In each country the barriers to, and the potential value and benefits from, membership will be examined, and existing relevant infrastructure mapped. Bespoke coordination, networking activities, and stakeholder forums, all designed to address the specific barriers, will be delivered. In particular, relationships between national ministries, Research Councils, and the social science research community will be built. Relevant work in other completed initiatives (eg. SERSCIDA, DASISH, DwB) would be taken up and moved to the next stage of practical and direct support for achieving membership of the CESSDA Research Infrastructure. National opportunities for using European structural funds and other sources of support will be explored. The approach is to ensure the national and European economic and social benefits, and the positive returns on investment, that are achieved through membership of CESSDA are wholly apparent to the relevant national decision-makers.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”
Period of project implementation: 2015-08-01 - 2017-10-31
Project coordinator: Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives
Project partners: Institute of Economic Sciences (Serbia), National Center of Social Research (Greece), Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Charles Beagrie Ltd, TARKI Foundation, University of Tartu (UT), University College Dublin, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb