ESS will involve over 100 social science researchers from Serbia and will bring multiple benefits to the Serbian research community: transfer of theoretical and methodological knowledge and practices; enhancing their visibility in international circles, as well as their inclusion in international academic networks. Serbian policy institutions will also benefit by accessing comparable research data from over 30 European countries.
European Social Survey (ESS) is methodologically and theoretically the most comprehensive international comparative research, that has been implemented bi-annually since 2002, fulfilling the highest methodological standards of research in the domain of social sciences. It is one of the key data sources that enables measurement and understanding of the long-term structural changes, as well as changes of value and cultural patterns and practices of citizens in the European societies.
On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MoESTD), Dr Goran Basic, Director of the Institute of Social Sciences, presented Serbia’s case to the General Assembly, after which Serbia was unanimously accepted as the newest member of ESS.
“Acceptance of Serbia into the European Social Survey is of utmost importance since it will include a great number of researchers, especially young social science researchers, who will have an opportunity to cooperate with their European colleagues”, said Dr Basic.
The accession of Serbia to ESS was enabled by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and proudly supported by PERFORM.