Since its launch nearly 2 months ago, the EBU’s ‘Generation What Europe’ project has seen 715 000 young people aged between 18 and 34 from 31 countries take part in the very first pan-European survey of its kind.
18 EBU Members from 12 different countries are signed up to the project which asks participants to compete a survey of around 140 questions focused on family, peers, self, society, the future, country and identity. 62 million answers have been recorded so far.
The highest number of participants to date have been in France (315 491), Germany (87 856), Austria (63 803) and Italy (57 507).
Switzerland is the latest country to come on-board with EBU Members RTS, RSI and RTR in the French, Italian and Romansch speaking regions now taking part.
Using the questions from the survey, 20 video modules are being produced by each EBU Member in which panels of young people answer questions on camera which are then compared with stats from others who have taken part online.
Four full scale television documentaries about young people and their lives are also being made focusing on the subjects of ‘Intimacy’, ‘Becoming an adult’, ‘My job’ and ‘Me and my friends’.
“We are thrilled that Generation What Europe has proved so popular with young people from around Europe. We have seen high participation numbers in our Members’ countries but also in nations not officially taking part which shows how powerful this project, powered by public service media, is,” said Thomas Grond, Head of Young Audiences.
So far the questionnaire has revealed some interesting results:
The 18 EBU Members taking part in ‘Generation What Europe’ are BNN (Netherlands), BR (Germany), Czech Radio (Czech Republic), Czech Television (Czech Republic), ERT (Greece), France Télévisions (France), ORF (Austria), RAI (Italy), RTBF (Belgium), RTE (Ireland), RTS/RSI/RTR (Switzerland) RTVE (Spain), S4C (Wales), SWR (Germany), VRT (Belgium) and ZDF (Germany).
To take the survey and view all the results so far click here.