Eurobarometer contacts and communication

Eurobarometer data service at GESIS

For requests concerning the access to Eurobarometer primary data and related documentation (e.g. questionnaires) for re-analysis in the context of social science research or training please contact the Eurobarometer Data Service at GESIS. We especially appreciate any feedback on:

  • irregularities which might be discovered when using data and/or documentation
  • research results and related publications of any kind based on Eurobarometer data
  Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Survey Data Curation (SDC)


Travel Info

Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
50667 Köln (Cologne)


Dr. Boris Heizmann and Serap Firat
Phone +49 (0)221 47694 486
Fax (central) +49 (0)221 47694 199
E-Mail eurobarometer-dataservice(at)gesis(dot)org

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the the following institutions, whenever you might need additional information or clarification, always in accordance with to the institution's role and responsibility in the Eurobarometer context.

  • European Commission - principal investigator issues (e.g. survey design and question programme, survey reporting, embargo provisions ...)
  • Fieldwork institutes - survey implementation and coordination issues
  • ICPSR ((Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, USA) - archive data service issues, data processing and data documentation 
  • Other Social Science Data Archives - local archive support in other countries
  • A relevant research community can be addressed through the Eurobarometer mailing list 

The European Commission, almost from the start in the 1970s, is kindly granting open access to Eurobarometer primary (micro) data through the Social Science Data Archives, summing up to a stock of about 800 cross-country studies in the GESIS data catalogue. 

For information on principal investigator issues (e.g. survey design, question program ...) or requests regarding the official Eurobarometer reports or tabular volumes of aggregated results, please contact the European Commission, Directorate General Communication, COMM.A.3.: Media Monitoring and Eurobarometer.


European Commission
B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


Oana Hriscu (Head of the COMM.A.3 unit)
Roberto Santaniello(Head of the Eurobarometer sector)


(32.2) 299.11.11 (Commission Switchboard)


(32.2) 298.04.11




The Eurobarometer surveys are currently implemented for the European Commission by: 


Standard & Special Eurobarometer (Eurobarometer 62.0 ff.)

Flash Eurobarometer (Flash Eurobarometer 331 ff.)


Verian Brussels
Avenue des Arts 58
1000 Brussels

Diestsevest 25, Internal Postal Box c
3000 Leuven


Lavinia Deaconu
Operations Director


Christine Tresignie
Managing Director Ipsos European Public Affairs



Christine.tresignie(at)ipsos(dot)com (Ipsos)


Verian Group




Since the mid 1970s (0.93 MB) and until 1992 the Eurobarometer data processing and variable documentation on part of the social science data archives was handled by ICPSR. This applies to Standard and Special Eurobarometer up to wave 33. With the subsequent commencement of a cooperative agreement between ICPSR and GESIS (at that time GESIS-ZA, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung) responsibilties were shared. Since the mid-2000s, the data has been processed primarily at GESIS. Both archives are providing identical data sets, notwithstanding different archive study identification numbers.

At ICPSR member institutions Standard and Special Eurobarometer, Candidate Countries and Central & Eastern Eurobarometer are available online through ICPSR DIRECT. For more information on Eurobarometer data access at ICPSR member institutions you might contact your local official representative or ICPSR directly:

Postal Address

The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
P.O. Box 1248
Michigan 48106-1248


Michael Shove
Director, Curation Services


(001) 734-647-2200


(001) 734-647-8700




If preferred, users may order Eurobarometer data via one of the CESSDA or IFDO data archives in their respective home country, or might ask their staff for for local support. Members of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research or researcher at member institutes have privileged access through the ICPSR data service (ICPSRDirect).

The following archives offer support for international access to Eurobarometer data:

ADP - Arhiv Druzboslovnih Podatkov  Slovenia WWW e-mail
ASSDA - Australian Social Science Data Archive  Australia WWW e-mail
BASS - Belgium Archives for Social Sciences  Belgium discontinued
DANS - Data Archiving and Networked Services (formerly Steinmetz / NIWI)  Netherlands WWW e-mail
DDA - Dansk Data Arkiv  Denmark WWW e-mail
ESTA - Estonian Social Science Data Archive (formerly ESSDA)  Estonia WWW e-mail
FORS-DARIS - Swiss Foundation for Research in Social Sciences - Data and Research Information Services (until 2007 SIDOS)  Switzerland WWW e-mail
FSD - Finnish Social Science Data Archive  Finland WWW e-mail
ISSDA - Irish Social Science Data Archive  Ireland WWW e-mail
NSD - Norwegian Social Science Data Services  Norway WWW e-mail
PROGEDO - Réseau Quetelet (formerly CDSP)  France WWW e-mail
SADA - South African Data Archive  South Africa WWW e-mail
SND - Swedish National Data Service (formerly SSD)  Sweden WWW e-mail
So.Da.Net - Social Data Network  (formerly EKKE)  Greece WWW
TARKI - The Tárki Data Archive  Hungary WWW e-mail
UK DATA SERVICE (formerly UK-DA)  U.K. WWW e-mail
Unidata – Bicocca Data Archive (formerly ADPSS-Sociodata Archive)  Italy


AUSSDA -  The Austrian Social Science Data Archive  Austria



The ICPSR provides a mailing list in agreement with GESIS, in order to provide a venue for researchers to interact with each other and to increase communication between the archives and the Eurobarometer user community. The technical administration of this list is undertaken exclusively by the ICPSR.

The mailing list is not moderated and its value depends on the use made of it by the participants. In particular Eurobarometer related archive news is regularly circulated through the list, e.g. annoucements on new data releases.

You can easily subscribe, unsubscribe, or browse list archives through a web form:

If you prefer, you may also still subscribe the "old fashioned way" sending email to

Once you are a member of this mailing list, you will receive all messages sent to the list and be able to respond if you wish. You may write or respond to every participant on EUROBAROMETER by using the following address:

Remember, any such message goes to everyone on the list! If you want to send a private message, simply use the normal e-mail procedures. If you want to respond individually to a message that has gone out to everyone on the list, you will need to manually change the return address so that it is directed to that individual. 

If you have any general questions regarding this mailing list or the Eurobarometer data series, please contact:

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