Youth Day 2016

International Youth Day 2016


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.


Data visualisation: internet use of young europeans

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.


    You might be interested in our publication "Being young in Europe today" available on Statistics Explained.

Further data visualisation tools from Eurostat

You are between 16 and 29 years old & want to compare yourself to other young Europeans?
You are older than 29, but want to know more about youngsters in the European Union? 

This tool is also available in French & German.


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