The first round of the European Social Survey (ESS), the forerunner of this proposal, was funded under the 2nd Call of Framework 5, and co-funded by the European Science Foundation and 20 national academic funding agencies. The culmination of five years of background work, the project is designed to create a new, academically-driven, uniquely rigorous time series which will document and help explain hitherto inadequately-charted trends in European attitudes and underlying values. Thanks to this investment from national and international sources, the project has quickly established a remarkable momentum and a European-wide infrastructure. It now seeks to consolidate and sustain this infrastructure in a planned second round two years after the first. As a demonstrable practical forerunner of the European Research Area at work, the project will provide an invaluable substantive and methodological input into European governance.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3000 Louvain / Leuven
2500BD Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)