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Commission Regulation (EU) No 1175/2014 of 30 October 2014 implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 316, 4.11.2014, p. 4–43 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2014/1175/oj

4.11.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 316/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1175/2014

of 30 October 2014

implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 823/2010

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning (1), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 establishes a common framework for the systematic production of European statistics on education and lifelong learning.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 (2) introduced measures for carrying out individual statistical actions to produce statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning covered by Domain 2 of Regulation (EC) No 452/2008.

(3)

When producing and disseminating European statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning, the national and EU statistical authorities should take account of the principles set out in the European Statistics Code of Practice endorsed by the European Statistical System Committee in September 2011.

(4)

Data collection on the participation of adults in lifelong learning needs to be regularly adapted to changes and new developments in lifelong learning and in order to respond to new information needs.

(5)

With a view to promoting a high level of harmonisation of the survey results across countries, methodological guidelines should be drafted by the Commission for the implementation of the survey.

(6)

Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 should therefore be repealed.

(7)

The measures set out in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The data collection for the second survey on the participation and non-participation of adults in lifelong learning (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Second Adult Education Survey’) shall take place between 1 July 2016 and 31 March 2017. The reference period for which the data on participation in lifelong learning activities are collected shall be the 12 months prior to the interview.

Article 2

The population age range covered by the survey shall be 25-64. The age groups 18-24 and 65-69 shall be covered on an optional basis.

Article 3

The variables concerning the subjects covered by the Second Adult Education Survey as specified under Domain 2 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 and their breakdowns shall be as set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 4

The sampling and precision standards needed to meet the requirements related to the data sources and sample sizes specified under Domain 2 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 shall be as set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 5

Member States shall transmit a standard quality report on the Second Adult Education Survey to the Commission (Eurostat). The structure of the report shall be conform to the European Statistical System Standard Quality Report Structure, in particular taking into consideration the quality criteria referred to in Article 4(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 and the further requirements set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 6

1.   Member States shall transmit clean micro-data files regarding the Second Adult Education Survey to the Commission (Eurostat) within six months after the end of the national data collection period.

2.   Member States shall transmit the standard quality report regarding the Second Adult Education Survey to the Commission (Eurostat) within three months after the delivery of the micro-data files.

Article 7

The requirements set out in this Regulation are minimum requirements. Member States may introduce further national requirements regarding the Second Adult Education Survey, provided that the quality requirements set out in this Regulation are met.

Article 8

Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 is repealed.

References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation.

Article 9

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2014.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 145, 4.6.2008, p. 227.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 of 17 September 2010 implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning (OJ L 246, 18.9.2010, p. 33).


ANNEX I

Variables

Note to the table:

All variables shall be transmitted. Data and metadata referred to in Article 6 shall be made available to Eurostat in using the Single Entry Point services. The codes and code lists presented in the table below are indicative only. Data structure definitions and transmission formats are provided by the Commission (Eurostat).

1.   Background information on the individual

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

COUNTRY

 

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE

Everybody

 

2 digits

Based on the ISO country classification

 

REGION

 

REGION OF RESIDENCE

Everybody

 

2 digits

Coding according to NUTS at 2 digit level

 

DEG_URB

 

DEGREE OF URBANISATION OF THE AREA THE HOUSEHOLD LIVES IN

Everybody

 

1

Densely populated area

 

 

2

Intermediate area

 

 

3

Thinly populated area

 

REFYEAR

 

YEAR OF INTERVIEW

Everybody

 

4 digits

 

 

REFMONTH

 

MONTH OF INTERVIEW

Everybody

 

1-12

 

 

RESPID

 

IDENTIFICATION OF THE RESPONDENT

Everybody

 

numeric

Identification code of each record

 

RESPWEIGHT

 

WEIGHTING FACTOR FOR INDIVIDUALS

Everybody

 

numeric

Weighting factor for individuals (with 3 digits of decimals separated by a dot)

 

NFEACTWEIGHT

 

WEIGHTING FACTOR FOR NON-FORMAL ACTIVITIES

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

numeric

Weighting factor for the non-formal activities selected in NFERAND1 and NFERAND2 (with 3 digits of decimals separated by a dot)

 

 

0

NFENUM = 0

 

INTMETHOD

 

DATA COLLECTION METHOD USED

Everybody

 

10

Postal, non-electronic version

 

 

11

Postal, electronic version

 

 

20

Face-to-face, non-electronic version

 

 

21

Face-to-face, electronic version

 

 

30

Telephone, non-electronic version

 

 

31

Telephone, electronic version

 

 

40

Use of internet

 

 

50

Mixed collection mode (e.g. postal and face-to-face interview)

 

(HHNBPERS)

 

NUMBER OF PERSONS LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD (INCLUDING THE RESPONDENT)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_tot

0-98

Total number of persons living in the household

 

HHNBPERS_0_13

0-98

0-13 years old

 

HHNBPERS_14_24

0-98

14-24 years old

 

HHNBPERS_25plus

0-98

25 years and older

 

 

-1

No answer

 

HHTYPE

 

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Everybody

 

10

One-person household

 

 

21

Lone parent with child(ren) aged less than 25

 

 

22

Couple without child(ren) aged less than 25

 

 

23

Couple with child(ren) aged less than 25

 

 

24

Couple or lone parent with child(ren) aged less than 25 and other persons living in household

 

 

30

Other

 

 

-1

No answer

 

HHINCOME

 

NET MONTHLY EQUIVALISED INCOME OF THE HOUSEHOLD

Everybody

 

1

Below 1st quintile

 

 

2

Between 1st quintile and 2nd quintile

 

 

3

Between 2nd quintile and 3rd quintile

 

 

4

Between 3rd quintile and 4th quintile

 

 

5

Above 4th quintile

 

 

-1

No answer

 

SEX

 

SEX

Everybody

 

1

Male

 

 

2

Female

 

 

 

YEAR AND MONTH OF BIRTH

 

BIRTHYEAR

4 digits

The 4 digits of year of birth

Everybody

BIRTHMONTH

1-12

The 2 digits of month of birth

Everybody

CITIZEN

 

CITIZENSHIP

Everybody

 

0

Same as country of residence

 

 

2 digits

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

-1

No answer

 

BIRTHPLACE

 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Everybody

 

0

Born in this country

 

 

2 digits

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

-1

No answer

 

RESTIME

 

YEARS OF RESIDENCE IN THIS COUNTRY

BIRTHPLACE ≠ 0

 

1

Been in this country for 1 year and less

 

 

2-10

Number of years for people who have been in this country for 2 to 10 years

 

 

11

Been in this country for more than 10 years

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (BIRTHPLACE = 0)

 

MARSTADEFACTO

 

DE FACTO MARITAL STATUS (consensual union)

Everybody

 

1

Person living in a consensual union

 

 

2

Person not living in a consensual union

 

 

-1

No answer

 

HATLEVEL

 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT LEVEL (highest level of education or training successfully completed as defined by ISCED 2011, coding based on ISCED mappings to be delivered to Eurostat)

Everybody

 

000

No formal education or below ISCED 1

 

 

100

ISCED 1

 

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

-1

No answer

 

HATFIELD

 

FIELD OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL = 300 to 800

 

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

or

optional

or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800)

 

HATYEAR

 

YEAR WHEN HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATON OR TRAINING WAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL ≠ 000, -1

 

4 digits

The four digits of the year when highest level of education or training was successfully completed

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL = 000, -1)

 

HATVOC

 

ORIENTATION OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL = 300 to 400 and (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400 or (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) > 20)

 

DROPEDUC

 

FORMAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING ABANDONED (programme with the highest level in case of several programmes abandoned)

HATLEVEL ≠ 000, -1 and (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL = 000, -1 or (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) > 20)

 

DROPEDUCLEVEL

 

LEVEL OF THE FORMAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING ABANDONED

DROPEDUC = 1

 

100

ISCED 1

 

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (DROPEDUC ≠ 1)

 

DROPEDUCVOC

 

ORIENTATION OF THE FORMAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING ABANDONED

DROPEDUCLEVEL = 300 to 400 and (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (DROPEDUCLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400 or (REFYEAR — HATYEAR) > 20)

 

MAINSTAT

 

CURRENT MAIN LABOUR STATUS

Everybody

 

 

Carries out a job or profession, at the time of the interview, including unpaid work for a family business or holding, including an apprenticeship or paid traineeship, etc.:

 

 

11

Full time

 

 

12

Part time

 

 

20

Unemployed

 

 

31

Pupil, student, further training, unpaid work experience

 

 

32

In retirement or early retirement or has given up business

 

 

33

Permanently disabled

 

 

34

In compulsory military or community service

 

 

35

Fulfilling domestic tasks

 

 

36

Other inactive person

 

 

-1

No answer

 

EMP12M

 

EMPLOYMENT DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

MAINSTAT = 20 to 36

 

 

Carried out a job or profession, at any time during the last 12 months, including unpaid work for a family business or holding, including an apprenticeship or paid traineeship, etc.:

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (MAINSTAT = 11, 12)

 

JOBSTAT

 

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

MAINSTAT = 11, 12

 

11

Self-employed with employees

 

 

12

Self-employed without employees

 

 

21

Employee with a permanent job or work contract of unlimited duration

 

 

22

Employee with temporary job or work contract of limited duration

 

 

30

Family worker

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (MAINSTAT ≠ 11, 12)

 

JOBISCO

 

OCCUPATION

MAINSTAT = 11, 12

 

2 digits

ISCO-08 coded at 2 digit level

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (MAINSTAT ≠ 11, 12)

 

LOCNACE

 

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF THE LOCAL UNIT

MAINSTAT = 11, 12

 

2 digits

NACE Rev.2 coded at 2 digit level

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (MAINSTAT ≠ 11, 12)

 

LOCSIZEFIRM

 

NUMBER OF PERSONS WORKING AT THE LOCAL UNIT

JOBSTAT = 11, 21, 22, 30

 

1

1 to 9 persons

 

 

2

10 to 19 persons

 

 

3

20 to 49 persons

 

 

4

50 to 249 persons

 

 

5

250 persons or more

 

 

7

Do not know precisely but 10 persons or more

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (JOBSTAT ≠ 11, 21, 22, 30)

 

JOBTIME

 

YEAR IN WHICH PERSON STARTED WORKING IN HIS/HER CURRENT MAIN JOB

MAINSTAT = 11, 12

 

4 digits

4 digits of the year concerned

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (MAINSTAT ≠ 11, 12)

 

 

 

HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BY YOUR PARENTS (GUARDIAN)

 

HATFATHER

 

FATHER (MALE GUARDIAN)

Everybody

 

1

At most lower secondary

 

 

2

Upper secondary

 

 

3

Tertiary

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (father unknown)

 

HATMOTHER

 

MOTHER (FEMALE GUARDIAN)

Everybody

 

1

At most lower secondary

 

 

2

Upper secondary

 

 

3

Tertiary

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (mother unknown)

 

 

 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF YOUR PARENTS

 

BIRTHFATHER

 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF THE FATHER

Everybody

 

0

Born in this country

 

 

2 digits

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (father unknown)

 

BIRTHMOTHER

 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH OF THE MOTHER

Everybody

 

0

Born in this country

 

 

2 digits

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (mother unknown)

 

2.   Access to information on learning possibilities and guidance

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

SEEKINFO

 

LOOKED FOR ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING LEARNING POSSIBILITIES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (formal and non-formal education and training)

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

GUIDEINST

 

INFORMATION OR ADVICE/HELP ON LEARNING POSSIBILITIES RECEIVED FROM INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

 

-1

No answer

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

GUIDEINST_1

 

Yes, I received free of charge information or advice/help on learning opportunities from institutions/organisations

 

GUIDEINST_2

 

Yes, I paid for information or advice/help on learning opportunities from institutions/organisations

 

GUIDEINST_3

 

No, I did not receive any information or advice/help on learning opportunities from institutions/organisations

 

 

 

Each GUIDEINST_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -1 if there is no answer

 

GUIDESOURCE

 

SOURCE OF FREE OF CHARGE INFORMATION OR ADVICE/HELP ON LEARNING POSSIBILITIES RECEIVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

GUIDEINST_1 = 1

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

GUIDESOURCE_1

 

From education or training institutions (school, college, university, VET centre, institution for adult learning, validation centre)

 

GUIDESOURCE_2

 

From employment services

 

GUIDESOURCE_3

 

From employer or employer organisations

 

GUIDESOURCE_4

 

From trade unions or work council

 

GUIDESOURCE_5

 

From other institutions/organisations providing free information or advice/help on learning opportunities (other than mentioned before)

 

 

 

Each GUIDESOURCE_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1), -1 if there is no answer

 

GUIDETYPE

 

TYPE OF FREE INFORMATION OR ADVICE/HELP ON LEARNING POSSIBILITIES RECEIVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

GUIDEINST_1 = 1

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

GUIDETYPE_1

 

Information or advice/help on learning possibilities

 

GUIDETYPE_2

 

Assessment of skills and competences through tests, skills audits or interviews

 

GUIDETYPE_3

 

Information or advice/help on procedure for validation/recognition of skills, competences or prior learning

 

GUIDETYPE_4

 

Other type of information or advice/help

 

 

 

Each GUIDETYPE_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1), -1 if there is no answer

 

GUIDEMODE

 

MODE OF DELIVERY OF FREE INFORMATION OR ADVICE/HELP ON LEARNING POSSIBILITIES RECEIVED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

GUIDEINST_1 = 1

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

GUIDEMODE_1

 

Face to face interaction

 

GUIDEMODE_2

 

Interaction with a person through internet, phone, e-mail or any other media

 

GUIDEMODE_3

 

Interaction with a computer based application for information or advice/help (including on line self-assessment tools)

 

GUIDEMODE_4

 

No interaction, only information through dedicated material (books, posters, websites, leaflet, TV programme, etc.)

 

 

 

Each GUIDEMODE_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (GUIDEINST_1 ≠ 1), -1 if there is no answer

 

3.   Participation in formal education and training

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

FED

 

PARTICIPATION IN FORMAL EDUCATION DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

FEDNUM

 

NUMBER OF FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATED IN DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

 

0

None (FED = 2)

 

 

1-99

Number of activities

 

FEDLEVEL

 

LEVEL OF THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

100

ISCED 1

 

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDFIELD

 

FIELD OF THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1 and FEDLEVEL = 300 to 800

 

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

or

optional

or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0 or FEDLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800)

 

FEDVOC

 

ORIENTATION OF THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDLEVEL= 300 to 400

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400)

 

FEDSTARTYEAR

 

YEAR WHEN THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY STARTED

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

4 digits

Year when the most recent formal education activity started

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDSTARTMONTH

 

MONTH WHEN THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY STARTED

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1-12

Month when the most recent formal education activity started

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDCOMP

 

COMPLETION OF THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

No, I dropped out before the expected end

 

 

2

No, it is still on-going

 

 

3

Yes, I completed it

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDDIST

 

MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY ORGANISED AS DISTANCE LEARNING

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDDISTOL

 

DISTANCE LEARNING ORGANISED AS AN ONLINE COURSE

FEDDIST = 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDDIST ≠ 1)

 

FEDOERA

 

USE OF ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

Very frequently

 

 

2

Frequently

 

 

3

Sometimes

 

 

4

Never

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDOERB

 

INTERACTION WITH OTHER PEOPLE (E.G. TEACHERS, LEARNERS) THROUGH EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES/PORTALS FOR THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDREASON

 

REASONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

FEDREASON_01a

 

To do my job better

 

FEDREASON_01b

 

To improve my career prospects

 

FEDREASON_02

 

To be less likely to lose my job

 

FEDREASON_03

 

To increase my possibilities of getting a job, or changing a job/profession

 

FEDREASON_04

 

To start my own business

 

FEDREASON_05

 

I was obliged to participate

 

FEDREASON_06

 

To get knowledge/skills useful in my everyday life

 

FEDREASON_07

 

To increase my knowledge/skills on a subject that interests me

 

FEDREASON_08

 

Obtain certificate

 

FEDREASON_09

 

To meet new people/for fun

 

 

 

Each FEDREASON_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (FEDNUM = 0), -1 if there is no answer

 

FEDWORKTIME

 

MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY DURING PAID WORKING HOURS (INCLUDING PAID LEAVE OR RECUPERATION)

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

Only during paid working hours

 

 

2

Mostly during paid working hours

 

 

3

Mostly outside paid working hours

 

 

4

Only outside paid working hours

 

 

5

Not working at that time

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDNBHOURS

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION HOURS OF THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1-9999

Number of instruction hours

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDPAID

 

PAYMENT FOR THE TUITION, REGISTRATION, EXAM FEES, EXPENSES FOR BOOKS OR TECHNICAL STUDY MEANS FOR THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

Fully paid by yourself

 

 

2

Partly paid by yourself and partly paid by someone else

 

 

3

Fully paid by somebody else

 

 

4

Free activity

 

 

5

You do not know

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDPAIDBY

 

PARTIAL OR FULL PAYMENT FOR THE TUITION, REGISTRATION, EXAM FEES, EXPENSES FOR BOOKS OR TECHNICAL STUDY MEANS FOR THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY BY:

FEDNUM ≥ 1 and FEDPAID = 2 or 3

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0 or (FEDPAID ≠ 2 and FEDPAID ≠ 3))

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

FEDPAIDBY_1

 

Employer or prospective employer

 

FEDPAIDBY_2

 

Public employment services

 

FEDPAIDBY_3

 

Other public institutions

 

FEDPAIDBY_4

 

A household member or a relative

 

 

 

Each FEDPAIDBY_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (FEDNUM = 0 or (FEDPAID ≠ 2 and FEDPAID ≠ 3)), -1 if there is no answer

 

FEDUSEA

 

CURRENT USE OF THE SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FROM THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

A lot

 

 

2

A fair amount

 

 

3

Very little

 

 

4

Not at all

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDUSEB

 

EXPECTED USE OF THE SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FROM THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

1

A lot

 

 

2

A fair amount

 

 

3

Very little

 

 

4

Not at all

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDOUTCOME

 

OUTCOMES OF THE NEW SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED THROUGH THE MOST RECENT FORMAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

FEDOUTCOME_1

 

Getting a (new) job

 

FEDOUTCOME_3

 

Higher salary/wages

 

FEDOUTCOME_2

 

Promotion in the job

 

FEDOUTCOME_4

 

New tasks

 

FEDOUTCOME_5

 

Better performance in the job

 

FEDOUTCOME_6

 

Personal-related reasons (meet other people, refresh your skills in general subjects, etc.)

 

FEDOUTCOME_7

 

No outcomes yet

 

 

 

Each FEDOUTCOME_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (FEDNUM = 0), -1 if there is no answer

 

4.   Participation in non-formal education and training

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

(NFE)

 

PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WITH THE INTENTION TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS IN ANY AREA (INCLUDING HOBBIES) DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

NFECOURSE

 

(a)

COURSES

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

NFEWORKSHOP

 

(b)

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

NFEGUIDEDJT

 

(c)

GUIDED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

NFELESSON

 

(d)

PRIVATE LESSONS

Everybody

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

NFENUM

 

NUMBER OF NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

 

0

None (NFECOURSE = 2 and NFEWORKSHOP = 2 and NFEGUIDEDJT = 2 and NFELESSON = 2)

 

 

1-99

Number of activities

 

 

 

IDENTIFICATION OF ACTIVITIES (UP TO 7)

 

(NFEACT01)

 

01 — Identification of the 1st activity

 

NFEACT01_TYPE

 

TYPE OF THE ACTIVITY

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Courses

 

 

2

Workshops and seminars

 

 

3

Guided on-the-job training

 

 

4

Private lessons

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFEACT01_PURP

 

PURPOSE OF THE ACTIVITY

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Mainly job-related

 

 

2

Mainly personal/non-job-related reasons

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFEACT01_WORKTIME

 

THE LEARNING ACTIVITY TOOK PLACE FULLY OR MOSTLY DURING PAID WORKING HOURS (INCLUDING PAID LEAVE AND RECUPERATION)

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No (including not working at that time)

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFEACT01_PAIDBY

 

THE LEARNING ACTIVITY WAS PARTIALLY OR FULLY PAID BY THE EMPLOYER

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No (including not working at that time)

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

(NFEACT02)

 

02 — Identification of the 2nd activity

NFENUM ≥ 2

NFEACT02_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT02_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT02_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT02_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

(NFEACT03)

 

03 — Identification of the 3rd activity

NFENUM ≥ 3

NFEACT03_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT03_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT03_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT03_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

(NFEACT04)

 

04 — Identification of the 4th activity

NFENUM ≥ 4

NFEACT04_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT04_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT04_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT04_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

(NFEACT05)

 

05 — Identification of the 5th activity

NFENUM ≥ 5

NFEACT05_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT05_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT05_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT05_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

(NFEACT06)

 

06 — Identification of the 6th activity

NFENUM ≥ 6

NFEACT06_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT06_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT06_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT06_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

(NFEACT07)

 

07 — Identification of the 7th activity

NFENUM ≥ 7

NFEACT07_TYPE

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT07_PURP

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT07_WORKTIME

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFEACT07_PAIDBY

 

Coded as (NFEACT01)

 

NFERAND1

 

CODE OF THE 1ST RANDOMLY SELECTED ACTIVITY

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

01-07

Identification code of the 1st randomly selected activity (code of the activity as in the variables NFEACTxx)

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFERAND1_TYPE

 

As reported in NFEACT01_TYPE to NFEACT07_TYPE for the 1st randomly selected activity

 

NFEFIELD1

 

FIELD OF THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

or

optional

or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEDIST1

 

1ST ACTIVITY ORGANISED AS DISTANCE LEARNING

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFEDISTOL1

 

DISTANCE LEARNING FOR THE 1ST ACTIVITY ORGANISED AS AN ONLINE COURSE

NFEDIST1 = 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFEDIST1 ≠ 1)

 

NFEOERA1

 

USE OF ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM=0)

 

NFEOERB1

 

INTERACTION WITH OTHER PEOPLE (E.G. TEACHERS, LEARNERS) THROUGH EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES/PORTALS FOR THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFENUM ≥ 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFENUM = 0)

 

NFEREASON1

 

REASONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

NFEREASON1_01a

 

To do my job better

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_01b

 

To improve my career prospects

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_02

 

To be less likely to lose my job

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_03

 

To increase my possibilities of getting a job, or changing a job/profession

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_04

 

To start my own business

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_13

 

Because of organisational and/or technological changes at work

Job-related activity

NFEREASON1_11

 

Required by the employer or by law

 

NFEREASON1_06

 

To get knowledge/skills useful in my everyday life

 

NFEREASON1_07

 

To increase my knowledge/skills on a subject that interests me

 

NFEREASON1_08

 

Obtain certificate

 

NFEREASON1_09

 

To meet new people/for fun

 

NFEREASON1_10

 

For health reasons

 

NFEREASON1_12

 

To do voluntary work better

 

 

 

Each NFEREASON1_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2), -1 if there is no answer

 

NFENBHOURS1

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION HOURS OF 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1-9999

Number of instruction hours

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEPROVIDER1

 

PROVIDER OF THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1

Formal education institution

 

 

2

Non-formal education and training institutions

 

 

3

Commercial institution where education and training is not the main activity (e.g. equipment suppliers)

 

 

4

Employer

 

 

5

Employers' organisations, chambers of commerce

 

 

6

Trade unions

 

 

7

Non-profit associations, e.g. cultural society, political party

 

 

8

Individuals (e.g. students giving private lessons)

 

 

9

Non-commercial institution where education and training is not the main activity (e.g. libraries, museums, ministers)

 

 

10

Other

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFECERT1

 

CERTIFICATE OBTAINED AFTER THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1

Yes, required by the employer or a professional body or by law

 

 

2

Yes, not required by the employer or a professional body or by law

 

 

3

No (acknowledgement of attendance)

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEPAID1

 

PAYMENT FOR THE TUITION, REGISTRATION, EXAM FEES, EXPENSES FOR BOOKS OR TECHNICAL STUDY MEANS

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1

Fully paid by yourself

 

 

2

Partly paid by yourself and partly paid by someone else

 

 

3

Fully paid by somebody else

 

 

4

Free activity

 

 

5

You do not know

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEPAIDBY1

 

PARTIAL OR FULL PAYMENT FOR THE TUITION, REGISTRATION, EXAM FEES, EXPENSES FOR BOOKS OR TECHNICAL STUDY MEANS FOR THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2 and NFEPAID1 = 2 or 3

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2 or (NFEPAID1 ≠ 2 or 3))

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

NFEPAIDBY1_1

 

Employer or prospective employer

 

NFEPAIDBY1_2

 

Public employment services

 

NFEPAIDBY1_3

 

Other public institutions

 

NFEPAIDBY1_4

 

A household member or a relative

 

 

 

Each NFEPAIDBY1_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2 or (NFEPAID1 ≠ 2 or 3)), -1 if there is no answer

 

NFEPAIDVAL1

 

COSTS PAID PERSONALLY OR BY ANY HOUSEHOLD MEMBER OR RELATIVE FOR TUITION, REGISTRATION, EXAM FEES, BOOKS, AND/OR TECHNICAL STUDY MEANS REGARDING THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFEPAID1 = 1 or NFEPAID1 = 2 or (NFEPAID1 = 3 and NFEPAIDBY1_4 = 1)

 

 

In euros

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable [NFEPAID1 ≠ 1 and NFEPAID1 ≠ 2 and (NFEPAID1 = 3 and NFEPAIDBY1_4 ≠ 1)]

 

NFEUSEA1

 

CURRENT USE OF THE SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FROM THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1

A lot

 

 

2

A fair amount

 

 

3

Very little

 

 

4

Not at all

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEUSEB1

 

EXPECTED USE OF THE SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FROM THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

1

A lot

 

 

2

A fair amount

 

 

3

Very little

 

 

4

Not at all

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

NFEOUTCOME1

 

OUTCOMES OF THE NEW SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED THROUGH THE 1ST ACTIVITY

NFERAND1 ≠ -2

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2)

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

NFEOUTCOME1_1

 

Getting a (new) job

 

NFEOUTCOME1_3

 

Higher salary/wages

 

NFEOUTCOME1_2

 

Promotion in the job

 

NFEOUTCOME1_4

 

New tasks

 

NFEOUTCOME1_5

 

Better performance in the job

 

NFEOUTCOME1_6

 

Personal related reasons (meet other people, refresh your skills in general subjects, etc.)

 

NFEOUTCOME1_7

 

No outcomes yet

 

 

 

Each NFEOUTCOME1_x variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (NFERAND1 = -2), -1 if there is no answer

 

NFERAND2

 

CODE OF THE 2ND RANDOMLY SELECTED ACTIVITY

Variables and coding analogously to NFERAND1

 

5.   Difficulties in participation in formal and non-formal education and training

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

DIFFICULTY

 

DIFFICULTIES RELATED TO PARTICIPATION (OR MORE PARTICIPATION) IN FORMAL OR NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Everybody

 

1

Person participated in formal or non-formal education but did not want to participate more

 

 

2

Person participated in formal or non-formal education and wanted to participate more

 

 

3

Person did not participate in formal or non-formal education and did not want to participate

 

 

4

Person did not participate in formal or non-formal education but wanted to participate

 

 

-1

No answer

 

NEED

 

NO NEED FOR (FURTHER) EDUCATION AND TRAINING

DIFFICULTY = 1 or 3

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (DIFFICULTY ≠ 1 or 3)

 

DIFFTYPE

 

TYPE OF DIFFICULTIES

(DIFFICULTY = 2 or 4) or NEED = 2

 

0

None of the items listed below

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable [(DIFFICULTY ≠ 2 or 4) and NEED ≠ 2]

 

 

 

List of items (multiple responses allowed):

 

DIFFTYPE_01

 

Difficulty 01 — Prerequisites

 

DIFFTYPE_02

 

Difficulty 02 — Cost

 

DIFFTYPE_03

 

Difficulty 03 — Lack of employer's support or lack of public services support

 

DIFFTYPE_04

 

Difficulty 04 — Schedule

 

DIFFTYPE_05

 

Difficulty 05 — Distance

 

DIFFTYPE_06

 

Difficulty 06 — No access to a computer or internet

 

DIFFTYPE_07

 

Difficulty 07 — Family responsibilities

 

DIFFTYPE_08a

 

Difficulty 08a — Health

 

DIFFTYPE_08b

 

Difficulty 08b — Age

 

DIFFTYPE_09

 

Difficulty 09 — Other personal reasons

 

DIFFTYPE_10

 

Difficulty 10 — No suitable education or training activity

 

DIFFTYPE_12

 

Difficulty 12 — Negative previous learning experience

 

 

 

Each DIFFTYPE_xx variable is coded: 1 if selected, 2 if not selected, -2 for not applicable (DIFFICULTY ≠ 2 or 4), -1 if there is no answer

 

DIFFMAIN

 

MOST IMPORTANT DIFFICULTY

(DIFFICULTY = 2 or 4) or NEED = 2

 

3 digits

Code of the reason from 01 to 12 (code of the difficulty as in the variable DIFFTYPE)

 

 

-2

Not applicable [(DIFFICULTY ≠ 2 or 4) and NEED ≠ 2]

 

 

-1

No answer

 

6.   Participation in informal learning

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

(INF)

 

PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS (DELIBERATE LEARNING TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS AT WORK OR DURING FREE TIME)

Everybody

INFFAMILY

 

LEARNING FROM A FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

INFMATERIAL

 

LEARNING BY USING PRINTED MATERIAL (BOOKS, PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINES, ETC.)

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

INFCOMPUTER

 

LEARNING BY USING COMPUTERS (ONLINE OR OFFLINE)

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

INFMEDIA

 

LEARNING THROUGH TELEVISION/RADIO/VIDEO

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

INFMUSEUM

 

LEARNING BY GUIDED TOURS IN MUSEUMS, HISTORICAL OR NATURAL OR INDUSTRIAL SITES

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

INFLIBRARIES

 

LEARNING BY VISITING LEARNING CENTRES (INCLUDING LIBRARIES)

 

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

7.   Languages

Variable name

Code

Description

Filter

LANGMOTHER

 

MOTHER TONGUE(S)

Everybody

 

 

Codes based on the ISO country classification

 

 

2digits

1st language

 

 

2digits

2nd language (00 if none)

 

LANGUSED

 

OTHER LANGUAGES APART FROM MOTHER TONGUE(S)

Everybody

 

0-99

Number of other languages

 

 

-1

No answer

 

LANGUSED_1

2 digits

1 — Code of the first language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_2

2 digits

2 — Code of the second language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_3

2 digits

3 — Code of the third language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_4

2 digits

4 — Code of the fourth language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_5

2 digits

5 — Code of the fifth language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_6

2 digits

6 — Code of the sixth language or 00 (none)

 

LANGUSED_7

2 digits

7 — Code of the seventh language or 00 (none)

 

 

 

Each LANGUSED_x variable is coded on the basis of the ISO country classification

 

LANGBEST1

 

FIRST BEST KNOWN LANGUAGE (APART FROM MOTHER TONGUE(S))

LANGUSED ≠ 0, -1

 

 

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

2 digits

1st language (2digits code)

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (LANGUSED = 0, -1)

 

LANGLEVEL1

 

FIRST BEST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE (APART FROM MOTHER TONGUE(S))

LANGBEST1 ≠ -1, -2

 

0

I only understand and can use a few words and phrases

 

 

1

I can understand and use the most common everyday expressions. I use the language in relation to familiar things and situations.

 

 

2

I can understand the essential of clear language and produce simple text. I can describe experiences and events and communicate fairly fluently.

 

 

3

I can understand a wide range of demanding texts and use the language flexibly. I master the language almost completely.

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (LANGBEST1 = -1, -2)

 

LANGBEST2

 

SECOND BEST KNOWN LANGUAGE (APART FROM MOTHER TONGUE(S))

LANGUSED ≠ 0, 1, -1

 

 

Based on the ISO country classification

 

 

2 digits

2nd language (2digits code)

 

 

-1

No answer

 

 

-2

Not applicable (LANGUSED = 0, 1, -1)

 

LANGLEVEL2

 

SECOND BEST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE (APART FROM MOTHER TONGUE(S))

LANGBEST2 ≠ -1, -2

 

 

Coded as LANGLEVEL1

 


ANNEX II

Sample and precision requirements

1.

The Second Adult Education Survey data shall be based on nationally representative probability samples.

The weighting factors should be calculated taking into account in particular the probability of selection and the available external data relating to the distribution of the population being surveyed, according to sex, age groups (25-34; 35-54; 55-64), education (at most lower secondary education (ISCED level 1 or lower, ISCED 2 and ISCED 3 programmes of less than 2 years); upper secondary (ISCED levels 3 and 4); tertiary education (levels 5 to 8)); employment (employed or unemployed); region (NUTS II level), where such external data are held to be sufficiently reliable at national level.

2.

According to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 452/2008, the sample size of the Second Adult Education Survey shall be established on the basis of precision requirements that shall not require effective national sample sizes to be no larger than 5 000 individuals, calculated on the assumption of simple random sampling.

The absolute margin of error for the indicator mentioned in point 3 shall not exceed the threshold stipulated in point 3, unless this requires an effective national sample size larger than 5 000 individuals. In the latter case, the size of the required effective national sample shall be 5 000 individuals.

3.

The Second Adult Education Survey should be designed in such a way that the estimate of the absolute margin of error does not exceed 1,4 percentage points for the estimated participation rate in non-formal education and training for the total reference population aged 25 to 64.

The same requirement is relaxed to a threshold of 1,7 percentage points for countries with a population aged 25 to 64 of one million to three and a half million.

The same requirement is relaxed to a threshold of 2,0 percentage points for countries with a population aged 25 to 64 of less than one million.

4.

The absolute margin of error mentioned in point 3 is the half-length of the 95 % confidence interval.

Effective national sample sizes should be adjusted for design effects and anticipated unit non-response to determine the real sample sizes at planning stage.

These requirements apply to a sample of resident individuals aged 25 to 64. In the case of national samples with a wider scope, estimates for the resident population aged 25 to 64 should comply with the precision requirements set out above.


ANNEX III

Quality requirements and standard quality report

A standard quality report shall be submitted in accordance with the European Statistical System Standard Quality Report Structure. Particular attention shall be given to relevance, accuracy, timeliness and punctuality, accessibility and clarity, comparability and coherence in accordance with Article 4(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 452/2008.

Member States shall submit a standard quality report as defined in Article 6 of this Regulation. They shall do so using the transmission formats the Commission (Eurostat) provides. A copy of the national questionnaire shall accompany the report.

The standard quality criteria shall be applied as follows.

1.   RELEVANCE

Implementation of the survey and the degree to which statistics meet current and potential users' needs.

Description and classification of users.

Individual needs of each user group.

Whether and to what degree those needs have been met.

2.   ACCURACY

2.1.   Sampling errors

Description of the sample design and the actual sample.

Description of the calculation of the final weighting factors including the non-response model and auxiliary variables used.

Coefficients of variation of the estimates according to the sample strata with regard to the indicators of interest listed in Annex II, point 3.

Variance estimation software.

A description of the auxiliary variables or information used.

With regard to non-response analysis, a description of the biases in the sample and the results.

2.2.   Non-sampling errors

2.2.1.   Coverage errors

Description of the register used for sampling and its overall quality.

Information included in the register and its updating frequency.

Errors due to the discrepancies between the sampling frame and the target population and sub-populations (over-coverage, under-coverage, misclassifications).

Methods used to obtain this information.

Notes on the processing of misclassifications.

2.2.2.   Measurement errors

Assessment of errors that occurred at the data collection stage, due for example to:

The questionnaire design (results of pre-tests or laboratory methods; questioning strategies).

Reporting unit/respondent (respondents' reactions).

Data collection tools and the use of administrative records (correspondence between the administrative and the survey concepts, e.g. the reference period, the availability of individual data).

Data collection modes.

2.2.3.   Processing errors

Description of the data editing process:

Processing system and tools used.

Errors due to coding, editing, weighting and tabulation, etc.

Quality checks at macro-/micro-level.

Breakdown of corrections and of failed edits into missing values, errors and anomalies.

2.2.4.   Non-response errors

Description of the measures taken to contact respondents again:

Unit and item response rates.

Assessment of unit non-response and item non-response.

Full report on imputation procedures including the methods used for imputation and/or re-weighting.

Methodological notes and the results of non-response analysis or other methods to assess the effects of non-response.

3.   TIMELINESS AND PUNCTUALITY

Table of dates showing when each of the following phases of the project started and ended: data collection, reminders and follow-up, checking and editing data, further validation and imputation, non-response survey (as appropriate), estimations, data transmission to Eurostat and the dissemination of national results.

4.   ACCESSIBILITY AND CLARITY

Conditions of access to data.

Plan for disseminating the results.

A copy of any methodological documents relating to the statistics provided.

5.   COMPARABILITY

As appropriate and relevant, countries should comment on:

Deviations from the European questionnaire and definitions.

Whether the survey was linked to another national survey.

To what extent the survey was done using existing data in registers.

A description of how the requirements of this Regulation have been fulfilled so the comparability of the data can be assessed.

6.   COHERENCE

Comparison of statistics for the same phenomenon or item from other surveys or sources.

Description of how the requirements of this Regulation have been fulfilled so the geographical comparability of the data can be assessed.

7.   COST AND BURDEN

Analysis of the burden and benefit at national level by considering the following for example:

Average time for answering the questionnaire.

Problematic questions or modules from the survey.

Problems with the classification and definition of learning activities, problems with other classifications.

The variables which were most/least useful in collecting data on adult participation in lifelong learning.

Estimated or actual satisfaction level of national data users.

Respondent burden.

Efforts made to reduce burden.


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