Data Service: Europe

This page lists general data resources for Europe. Resources are also available for France, Russia, Ukraine and the UK.

Key data resources and data collections made available via University of Oxford subscription or open data initiatives.

Central and Eastern Eurobarometer Survey Series (CEEB) (1990–1997)
Nationally representative annual general public surveys undertaken from 1990 to 1997 on behalf of the European Commission explored individuals' attitudes toward democratic and economic reform in up to 20 countries of the region. An extension of the Eurobarometer series conducted semi-annually in the member nations of the European Union (EU), the Central and Eastern Eurobarometers also focused on public support for the EU and on other issues facing Europe as a whole.

CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)
A gateway to European national data archives and services.

CPDS (Comparative Political Data Set)
A collection of political and institutional country-level data consisting of annual data for 36 democratic countries for the period of 1960 to 2014 or since their transition to democracy.

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information Service)
Contains company and industry information, financial markets data, and macroeconomic analysis of emerging markets in Central and Southeast Europe.

EU Open Data Portal
A single point of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU). These data may be used and reused for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Eurobarometer Data Service
Monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member and candidate countries is the mission of the Eurobarometer programme, which comprises the following survey series or instruments:

European Central Bank Statistics
Allow possibility to compare core national statistics using graphical presentations. Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW), the ECB's online data delivery service for statistics provides features to access, find, compare, download and share the ECB's published information.

European Data Portal
The European Data Portal provides a single point of access in the 24 EU official languages for data published by public administrations at all levels of government in Europe. It complements the EU Open Data Portal and is funded by the European Commission.

European Election Database
The database complied by NSD (Norwegian Centre for Research Data) publishes regional election results collected from national election authorities, national statistical agencies and other official sources. The data sets available at this website make it possible to compare and contrast election results across countries and regions and conduct comparisons over time. Most of the data sets are aggregated thus facilitating studies that incorporate additional statistical measures as demography, labour market, etc.

European Union Statistics and Opinion Polls
An overview of EU publications, reports, statistics and EU libraries. Access the register of documents of the EU institutions for all official EU documents.

The statistical office of the European Union provides statistics at European level enabling comparisons between countries and regions. All European statistics are available from a database on Eurostat's website; a large range of Eurostat data is also accessible on different mobile apps. The website also offers a number of easily understandable, interactive visualisation tools.

Eurostat Microdata
In general access to microdata, i.e. units of data that contain information on individual respondents or business entities is regulated.
Recently, however, Eurostat released public use files for Eurostat microdata. This project is the first specific grant agreement under the framework partnership agreement on statistical disclosure control. It aims to produce public use files for the Eurostat data available as scientific use files, in particular EU-SILC and EU-LFS. The produced files should be used for training purposes and analysis (data discovery). They should also allow researchers waiting for the access to scientific use files (SUF) to get an idea of what these scientific files contain and how they can be used.

Orbis Europe
Financial data for both public and private companies in Europe.

The database associated with the UNICEF MONEE project on the living conditions of children and adolescents in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS).

UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Statistical Database
Supports national statistical systems to meet the data needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through methodological guidance, modernization of statistics, and capacity development. By bringing together experts from across the statistical community, looks for common efficiencies and innovative ways to tackle persistent and emerging challenges in official statistics.

ZACAT: GESIS Online Study Catalogue
A social science data portal allowing you to search for, browse, analyse and download social science survey data, provided by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The studies in this catalogue are a small selection of the data available at GESIS with further studies added continuously.

ZEPHYR: Company Information
A database of M&A, IPO and venture capital deals, with pan-European transactions dating back to 1997 and US deals from 2001.

You can find further resources on this theme by using on Databases A-Z or SOLO and subject guides.

Recommendations for additions to these lists are always welcome. Please email the Bodleian Data Librarian with suggestions.