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Study: AES 2007


Title 2007 Adult Education Survey
Subtitle Pilot Survey


"The first wave of the survey, 2007 AES (also called ‘pilot survey') was carried out between 2005 and 2008 in 29 countries. This pilot exercise was set up within a common EU framework including a standard questionnaire, tools and quality reporting. The reference year was set at 2007." (

The 2007 AES anonymised microdata includes 26 national datasets out of the 29 countries which implemented the survey. The total net sample size for the 26 countries is about 183 000 individuals.


Geographical Coverage

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.

Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Iceland did not take part in the 2007 AES data collection. Although Malta, Switzerland and Turkey implemented the survey, the data from these three countries have been excluded from the anonymised dataset because the national authorities did not allow for this dissemination. (

Time Period Covered





Country Specific Information: AES 2007