Serbia becomes newest member of the ESS ERIC

26/04/22

The European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) has accepted Serbia as its 27th member.

The ESS ERIC General Assembly approved a membership application submitted by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

With 26 members before the addition of Serbia, the ESS already had the highest number of members of any ERIC.

Since the ESS became an ERIC in 2013, participating countries are designated as Members, Observers or Guests.

Member countries are committed to two consecutive rounds of the survey with full voting rights on the ESS ERIC General Assembly.

Observer countries commit to participation in two consecutive rounds but have no voting rights.

Countries with Guest status are committed to one round with no voting rights.

Serbia took part in Round 9 (2018/19) of the ESS for the first time and participated in Round 10 (2020-22) under Guest status.

Professor Rory Fitzgerald, Director of the ESS ERIC (City, University of London), welcomed the new Member: "We are delighted to have our first Member of the ESS ERIC in the Western Balkans.

"This success is testament to the hard work and determination of our colleagues in Serbia who worked tirelessly for this outcome.

"The Western Balkans are a key area for possible European Union expansion in the future and stronger research in that region is a key part of that journey. We are pleased that ESS ERIC is contributing to that landscape."

Serbian national coordinator, Dr. Dragan Stanojević (University of Belgrade) said: "We are delighted to join forces with the ESS on this exciting journey.

"So far, many young and experienced researchers have benefited from participation. In addition, the regional cooperation of researchers is already at a higher level."

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