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The European Social Survey Infrastructure Preparatory Phase

Objective

The European Social Survey (ESS) has three main objectives firstly to produce rigorous trend data at a national and European level about people’s social, political and moral values in the context of Europe’s changing institutions; to remedy longstanding deficiencies in methods of cross-national social measurement, particularly in respect of public attitudes and to bring social indicators into closer focus as a means of monitoring the quality of life across European nations. ESS data and supporting documentation are freely and swiftly available to all and have already attracted over 13,000 registered users. Many books and journal articles arising from the ESS have already appeared; many more are in preparation. Now starting its fourth biennial Round, the ESS is a pioneering example of the principles and practices behind the European Research Area, with funding from both the EC and over 20 Research Councils. We now seek to consolidate the achievements to date and prepare the project for its transition into an upgraded and sustainable Infrastructure. Although always envisaged as a time series, the future of the ESS has remained uncertain owing to a lack of sustained funding. Its diverse ad hoc funding arrangements that have sufficed so far are now in need of transformation, alongside a review of its governance arrangements. The upgrade we seek is to secure continuity and expansion of the ESS as a lasting infrastructure that continues to contribute substantively and methodologically to European scientific practice and good governance. The Preparatory Phase will focus on the financial, legal and governance work required for an upgraded ESS. Building on existing ESS structures, the scientific partners will work closely with the nine national research councils in the Consortium, plus the European Science Foundation and the EC to secure an overdue Infrastructure for cross-national attitude measurement in Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 833 469,62
Administrative Contact
Esther Bourne (Ms.)

Participants (21)

GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 982,41
Address
B2 1
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Judith Weigand (Ms.)
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSGEZONDHEID, WELZIJN EN SPORT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 53 217,62
Address
Parnassusplein 5
2500 BD Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antoinette Knevel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL FUNDACIO PRIVADA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 25 676
Address
Claravall 1-3
08022 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alfons Sauquet (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 87 679,30
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
NSD - NORSK SENTER FOR FORSKNINGSDATA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 121 156,42
Address
Harald Haarfagres Gate 29
5007 Bergen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kirstine Kolsrud (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 27 438
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joze Glazer (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eckard Kaemper (Dr.)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN21UJ Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian Hooper (Mr.)
INSTYTUT FILOZOFII I SOCJOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Nowy Swiat 72
00 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Urszula Stasiak (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Berry J. Bonenkamp (Mr.)
FORSKINGSRADET FOR HALSA ARBETSLIVOCH VALFARD
Sweden
Address
Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 27
101 37 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Grevby (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingunn Stangeby (Ms.)
SCHWEIZERISCHER NATIONALFONDS ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
Address
Wildhainweg 3
3012 Bern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigite Arpagaus (Ms.)
AGENCY FOR SOCIAL ANALYSES ASA
Bulgaria
Address
Macedonia Sq. 1
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lilia Dimova (Prof.)
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 42 265
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Weber (Mr.)
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Roy (Ms.)
GfK Panel Services Benelux BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 556
Address
Middellaan 25
5102 PB Dongen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hendrikus De Witt (Mr.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ligia Amancio (Prof.)
FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE- FNRS
Belgium
Address
Rue D'egmont 5
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronique Halloin (Dr.)
SUOMEN AKATEMIA
Finland
Address
Hakaniemenranta 6
00531 Helsinki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Vanska (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 21 020,52
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martin (Ms.)