European Social Survey Central Coordination Funds

Lead Research Organisation: City University London
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

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Description A journal article describing the development of the ESS health inequalities module has been published Eikemo, T.A., Bambra, C., Huijts, T. and Fitzgerald, R. (2017). The first pan-european sociological health inequalities survey of the general population: The european social survey rotating module on the social determinants of health. European Sociological Review, 33(1), pp. 137-153. doi:10.1093/esr/jcw019.

ESS top-line findings on its climate change and welfare modules have also been published in 2018 see https://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS8_toplines_issue_8_welfare.pdf
https://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS8_toplines_issue_9_climatechange.pdf


There are almost 4000 publications that have used ESS data many of which are listed in the ESS bibliography.
Exploitation Route Thousands of students and academics are using ESS data. There are now over 130000 registered users of ESS data. They produce findings which in turn influence policy and society.
Sectors Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/bibliography/
 
Description The ESS is a major biennial cross-national social survey which has involved the participation of 36 countries in and beyond the European Union. It aims to monitor change and stability in the social, moral and political fabric of Europe whilst also using and setting higher standards of cross-national measurement. The impact of the ESS is extensive, both nationally and internationally, and occurs in two main domains: (1) Influencing the Policy Making Process and society: the production of high quality biennial social survey datasets and associated dissemination activities by the ESS have facilitated immediate and easy use of ESS data and findings by a wide variety of stakeholders. Academics from around the world have analysed the data and their findings along with direct use of ESS data by policy makers have influenced policy making and discussion. (2) Improving Survey Methodology: the ESS sets new and improved methodological and coordination standards in cross-national survey research providing both higher-quality data outcomes for the ESS itself and, through the subsequent adoption of these standards and practices by other national and international survey programmes, leads to higher standards of measurement in policy-oriented surveys and commercial survey practice. As a result the ESS methodology has been in the vanguard of producing better quality statistics, contributing in turn to improved quality and reliability for the outcomes which rely on the data across Europe. The methodology has been adopted in specific countries participating in the ESS by government departments, commercial fieldwork agencies and the private sector. For example the Polish ESS National Coordinators have provided ESS-based training for the National Bank of Poland and for ARC Market and Opinion. A commercial fieldwork agency, GfK Slovakia, has since 2011 adopted the ESS contact form to monitor respondent contacts, as has a major fieldwork agency in Germany (INFAS, INFRATEST DIMAP). The ESS TRAPD approach to translation was used in a survey of Muslims in North-Rhine Westphalia in 2011 and published by the Ministry for Work, Integration and Social Affairs. IPSOS-MORI in the UK are a marker research company that have reported being influenced by the ESS. In addition to the methodological impact there has been substantive impact from the ESS too. Developing better measures of wellbeing and progress is a shared goal internationally, supported by the OECD, World Forum and the EC. The UK Office of National Statistics Measuring Wellbeing Programme, which commenced in 2010 and continues to publish articles and reports on its findings, seeks to provide a fuller picture of how society is doing by supplementing existing economic, social and environmental measures. Tracking all of the non-academic impact of the ESS datasets beyond the UK is a formidable task. However there are examples that show similar processes taking place at an international level. For instance, the ESS Director and his team were invited to convene a seminar at the OECD in Paris in January 2013 to discuss findings from the ESS module on work and the recession, feeding into their wider programme of work. In 2017 results on immigration have also been presented to the OECD and on health inequalities to the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. An ESS seminar was held in December 2012 at the European Policy Centre in Brussels on the results of its Welfare module, attended by senior EC officials and representatives of many third sector organisations. There are also examples from a survey of ESS National Coordinators in 2012 of how ESS findings have been used. These include many uses in reports from local administrations in Germany, often as a reference distribution for local surveys, e.g. on migration. ESS findings have also appeared in reports by German Federal Offices and Ministries. Meanwhile the Bulgarian national team have produced publications to aid decisions in diverse policy fields. ESS findings have also appeared in the press, so becoming directly available to the general public. The launch in July 2013 of the ESS Findings Booklet was covered in the UK by 'The Today Programme', during the CNBC News flagship morning news programme, and in The Sunday Times and The Guardian. The ESS Director and his team gave media interviews. The Polish national ESS team have held a series of dissemination conferences since the third round of the ESS from 2008 onwards for a mixed audience involving politicians, representatives of public administrations at all levels and NGOs. The Bulgarian national team have organised press conferences after each wave that address key areas for policy. For example, the release of ESS data and analyses of satisfaction with the health service presented in 2011 at a press-conference provoked wide debate. The Slovakian NC team have held a similar event to that in Bulgaria and made a TV documentary about the ESS in 2012. ESS ERIC has commissioned a comprehensive impact case study that reported in July 2017. In addition a recent Impact Case Study noted a range of non-academic impacts coming from ESS. Examples include: • Intelligence for policymaking at the Ministry of Social Affairs (AT) • Evidence for the declaration on future of the 'Nordic Model' (NO) • Increased intelligence and benchmarking for the Police Agency (IE) • Support to include LGBTQI people as a recognised discriminated group (HU) • Increased global cooperation monitoring health inequalities (NO) • Benchmark for Eurofound's measurement of quality of life (EU) • Agenda-setting and monitoring of civic/political participation (LT) • Improved training of judges and support for reforms of the judiciary (PT) • Influence on media and public debate around immigration (NL)
First Year Of Impact 2006
Sector Education,Energy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in various government reports
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/WERS_ESS_tcm8-26047.pdf
 
Description ESS impact case study summarising impact ESS has had within and beyond acadmeia
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Technopolis Group (UK) were tasked with undertaking an ESS ERIC Impact Study in June 2016. Published in September 2017, the report assessed the academic, non-academic and teaching impact that has been achieved through the ESS which this grant helped to establish. It also considered how these were achieved, what constitutes best practice and made recommendations to ensure the project's long-term future. In undertaking the study, Technopolis examined academic resources, sought out examples of non-academic use of our data, interviewed stakeholders and carried out an online survey of data users. The report found that the ESS continues to be highly regarded amongst international values and attitudes surveys, offering extremely high quality data that is a critical academic resource for researchers across the social sciences. It also found that ESS data is notable as a teaching resource, particularly within materials developed for use by students who are learning about survey methodology and quantitative data analysis. The final report included bibliometric analysis undertaken by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), which found that the ESS online Bibliography underestimates the actual number of journal articles using our data by around 20%. CWTS also discovered that most academic output using ESS data tends to perform highly on bibliometric indicators across a broad range of topics. The impact study also found evidence of non-academic impact. Across member countries, many cases where ESS data was used in many different policy and practice contexts was found. This has helped to influence policy decisions and inform public and political debates. The Technopolis report found that in some current member/observer countries, there is widespread use of the ESS as a teaching resource and in others the data is widely used in parliaments, ministries or government agencies. Examples of where ESS data has been used by Governments or their agencies include the Austrian Ministry for Social Affairs, Estonia's Ministry of Social Affairs, the French governmental think tank, France Stratégie, the German Federal Government, the Irish police force, Poland's Central Statistical Office, the Portuguese Centre for Judicial Studies and the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia. ESS data has also helped inform international organisations such as Eurofound, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), European Commission's DG EMPL (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), OECD as well as think tanks including the Centre for European Policy Studies and European Policy Centre. In making recommendations, the Technopolis report stressed the importance of continued funding and consistent involvement of countries over time. The addition of other European countries not already involved in the ESS would further help to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project. A supplementary report was published in December 2018.
URL https://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/docs/findings/ESS-Impact-study-Final-report.pdf
 
Description Influence on other cross-national surveys
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.city.ac.uk/research/spotlight/Research-outcomes/arts-and-social-sciences/getting-to-know-...
 
Description MET police KPIs
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact KPIs for met police officers influenced by findings from ESS on procedural justice
URL http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/g4987/Public%20reports%20pack%20Tuesday%2023-Jul-2013%2...
 
Description European Research Infrastructure Connsortium
Amount € 2,300,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Social Survey: European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2013 
End 05/2017
 
Description European Research Infrastructures in the International Landscape
Amount € 199,986,750 (EUR)
Funding ID 730974 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description European Social Survey workprogramme 2017-2019
Amount € 2,538,405 (EUR)
Organisation European Social Survey: European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Description H2020
Amount € 2,300,000 (EUR)
Funding ID ESS-SUSTAIN 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description H2020 Infradev3
Amount € 8,400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID SERISS 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2019
 
Title ESS Round 5, 6 and 7 questionnaires 
Description ESS questionnaires are developed according to demanding standards with extensive pre-testing to try and ensure cross-national comparability. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The questionnaires were administered in 25+ countries in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In addition the ESS Trust in the Police and Courts module was included in the South African Social Survey and the Human Values Scale was included in the General Social Survey in the USA. 
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Title ESS Round 5 integrated datafile 
Description Combined data for countries participating in ESS Round 5 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact ESS data is used by students, academics and policymakers around the world. 
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Title ESS Round 6 integrated datafile 
Description Combined datafile including all countries in ESS Round 6 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact ESS data is used by students, academics and policy makers around the world. 
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Academy of Finland
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Belgian Science Policy Office
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI)
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)
Country Austria 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Government of Estonia
Department Ministry of Social Affairs
Country Estonia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Government of France
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Government of Poland
Department Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Country Poland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Government of the Portugese Republic
Department Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT)
Country Portugal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Country Hungary 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Irish Research Council
Country Ireland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
Country Israel 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science
Country Lithuania 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Czech Republic)
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Ministry of Research, Slovakia
Country Slovakia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Research Council of Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
Country Slovenia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Swedish Ministry of Education
Country Sweden 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESS ERIC 
Organisation Swiss Foundation for Research in the Social Sciences
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The ESS team prepared the Scientific and Technical Description of the ERIC and prepared the governance arrangements for this pan European research infrastructure.
Collaborator Contribution ESS supported the UK as the host country leading the application for ERIC Status. The partners each contribute to the central costs of running the research infrastructure; the work of the ESS ERIC includes management of the RI, fieldwork preparation (sampling designs, translation), design and development of the ESS questionnaire; a programme of methodological research to support the world-leading nature of the ESS results; quality control and survey specification; website and e-infrastructural development and science communication and monitoring,
Impact This collaboration has enabled the operation of the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium.
Start Year 2010
 
Description South African Social Attitudes Survey 
Organisation Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Country South Africa 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing questions for inclusion on the SASS and advice and guidance on the methodology that was used.
Collaborator Contribution The PI of the SASS oversaw the research, the results of which were delivered to the ESS archive in summer 2015. Ongoing engagement throughout the process was undertaken, with particular collaboration in respect of harmonisation of background variables.
Impact The ESS modules on 'social inequalities in healht and their determinants (ESS Round 7), meanings and evaluations of democracy (ESS Round 6) and criminal justice (ESS Round 5) were fielded in the South African Social Attutides Survey. Background variables - specifically educational attainment and household incone - were harmonised in order to facilitate comparative analyses and this exercise has resulted in a long-term impact for the SASAS as henceforth ISCED 2011 coding will be applied in all rounds of the SASAS. The data from 3108 interviews (a response rate of 89%) have been deposited with the Norwegian Social Science Data Service and will faciliate comparative European - South African analyses. Significant learning was gathered over the course of applying the ESS modules in South African context, illuminating the commonality of issues experienced by survey agencies in South Africa and Europe. Dissemination actions are in preparation: Sarah Butt, Rory Fitzgerald and Ben Roberts have submitted an abstract for the ESS conference on the Democracy module, which will look at South Africa in relative perspective. This conference will take place in July 2016. Jon Jackson and Ben Roberts have also started working on the ESS criminal justice module, and are preparing a paper for submission to the British Journal of Criminology in March or April 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Title ESS data charting social change and stability in Europe. 
Description ESS data from Round 5 (2010) and Round 6 (2012) charting social change and stability in Europe have been made freely available to researchers across the world without restriction for not for profit use. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted
Licensed Yes
Impact Thousands of researchers from across the world have analysed ESS data leading to over 3000 publications.
 
Description Ageism and wellbeing for policymakers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with government analysts from the Department of Work and Pensions; ESS team and members of the attitudes to ageing QDT presented ESS data.

Follow up communication with the Principal Officer in the Department of Work and Pensions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description CSDI workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Survey agencies and academics discussed and considered the approach of the ESS as a guide to best practice in survey methods.

Ongoing communication between the ESS team and the participants at the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description ESS data on attitudes to welfare (policy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At this ESS policy seminar, held at the European Policy Centre in December 2012, the ESS team presented information about the ESS and a member of the QDT presented key findings from the Attitudes to Welfare Topline Results series. A panel, specially convened for this event, and involving speakers from the European Anti-Poverty Network, discussed the findings.

Follow up email communication and information provision to the European Commission Working Group on employment and social exclusion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description ESS information event for journalists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact ESS staff and ESS Questionnaire Design Team member (Professor John Hill, LSE) presented ESS data and ESS staff ran a 'how to access the ESS dataset' to facilitate journalists use of the ESS.

Increase in attendees understanding of the ESS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description ESS information for the general public 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There were a series of presentations based on ESS data - on attitudes to justice institutions, on personal and social wellbeing and these presentations by members of the ESS team and the ESS Question Design Team members generated discussion amongst audience members.

Some follow up email communication after this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description European Commisison interservice group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact European Commission staff - DG EMPLOYMENT and Eurostat staff attended a specially convened event to discuss the European Social Survey's Round 6 health module. The leader of the QDT on health inequalities and the Director of the ESS ERIC presented findings which were then discussed by the analysts present.

After the event, the European Commission staff provided comments on the draft module on health inequalities which was to be fielded as part of Round 7. At the event, the attendees voiced their appreciation of the breath of the ESS of which they had not been aware
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description European policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Vibrant discussion about the ESS data on trust in justice (Round 5)

Follow up communication from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description OECD event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In January 2013 Five members of the ESS Question Design Team for the repeat module on well-being work and the recession (Rounds 2 and 5 of the ESS) and members of the ESS team presented ESS data at an event held at the OECD and hosted by the OECD Statistics Directorate, Better Well-being unit.
In September 2014 the ESS team presented with members of the personal and social wellbeing team.


An invitation to return for future events was issued by the OECD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description School visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schoolchildren discussing the ESS data following a presentation about the ESS from a member of the ESS Team

The ESS team visited this local school for two years and shared information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org
 
Description UK Government Analysts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The ESS presented the results of Round 6 data on attitudes to justice were presented to government analysts. This event was hosted by the Cabinet Office. The ESS team presented an overview of the ESS dataset and members of the QDT presented key findings, with a discussant from the LSE commenting on the work.

Cabinet Office staff circulated a report on the event and reported queries from interested participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org