical analysis will be conducted to prove the reliability, validity and comparability of indicators within and across countries. Based on these results, EUYOUPART will eventually recommend a new instrument to measure political participation of youth in Europe. The Guidelines for the Field Work contain working procedures and quality standards for all field institutes participating in the project."

September 2004: Collection of field reports

Find here the field reports of the EUYOUPART pre-test, conducted in eight countries: Collection of field reports

September 2004: Comparative Report on Qualitative Research Findings

This report contains a comparative analysis of the national qualitative working papers. It focuses on the comparison of the key aspects "belonging & identity", "politics and democracy", "youth's activities and participation", "opportunity structures" and the "definition of key concepts and terms". The authoring team - Kari Paakunainen, James Sloam and Reingard Spannring - also provide an analysis of focus groups results with non-activists compared to individual interviews with activists. They arrive at recommendations and stimuli for the quantitative work. 
Comparative Report
and Summary of Quality Guidelines

June 2004: Downloads of Qualitative Results:*

The qualitative research of EUYOUPART (Jan-Feb 2004) yielded a plethora of rich data about political participation of young people, their understanding of democracy and citizenship and their feelings of belonging. The qualitative research consisted of 2 parts: Interviews with politically active young people and focus groups with politically non-active young people. These national results will form the basis for a comparative analysis across countries.

June 2004: EUYOUPART Questionnaire:

A further report discusses essential information for the design of the EUYOUPART questionnaire. It outlines the theoretical framework and contains a secondary analysis of existing indicators on political participation, both on the international and the national level. Specifically, it focuses on the European Social Survey.
Download:* Report on the Meta-Analysis

April 2004: New Deliverables online:

Deliverable 7: The qualitative research is designed to examine the discourse of young people, which will feed into the quantitative survey works, to help the EUYOUPART-team to ask the right survey questions within the conceptual framework of young people. The report presents guidelines for in-depth interviews, focus groups and qualitative data analysis.
D7 EUYOUPART Guidelines Qualitative Work

Deliverable 4: The main result of the summary report is that the Member States including Estonia and Slovakia support mostly traditional institutions to increase political participation of young people. Political participation is seen in an adult-orientated manner: Young people should participate in youth organisations; they should accept traditional forms of political participation and integrate themselves in youth orientated organisations.
D4 Summary report on comparison of political systems

Deliverable 3: This report is based on work package 3 of EUYOUPART that focuses on the comparison of the political systems in European countries to illustrate the different opportunity structures that shape and influence political participation of youth.
D3 Collection of national working papers

December 2003: Presentations presented at the Milan expert seminar

July 2003: State of the Art of European Research in the Field

The report presents an overview of European research on political participation of youth. It is a concise and analytical summary of comprehensive national reports that have been produced by the consortium partners.
Download: State of the Art Report

July 2003: Report of Excellence

The main aim of the report of excellence is to identify and document research institutions and researchers playing a leading role in the field of research on political participation of youth. The report focuses on the eight participating countries (Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, United Kingdom) as well as on the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

This report presents:

  • Leading research approaches and practices
  • Relevant research institutions on the project's topic in the European context,
  • Outstanding researchers. (Download: Report of Excellence)

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* Preliminary release of research reports - reports not yet approved by the European Commission