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Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences

Synergies for Europe's Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences

Objective

Europe is facing huge socio-economic challenges: an economic crisis with a young generation in search of jobs, population ageing potentially straining inclusion and innovation of our societies, climate change with its pressures to redesign energy, transport and housing patterns, just to name some of the most urgent “Grand Challenges”. SERISS brings together three research infrastructures in the social sciences: the European Social Survey (ESS), the Survey for Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe and the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). Also involved in SERISS are non-ESFRI research infrastructures: GGP - Generations and Gender Programme; EVS - European Values Survey and the WageIndicator Survey.
The overarching objective of this project is to support the Union, the Commission and the Member States to tackle these challenges with a solid base of socio-economic evidence. The scientific objective of this project is to exploit the synergies among these three infrastructures to their fullest extent and to leverage these synergies to influence the still rather fragmented landscape of smaller infrastructures. Specific bjectives are
• to better represent the European population, including target groups of policy measures addressing the Grand Challenges, e.g., young unemployed, older persons in institutions and migrants,
• to strengthen cross-national harmonization across Europe by leveraging recent advances in questionnaire design, translation and coding techniques,
• to exploit the advances in software technology for cost-effective web-based interviewing, more efficient fieldwork management, and to support new ways of collecting data
• to better connect the world of research-driven social surveys with the world of process-generated administrative data, and,
• to ensure that the ethical and data protection concerns of the respondents are properly be taken into account by creating a consistent and EU-wide framework for all social surveys
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN SOCIAL SURVEY EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM

Address

Ess Eric Headquarters City, University Of London Nothampton Square
Ec1v 0hb London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 3 420 475,75

Participants (6)

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EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM FOR THE SURVEY OF HEALTH, AGEING AND RETIREMENT IN EUROPE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 221 623,75

CESSDA AS

Norway

CESSDA ERIC

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 996 485

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 345 625

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 500

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 254 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654221

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 884 397

  • EU contribution

    € 8 494 397

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SOCIAL SURVEY EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM

United Kingdom