First CEEMID Regional Open Data Release

Six years of regional data visualized

Internet use: participating in social networks (creating user profile, posting messages or other contributions to facebook, twitter, etc.) [percentage of individuals] shows the development of social media use in the past 10 years in very high detail. Social media is one of the most important ways to communicate with fans and find audiences for gigs, performances and to share new releases.

Social media use 2011-2019

The chosen dataset is highlighting several new priorities of CEEMID. This indicator, which is based on a Eurostat statistical product, has a much higher data quality than the Eurostat release, it is easier to use, and goes beyond the detail of national statistics. It contains data on 411 territories in Europe, including countries, provinces and smaller regions, even some metropolitan areas.

The dataset is available on the European open research data repository, Zenodo. It will be updated annually.


The processing information is available in the dataset. First, we have used our open source software to correct the regional boundary changes during the decade (see Programatic Approach To Work With European Regional Data Panels).

When data was missing in the end of the dataset, we used the last observation carry forward, when in the beginning, the next observation carry backwards data. Gaps in the data were interpolated using linear interpolation. Whenever data was available on a larger (provincial level), we imputed it to the smaller regional units.

The data contains standard national / regional references according the European NUTS2013 standard for backwards compatibility. Further documentation will be available on our methodology on the wiki website.

At last, the data was put into a table that complies with the tidy data principles for easier processing on computers and immediate use in spreadsheet applications.

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