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Orientations of Young Men and Women to Citizenship and European Identity - YOUTH AND EUROPEAN IDENTITY, Final Report, EUR 23188

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00077
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

This study aims to provide insight into young adults' orientations to European identity, their feelings of being European, and their sense of European citizenship. Comparisons are made between: males and females, regions within and between nations, representative and 'target samples' of individuals whose studies or work potentially will lead to careers in Europe beyond their national boundaries. Regions and nations were selected on the basis of contrasting histories of local nationalism and support for the project of the European Union. Representative and target samples of 18-24 year old residents were drawn from the following cities or towns: Vienna and three towns of the Bregenz area, Vorarlberg (Austria); Chemnitz and Bielefeld, 'east' and 'west' (Germany); Castilian Madrid and Bilbao, the Basque country (Spain); Manchester, England and Edinburgh, Scotland (UK); Prague and Bratislava (Czech and Slovak Republics), accession states at the time of the study. Surveys were conducted in 2002 and a smaller number of follow up interviews in 2003.

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