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Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences

Project Summary

SERISS brings together three research infrastructures in the social sciences: the European Social Survey (ESS), the Survey for Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) and the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). Also involved in SERISS are non-ESFRI research infrastructures: Generations and Gender Programme (GGP); European Values Survey (EVS) and the WageIndicator Survey (

The overarching objective of this project is to support the European Union, the European Commission and the Member States to tackle these challenges with a solid base of socio-economic evidence.

The scientific objective of this project is to exploit the synergies among these three infrastructures to their fullest extent and to leverage these synergies to influence the still rather fragmented landscape of smaller infrastructures.


Project news

For the latest news, visit the project website.

The kick-off meeting of the project took place on 21-22 September in London, UK.

CESSDA published a news piece for the occasion which can be seen here.

Watch short video interviews from the launch:


For more information, visit the CESSDA webpage