21st September 2015 is the official launch of a major new social science cluster project – Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences’ (SERISS) – funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 programme.

The €8.4m project brings together the three leading European Research Infrastructures in the social sciences – the European Social Survey (ESS), based at City University London, the Survey for Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) based at MEA in Munich and the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) based in Bergen, Norway – with the aim of enhancing their role in evidence-based policy making. Organisations representing the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), European Values Study (EVS) and the WageIndicator Survey are also involved.

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