[EN] Video Transcript

The fourth edition of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Trends Report,presents analysis based on data from the fourth wave of the Intercultural Trends Survey – a study   carried out across the Euro-Mediterranean to measure cross-cultural trends and social change.  

This unique public opinion polling exercise was carried out in eight European countries and five countries bordering the Southern and Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea (SEM).  

The Survey findings serve as a tool for understanding change, informing policy, promoting dialogue, and encouraging regional and intercultural cooperation. 

This wave of the Survey comes at a time of unique relevance for the Euro-Mediterranean region. Issues persist within countries around polarisation, mistrust, youth unemployment and, in some cases, hate speech. Social changes related to migration, growing digital connectivity,  climate change and health - as witnessed during the current COVID-19 pandemic -are interconnected and global in nature. Intercultural dialogue and cooperation remain key to navigating this changing world, and reliable data remains essential to understanding and addressing social problems in the Euro-Mediterranean.

The Intercultural Trends Survey, now in its fourth iteration, was undertaken by Ipsos – a global survey agency, on behalf of the Anna Lindh Foundation. In Europe, interviews were conducted in Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,  Germany, Greece, Ireland, Romania and Sweden, while in countries bordering the Southern and Eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea (SEM), interviews were conducted in Algeria,  Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania and Morocco. In total, 13,264 citizens were interviewed. 

Respondents were asked about a range of topics related to intercultural dialogue, focussing on their perceptions of people from other cultures, their values, and their behaviours. In a first for the Intercultural Trends Survey, respondents were also asked about their attitudes towards digital technology and its impact on intercultural dialogue. 

Fieldwork took place from 9 March to 16 June 2020, with a pause in-between to account for the COVID-19 pandemic. Fieldwork in Mauritania took place between 28 August 2020 and 09 October 2020. In all countries, a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) methodology was followed. Random probability sampling was used in all countries except Mauritania, where quota sampling was used. 

The fourth edition of Intercultural Trends Report provides data analysis of the Survey findings at the country-group level (European countries and countries in the SEM), while also drawing on individual country differences and differences based on respondents’ sociodemographic characteristics. The Report features 20 expert analyses on the polling data providing insights into topics of interest for the Euro-Mediterranean, such as: education, media, gender, youth, arts and cities. Moreover, country-specific data analysis is provided for 5 countries (Algeria,Greece, Lebanon, Ireland, and Sweden), in addition to good practices on ground gathered from the Anna Lindh civil society network members.