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Current calls:

No calls are currently open.


Closed calls:

ESS SUSTAINABILITY - "ESS SUSTAIN" (Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement 676166)

Impact study

ITT: An open Invitation To Tender (ITT) was launched on 1 May 2016 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The call closed on 7 June 2016 at 12.00 (local time, BST).

Details: The Director of the European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC), Dr. Rory Fitzgerald, is seeking to commission a comparative study to assess the academic and policy and practice impact of the European Social Survey. This Impact Study will involve assessing the impact of the European Social Survey on academia, as well as on policy-making and policy-makers, institutions, professional practitioners and other groups outside academia from 2001-2016. All Member and Observer countries of the ESS ERIC are to be included in the impact study.

Conditions: See the ITT. Note that bids from more than one group will be considered but must have a lead proposer who will be responsible for coordination of the different bodies involved.

Tender documents: The Invitation To Tender (ITT) is available here. See the Corrigendum issued on 27 May 2016. See also the ESS ERIC Statutes and the ESS ERIC Scientific and Technical Description. See the FAQ.

Submission of tenders: tenders should be submitted to