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1 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Perceptions of quality of life in 75 European Cities: a European survey Corinne Hermant-de Callataÿ DG REGIO OPEN DAYS – 11 October 2007

2 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION A snapshot of public opinion in European cities derived from the eurobarometer flash toolkit (DG COMM) done by phone in November phone interviews per city A first survey had been conducted in 2004 on 31 cities The Perception Survey

3 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Strengths –EU comparison and other cross-comparisons –Reliability demonstrated by answer stability –A complementary management tool Weakness –Assumptions formulated in different languages/contexts Opportunity –Further analysis to be developed, based on the current survey and on other data Threat –Risk of some cities having negative image

4 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Surveyed cities

5 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION People are satisfied to live in this city The Urban Audit Perception Survey II – November 2006

6 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION It is not easy to find a good job The Urban Audit Perception Survey II – November 2006

7 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION The Urban Audit Perception Survey II – November 2006 Air pollution is a big problem

8 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Air pollution (only capitals)

9 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION It is not easy to find good housing at a reasonable price (only the capitals) The Urban Audit Perception Survey II – November 2006

10 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Foreigners are + or - well integrated ( 80%) The Urban Audit Perception Survey II – November 2006 Such perception data should be compared with data on migrants In somes cases, % of no reply is high Somewhat or strongly agree

11 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Each city may also be analysed in comparing perceptions to the European/national average on a number of questions such as: Public transport Public transport Air pollution Air pollution Job opportunities Job opportunities Housing cost of availability Housing cost of availability Integration of foreigners Integration of foreigners Responsible government Responsible government Safety Safety Three examples may be given as follows…

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15 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Correlations: air pollution - noise

16 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Correlations : resource spending – efficient services

17 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Next steps: State of European Cities report II 2008->2009 A new Eurostat web site2008

18 REGIONAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Thank you For further information:


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