European Social Survey (ESS)

ESS is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since its establishment in 2001. Every two years, face-to-face interviews are conducted with newly selected, cross-sectional-samples.

The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behavior patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations. In the framework of its internationalization strategy, the European University of Tirana aims at bringing closer to the academic environment in Albania the most important and valuable European best practices such as the ESS, which contributes to increase the performance and impact of social science research to socio-economic and political reforms in Albania.

European Social Survey (HSE) is strongly supported by interviews that collect data. Without skilled interviewers and research professionals like HSE cannot be successful. The HSE collects information on people’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors in many European countries. This research takes place every two years to measure longevity or change in time. The Trends Covered in the ESS Questionnaire include participation in society, religious and political beliefs, and – specifically for the 9th rounding – the time of doing things in life, as well as the themes of justice and interdependence. This broad HSE theme can be seen as a strong point that allows you to adapt the presentation you make to the interviewees by mentioning different topics that you think may be of interest. Also, since most of the questions are about people’s attitudes, it is not necessary for respondents to read documents or browse data and so on. There are no correct or wrong answers to the questions asked at the HSE.

ESS in Albania is supported by Perform, a project of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (#SDC), implemented by Helvetas & Université de Fribourg – Universität Freiburg.
ESS round 9 in Albania is implemented by UET in cooperation with Instituti i Statistikave (#INSTAT), Albania & Mr. Alban Nelaj, National Coordinator.


Contact Person

Dr. Ketrina Cabiri Mijo

Email: [email protected]