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Fieldwork for data collection in Greece under the framework of the 10th wave of European Social Survey

Date: December 23, 2020

The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional samples.

The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than twenty- nations.

The objectives of the ESS are:

  • to chart stability and change in social structure, conditions and attitudes in Europe and to interpret how Europe’s social, political and moral fabric is changing;
  • to achieve and spread higher standards of rigour in cross-national research in the social sciences, including for example, questionnaire design and pre-testing, sampling, data collection, reduction of bias and the reliability of questions;
  • to introduce soundly-based indicators of national progress, based on citizens’ perceptions and judgements of key aspects of their societies;
  • to undertake and facilitate the training of European social researchers in comparative quantitative measurement and analysis;
  • to improve the visibility and outreach of data on social change among academics, policy makers and the wider public


The aim of the research project is to collect data for the implementation of the ESS 10th round in Greece.

The National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) has been the National Coordinator for ESS in Greece from 2002 onwards.

This funding enables Greece to reconnect with the most prestigious research infrastracture in the field of social sciences today and the broader developments in the European Research Area and the European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

Strengthens the national research infrastuctures in Greece indicating the ESS as an essential tool for the formulation of the national strategic roadmap for research, technology and innovation.


The project will advance the expertise and scientific excellence aquired by EKKE through its participation in previous rounds of the survey and in the refinement of rigorous methodological tools.


Greek data will chart stability and change in Greek society reaching out to a global audience of researchers, academics, policy-makers, journalists, students and the wider public.

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