Life in Europe

European mobility in times of coronavirus  Large investigation

Thursday 23 April 2020 | Civio

You can explore the pedestrian occupation, road traffic and flights of European capitals in this data visualization, which shows the current percentage of occupation compared to the normal levels before the coronavirus lockdown. 


The coronavirus opens another gap in Europe  Large investigation

Thursday 23 April 2020 | Eva Belmonte
David Cabo
Carmen Torrecillas
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

The south slows down and the north carries on. On Friday, April 17, the number of people on the streets in Europe rose again to over 40% for the first time in the last month


Focus: COVID-19 

Tuesday 31 March 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

We inaugurate a new format for EDJNet's newsletter: once a month, we send out a special newsletter with a thematic focus, while the standard newsletter comes out every two weeks. Here's the March focus. 


No parties, concerts or gatherings. We look at how the pandemic is affecting Spotify 

Wednesday 15 April 2020 | Katarzyna Korzeniowska
Stanisław Dudzik
| BiQdata

Not everyone is traveling to work these days, many are working from home. We have more time to watch things, to listen and read. Music services should be doing well out of this, but the data suggests just the opposite.      


The countries where coronavirus is putting hospitals most under pressure 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 | Federico Caruso
| OBC Transeuropa

How prepared are European hospitals to manage a steep increase of intensive care hospitalizations, needed in severe cases of coronavirus syndrome? We have collected some data, but the picture is far from complete.


COVID-19: dealing with gaps in the data 

Tuesday 24 March 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Since the data available on the coronavirus pandemic is patchy and incomplete, it needs to be approached with caution and an awareness of what it can – and cannot – tell us about the deadly virus.


Greece’s deadly rail tracks  Large investigation in depth

Monday 30 December 2019 | Ilias Stathatos
Nikos Morfonios
| MIIR

Greece takes the bloody lead in terms of deaths and injuries in rail accidents in the EU, with about 25 victims per year. Problems are mainly caused by unsafe level crossings, poor infrastructure and traffic management systems, and understaffed companies.


The long road to accessibility 

Monday 09 March 2020 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

According to the European Commission, 1 out of 5 European citizens has a disability which prevents them from fully taking part in society.


Life expectancy after retirement: a very unbalanced Europe 

Friday 09 November 2018 | Roxana Torre
| VoxEurop

Looking at life expectancy in European countries combined with retirement age, we see stark differences: Austrian women and Maltese men enjoy the longest retirement, while in Bulgaria this period is almost 10 years shorter for both women and men.


It is difficult to reach school in Italy's least connected provinces  Large investigation

Monday 24 February 2020 | Openpolis

In certain areas of Italy the distance to the nearest railway station makes this form of transport impractical. Below, we take a look at how well or poorly – and how many – schools in these areas are connected to households' places of residence.