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  1. Tomorrow, August 12th, is International Youth Day, and if you want to know more about young Europeans, Eurostat offers a wide range of data.  First, you can start with the ’Youth’ dedicated section, where you can access our database and EU dashboard for youth indicators. For deeper analysis, there...
  2. Who were the winners of this year’s European Statistics Competition (ESC)? How were the videos made and how were the winners chosen? To answer these questions and more, the fifth episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap focuses on the ESC.  The host Jonathan Elliott discusses the cont...
  3. The COVID-19 crisis introduced far-reaching effects on the economy, with air transport in particular hit hard by a decline in passengers. Airlines and associated enterprises reduced the number of their employed people accordingly, with younger workers particularly affected.   Source dataset: lfs...
  4. In 2021, almost 3 million (2 952 300) first residence permits were issued in the EU to non-EU citizens. The number increased by 31% (or +693 700) compared with 2020, reaching the pre-pandemic level observed in 2019 (2 955 300).  This information comes from data on first residence permits published...
  5. Fires raging across Europe have devastated thousands of hectares of land in France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece, putting firefighters in the affected countries to the test. In 2021, about 365 thousand people were employed as professional firefighters in the EU, representing 0.2% of total EU e...
  6. Provisional data show that in 2021, EU Member States exported services worth €1 027 billion to countries outside of the EU, a 13% increase compared with 2020 (€910 million). The impact of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 led to a substantial fall in both the value of EU exports (-15% compared with 2019)...
  7. The EU’s vision and concrete targets for digital transformation by 2030 are set out in a Digital Compass that evolves around four cardinal points: skills, digital transformation of businesses, secure and sustainable digital infrastructures and digitalisation of public services. Progress towards thes...
  8. In June 2022, among the EU Member States for which data are available, Poland granted the highest number of temporary protection statuses to Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine (60 125) as a consequence of Russia’s invasion. Poland was followed by Romania (10 360), Ireland (6 985) and Bulgaria (6 920). Whil...
  9. Work intensity reflects how much all working-age household members have worked as compared to their full potential. Generally, the higher the work intensity within a household (the closer people are to full employment), the lower the probability to be at-risk-of-poverty. Work intensity is shown with...
  10. In 2021, the total government budget allocations for R&D (GBARD) across the EU stood at €109 250 million, equivalent to 0.8% of GDP. This is a 6% increase compared with 2020 (€102 791 million) and a 35% increase compared with 2011 (€81 139 million). This information comes from data on government bu...
  11. In 2020, there were 0.53 passenger cars per inhabitant in the EU. At the regional level, there were significant disparities in car ownership within the EU: apart from two extreme values (Valle d’Aosta and Mayotte), the highest regional rate (Autonomous Province of Trento) was nearly seven times the...