The European Social Survey - Data for a Changing Europe

Bearbeitung: Brita Dorer, Dr. Matthias Ganninger, Verena Halbherr, Achim Koch, Maria Kreppe-Aygün
Leitung: Dr. Angelika Scheuer
Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitsbereich: Umfragedesign und Methodik (SDM)


ESS-DACE aims to secure the continuation and consolidation of the European Social Survey (ESS) as a key data source for measuring and understanding long-term changes in public attitudes across Europe.

The objectives of the ESS infrastructure are:

  • to chart and explain changes in Europe’s social, political and moral climate;
  • to achieve and spread improved standards of rigour in cross-national social measurement, and simultaneously to raise the threshold standards of national surveys;
  • to introduce and encourage the use of soundly-based attitudinal indicators of national progress, based on citizens’ judgments of key aspects of their societies;
  • to undertake and facilitate the training of European researchers in comparative quantitative measurement and analysis;
  • to provide enhanced access remotely to the users of and participants in the infrastructure;
  • to improve the visibility and outreach of quantitative data on social change to academics, policy makers and the wider public;
  • to maintain and update a specially-created ‘contextual’ data repository to help isolate the independent effect of background political and social developments on shifts in attitudes and values and to refine the financial, operational and organisational arrangements of the ESS infrastructure to suit its longer term perspectives and commitments.


01.07.2010 – 31.12.2014

Gefördert durch



  • City University London, London, UK
  • SCP - Sociaal en cultureel planbureau, Den Haag, Niederlande
  • UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spanien
  • KUL- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgien
  • NSD-Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norwegen
  • Universität Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slowenien
  • University of Bristol, Bristol, UK