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Transfer publications

Our transfer publications include the documentation of transfer activities at GESIS as well as Policy Briefs – short and easy-to-understand articles on results from our research project "Change through Crises? Solidarity and Desolidarisation in Germany and Europe" (Solikris).

Solikris: Veränderung durch Krisen? Solidarität und Entsolidarisierung in Deutschland und Europa (in German)


  • Weiß, J. & Tosun, J. (August 2021). Akzeptanz der Abstandsregeln in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Policy Brief #6. (647 kB) (647 kB)

  • Doose, H. & Reinl, A. (Juni 2021). Die EU in Zeiten von COVID-19 – Gemeinsam in eine solidarische(re) Zukunft?. Policy Brief #5 (625 kB) (625 kB).


  • Tosun, J., Weiß J. & Parth, A. (April 2020). Alltagserfahrungen mit Bürgerämtern und Demokratiezufriedenheit. Policy Brief #4. (489 kB) (489 kB)


  • Sanhueza Petrarca, C. & Horvath, S. (August 2019). Das Vertrauen in Parteien in europäischen Demokratien. Policy Brief #3 (602 kB) (602 kB).
  • Busch, K. B., Nezi, R. & Schäfer, P. (Juli 2019). Kulturelle und sozioökonomische Ängste gegenüber Zugewanderten in Deutschland. Policy Brief #2 (631 kB) (631 kB).


  • Reinl, A. & Huth, N. (November 2018). Politisches Vertrauen in Deutschland und Europa in Zeiten europaweiter Krisen. Policy Brief #1. (558 kB) (558 kB)

easy_social_sciences (in short: easy) is a transfer journal published biannually by the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. easy’s “transfer mission” is in the tradition of its predecessor journal, ISI – Informationsdienst Soziale Indikatoren, of which 65 issues were published between 1989 and 2020.

The journal easy stands for a strong interdisciplinary orientation: Social sciences will be addressed in their entire breadth, with a focus on empirical social research. Easy publishes quality-checked articles that are “easy understandable” – both inside and outside the scientific communities. In this way, we would like to promote the dialogue between social science communities and people outside the social sciences and the academic world. Therefore, in addition to social scientists, authors from other disciplines are very welcome to contribute. At the same time, easy pursues an international orientation and welcomes contributions in English as well as in German.

easy's special issues are devoted not only to social science data and methods but also to concrete and relevant social topics. Thus, the issues should be of interest beyond the (social) sciences to readers from politics, journalism, market research, and the general public. These can be, for example, interdisciplinary thematic issues in the context of relevant conferences or cooperations whose participants are interested in the transfer of their findings. However, the submission of individual contributions is also possible. These will be published very promptly on the website.

All contributions should circulate quickly and without barriers. Therefore, easy_social_sciences is published as an open access journal and each article is made permanently available with a digital object identifier (doi).

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GESIS' knowledge transfer documentation since 2017/18 is available for download: