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Qualitative studies

The qualitative studies investigate in-depth the motivations, the feelings, the reactions of selected social groups towards a given subject or concept, by listening and analysing their way of expressing themselves in discussion groups or with non-directive interviews.

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2014

Coping with the crisis
This study was commissioned by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion to explore how households are coping with the economic crisis, in particular those who have been worst affected and those who have been made unemployed or are unable to find work.
Fieldwork consisted of a series of focus groups conducted in seven EU Member States.

Coping with the crisis
Coping with the crisis
                pdf logo[915kb]November 2014
Qualitative survey about The Promise of the EU

“The Promise of the EU” aims to develop a vision for the EU’s future based on three questions: How much unity do citizens want and what are the areas where more integration should take place? What would make the EU more democratic and how can EU politicians be made more accountable for the decisions they make? What is the right balance between responsibility and solidarity? The broad objectives of this study are to understand how people perceive the EU and what the European idea means to them, especially in the wake of the economic and financial crisis.


pdf logo[71kb]September 2014
Aggregate reportAggregate report 
                Aggregate report 
                Aggregate report 
                pdf logo[714kb]
Summaries in 9 languages Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                pdf logo[140kb]
2012

Qualitative survey about Patient involvement
"What do patients and healthcare professionals think about an active role of patients in their healthcare? In a qualitative Eurobarometer study, we collected opinions of doctors and patients on patient involvement in healthcare. In depth interviews were held with practitioners, nurses and patients in 15 Member States to learn about what they experience in their clinical practice. It shows that patient involvement in healthcare is not a sharply defined concept and that the traditional patient-doctors relationship is still the most common."

Patient involvement
Patient involvement
                Participation des patients
                pdf logo[915kb]May 2012

Qualitative survey about Tobacco Packaging Health Warning Labels
This Qualitative Eurobarometer study investigates a second generation of tobacco packaging health warnings. The overall aim of the study was to evaluate 24 proposed new health warnings in order to establish which were likely to have the greatest impact, how the messages could be modified to enhance their impact and which fourteen would represent the best selection for adoption.

Tobacco Packaging Health Warning Labels
Tobacco Packaging Health Warning Labels
                Avertissements relatifs à la santé sur les produits du tabac
                  
                pdf logo[667kb]March 2012

Qualitative survey about Journalists and Social Media
Increasingly governments are interested in harnessing new social media to increase involvement and participation in policy development and evaluation. Social media is transforming communications from old notions of “broadcasting information” to “contributing and interacting”.
Social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue and they can take many different forms, including internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, wikis, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. The most commonly used social media include: Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr, and YouTube.
The aim of this study is to provide detailed qualitative information on journalists’ views and attitudes to social media as well as how they use it as part of their work. Journalists also give their opinion on how the EU uses social media and gave suggestions on how social media communication could be improved.
The study consisted of in-depth interviews with journalists in each of the 27 Member States.

Journalists and Social Media
Journalists and Social Media
                  
                Les journalistes et les médias sociaux
                  
                pdf logo[1090kb]January 2012
2011

Qualitative survey about Internal Market: Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts
The aim of this study is to gain views from EU citizens on aspects of the EU Single Market and the four freedoms it embraces. Citizens, who often have no idea what the Single Market is all about, will normally have a lot of experience with various measures that have been taken under the framework. The study is aiming to shed light on three levels: (i) citizens’ awareness of internal market policies of the EU, (ii) their perceptions of these policies and (iii) the impact these policies have on their lives and activities.

Internal Market: Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts
Internal Market: Awareness, Perceptions and Impacts
                  
                Marché intérieur : notoriété, perceptions et impacts
                  
                pdf logo[492kb]November 2011

Qualitative survey about Obstacles citizens face in the Internal Market
EU citizens and businesses often experience problems with the use of their Single Market rights. When they travel, move or work abroad they can encounter difficulties making use of their healthcare or social security rights, having their professional qualifications recognised, opening a bank account or with double taxation. Inheriting across borders, taking a car to another Member State, buying online, claiming passenger rights or finding their way in banking and financial markets are also concerns from our citizens and business. The purpose of the study is to better understand the root causes of these obstacles and to check to what extent the latters are expected or experienced by the citizens, i.e. to test the gap between people's expectations about the Single Market and the problems and frustrations they experience on a daily basis.

Obstacles citizens face in the Internal Market
Obstacles citizens face in the Internal Market
                  
                Les obstacles au marché intérieur du point de vue des citoyens
                  
                pdf logo[521kb]September 2011

Qualitative survey about Local Authorities and the governance of the Single Market
Through this research the European Commission wanted to engage local authorities in discussions over the governance of the Single Market in order to identify potential areas of improvement of the EU policy making process. The discussions focused on local authorities' awareness and perceptions about EU policy making and on the main issues related to the implementation of EU legislation at their level.

Local Authorities and the governance of the Single Market
Local Authorities and the governance of the Single Market
                  
                Les autorités locales et la gouvernance du marché unique
                  
                pdf logo[610kb]September 2011

Qualitative survey about Well-being
The concept of well-being is made up of several factors. In order to identify these different factors and to gain an initial indication of the relative importance of these, DG COMM commissioned a qualitative study which was conducted in February and March 2010 providing insights into the notion of personal well-being in 15 member states. It was able to identify a full range of factors that contribute to well-being in which psychological or personal factors slightly prevail over economic or financial factors and physical factors. Wishing to get a broad perspective of the concept of well-being, DG EMPL had a qualitative study conducted in 8 member states in January, March and April 2011 in order to determine the priorities of citizens for the well-being of society as a whole in 2030. It is worth noting that social equality was considered a key factor of social well-being..

Well-being in 2030 - Aggregate report
Well-being in 2030 - interim report
Well-being - Aggregate report
Bien-être
                pdf logoSeptembre 2011

Migrant Integration
The report presents the key messages and recommendations from interactive focus groups organised in all EU member countries with both EU citizens and migrant population. This qualitative Eurobarometer covers many aspects of the co-existence of people with different backgrounds and presents the role of mutual attitudes, cultures, ability to speak the country's language and employment in the integration process. The report also presents ideas for improving migrants' integration in the host societies. The results show the key role of school and work (places were migrants and local population meet most often) and underline the key role and responsibility of the local authorities.

Migrant Integration
Migrant integration
                  
                pdf logo[703kb]May 2011
2010

Qualitative survey about the rights of the Child
This qualitative Eurobarometer study survey was conducted on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Justice amongst young people in all 27 Member States of the EU. The study consisted of 170 focus groups and looked at the topic of children’s rights.

Rights of the Child - summary
Rights of the Child 
                pdf logo[382kb]October 2010

Qualitative survey about cross-border mobility
This study allows to draw three overall conclusions which provide a context for the more detailed findings : • The right to free movement that EU citizens enjoy has been fully internalised by the people who are taking advantage of this right. This right is mostly ‘taken for granted’ which affects how respondents see themselves as citizens of the EU; how they plan their moves (often at very short notice, paying attention to administrative aspects of the move only after arrival in the new Member State); and what their expectations are of their rights in other EU Member States. • More than half of the respondents had experienced some form of administrative difficulty after arriving in their new Member State. The main issues that people encountered were the length of administrative procedures and a lack of clarity about what is required from citizens moving to another EU Member State. • EU citizenship is seen to broadly imply having similar rights and obligations in each Member State and as virtually synonymous with freedom of movement between Member States. The rights to mobility (freedom of movement), working and studying in any Member State are clearly implicitly assumed as fundamental rights by EU citizens.

European Citizenship - cross-border mobility
European Citizenship - cross-border mobility
                  
                Citoyenneté Européenne – mobilité transfrontalière
                  
                pdf logo[407kb]August 2010

Qualitative survey about the perceived quality of DG Competition's actions
This survey was based on in-depth interviews, carried out in early 2010 among lawyers, companies, economic consultants, business and consumer associations, Member States' ministries as well as national competition authorities who have directly contributed to the work of DG Competition in recent years. The results consist of seven individual reports reflecting each stakeholder group's specific views, as well as an aggregate report summarizing the results of the individual surveys.

a. Aggregate Report Professional stakeholder survey
b. Individual Reports :
- Companies' Report
- Lawyers' Report
- Economic consultancies Report
- Business Associations' Report
- Consumer Associations' Report
- Member States Ministries' Report
- National Competition Authorities Report







 Professional stakeholder survey 
                 Professional stakeholder survey 
                 Professional stakeholder survey
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August 2010
2009Internal Market : Awareness, Perceptions, Impacts Internal Market : Awareness, Perceptions, Impacts 
                 Internal Market : Awareness, Perceptions, Impacts 
                pdf logo[845kb]August 2009
2008The image of science and research policy of the European UnionThe image of science and research policy of the European Union 
                The image of science and research policy of the European Union 
                pdf logo[506kb]July-August 2008
2007Information on Europe on televisionInformation on Europe on television 
                Information on Europe on television 
                pdf logo[423kb]March 2007
Safer internet for children Safer internet for children 
                pdf logo[537kb]August 2007
national reports national reports 
                 national reports 
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2006The future of EuropeThe future of Europe 
                The future of Europe 
                pdf logo[299kb]May 2006
2005Consumers' attitudes towards labelling Consumers' attitudes towards labelling 
                pdf logo[608kb]April 2005
2004Atttudes and expectations of viewers in terms of television programmes with a european contentAtttudes and expectations of viewers in terms of television programmes with a european content 
                Atttudes and expectations of viewers in terms of television programmes with a european content 
                pdf logo[598kb]November 2004
Cross border shopping in 28 european countriesCross border shopping in 28 european countries 
                Cross border shopping in 28 european countries 
                pdf logo[584kb]May 2004
2003European consumers and services of general interestEuropean consumers and services of general interest 
                European consumers and services of general interest 
                pdf logo[2Mb]December 2003
2002Peoples' attitudes to services of general economic interest - French onlyPeoples' attitudes to services of general economic interest 
                pdf logo[2Mb]January 2002
Integrating Gender Mainstreaming into Employment PoliciesIntegrating Gender Mainstreaming into Employment Policies 
                Integrating Gender Mainstreaming into Employment Policies 
                pdf logo[115kb]November 2002
EU citizens' perception of the euro in the months following the changeoverEU citizens' perception of the euro in the months following the changeover 
                EU citizens' perception of the euro in the months following the changeover 
                pdf logo[336kb]May 2002
2001Preparation of citizens for the changeover to the euroPreparation of citizens for the changeover to the euro 
                Preparation of citizens for the changeover to the euro 
                pdf logo[53kb]July 2001
Perceptions of the European Union (summary)
A qualitative study of the Public's attitudes to and expectations of the European Union in the 15 Member States and in 9 candidate countries
 Perceptions of the European Union 
                 Perceptions of the European Union 
                pdf logo[71kb]June 2001
Complete report (French only)Complete report 
                pdf logo[714kb]
Summaries in all official languages Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                 Summaries in all official languages 
                pdf logo[71kb]
1995Women and European informationWomen and European information
                pdf logo[299kb]January 1995
1994Awareness of the European informationAwareness of the European information
                pdf logo[299kb]January 1994
1992Campaign 1992Campaign 1992
                pdf logo[299kb]April 1992
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