International Youth Day
On the occasion of the International Youth Day, which is celebrated each year on 12 August,
Eurostat publishes some data visualisation as well as some interesting facts & figures
on young people in the European Union.
Source: Eurostat, Youth in the digital world. Datasets: Internet activities - individuals (isoc_ci_ac_i), E-government activities of individuals via websites (isoc_ciegi_ac)
… that in 2014, 15 % of young* Europeans created websites or blogs? This ranged from 47% in Finland to 3% in Cyprus.
… that Germany recorded in 2014 the highest share of young people playing networked games with others (41%) while the lowest was observed in Slovakia (19%)?
… that in 2015, 13% of young Europeans were active on professional networks online? This varied from 32% in the Netherlands to 5% in Romania.
… that Portugal registered in 2015 the highest proportion of young people uploading photos, videos or text to the internet to share with others (83%) compared to 48 % in the EU?
… that in 2015, 9 out 10 young Estonians used the internet to interact with public authorities?
* Young people: population aged 16-29 years.
Source: Eurostat, Youth statistics (date of extraction: 21.07.2016)
Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news release on International Youth Day.