Listening to young people: Mobility for future (EN)

The transnational LEMOCC study on climate change and youth mobility – Study design

Upon completing the questionnaire, respondents were asked to enter any criticisms, comments or other thoughts in a comment box. Another comment box invit- ed them to share their suggestions regarding positive, climate-friendly mobility initiatives for the future. These comments are summarised in the concluding section of this report, given that they provide further support for the fundamental insights and outcomes of the study. The questionnaire was available online on the SoSci Survey platform. It was initially released in English so it could be pre-tested by the partner organisations and young people from the seven participating countries. The English version was then edited and translated into the other six languages. The translated questionnaires were subjected to another test round. 39 pre-testers left comments that were discussed and for the most part incorporated in the final version. The online questionnaire was launched on 1 July 2021. Originally planned to run for four weeks, the survey was extended by two weeks until 19 August 2021, once it became clear that the required number of young people in the partner countries (n ≥ 100 per country) would not

be reached; this was assumed to be mainly because the survey ran during the summer holidays.

Participation in the standardised online survey was voluntary. Participants accessed the survey via a non- password-protected link. The partner organisations in the participating countries had been asked to use various professional and person- al contacts in order to invite young people aged 15 to 30 to participate (snowball sampling, cf. Gabler 1992). International youth work organisations and experts in particular were requested to help identify potential respondents in the countries in question. Social media, too, were used to reach out to potential subjects. For instance, the link to the online survey was shared by local and country-wide Facebook groups and Instagram, with users able to contact youth initiatives, participation networks, youth clubs, youth centres and associations directly via private message.


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