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Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT)

Statistical Service of Cyprus

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http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

The CYSTAT is the main source for statistical data in Cyprus providing reliable and up-to-date information. CYSTAT is mainly concerned with the initiation, organisation and carrying out of various censuses, surveys and statistical enquiries of an economic, demographic, social or environmental content. Morever, the results are published with the intention of, first, assisting the government in policy-making, and second, planning the activities and the statistical information of the private sector and the general public. At the same time, CYSTAT acts as a co-ordinator in cases where other institutions (such as the Central Bank, other Ministries and Government Departments and semi-Government organisations) pursue work of a statistical nature for the collection of data of direct interest to the area of their activity.

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Free or open access
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Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek ; English Free or open access Database – quantitative Law and Rights

National Open Data Portal

Ministry of Finance

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http://www.mof.gov.cy/mof/mof.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

National Open Data Portal is a meta database for archiving scientific research data generated by the public sector, as well as data resulting from public funding of cultural, educational, and scientific activities. It promotes sustained access to digital research data files and encourages researchers to archive and reuse scientific data. The thematic areas that it covers include education, health, citizens and public life, employment, and economy.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek ; English Free or open access Meta Database – qualitative and quantitative Science/ Several topics

NGOs in Cyprus

NGO Support Centre in collaboration with the Management Centre of the Mediterranean and CYINDEP

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NGO Support Centre: http://www.ngo-sc.org
Management Centre of the Mediterranean: www.mc-med.eu
CYINDEP: http://www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/CYNDEP

The website/database NGOs in Cyprus is a result of the 'Cypriot Civil Society Mapping and Capacity Building Project'. It provides information about the field of work based on various NGOs throughout the island. It is a comprehensive and user friendly directory of NGOs in Cyprus. The site also utilises a live calendar where NGOs can add their upcoming events, and a news section with information about the latest activities of Cypriot Civil Society.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Cyprus English Free or open access Database – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Civic Mapping Tool

Mahallae (Digital Neighbourhood for Civic Engagement)

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http://mahallae.org

Civic Mapping is a collection of data visualisation tools which help showcase the contribution of Cypriot civil society to civic engagement and peace-building from the early 90s until today. It was developed under the Mahallae project, which is a digital neighbourhood for civic engagement developed by Cypriot civil society and innovators from the Euro-Mediterranean region. Mahallae was designed to help people affect social change through the use of smart technologies in daily life.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Cyprus English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council

Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council

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http://www.volunteerism-cc.org.cy/default.aspx

The Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council provides data on the experiences of volunteers and needs assessment research data for vulnerable groups

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – qualitative and quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman)

Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman)

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http://www.ombudsman.gov.cy/ombudsman/ombudsman.nsf/index_ en/index_en?opendocument

The Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman) is a senior independent state officer that offers extra judicial control of the administration and protection of human rights. The data base includes reports prepared after the examination of complaints about violation of rights by public service or officer for actions that violate human rights, or are exercised in contravention of the laws or the rules of proper administration and correct behaviour towards the people administered. The complains are examined by the different bodies of the commissioner:
(1) The Anti-Discrimination Body deals with discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, community, color, language, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political or other beliefs.
(2) The Equality Body deals with discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial and ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, disability, language, age and sexual orientation.
(3) The Independent Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture works to ensure the avoidance and prevention of abuse incidents, inhuman or degrading treatment, and of torture.
(4) The Independent Authority for the Promotion of the Rights of Person with Disabilities.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Health Monitoring Unit

Ministry of Health

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http://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

The Health Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health provides information on public health. It is a health monitoring system with the ability to effectively support health policy, strategic planning, management of the health system, and scientific research on a national and European level. It records data mainly on causes of death, cancer, population mammography screening, perinatal health, injuries, and morbidity.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative Health

Cyprus Police Data on Accidents and Domestic Violence

Cyprus Police

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www.police.gov.cy

The Cyprus police provides statistical data on children abuse, domestic violence, road accidents, drugs, and smoking.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative Law and Rights

Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

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http://www.domviolence.org.cy

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family provides data on help provided to survivors of violence in the family via the help line and the shelter of the Association.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – qualitative and quantitative Law and Rights

Youth Board of Cyprus

Youth Board of Cyprus

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http://onek.org.cy

The Youth Board of Cyprus provides data on counselling services provided by the youth board on school subjects: school failure/abandonment, teacher-students relations, student-student relations, bullying in school, social Issues (e.g. isolation, antisocial behaviour, etc.), stress, depression, mourning, and other topics that may concern callers. It also provides national research data on youth attitudes.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – qualitative and quantitative Health

Cyprus Anti-Drugs Council

Cyprus Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

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http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/countries/cyprus

The Cyprus Anti-Drugs council provides official data on: Prevalence of drug use, Prevention, Problem drug use, Treatment demand, Drug-related infectious diseases, Drug-induced deaths and mortality, Treatment responses, Harm reduction responses, Drug markets and drug-law offences, National drug laws, National drug strategy, Coordination mechanisms, Public expenditure, and Drug-related research

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek ; English ; Turkish Free or open access Meta Database – qualitative Health

Social Insurance Services

Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

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http://www.mlsi.gov.cy

The Social Insurance Services of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance provides annual data on social insurance services, income, and expenses on welfare payments.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative Welfare

Labour Inspection for Health at the Workplace

Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

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http://www.mlsi.gov.cy

The Labour inspection for health at the workplace provides statistical data on safety and health at work, including data on accidents in the workplace, inspections undertaken by Labour Inspectors in the workplace, and legal cases on violations of safety and health instructions in the workplace.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative Health

Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus

Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus

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http://www.hrdauth.org.cy/

The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) provides data on the trends and forecasts of employment and training needs, reviews and evaluations of the HRDA activities, system analyses, vocational education and training infrastructure, and Human Resources studies

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative Employment

Department of Labour: Monthly Labor Market Sheets

Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance

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http://www.mlsi.gov.cy

The department of Labour of the ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance provides monthly national data on labor market issues, including unemployment rates split by gender, nationality, age, district, and employment rates split by economic activity.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative Employment

Cyprus Productivity Centre

Cyprus Productivity Centre

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http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/kepa/kepa_new.nsf/index_en/index_en?OpenDocument

The Cyprus Productivity Centre provides annual national data on the level and changes of labor productivity. It also provides a comparative analysis with EU data.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – quantitative Employment

Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (KEEA)

Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

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http://www.pi.ac.cy/pi/

The Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (KEEA) of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute provides data on research conducted by KEEA. Specifically, it provides data on Greek language literacy here and functional literacy here. Also, it provides national data of international research projects (e.g. PISA, TIMSS, SUCH.). Additionally, it provides data on the evaluation of research programmes conducted in schools on a national level here.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Database – qualitative Education

Cyprus Higher Education

Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

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http://www.pi.ac.cy/pi/

The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute provides data on the number of Cypriot and foreign students in Cyprus and Cypriot students studying abroad. Also, it provides data on the number of students enrolled in higher education in Cyprus, spread between public and private university and non-university institutions, and the number of foreign students by country of citizenship.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek ; English Free or open access Database – quantitative Education

Annual Reports of the Commissionaire for Children's Rights

Commissionaire for Children's Rights

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http://www.childcom.org.cy/ccr/ccr.nsf/DMLindex_en/DMLindex_en?opendocument

The Commissionaire for Children's Rights is an independent institution appointed by the Council of Ministers. It deals exclusively with the rights of children, and the competences and obligations are prescribed by law. The Commissionaire publishes a database of reports, official positions, and results regarding complains on education, child violence, children and migration, health, justice system, and family. Also, there are annual reports on the activities of the commissioner.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Cyprus Greek Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Asylum Service Statistical Data

Asylum Service

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http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/asylum/asylumservice.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

The Asylum Service provides a database on asylum applicants, their country of origin, and decisions on applications. The Asylum Service coordinates and supervises the operation and management of reception and accommodation centres for applicants of international protection and their families, in accordance with the refugee law. The reception and accommodation centres play a significant role in the immediate provision of accommodation and hence of suitable reception conditions as provided by the relevant Reception Conditions Directive.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek ; English Free or open access Database – qualitative Immigration

Civil Registry and Migration Department

Civil Registry and Migration Department

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http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/crmd/crmd.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?OpenDocument

The Civil Registry and Migration Department (CRMD) provides quantitative data on migration flow. CRMD is the result of the consolidation of the Migration, Registration and Election Services, which were part of the Ministry of Interior. Originally the CRMD was mainly responsible for the civil registry issues, whereas migration issues were of a smaller volume and importance. During the years and especially after the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union, the competencies of the CRMD expanded significantly mainly regarding the migration related matters.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Cyprus Greek ; English Free or open access Database – quantitative Immigration

Centre for Survey and Survey/Register Data (CSSR)

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As far as national survey data are concerned CSSR brings together:
-Public opinion time series
-Local elections turnout
-Danish Political-ecological Database (PEDA)
-Public Opinion Surveys
-Danish National Elections Studies
-Longitudinal Study on Work Unemployment and Health
-Danish Work Environment Cohort Study
-PISA Longitudinal
-Longitudinal Database on Older People (Ældredatabasen)
-The Danish Child Cohort (DALSC/BFU)
-Children and youth in Denmark
-Survey of Danish firms
-The Danish Youth Cohort
-Danish Time Use Study
on topics such as:
-Social conditions : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34882
-Labor Market : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34883
-Family and children : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34890
-Health and ageing : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34885
-Companies : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34886
-Education : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34887
-Politics, values and attitudes : http://gl.sfi.dk/surveys-sorted_by_topics-11182.aspx#34888

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; 1. Free or open access (surveys can be downloaded using the program Nesstar) 2. Restricted access: The CSSR Survey/Register Databank provides access to data sets consisting of survey data linked to relevant register information at the individual level to researchers in one of CSSR’s member institutions.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark English ; Danish Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; 1. Free or open access (surveys can be downloaded using the program Nesstar) 2. Restricted access: The CSSR Survey/Register Databank provides access to data sets consisting of survey data linked to relevant register information at the individual level to researchers in one of CSSR’s member institutions. Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Statistics Denmark

Division of Research Services

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http://www.dst.dk/en/TilSalg/Forskningsservice

Statistics Denmark contains an extensive collection of register data, with data collected from the 70s to the present. Through the Division of Research Services at Statistics Denmark authorised research institutions can for payment gain access to data needed in order to solve specific research tasks and analysis tasks.
Databases can be searched by age, gender, regions, subject category, units, i.e. employment in non-profit institutions, public social budgets, etc.
Some relevant results in relation to institutional solidarity/ public policy and redistribution:
1. People receiving public benefits statistics http://www.dst.dk/en/Statistik/emner/offentligt-forsoergede/16-64-aarige-offentligt-forsoergede contain information regarding the number of people – between 16 and 64 – receiving public benefits. The statistics can be compared by type of benefits and over time.
2. Adults receiving social benefits statistics http://www.dst.dk/en/Statistik/emner/sociale-ydelser/sociale-ydelser-til-voksne contain information regarding the resources municipalities and regions in Denmark have at their disposal for institutions and care of disabled people.
3. The welfare indicators statistics http://www.dst.dk/en/Statistik/emner/velfaerdsindikatorer/velfaerdsindikatorer are based on an annual survey with 6,000 households and 12,000 persons. The information concerns the household in general and the people it consists of.
4. The social protection expenditure (ESSPROSS) statistics http://www.dst.dk/en/Statistik/emner/offentlige-finanser/sociale-udgifter-ESSPROS show the compilation of all the social expenditure of all the European countries. This is called ESSPROSS (European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics).
5. Statistics Denmark has a election website. http://www.dst.dk/valg/index.htm All results, publications etc. regarding elections are disseminated through this site. Results broken down by the entire country, 3 electoral provinces (landsdele), 10 multi-member constituencies (storkredse), 92 nomination districts (opstillingskredse) and polling districts (afstemningsområder) are available, i.e. data on First-time voters and voters divided by ancestry. The website is only available in Danish.
6. Inequality in incomes grow. http://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/nyt/NytHtml?cid=20653 The income has increased more at the top than the bottom of the income distribution, and this is why an increasing income inequality since the millennium. In Danish and for an overview of surveys and data on income development with links
i.e. annual reports by Labour Movement "Distribution & living conditions"; the Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality in income distribution, or Statistics Denmark annual publication "Income". In Danish http://www.dst.dk/da/informationsservice/oss/indkomst
7. Immigrants and their descendants https://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/emner/indvandrere-og-efterkommere
People with a background in more than 200 countries are living in Denmark. The largest group is people of Turkish background. About two-thirds of all immigrants have retained their foreign citizenship. Two thirds of their hold Danish citizenship. Also figures on training, education and labour market integration. In Danish
On the same topic: Confederation of Danish Employers (2015) Non-Western immirants and the labour market http://www.da.dk/bilag/Ikke-vestlige indvandrere og arbejdsmarkedet 2015.pdf

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Access based on payment for special research services
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Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish ; Some overview summaries in English Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Access based on payment for special research services Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior

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The Ministry publishes Policy Evaluation Reports on a number of topics in social welfare, e.g. the publication series Welfare Policy Analysis and the annual Social Report. The 2016 edition takes a closer look at social policy initiatives in Denmark targeting disadvantaged children and young people, marginalised adults and people with disabilities. It is based on a range of indicators to measure whether the progress necessary for interventions to succeed is being made. A successful social intervention will tackle a person’s specific problem, improve their quality of life and increase the chances of them taking charge of their own life and becoming self-supporting. This year’s report focuses particularly on how well the target groups perform in the education system and the labour market in the years after receiving an intervention, drawing on data from Statistics Denmark.

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Free or open access ; available for download as PDF
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Denmark Danish ; Social Report versions in English Free or open access ; available for download as PDF Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Economic Council

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The Danish Economic Councils is an independent economic advisory body. The primary objective of the institution is to provide independent analysis and policy advice to Danish policy makers. The Council has 25 members representing unions, employers, the Danish Central Bank and the Danish Government. It prepares two reports per year – using national statistics – on general economic issues, including a forecast of the Danish economy and an evaluation of the fiscal policy.
The autumn 2016 report by the Economic Council focuses on the development of investment in Denmark, and on the distribution of wealth. In addition, the report contains assessments of the economic situation and public finances (including fiscal sustainability). It shows that the income distribution has become more unequal over the past 25 years. Behind the increasing inequality is both rising inequality in labor income and increasing investment income.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Denmark Danish ; Abstracts in English Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

Ministry of Taxation

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The tax burden in Denmark 2011—2017 statistic gives a historical overview of developments since 1971, showing the income and tax rate distribution, and the revenue effects of tax legislation. Furthermore, time series charts are available for the development of allowances like child benefits, property and income taxes, and transport allowances.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Denmark Danish ; Some summaries in English Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

Center for Alternative Social Analysis (CASA)

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CASA is a cooperative research agency doing analytical and advisory work in the social sector, economy and employment. They publish Annual Social Reports drawing from surveys, register data, interviews and workshops, with the financial support of the Danish Association of Social Workers and the Danish Union of Early Childhood and Youth Educators. Reports focus on essential social problems and put critical focus on social policy, analysing social inequalities at both the individual and societal level.

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Free or open access ; Reports available as PDF for download
Single Solidarity Act (Group, etc.)
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Denmark Danish Free or open access ; Reports available as PDF for download Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Danish Data Archive

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Data must be ordered by mail: http://dda.dk/order/order.html

The DDA is part of the Danish National Archives and makes research data based on questionnaires accessible to researchers and students. Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research to research projects within health science and social science usually have an obligation to deliver research data to The Danish Data Archive. The search words citizenship, values, refugees and solidarity generated sources using survey data such as:
1. Peter Gundelach, The Danish Value Survey, 2008, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2009.
2. Emmett Caraker, Working Life and Politics seen in an Employee Perspective II, 2002
3. Søren Juul, Solidarity in the Welfare State, 1997, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2008.
4. Lise Togeby, Rune Stubager, Rune Slothuus, Michael Bang Petersen, Political attitudes in the political context in 2006, round 2, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2011.
5. Lise Togeby, Rune Stubager, Rune Slothuus, Michael Bang Petersen, Political attitudes in the political context in 2006, round 1-3,
6. Sanne Lund Clement, National Identity in Denmark (ISSP 2013),
7. Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen, The personal contact's importance for the Danes attitudes to immigrants and multiculturalism, 2009,
8. Mehdi Mozaffari, The Danes, Islam and Muslims, 2010.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish ; English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Economy

The Danish Electoral Project

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Surveys of voter attitudes and behavior after each general election between 1971 and 2011, collected by the University of Aarhus. Several questions are used through the entire period, while others have come along the way, illustrating developments in Danish voters' political views on a wide range of areas: Perceptions of political parties, attitudes towards immigration and the environment, and expectations of public expenditure. The 2013 paper contains 89 graphs with presentations of attitude trends on a variety of indicators, such as political trust and democratic satisfaction, attitudes and values related to welfare, international issues, etc. The follow up-report (2015) examines the question of how family characteristics affect voters' choice of political parties.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish ; Abstracts in English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Politics

Dansif Surveys on Responsible Investment

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Dansif is an independent forum for financial players with an interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in financial investment. Dansif carries out annual surveys on responsible investment among the 50 largest institutional investors in Denmark. The purpose of the study is to map responsible investment policies, strategies and tools applied by Danish institutional investors, and to identify new trends on current topics.

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Free or open access
Private institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Denmark Danish ; English Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

Attitudes of Danes Towards Refugees

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2015 Comparative data collected in seven European countries, including Denmark, by the French institute Ifop. The survey include opinions on refugees arriving via Greece and Italy, perceptions of refugee characteristics (including the number of), and expectations of the government to find solutions for the refugee crisis.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Denmark French Free or open access Database – quantitative Immigration

Statistics Denmark

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The short report shows that during 2015, 39 percent of the population over 16 years carried out unpaid voluntary work through an organization or association. Of people working more than 37 hours per week (full-time), 30 per cent say they carry out voluntary work, indicating lack of time to do even more. Four out of ten students and part-time employees say they volunteer.
One of the questions is on the frequency of volunteering. The answers can be distributed on e.g. area, gender, age, income and education in the tables in Statistics Bank that refers to "Quality of life for everyday life": http://www.statistikbanken.dk/10565

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish Free or open access Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Danish Data Archive

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Data must be ordered by mail: http://dda.dk/order/order.html

The DDA is part of the Danish National Archives and makes research data based on questionnaires accessible to researchers and students. Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research to research projects within health science and social science usually have an obligation to deliver research data to The Danish Data Archive. The search words volunteering, participation, and social movement generated results such as:
1. Mapping the Voluntary Sector in Denmark, 2012 (2nd round) http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-27894
2. Mapping the Voluntary Sector in Denmark 2004 (The Danish Johns Hopkins-project) http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-15600
3. Trygve Buch Laub, Voluntarism in Danish sports clubs, 2010, Dansk http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-26147
4. Klaus Levinsen, Institutional reforms and voluntary associations, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-20927
5. SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd, Panel Database for Elder Research in Denmark, 3rd round, 2007 http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-22928
6. ISSP 2004: Citizenship http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-27023
7. Simon Erik Turner, Mobilising African Diasporas as Agents of Change, 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-21436
8. Epinion P/S, The Danes' Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities 2012, immigrants http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-26941

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish ; Some summaries in English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Centre for Voluntary Social Work (CFSA)

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Centre for Voluntary Social Work (CFSA) provides academic and professional networks and meeting forums for volunteers, associations and municipalities with a focus on volunteer work in the welfare sector. Volunteers and professionals in voluntary social work to support and inspire each other and exchange experiences and share knowledge. The Centre's primary tasks are within health and social care, but it works increasingly on other welfare areas like co-creation, volunteerism and citizenship in development. CFSA operates the largest (and oldest) professional networks for municipal employees, dealing with cooperation with the voluntary nature of welfare.
Every two years it publishes “Voluntary reports”, which provides an overview of the status of voluntary work Denmark. The report focus on voluntary social work using figures from various studies, providing facts and trends in voluntary organizations, volunteers, and the authorities' commitment to voluntary (social) work.

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Free or open access ; Reports are available for download as PDF
Public institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish Free or open access ; Reports are available for download as PDF Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Danish Business Authority (det Centrale Virksomhedsregister, CVR)

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Access to data when creating user profile with NEM ID (each person living or working in Denmark has it): https://nemlog-in.dk/login.aspx/noeglekort
Otherwise contact for more information: https://erhvervsstyrelsen.dk/faa-adgang-til-data-og-rapporter

The Central Business Register (CVR) is a register containing information on all Danish companies. In Denmark, an association is required to register in the National Central Business Register if it is has an annual turnover that exceeds 50 000 DKK, or if it pays out more than 1500 DKK per year to employees or other persons. Using the sections on companies, corporations, foundations and associations, it is possible to gather information on the number of registered entities, their names, etc.

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Danish National Center for Social Research SFI

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"Trends in volunteering 2004-2012" maps the nature of voluntary work in Denmark in 2012 and compares it with the first survey in 2004. The study shows that there is great stability in the Danish volunteer efforts. Every third Dane volunteered in 2012 and it is virtually on the same level as in 2004. Despite the overall stability of voluntary work, there are some tendencies towards change. The proportion of volunteers has become slightly smaller in the younger age groups, while older people volunteer more. Traditionally, more men than women have been volunteers – a situation that is currently changing. It is also a tendency that the association between education and volunteering becomes stronger.

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Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Denmark Danish Free or open access ; Download as PDF or order hardcopy at small charge Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Immigration and Integration Ministry

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The Ministry keeps data on entry and residence of immigrants, data relevant to integration, and housing data.
In 2012, the Ministry introduced an annual national integration barometer based on national statistics. The aim of the barometer is to provide an overview of the development of integration in relation to the government's objectives, such as work, education, Danish language skills, equality, self-determination, and crime. The 2016 report "Integration: Status and Development 2016” contains key figures on immigrants and descendants in Denmark. The publication includes different aspects of integration, e.g. highest completed education and employment. It also contains information on newly arrived refugees and their labor market attachment. The Newsletter “Integration in Numbers” is published quarterly and offers analyses on different integration aspects, e.g. treatment of refugees, family reunification, employment, Danish knowledge, and values and norms. The newsletter is aimed at the media, politicians, municipalities, professionals and other stakeholders in the integration field. The Ministry also publishes the number of registered asylum seekers in Denmark the last seven days. Figures on immigration are updated monthly. The annual publication “Facts and Figures on immigration” contains a wide range of statistical reports on the number of decisions concerning visas, residence permits etc.

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Denmark Danish Free or open access Database – quantitative Immigration

GESIS

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim

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Institute address: B2,1, 68159 Mannheim
Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Phone.: +49/(0)621/1246-0
Fax: +49/(0)621/1246-100
http://www.gesis.org/en/institute/imprint/

The archive survey data portfolio comprises over 5000 national and international studies providing a broad range of topics for secondary analysis in research and training. Monitoring society and social change in Germany, international comparative survey research and the election studies can be emphasized as key areas. GESIS brings together e.g. (1) ALLBUS - German General Social Survey, (2) Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies - PIAAC, (3) International Survey Programmes, and (4) German Election Studies.

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GESIS Election Studies

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This meta database provides an overview of the national and state election studies that are available from the Research Data Center Elections. All data products are provided in diverse and easy to use versions. They are available to anyone with a scientific interest. Details concerning the design and field work are documented in methodological reports. GESIS Election Studies brings together e.g. (1) German Longitudinal Election Study GLES (since 2009), (2) German Federal Elections (1949-2005), (3) German State Elections (since 1962), and (4) Politbarometer (since 1977).

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GESIS SOWIPORT

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim

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Institute address: B2,1, 68159 Mannheim
Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49/(0)621/1246-0
Fax: +49/(0)621/1246-100
http://www.gesis.org/en/institute/imprint/

The social science portal Sowiport pools and links quality information from domestic and international providers, making it available in one place. By integrating offerings thus far only available separately, Sowiport is a main contact point for users seeking social science information. Sowiport currently contains approximately 8 million references on publications and research projects. Intelligent procedures such as the automatic decoding of search terms between the used thesauri of different databases help support the user via simultaneous research in multiple databases. Sowiport is based on projects funded by the German Research Society and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

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Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS) Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Internet)

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Address: Wilhelmstraße 49, 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 30 18 527 2236
E-Mail-adresse: info@bmas.bund.de
http://www.bmas.de/EN/Services/Imprint/imprint_node.html

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs delivers reports and publications on topics such as: Labour Market, Labour Law, Occupational safety and health, Social Security, Pensions, and Participation of persons with disabilities.

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The Information System of the Federal Health Monitoring

Federal Health Reporting

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Phone: +49 (0) 228 99 / 643 - 8121 +49 (0) 611 75 - 8121
Fax: +49 (0) 228 99 / 643 - 8996 +49 (0) 611 75 - 8996
E-mail: gbe-bund@destatis.de
http://www.gbe-bund.de/gbe10/isgbe.prc_kontakt?p_uid=gast&p_aid=0&p_sprache=E&p_th_id=50420

The Information System of the Federal Health Monitoring offers more than 3 billion numbers displayed in tables, free of charge. The data is derived from more than 100 different sources, among which there are many statistics from the Statistical Offices of the Länder and the federation. There are also data from numerous other institutions from the health sector. The information system also offers international tables, derived from the OECD and the WHO. This trove of information is fully accessible via the topics or the keyword search on the left. The Information System also offers easy access to all the other products of the Federal Health Monitoring, e.g. the topical booklets of the Federal Health Monitoring and the Health Report for Germany from 2015.

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German Socio-Economic Panel

SOEPhotline

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Contact person: Michaela Engelmann
Tel.: +49 30 89789-292
Fax.: +49 30 89789-109
soepmail@diw.de
https://www.diw.de/en/diw_02.c.222310.en/contact.html

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year, nearly 11 000 households, and about 30 000 persons are sampled. The data provide information on all household members, consisting of Germans living in the Old and New German States, Foreigners, and recent Immigrants to Germany. The Panel was started in 1984.
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Volunteering in retirement (Lengfeld, Holger und Ordemann, Jessica (2016): The long shadow of occupation: Volunteering in retirement. In: Rationality and Society. Vol. 28(I), 3-23.): from the years 1992 to 2013, spanning 22 waves, results: Based on the assumption of a "composition- effect", that is the aspiration to offset the loss of occupational social approval by the socially visible social approval gained through volunteering, the study shows that retirees with a higher occupational status transitioned faster into volunteering than those of medium or lower occupational status. Therefore it is not necessarily the entrance into retirement why people volunteer but the loss of their higher occupational status that cannot be compensated by other ressources which stimulates volunteering in retirement.

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ALLBUS (Allgemeine Bevölkerungsumfrage der Sozialwissenschaften)

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim

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Institute address: B2,1, 68159 Mannheim
Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49/(0)621/1246-0
Fax: +49/(0)621/1246-100
http://www.gesis.org/en/institute/imprint/

The German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) collects up-to-date data on attitudes, behavior, and social structure in Germany. Every two years since 1980 a representative cross section of the population is surveyed using both constant and variable questions. The ALLBUS is made available to interested parties for research and teaching immediately after processing and documentation. ALLBUS is a multi-topic survey program. Consequently, each ALLBUS survey is built around one or two alternating main topical modules, e.g. (1) Spare time activities, (2) Health, (3) Political participation and political culture, and (4) Values (personal and collective)

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DESTATIS (Statistisches Bundesamt)

Statistisches Bundesamt– Forschungsdatenzentrum

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Address: Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11
Heike Habla - Telefon: 0611 75-3277
Maurice Brandt - Telefon: 0611 75-4349
65189 Wiesbaden - Telefon: 0611 75-2420 Telefax: 0611 75-3915
http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/index.asp

GENESIS-Online is the main database of the German Statistical Office (DESTATIS). It contains a broad thematic spectrum of results that have been gathered from certified statistics, ordered into an academically rigorous structure. The tables are freely accessible to the public. The tables can be adjusted for individual requirements by filtering the information according to time, topic, and region. Further options are exclusively available for registered customers upon payment of an annual fee. Data are available on different topics, e.g. (1) Income, consumption, living conditions, housing, (2) Health, (3) Justice, (4) Social statistics, and (5) Education,Research, Culture.

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DESTATIS Microcensus

Forschungsdatenzentrum der Statistischen Ämter der Länder

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– Geschäftsstelle – c/o Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postal address: Postfach 10 11 05, 40002 Düsseldorf
E-mail: zentrale-online-redaktion@forschungsdatenzentrum.de
http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/imprint.asp

The microcensus is a representative household survey of official statistics in Germany since 1957. Around 830 000 citizens from roughly 370 000 private households and community housing associations are being surveyed on their living conditions as a proxy for the whole population. This represents roughly 1 % of the population, who have been selected through an established random statistical procedure. The survey is fully confidential and the data will be used exclusively for statistical purposes. Some examples of annually conducted subjects are (1) Employment, occupation, job search, (2) Income and livelihood, and (3) Pensions. The data collected on a 4-yearly basis is restricted to the topics (1) Housing situation and migration, (2) Insurance, (3) Commuter behaviour, and (4) Health.

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GESIS Youth Survey

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim

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Institute address: B2,1, 68159 Mannheim
Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49/(0)621/1246-0
Fax: +49/(0)621/1246-100
http://www.gesis.org/en/institute/imprint/

The Youth Survey is based on regular, representative cross-sectional surveys among adolescents and young adults within the Federal Repulic. It thereby portrays an instrument for the continous observation of the youth’s living conditions, as well as their social and political orientations. There is a key consistency in the questions relating to the topics that describe the youth’s trust in political institutions, their political attitudes, their interest in politics, their value orientations, as well as their willingness to take political action. Topic examples: (1) Volunteering and group membership, (2) Frequency of political discussions, (3) Values, and (4) Opinions on democracy

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Politbarometer, Forschungsruppe Wahlen

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim

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Institute address: B2,1, 68159 Mannheim
Postal address: P.O. Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany
Phone: +49/(0)621/1246-0
Fax: +49/(0)621/1246-100
http://www.gesis.org/en/institute/imprint/

Since 1977 the Politbarometer has been regularly publishing attitudes towards parties, political agenda and top politicians taken from a representative survey. At the same time, it surveys opinions on current political and societal affairs, and presents them in an easily comprehesible format for the ZDF-series, Politbarometer. The content include:
- Voting intention
- Important problems in Germany
- Satisfaction with government/coaltion/opposition
- Assessment of the economic situation
- Competences of the parties and political areas

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin: GESIS Datenarchiv, Köln.

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Dr. Sabine Pokorny
Koordinatorin Empirische Sozialforschung
Tel. +49 30 26996-3544
Sabine.Pokorny@kas.de
https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/sdesc2.asp?no=4905&search= solidarit%E4t&search2=&DB=d&tab=0¬abs=&nf=1&af=&ll=10

The main focus of the research is on societal change, political attitudes, extremism and participation, explanations of voting behaviour, and research on political parties. The database contains specific election studies, as well as studies on both specific topics and multiple-topic surveys.The database contains (among others): (1) Pre-Election Investigation 1968/1969, (2) Autumn Study 1979-1997, and (3) Views on European Unification. The Autumn studies contain for example:
- Membership of a club, volunteering
- Importance of selected reasons for voluntary work
- Political efficacy and participation
- Attitudes towards selected statements, e.g. perceived security and solidarity in the GDR, entitlements to welfare only for the hard-working, etc.
- Affiliation with unions

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Deutscher Alterssurvey (German Ageing Survey)

German Centre of Gerontology

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(Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, DZA) Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2, 12101 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 - 260740-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 7854350
https://www.dza.de/en/contact.html

The DEAS is a nationwide representative cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of the German population aged 40 and older. It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). The comprehensive examination of people in mid- and older adulthood provides micro data for use both in social and behavioural scientific research, and in reporting on social developments. The data thus provides a source of information for decision-makers, the general public and for scientific research. The first DEAS survey wave took place in 1996, further waves followed in 2002, 2008, 2011, and 2014. The surveys in 2002, 2008, and 2014 considered a cross-sectional sample as well as a panel sample of study participants who had entered the DEAS earlier. Particular issues addressed in the surveys include an assessment of occupational status or living conditions after retirement, social participation and leisure activities, information on their economic and housing situation, family ties and other social contacts, as well as issues regarding health, well-being and life-goals.

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Deutscher Freiwilligensurvey (German Survey on Volunteering)

German Centre of Gerontology

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(Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, DZA) Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2, 12101 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 - 260740-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 – 7854350
https://www.dza.de/en/contact.html

The German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) is a representative survey of voluntary activities of persons aged 14 and older in Germany. Volunteering and the willingness to volunteer can be reported and described among population groups and across regions. Additionally, volunteers as well as former volunteers and other persons who do not volunteer can be studied. The survey is thus a basic instrument for social accounting on volunteering and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). Some of the main findings are:
- The share of people participating in voluntary enagements is rising
- The willingness to engage in voluntary activites is massive
- People with higher SES and good health participate more often

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DESTATIS Data Report

Statistisches Bundesamt– Forschungsdatenzentrum

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Address: Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11
Heike Habla - Telefon: 0611 75-3277
Maurice Brandt - Telefon: 0611 75-4349
65189 Wiesbaden - Telefon: 0611 75-2420 Telefax: 0611 75-3915
http://www.forschungsdatenzentrum.de/en/index.asp

The Data report is a social report published by the Federal Centre for Political Education in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Statistics, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and the Socio-economic Panel of the Deutschen Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung. It combines data from the official statistics with those from social research und creates a comprehensive overview on living conditions and attitudes of people in Germany. The main topics include:
1. Population and demography
2. Family, livelihoods and children
3. Education
4. Economy and public sector
5. Labour market and earnings
6. Private households – Income, expenses, environment
7. Social structure and social situation
8. Refugees
9. Housing
10. Health and social security
11. Spatial mobility and regional disparities
12. Use of time and societal participation
13. Democracy and political participation
14. Values and Attitudes
15. Germany in Europe

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Citizens and Welfare State

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs / Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS) Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Internet

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Wilhelmstraße 49, 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 30 18 527 2236
E-Mail-Adresse: info@bmas.bund.de
http://www.bmas.de/EN/Services/Imprint/imprint_node.html

The report focuses on economic, social and vocational status of the population. Furthermore, attention is devoted to attitudes of the population towards the social welfare system and particular social security benefits.The main topics are:
- Evaluation of the sufficience of the own pension scheme
- Received benefits from the social assistance office or another welfare organisation
- Attitudes towards the welfare state, and the reduction of public expenditures in specific areas (and especially on social handouts)
- Interest in voluntary work in the social sector
- Social security vs self-responsibility
- Definition of the most important areas of social progress

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Attitudes Towards the Welfare State, 2005-2008

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Glatzer Sociology
Research focus: "Comparative Charting of Social Change" (international research group, founding members Canada, France, Germany, USA)
Phone: 069/798-23584 and -22473
Mail to: Glatzer@soz.uni-frankfurt.de
https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/gdesc2.asp?list=&search=&search2=&field=&field2=&jahr=&operator=&bool=&bool2=&maxrec=&sort=&db=e&no=0057

The present study includes, amongst other things, the following aspects:
- Topics on social differences
- Reception of transfer payments
- Living circumstances and wellbeing
- Attitudes towards goals and specific systems of the welfare state
- Assessment of the degree of realization within the country in terms of: (a) solidarity with those in need, (b) living as one wishes, (c) fair redistribution of wealth, (d) gender equality, (e) equal opportunities independent of origin, (f) social security, and (g) intergenerational justice
- Strength of responsibility of the state, private households, employers and other institutions (e.g. Churches and Welfare organisations) for social security
- Attitudes towars principals of statutory pension insurance
- Attitudes towards the allocation of unemployment benefits

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Sonja Moser - 2010 - Beteiligt sein. Partizipation aus der Sicht von Jugendlichen. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Pädagogisches Institut München

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Dr. Sonja Moser
Pädagogisches Institut München Herrnstr. 19, 80539 München
Zi. 301a, Tel. 089 233-28895, Fax 089 233-27803
E-Mail: somo@muc.kobis.de
https://www.pi-muenchen.de/index.php?id=133

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the discourse on the participation of young people. It shows the great importance that participation has on young people's development, and at the same time how limited the opportunities are for participation in different areas of life (e.g. family, school, leisure, living environment) and the impact of different living conditions on access to participation. Based on 16 qualitative interviews, it ascertains that:
- Young people are engaged within their immediate environment and to specific issues, but less so in the context of established policy structures
- The willingness to participate depends on characteristics such as social background, financial resources and/or educational background
- The respectively specific individual provisions - such as the willingness to engage in new ideas, to work in a team, to cope with frustration - promote the engagement in participation projects. Engagement should be fun and involve solvable challenges, provide recognition, and make posible the acquisition of contacts and networking of friends. The biographical situation of young people dictates that they are more strongly dependent than adults on support and security from their family, and require consideration for the setting of boundaries.

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Holger Lengfeld, Sara Schmidt und Julia Häuberer (2012): Solidarität in der europäischen Fiskalkrise: Sind die EU-Bürger zu finanzieller Unterstützung von hoch verschuldeten EU-Ländern bereit? Hamburg Reports on Contemporary Societies (HRCS)

Universität Leipzig, Institut für Soziologie

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Holger Lengfeld
Universität Leipzig, Institut für Soziologie
Beethovenstraße 15, 04107 Leipzig
H3 1.10
+49 (0)341 / 97-35640
holger.lengfeld@uni-leipzig.de
http://sozweb.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/de/personen/prof-dr-holger-lengfeld.html

The survey was carried out in 2012 in Germany and Portugal and examines the following questions: Do citizens of both countries support fiscal help for EU-member states facing financial trouble? What motives do citizens have to support or deny solidarity? What infringements on national sovereignty are supported by the citizens of recipient countries in order to receive emergency funds? To what degree are EU citizens willing to directly pay into a transnational solidarity fund? Are there socio-economic or cultural cleavages emerging? And if so, are they enough to spark political conflict in the two countries affecting support of transnational solidarity?

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European Equality Survey
Gerhards, J. /Lengfeld, H. 2015: European Citizenship and Social Integration in the European Union. London/New York: Routledge.

Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Soziologie

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Professor Dr. Jürgen Gerhards
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Soziologie
+49 30 838-57653 +49 30 838-57652
j.gerhards fu-berlin.de
http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/soziologie/arbeitsbereiche/makrosoziologie/mitarbeiter/lehrstuhlinhaber/juergen_gerhards.html

The present study asks: Is Europe strong enough to overcome the recent crisis? While trying to answer this question, three basic conditions for successful European social integration are stipulated, namely that:
(1) European citizens mutually respect each other as equals, accepting that all EU citizens should have equal economic, political and social rights.
(2) Those citizens objecting to the idea of European equality should not constitute a minority with potential for mobilisation that could impede the ongoing process of European social integration.
(3) Europeans act upon their equality beliefs in everyday practice – without differentiating between nationals and EU migrants.
Based on a survey carried out in 2009 in Germany, Spain, Poland and Turkey, the authors find that citizens in the three EU countries display a generally high degree of support across the three rights, both in principle, and in their daily interactions.

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Mass Support for Financial Bailouts
Bechtel, M. M., Hainmueller, J. and Margalit, Y. (2014), Preferences for International Redistribution: The Divide over the Eurozone Bailouts. American Journal of Political Science, 58: 835–856.

SIAW-HSG

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Michael Bechtel Prof. Dr.
SNF Förderungsprofessur, Assistenzprofessor für Politikwissenschaft SIAW-HSG
Bodanstrasse 8, 9000 St. Gallen
+41 71 224 3144
http://www.mbechtel.com

This project will be the first large scale effort to identify the individual-level and policy-specific factors that affect mass opinion on the bailouts. The project seek to evaluate the empirical validity of prominent explanations for the formation of public attitudes on the bailouts. Field surveys in four countries central to the crisis (France, Greece, Portugal, and Spain) are performed to produce novel data from which we can learn about the factors that shape individual support for financial rescues in both donor countries and recipient countries. The project will also examine the extent to which public support for a bailout program depends on its specific features, such as its size, the distribution of costs across participating countries, and the specific conditions imposed on the receiving country. Here, a novel experimental approach is designed in order to estimate the sensitivity of voters' attitudes to specific bailout policy features. In sum, this project will offer the first systematic, multi-country analysis of the factors that shape mass opinion over the eurozone bailouts.

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Appelbaum, L.D. Who Deserves Help? Students' Opinions About the De- servingness of Different Groups Living in Germany to Receive Aid. Social Justice Research (2002) 15: 201.

Pasadena City College

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Lauren Appelbaum
Pasadena City College
(626) 585-7248
lappelbaum@pasadena.edu
http://www.pasadena.edu/directory/results.php?dept=00440

This study was conducted in order to exame German students' attitudes toward different groups of people living in Germany, and the influence of those attitudes on the willingness to distribute aid to groups in need. A survey was distributed to over 2000 students at universities across Germany. It was predicted that groups judged more responsible for their need of aid and less likable would be considered less deserving of receiving aid than groups judged less responsible for their need of aid and more likable. An effect of the belief in a just world was also expected such that, students with a weak belief in a just world would judge targets as more deserving of aid than students with a strong belief in a just world. The results indicate effects of likability, responsibility for neediness, and the belief in a just world on the ratings of deservingness.

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Prinzen, K. Attitudes Toward Intergenerational Redistribution in the Welfare State. Köln Z Soziol (2015) 67: 349.

Universität zu Köln, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

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This study presents two perspectives on which motivations that explain attitudes toward intergenerational redistribution. The first one is demographic aging, where individuals’ attitudes are influenced by short- and long-term self-interest. The second perspective is socialization into a certain institutional context, where people internalize the reciprocity and the deservingness norms. Besides investigating the impact of these motivations, the empirical analysis assesses their relative importance for explaining attitudes toward intergenerational redistribution. The ordinary least squares regression draws on data from the “Attitudes Toward The Welfare State” survey that was conducted in 2008 in Germany. The study investigates the working age group’s attitude toward relative governmental spending for older people. The results indicate that people are motivated by long-term self-interest and hold the state responsible to protect them from the perceived future risk of old age poverty. Also, norms of reciprocity and of deservingness are important to support intergenerational redistribution, and the latter seems to be the relatively most important motivation. We can take this as a sign of intergenerational cohesion that is relevant against the background of accelerating demographic aging and resulting pressure on institutions of intergenerational redistribution.

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Engel, Uwe eds. (2014): Gerechtigkeit ist gut, wenn sie mir nützt. Campus, Frankfurt am Main.

Sozialwissenschaftliches Methodenzentrum der Universität Bremen

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The book contains analyses of the PPSM Acces Panel survey, which has been conducted from 2009 and onwards and focuses on social integration in Germany. One chapter in the book concerns civic engagement. The results shpw that in Germany higher educated, people with higher incomes as well as old and young citizens, engage in civic engagement more often.

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Disease Control and Prevention Center (KEELPNO)

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KEELPNO conducts research and keeps databases regarding diseases and other related issues. The institution plays a key role in both the prevention of, and research on diseases. The data collected is used by researchers in order to promote the protection of the health of the population. The data is also used by medical staff in order to monitor trends in health issues and diseases. For example, KEELPNO monitors the progress of the health of HIV patients.

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General Secretariat for Migration Policy

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The General Secretariat keeps archives with quantitative data on migration and refugee flows. The data collected by the Secretariat also serve as information for studies and reports by research institutions and international organizations. For example, the Asylum Department of the Secretariat records asylum requests, as well as the demographic and social characteristics of the refugees entering the country.

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National Institute of Labour and Human Resources (EIEAD)

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EIEAD keeps data on the beneficiaries of various programmes, e.g. related to housing, basic material assistance, and the labour market. Key programmes of EIEAD include the building of a database that will monitor developments in the labour market (Mechanism for the Diagnosis of Labour Market Needs). Other actions, such as the implementation of the Programmes 'Housing and Reintegration' and TEBA (European Assistance Fund for the Destitute) keep databases of beneficiaries that can be utilized by researchers working on poverty and social exclusion.

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Institute of Labour of the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (INE/GSEE)

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Annual reports from the Institute of Labour of the General Confederation of Workers of Greece (INE/GSEE) use primary data to study changes in the labour market. INE/GSEE is the main research body in Greece which keeps data on changes in unemployment rates. The institution's reports are the main source of data for researchers and academics working on labour issues, poverty and social exclusion.

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Centre for the Development of Educational Policy (KANEP-GSEE)

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The Centre for the Development of Educational Policy (KANEP) collects and expands primary data that concern educational policy. During the last years KANEP has devoted large part of its research activity to the study of young people who are not in education, training structures or in the labour market (so-called NEETs). As such, KANEP offers information on the percentage of people with low skills. The Centre's databases are utilized mainly by researchers working in the field of education policy and scholars who are active in the fields of educational or labour market exclusion.

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Crisis Observatory of ELIAMEP

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The Observatory aims at becoming a central pillar of information, research and dialogue for both the Greek and the European economic crisis. It attempts to provide a sober analysis of the crisis, based on substantiated arguments and data. The Observatory also seeks to contribute to the gradual upgrading of the public dialogue for the crisis.

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Unit of Social Policy, Poverty and Inequalities of the INE Observatory

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The Observatory aims at offering scientifically substantiated analyses for a series of social and economic issues that are found at the centre of the crisis. Moroever, there is a close relationship with the interests of the world of employment. During the years of the crisis, the studies from the Observatory offer a very substantial base of evidence regarding the levels of poverty and social exclusion. For example, the Observatory collected primary data regarding solidarity structures (such as social clinics) or social problems (such as the phenomenon of homelessness).

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Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)

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ELSTAT is the main authority that collects and processes statistical data in Greece. The data collected and published by ELSTAT is the official source of quantitative data utilized by the Greek government, EUROSTAT, as well as researchers. Specialized research conducted by ELSTAT collects on an annual basis data on living conditions, labour, regional imbalances, etc.

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National Centre for Social Solidarity (EKKA)

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EKKA coordinates actions targeted at vulnerable groups. It keeps primary data on the situation of the users of its services. This data is utilized by researchers working on social welfare issues. Illustrative of this use is the effort that was made in 2009 to record the homeless in Greece. The effort was based on material EKKA had collected from the municipalities.

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National Center for Social Research (EKKE)

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ΕΚΚΕ was founded in 1959, under the aegis of UNESCO, and is the only public institution in Greece that is devoted exclusively to social sciences. EKKE is a public entity that is supervised by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education. EKKE conducts specialized social research. Current research programmes that focus on attitudes and perceptions include a study on 'Socio-economic class, status and consumption' (SESTACON) and 'DIVERCITIES' (funded by the European Commission - FP7). These programmes examine the relationship between culture and consumption, as well as the relationship between the urban area and social and cultural diversity in contemporary Europe.

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Greek Public Opinion (GPO)

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GPO is a large private polling firm that measures the attitudes and perceptions of public opinion in various issues, solidarity included. GPO conducts research on the perceptions regarding the living standards of the population, as well as on trends of poverty and social exclusion. The research findings are published, and (sometimes) utilized by the research community.

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PRAKSIS NGO

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Praksis NGO conducts research on vulnerable groups. It keeps an archive with data on the beneficiaries from its services. Moreover, Praksis uses, on a regular basis, the street-work method in order to record socially excluded groups living in the streets, such as the homeless and drug users. This data is utilized so as to improve programmes of social intervention, and to highlight social problems at the local level.

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Federation of Social Clinics

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The coordinating body of social clinics is a pan-hellenic second degree institution. It keeps an archive with data on social clinics and their beneficiaries. The data is used by activists in order to monitor their actions and the characteristics of beneficiaries.

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Federation of Solidarity Schools

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The coordinating body of solidarity schools is a second degree pan-hellenic institution. Each school keeps a register of its students. There is no fixed method concerning the use of this register.

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How Much Are Hungarians Engaged in Solidarity?

Demnet

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The aim of the research was to map attitudes of solidarity among the Hungarian adult population. The results show that Hungarians are more interested in homeland issues than foreign affairs. More than half of the population engaged in some form of solidarity action toward a relative. 20 percent of the respondents donated to a charity organisation. In most of the cases, donation included money transfer for an institution or a designated person. At the same time, half of the respondents stated that they never had been granted any support. Furthermore, 20 percent of the respondents think that the Hungarian authorities and people should not support foreigners and those living in other countries.

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Labour Market Survey

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

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The quarterly labour market survey is designed with two aims. First, it provides up-to-date data about the state and the composition of the labour force (by regional, demographic and socioeconomic variables), and also about specific manpower categories and unemployment. Second, it assists analytical endeavours for following the longer-term changes by qualifications, vocations and the level of education of certain groups. Special attention is paid to people with physical or mental disadvantages and the long-term unemployed. Information about strikes and other collective activities are registered as well. In addition, data on earnings and wages allow for studying income inequalities and the association with the above-mentioned characteristics of the labour force. The regularly rotated sample of the survey includes 38,000 households and 68,000 individuals.

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Yearbook of Welfare Statistics

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

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The Yearbook of Welfare Statistics provides up-to-date data about the state and the composition of the welfare services (by regions, profile, outreach, etc.). Moreover, it assists analytical endeavours for following the longer-term changes in the financing of the social services, family benefits, and other welfare provisions. The Yearbook provides data on family benefits, child welfare provision, social benefits, pensions etc. In addition, data on earnings and pensions allow for studying the income structure of the household and the prevailing income inequalities among them.
In 2014, the minimum pension was HUF 28,500 a month (~100 Euros). The sum of the so-called monthly regular social support was HUF 25,281 (~90 Euros) in this same year. On average 37,600 persons were granted this benefit a month.

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Statistical Yearbook

Yearbook of the Central Administration of the National Pension Insurance Scheme

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The Yearbook on the pension system and pensions is designed to describe “the demographic and macroeconomic data, determining the context of the pension system, as provided by the Central Statistical Office, is followed by the entitlement figures of the active aged population.” The Yearbook describes the demographic trends in Hungary in connection with the different types of pensions, the newly awarded benefits, the number of recipients of pensions, the budgetary data, etc. In 2015, the amount of benefit per capita was 66.8 percentage of net average earnings. The average amount of the benefit was HUF 114,608 (~370 Euros) in 2015. Almost 2 million people (over 20 per cent of the population) were above the retirement age in 2015.

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Tax Evasion in Hungary – 2016

Publicus Research Institute

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Publicus Research Institute conducted this survey in November 2016 on a representative sample. They found that 77 percent of the respondents showed interest in the public affairs. More than half of the respondents considered attempts at tax evasion illegal. In the respondents’ view, the politicians are responsible for the low tax-paying willingness of society. Taxpayers find the level of taxation high; they would consider a 17 per cent tax rate as fair. 52 per cent of the respondents would support tax reduction for local enterprises. Women would support more those who are living in poverty while men would prioritise the local enterprises.

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Government vs. Civil Society – 2016

Publicus Research Institute

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Publicus Research Institute conducted this survey in January 2017 on a representative sample. 80 per cent of the respondents are of the opinion that civil society should freely function in a democratic country. According to more than two-thirds of the respondents, civil society actors should act as watchdogs to control the government. The majority of the respondents are of the opinion that civil actors (especially NGOs) should deal with policy issues but should refrain from getting involved in politics.

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Civil Society and Politics. "We Trust Civil Society but Expect Macro-level Issues to Be Tackled by the Actors of Politics"

Publicus Research Institute

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Publicus Research Institute conducted this survey in April 2016 on a representative sample. Respondents trust more in civil initiatives (around 75 percent of them) than those taken by politicians. However, 75 per cent of the respondents think that only politicians can achieve real change. In this study, prominent NGO leaders gained higher trust-index scores than politicians. In contrast, according to the respondents’ opinion, NGOs cannot efficiently represent certain policy cases. Moreover, most of the respondents (67 per cent of them) think that politicians should carry responsibility for solving arising matters in policy-making.

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Concerns About the State of the Health Care System

Ipsos Research Institute

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Ipsos conducted the ‘What Worries the World’ survey in November 2016. “The majority (82 %) of Hungarians think things in the country are on the wrong track. Healthcare currently occupies the top spot for concern with 63 % saying this.” 53 percent of the respondents expressed worries about the prevalence of political corruption, 51 percent of them considered social inequalities the leading problem of Hungarian society. In comparison: “The majority (61 %) of people around the world think things in their country are on the wrong track. Unemployment currently occupies the top spot for global concern with 39 % saying this.”

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Equal Rights for Men and Women. Dream or Reality?

Ipsos Research Institute

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This Ipsos survey was conducted on a representative sample in March 2016. The aim was to compare the attitudes towards legal gender equality of the Hungarians and respondents from other countries. Internationally, 60 percent of the respondents felt that women had the same rights as men. In Hungary, 58 percent of the youngest respondents (below 35 years) felt that equal opportunity in the legal sense existed in Hungary, while the respective share was 77 percent among those having the highest income. 67 percent of the Hungarian respondents stated that social, political and economic equality between men and women was present in Hungarian society, while the respective cross-country average was 72 percent.

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Safety is the First on the Labour Market but Professional Self-fulfilment Is Also Important

TÁRKI Social Research Institute

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Tárki Social Research Institute ran this study on the national representative sample of ISSP. Out of the entire sample, 486 respondents were in employment in October 2015. Asking this sub-sample about various aspects of work/ employment, 95 percent considered safety of the job position as important, while good earnings had primary importance for 89 percent. Flexible working hours was important for only roughly 40 percent of the respondents. One-fifth of the responding employees categorised themselves as having a professionally self-fulfilling job. Most of them live in the capital, Budapest or in larger cities (county centres), and hold a university degree.

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Household Monitor – 2014

TÁRKI Social Research Institute

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Tárki Social Research Institute conducts Household Monitor surveys in every other year on a representative household sample. The latest survey took place in October 2014 and included 2011 households. Beside the standard themes of this survey (labour market, housing, income, consumption and other policy issues), the 2014 survey provided the basis for analysing trends of inequality in Hungary. From 2012 to 2014, the net income of the households has increased. At the same time, close to 1.7 million people (roughly 18 percent of the population) lived in poverty in 2014. The risk of poverty has increased among the elderly and families with more than one child. The risk of poverty is very high among Roma households. 28 percent of the Roma society lived in severe deprivation. Out of 100 people, 34 are children and 13 among them lived in poverty. The results show that recent cuts in welfare benefits have caused an increase in the risk of poverty.

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The Efficiency of Municipal Public Works Programmes

Budapest Institute

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“Estimates based on administrative data showed that the Hungarian Development Plan has indeed reached the long-term unemployed with the worst chances of re-employment, although those living in remote areas were less involved in the programme. The outreach of investments under the Hungarian Development Plan increased considerably by the end of 2009: nearly all villages and towns and more than a quarter of the potentially eligible long-term unemployed took part in some public works project. However, supplementary services that would facilitate re-entry to the open labour market remained weak. According to our quantitative analysis, programmes under the Hungarian Development Plan did not reduce long-term unemployment. This also applies to similar programmes prior to the Hungarian Development Plan. The trend of low efficacy implies that, as to the ability to work, public works do not have a positive impact even on a longer time span.”

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Subsistence Level – 2014

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

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Based on the regular household surveys, calculations of the subsistence level for various types of households were published each year by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO). By 2015, HCSO was requested to conclude computations of the subsistence minima and focus instead with exclusivity on analyses of the EU-SILC surveys. According to the computations of 2015, the subsistence levels for some major household types were as follows: The average monthly per capita value for 2014 was HUF 87,351 in 2014 (~280 EUR). For a single pensioner household, the monthly subsistence level was HUF 78,616. For the most typical household formation of two active adults with two children, the respective value was HUF 253,318. The computed poverty threshold was HUF 67,474 in 2013 in Hungary, and 14.6 percent of the working age population earned less than this threshold in this year.

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Civil Report on Chances for Children, Hungary

Chances for Children Association

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The poverty ratio of families with children among all households is in accordance with the European average (17-18 percent). However, deviation around the average is larger in Hungary: poverty is particularly widespread among families having no members in employment, while the respective ratio is well below the European average among families having at least one member in work. The most important supplementary income for families with children is the family allowance. A family allowance was paid for nearly 2 million children in 2011. 170 000 mothers (rarely fathers) staying at home with a child under the age of 3 who had not held a job prior to the child’s birth are granted a flat-rate monthly benefit called ‘childcare grant’ (gyes). The amount is equal to the minimum pension (currently HUF 28 500) (about 92 Euros). Mothers who had held a job before the child’s birth receive an earnings-related childcare fee (gyed) with a ceiling of HUF 130 000 (about 422 Euros). This latter type of benefit was paid to 90 000 mothers in 2011. Given that the amounts of the family allowance and the gyes have not changed since 2008, by 2011 they had lost 12—13 percent of purchasing value. By 2012, the drop in real value has hit 20 percent. Only the childcare fee has retained its real value. Due to these differences, income inequalities have been on the rise in the group where the risk of poverty is the highest: among families with small children.

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The Social Aspects of the 2015 Migration Crisis in Hungary

TÁRKI Social Research Institute

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The aim of the report is to provide an in-depth view of the European refugee crisis, and its repercussions in Hungary. According to the statistical analysis, the level of xenophobia reached an all-time high in January 2016. Analyses of qualitative data on the mobilisation of volunteers and activists show substantial contributions made through acts of solidarity during the acute refugee crisis in 2015. However, the report also shows the adverse impact of government policies (e.g. billboards with anti-immigration messages) on the sustainability of this type of horizontal solidarity.

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Central Statistics Office (CSO) Database of National Level Statistics

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The CSO is the primary Irish source of statistical information that academics and public officials rely upon in the formation, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes at national, regional and local levels. These official, quantitative datasets provide institutional information regarding poverty, inequality and other specific themes, such as housing, employment, health, education, regional differences etc. Data is disaggregated by gender, age, socioeconomic status, occupational status and many other identifiers. There is also data on disability, ethnicity, nationality and migration.

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Statcentral - Portal Providing Standard Documentation on Recurring Official Statistics

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Statcentral provides information about statistics produced by government departments and state organisations. The portal brings together a list of databases from across these official organisations, organised by topic. This meta database is a good starting off point for research within Ireland.

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Irish Social Science Data (ISSDA) Archive

University College Dublin (UCD) Library

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This archive holds a wide variety of quantitative datasets in the social sciences, in an effort to advance the promotion of international comparative studies of the Irish economy and Irish society. The archive is held by the UCD library and an application to secure access to the data is required before use. While the archive is primarily for research and education use, some datasets can be used for commercial research and development purposes.

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Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

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This site holds a variety of datasets with information on the housing sector within Ireland derived from the local authority sector, lending agencies and other private companies. The data provides specific information on particularly deprived groups within Irish society, including the homeless and those from the Traveller community (an indigenous nomadic ethnic minority).

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Education Statistics (Department of Education and Skills)

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This database provides a variety of reports and data on different areas of education within Ireland including retention, projection, early school leavers, schools, pupils-teacher numbers, etc. Although the statistics are heavily concentrated on primary and second-level education (4 -18 years old), it also has information on further and higher education, as well as statistical data on national public examination results.

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Higher Education Authority Statistics

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This database includes official and comprehensive higher education statistics across a range of variables: Graduates/Undergraduate Enrolments, Postgraduate Enrolments, Gender, Staffing Information, Student Details and Graduate employment. It also includes data from the Central Applications’ Office (CAO) – the body to which final year secondary school students apply to enter higher education.

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Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation
Business Surveys and Data

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This database primarily holds information on Ireland's trade and enterprise performance, but it also contains information on Research & Development Surveys, and Science Budget Expenditures. The Department also holds a variety of important reports on different business sectors.

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Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English ; Irish Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

Irish Business and Employers' Confederation Data Research and Surveys

Ibec Membership Registration

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https://www.ibec.ie/IBEC/IBEC.nsf/vPages/Contact_Us~register-for-site-access?OpenDocument

The IBEC research unit collects data on a wide range of employment information within Ireland, including: Conditions of Employment, Absence rates, Allowances and bonuses, Call-out and standby arrangements, Employee Turnover, Flexible work arrangements, Income continuance, Leave, Maternity benefit, Medical health insurance, Mileage rates and company cars, Overtime premia, Parental leave, Pension schemes, Redundancy, Sick pay schemes, and Training and education. The data is restricted to members of IBEC, who need to pay a fee to join and must be a business enterprise.

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Restricted access / Access based on payment
Private institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Restricted access / Access based on payment Database – quantitative Employment

Department of Health Statistics

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The Department of Health Statistics contains a range of data and reports on the health service and the health of the Irish population. The Information Unit of the Department of Health produces both Long-Stay Activity reports and also Health in Ireland Key Trends that are published annually.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English ; Irish Free or open access Database – quantitative Health

Health Service Executive Reports and Publications

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The HSE produces a wide range of reports and publications consisting of both quantitative and qualitative data on health issues. These reports relate to metadata on service provision as well as more specific reports on specialised topics (e.g. opioid substitution programmes, smoking, carers in Ireland, etc.)

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English ; Irish Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Health

Volunteer Ireland Statistics

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The Volunteer Ireland Statistics provides data on levels of volunteering within Irish society. The data shows that there was a steady increase in the number of volunteering hours from 2010 to 2013 (from 396 395 to 508 735 hours). In both 2014 and 2015, the number of volunteering hours was 470 000.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Research on Volunteering in Ireland

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This database provides a wide variety of reports with valuable information about the type and extent of volunteering occurring within different sectors of Irish life. This data is hard to locate in other databases and thus is quite a valuable resource.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

The Wheel' Research Reports

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The Wheel is a support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland. The data contained in their web pages functions as a major resource centre and forum for the community and voluntary sector.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA)

Maynooth University

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https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/iqda

The Irish Qualitative Data Archive (IQDA) is a central access point for qualitative social science data including qualitative research datasets, images and administrative datasets. Among other things, the database holds important information related to an ongoing major social science longitudinal study named 'Growing up in Ireland'.

Database keywords:
Restricted access / Access based on payment
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Restricted access / Access based on payment Meta Database – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Nevin Economic Research Institute

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The Nevin Economic Research Institute is a research organisation which aims, through the provision of research and analysis, to contribute towards the construction of alternative perspectives and possibilities that will lead to the creation of an economy that works for society. It is supported by a number of unions affiliated with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and functions as an alternative research institute to the ESRI. An Academic Peer Review Panel assists the institute in reviewing published material from the standpoint of methodological standards and quality of publications.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Economy

The Economic and Social Research Institute Publications

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The ESRI provides a vast amount of high quality and independent social scientific research which is geared towards public policy debate and major contemporary issues.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

The Economic and Social Research Institute: Growing up in Ireland Study

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The ESRI is a major independent research institute that aims to trace economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland. It leads various aspects of ‘Growing Up in Ireland’ which is the national longitudinal study of children and youth in Ireland. It started in 2006 and follows two cohorts of children aged 9 years (child cohort) and 9 months (infant cohort). Currently the members of the Child Cohort are around 17 years old and the Infant Cohort is 7/8 years old.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Educational Research Centre Publications

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The Education Research Centre produces material on all levels of the education system, from pre-school to third level. It provides evaluations of educational provision and services, evaluations of initiatives and new programmes, as well as a critical analysis of contemporary issues in Irish education more generally. The body also conducts national assessments and comparative international assessment of the educational achievements of Ireland. It oversees the PISA studies and other international assessments of attainment in Irish primary and second-level schools.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Education

Combat Poverty Agency Statistics/Department of Social Protection

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Although the Combat Poverty Agency ceased to exist as an independent agency in 2008, it still holds a considerable public database of statistics on poverty within Ireland from 1987-2008. It is now housed within the Department of Social Protection.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Welfare

Combat Poverty Agency Publications Catalogue

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In its 20 year history, the CPA has played a key role in increasing awareness and understanding of poverty and in influencing and informing government policies to tackle poverty in Ireland. It retains an enormous wealth of high quality research and policy reports into the matter of tackling, conceptualising and tracking poverty. This material contains pioneering research into issues such as child poverty, health, education, the spatial distribution of poverty, indebtedness, and welfare reform.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Living in Ireland Survey

University College Dublin (UCD) library

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http://www.ucd.ie/library/

The Living in Ireland Survey formed the Irish component of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). The ECHP was an EU-wide project, co-ordinated by Eurostat, to conduct harmonised longitudinal surveys dealing with the social situation, financial circumstances and living standards of European individuals and households. The database provides harmonised cross-sectional surveys for each year in which the survey is conducted, as well as longitudinal data, which permits dynamic analysis of changes over time.

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Restricted access / Access based on payment
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Restricted access / Access based on payment Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

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IHREC publications contain a huge amount of qualitative and quantitative data relating to human rights and equality issues within Ireland. It has data on all the nine grounds (groups) on which discrimination is prohibited: Gender, Religion and Belief, Race and Ethnicity, Age, Sexual Orientation, Family Status (primarily related to caring), Marital Status, Disability, and Traveller status. From a legal perspective the range of topics addressed includes Children's Rights, Women's Rights, Equality & Non- Discrimination, Public Sector Duty, Interculturalism, Criminal Justice, Penal Policy, and Policing & Socio-economic Rights.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Legal data

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Department of Social Protection Statistical Archive

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The DSP produces an annual statistical report which sets out comprehensive data relating to services provided by the organisation. This includes details of expenditure, and information on recipients of weekly Social Welfare Payments, including Insured persons, Older and retired people, Back to work allowance, Back to education allowance, Illness benefit, Invalidity pension, Disability allowance, Carer’s allowance, and Occupational injury benefits. It also provides details of expenditure and recipients of child-related payments such as Child benefit, Guardian’s payment, Back to school footwear and clothing allowance, Rent supplement, Mortgage supplement, Local authority mortgage supplements, and other miscellaneous payments.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative Welfare

Department of Finance Data and Statistics

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The Department of Finance produces critical statistical data in relation to the annual government budget as well as politically important ‘costings’ by all major political parties in advance of the budget and their respective election manifestos.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Economy

Revenue (Tax) Statistics

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The Revenue Commissioner provides detailed statistical information on taxes and duties. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, the data adheres to a very specific Statistical Disclosure Control Protocol available here: http://www.revenue.ie/en/about/statistics/statistical-disclosure-control.pdf

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

National Disability Authority Statistics

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This webpage provides a meta database to a variety of the major sources of information on disability within Ireland. This includes the census, national surveys, the Quarterly National Household Survey modules, the Health Research Board and Disability Databases, among others.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Ireland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Health

National Women's Council of Ireland

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The NWVI produces a range of statistical and qualitative material related to the rights, representation and socioeconomic position of women within Ireland. The data is provided across a range of outputs including Briefings, Published reports submissions, Pre-budget submissions, Papers and presentations, and Annual reports.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Migrant Rights Council of Ireland Publications

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The voluntary MRCI is one of the leading voices working on the issue of migration within Ireland. The organisation has produced a large body of research into the issues relating to migrant’s rights, their socioeconomic position and cultural integration, as well as holding a considerable store of data on racism and segregation within Ireland.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Immigration

Pavee Point: Travellers and Roma Centre Publications and Factsheets

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PP is the major source of information on the issue of Travellers within Ireland, run by and for Travellers themselves. The organisation has numerous publications across major themes including health, education, employment, culture, drug addiction, as well as the situation of Travellers during austerity and their treatment within the Irish prison system.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB)

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The eISB includes all Acts of the Oireachtas from 1922 to the present, statutory rules and orders from 1922 to 1947, and statutory instruments from 1948 to the present. Users can track amendments to legislation, access the Constitution and a selection of pre-1922 legislation while links to external legislation resources are also provided. There is also a technical helpdesk service available for the website.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Textual material - legislative

Ireland English ; Irish Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Courts Service Ireland

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The Irish Courts website has a number of important publications relating to the workings of the Irish legal system and policy reports, as well as information on EU regulations. It also holds statistical data in relation to court cases on a very wide range of topics including employment law, domestic violence, adoption etc. It is the main source for the official judgements and determinations of Irish court cases.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Textual material - legislative

Ireland English ; Irish ; French ; Polish ; Romanian ; Spanish ; Chinese Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL); Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA)

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The ICCL is an important human rights and equality watchdog which is independent of government. It produces shadow reports and commentaries on Ireland’s adherence to international human rights treaties. It plays an important monitoring, education and research role in relation to the protection of human rights and equality within Ireland.
PILA is a public interest law network that seeks to engage civil society and the legal community in using the law to advance social change. It maintains a large amount of data and reports on legal issues, especially in relation to the needs of vulnerable groups. It sets out to engage lawyers in pro bono work by supporting a culture of legal practice that actively delivers free legal assistance to those who are unable to pay for or access legal help.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Textual material - legislative

Ireland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

Statistics Netherlands [Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek]

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https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/our-services/customised-services-microdata

The CBS is the main source for statistical data in the Netherlands. The government established it to collect, process and publish reliable statistical data on topics like Labour and income (e.g. social security) and Society (e.g. health, education, safety). The information published by CBS deals with issues directly affecting the lives of Dutch citizens. It also includes the Caribbean municipalities (that are still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). CBS’ archive dates back to the 1950s.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

The Netherlands Institute for Social Research [Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau]

Data is available through Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

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https://dans.knaw.nl/nl (SCP also uses data from Statistics Netherlands)

The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) is a government agency which conducts research into the social aspects of all areas of government policy. The main fields studied are Health, Attitudes towards migration, Poverty, Gender-equality, Social housing, Welfare, Social security, The labour market (e.g. the Labour Participation Panel, AAP), Religion (e.g. God in Nederland), Informal care, Voluntary work (see e.g. TBO), and Education. Moreover, there is a particular focus on the interfaces between these different fields. The reports published by SCP are widely used by the government, civil servants, local authorities, as well as academics.

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; Free or open access to data of completed studies via https://dans.knaw.nl/nl ; For particular SCP-based research projects (such as Cultural Changes in the Netherlands and Time Investment Research), see the specific sites: https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/ http://www.scp.nl/english/Organisation/Research_sectors https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/Culturele_veranderingen_in_Nederland_CV https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/Tijdsbestedingsonderzoek_TBO
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; Free or open access to data of completed studies via https://dans.knaw.nl/nl ; For particular SCP-based research projects (such as Cultural Changes in the Netherlands and Time Investment Research), see the specific sites: https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/ http://www.scp.nl/english/Organisation/Research_sectors https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/Culturele_veranderingen_in_Nederland_CV https://www.scp.nl/Onderzoek/Bronnen/Beknopte_onderzoeksbeschrijvingen/Tijdsbestedingsonderzoek_TBO Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

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www.dans.knaw.nl/eng

DANS is a meta database for archiving (Dutch) scientific research data. It promotes sustained access to digital research data files, and encourages researchers to both archive and reuse scientific data. You can search databases via NARCIS (162 912 datasets) or via EASY (34 228 datasets). Solidarity-relevant datasets include: Solidarity in Health Care (within the Immigrant Panel); Solidarity Vignette Study (CenterData); and Politics & Values (LISS Core Study). The TISSER solidarity study is also included in DANS. TISSER was a study commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs in order to be informed about the public’s reactions to its more recent policies and the possible societal support for future measures. The main question underlying the study concerned the legitimacy of the collectivistic and solidaristic nature of the Dutch social security system, as well as of the restructuring measures taken in the 1980s and 1990s that meant a shift towards more individual responsibility and selectivism (see e.g. van Oorschot, W. (1998) ‘Dutch Public Opinion on Social Security’ (CRSP Series).

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Search via NARCIS and EASY
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Search via NARCIS and EASY Meta Database – qualitative and quantitative Science/ Several topics

Data Portal of the Dutch Government (data.overheid)

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https://data.overheid.nl

Data.overheid is a meta database which provides open access to all kinds of datasets, arranged by theme. It consists of 10 302 datasets about e.g. Social security, Migration and integration, and Care and health. The data is collected by municipalities, ministries and inspection boards.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Laws [Wetten Overheid]

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http://wetten.overheid.nl

Wetten.overheid is the general website to look up the official laws of the Dutch government (the Dutch Caribbean municipalities included), it and refers to the relevant related Dutch institutions. The database consists of a little less than 10 000 laws, for instance regarding (public) health, employment, and civic engagement.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – qualitative Law and Rights

Officiële Bekendmakingen [Official Announcements]

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https://www.officielebekendmakingen.nl/

This website is a meta database which provides open access to all kinds of official announcements, such as the government and municipality newspapers. It also gives access to parliamentary documents. Starting in 1995, it collects all sorts of official announcement. With specific reference to active citizenship, it entails 3215 announcement e.g. regarding migration and gender issues.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and qualitative data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – qualitative Politics

Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis [Centraal Planbureau]

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www.cpb.nl/en

In addition to economic forecasting, CPB publications include its analyses of the election manifestos of political parties and societal cost-benefit analyses of infrastructural plans. Besides these, CPB does quantitative and qualitative analyses on a large number of topics. The website provides access to open data (appendices) of the macro-economic outlooks. Other CPB themes include: The decentralization of governance, Care and health, Living environments, as well as the broader scope of the welfare state.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Database – qualitative and quantitative Economy

Verwey-Jonker Institute

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www.verwey-jonker.nl

Verwey-Jonker Institute provides a wide range of expertise in different topics: Poverty, Neighbourhoods, Decentralizations, Diversity, Youth, Education, Upbringing, The elderly, Participation, Sexual and domestic violence, Sports, Wmo (Social Support Act), Security, Employment and income, and Care. Participation issues includes, among others, Participation in the labour market, Participation of elderly, refugees, or youth, and Democratic innovation.

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; (uses data from CBS among others; collects own data as well, but not all data is open access)
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; (uses data from CBS among others; collects own data as well, but not all data is open access) Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

ProDemos

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www.prodemos.nl

ProDemos, the house of democracy, regularly publishes books and articles about political issues and other societal issues. The ‘Monitor Burgerparticipatie’ (monitor civil participation, from 2010 onwards), for example, is a biannual ‘snapshot’ of the municipal policies regarding civil participation. It includes information about local initiatives for citizens’ participation and migration. ProDemos conducts research on assignment from e.g. municipalities, provinces and the European Parliament.

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Politics

Society of Dutch Municipalities: Examples From Practice (Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten: Praktijkvoorbeelden)

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https://praktijkvoorbeelden.vng.nl/

Praktijkvoorbeelden is an online database where municipalities share their experiences with policies from almost every topic, such as civil participation, societal initiatives, communication and the future. Practical examples can be downloaded from the website.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Database – qualitative Politics

Platform 31

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http://www.platform31.nl/

Platform 31 publishes reports (and shorter briefs) about cities and living areas. It does so through a combination of science, practice and implications for policies. Issues covered are, for instance, Societal unrest, Vital inner-cities, and Neighbourhood teams. It collaborates on a number of issues with organizations such as Pharos (migrant health) and SCP (see above).

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Movisie

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www.movisie.nl

Movisie is the Netherlands centre for social development. Its mission is to promote the participation and independence of citizens by supporting and advising professional organizations, volunteer organizations and government institutions. Movisie is in charge of the biannual Monitor Citizen Participation, and collaborates with a variety of other organizations for its research and publications (e.g. ProDemos). It provides an open access database to its publications. Movisie also has a database that is especially focused on effective interventions. Searching for 'active participation' or 'active citizenship' yielded 91 and 98 publications/interventions, respectively.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Insituut]

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http://nidi.nl

This research institute conducts scientific research on population issues and disseminates and enhances the use of demographic knowledge to stakeholders in the fields of academia, social policy, and society at large. The main topics include: Population growth and decline, Mobility and population distribution, Population ageing and population diversity, Life course dynamics, Intergenerational relations, and Health and longevity. The specific research programs at NIDI are (1) Families and Generations; (2) Migration and Migrants; (3) Work and Retirement; and (4) Ageing and Longevity. Further information and data access can be found through the programs’ websites.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

SOCON

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www.dans.knaw.nl

SOCON is a large statistical survey. In the beginning, it started to collect data on religion and secularization in 1979. Later it became an omnibus-research about social-cultural development in the Netherlands. It includes the following topics: Religion, Values, Conservatism, Government, Politics, Minority groups, Employment, Education, Health care, Social relations, and Social benefits. The data is collected in 5-yearly waves (7 waves until now).

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

WoON - Housing Research [Woononderzoek]

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www.woononderzoek.nl

The WoOn research provides statistical data on housing, e.g. affordability, quality, and attitudes. The data material is collected every three years, starting in 2009. Because 40 000 people are surveyed, the data provides reliable information on both the national and local (provincial and municipal) level. Specific topics include Neighbourhood contacts; Participation; Social contacts; Helping neighbours; and Improving neighbourhoods.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Database – quantitative Welfare

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS)

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http://www.uva-aias.net/en/home

AIAS aims to develop, empirically test and apply theories that can explain the workings of labour markets, labour relations and organisations, and social and labour policies in an international comparative perspective. AIAS includes 10 particular research programs and databases, for instance a database about collective labour agreements in the Netherlands and the ICTWSS database, consisting of annual data of 51 countries (1960-2014) about e.g. trade unions and wage settings.

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; http://www.uva-aias.net/en/home (collaborates with Stastics Netherlands among others)
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; http://www.uva-aias.net/en/home (collaborates with Stastics Netherlands among others) Database – qualitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Employment

Education Executive Bureau [Uitvoeringsorganisatie Onderwijs]

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www.duo.nl

DUO provides open access to information about education, e.g. the number of students enrolled, school drop-out rates, suitable education for special needs children, and financing. It also handles the loans for refugees and migrants to take Dutch language courses.

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; via www.duo.nl (requests via informatieproducten@duo.nl)
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access ; via www.duo.nl (requests via informatieproducten@duo.nl) Database – quantitative Education

Onderwijs - Education inspection [Onderwijsinspectie]

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www.onderwijsinspectie.nl

The Onderwijsinspectie provides statistical data on the quality of (primary and secondary) schools in the Netherlands. It also relies on external data sources, such as OECD, CBS and DANS.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Database – quantitative Education

Care Map Netherlands [Zorgkaart Nederland]

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www.zorgkaartnederland.nl

Zorgkaart Nederland helps you find your most suitable health care providers. People can rate their health care providers and write reviews on the website. It is possible to actively search for a specific provider, but the website also helps with comparing care and health organizations. Specific topics include patient organizations and communication with health care professionals.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on people’s attitudes

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Health

Public Health and Health Care [Volksgezondheid en Zorg]

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www.volksgezondheidenzorg.info

Volksgezondheidenzorg.info is the gateway to information about health and disease, risk factors, care and prevention in the Netherlands and internationally. The website is meant for Dutch professionals who are active in the field of public health, such as policy makers at the ministry of health, municipalities, health care providers, patients, consumer organisations, insurers, researchers and health educators. Data can be structured by topic, region or by illness, and runs from 1995 and onwards. It collaborates with other organizations and data providers, such as Municipal Health Care Services (GGD), CBS and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – qualitative and quantitative Health

Dutch Intstitute for Health Services Research (Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek van de Gezondheidszorg)

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http://www.nivel.nl/ https://dans.knaw.nl/nl

NIVEL is the national institute for health services research in the Netherlands. Its 2014-2017 research program includes topics such as patient/doctor relations, and the organization of care from a social perspective. It also hosts a variety of reviews on e.g. patient’s rights, labour market participation of disabled people, and hosts several panels (e.g. the care consumer panel and the participation monitor). NIVEL also has a specific database for acknowledged interventions about sports and exercise activities in the neighborhood.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; 1.Free or open access to publications via: http://www.nivel.nl/ and via http://www.nivel.nl/nl/nieuws/database-met- erkende-interventies-voor-sporten-en-bewegen-in-de-buurt 2.Free or open access and restricted access to data via https://dans.knaw.nl/nl
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; 1.Free or open access to publications via: http://www.nivel.nl/ and via http://www.nivel.nl/nl/nieuws/database-met- erkende-interventies-voor-sporten-en-bewegen-in-de-buurt 2.Free or open access and restricted access to data via https://dans.knaw.nl/nl Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Health

Where Does Your Municipality Stand [Waar Staat Je Gemeente]

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www.waarstaatjegemeente.nl

Waar staat je gemeente provides statistical information about the Dutch municipalities. Specific topics include Space, Youth and youth care, and Monitor social domain. Since October 2016, they also publish a report about every individual municipality. The monitor relates to subjects such as Individual well-being, Government-citizen relations, and Active citizenship.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Politics

Antidiscrimination Practices Database (Databank Praktijkvoorbeelden Antidiscriminatie)

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www.databank-antidiscriminatie.nl

This database offers an overview of practices in the Netherlands aimed at combating discrimination and/or at the promotion of equal treatment. The database is meant as a source of practical information and inspiration to anyone involved in, or wishing to initiate, a project or policy to tackle discrimination issues. The databases can be searched by (1) name; (2) discrimination ground; (3) social area; (4) type of practice;, and (5) location (mostly municipal). It is initiated and supported by Movisie and the European Commission.

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Free or open access
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Database – qualitative Law and Rights

Giving in the Netherlands [Geven in Nederland]

Statistical information via Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

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https://dans.knaw.nl/nl

Geven in Nederland is an expertise and research center that focuses on philanthropy in the Netherlands. The research has been conducted from 1995 to 2011, and includes different domains of philanthropy, e.g. religion, health, the environment, culture, social domains, as wells as international support.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Platform Integration and Society [Kennisplatform Integratie en Samenleving (KIS)]

www.kis.nl (cooperation between Movisie and Verwey-Jonker Institute)

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The KIS programme aims to contribute structurally to a diverse and well-balanced society. Platform Integration and Society runs (at least) from 2015 to 2018, and includes topics such as Social mobility, Inclusion, and Participation. In addition to analyses and research, the platform places facts within their context and link them to successful practice examples, asking the following question: what works? These ‘best practices’ are presented on www.kis.nl in addition to publications, interventions, articles and blogs. Collaborations exists with, among others, the Social Economic Council and the Association of Dutch Municipalities.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment
Semi-public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands Dutch Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Netherlands Kinship Panel (NKPS)

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http://www.nkps.nl/NKPSDataCenter/NKPSDataCentreFrames.HTM

NKPS is a large-scale, nationally representative, multi-actor, multi-panel study on kinship in the Netherlands. The research questions revolve around the topic of solidarity, which is defined as "feelings of mutual affinity in family relationships and how these are expressed in behavioural terms". Four waves of an extensive face-to-face interview have been conducted (Wave 1 in 2002 - 2004, Wave 2 in 2006 – 2007, Wave 3 in 2010 – 2011, and Wave 4 in 2014). It publishes scientific articles about the results from the analyses. The Netherlands Kinship Panel Study is the Dutch participant in the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP).

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Free or open access ; via www.dans.knaw.nl for (inter)national academic scholars
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Netherlands English ; Dutch Free or open access ; via www.dans.knaw.nl for (inter)national academic scholars Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Statistics Portugal

Ask for data and information: https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_ped_informacao Form for Customer Support Service: https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_ped_informacao Special statistical requirements, for carrying out research work - Academic community benefits from an established Protocol with the Ministry of Education and Science, making it easier for researchers to access data, based on a required prior accreditation by the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (the Ministry’s former Planning, Strategy, Assessment and International Relations Office): http://www.dgeec.mec.pt/np4/46/ (Portuguese version only)

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Ask for data and information: https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_ped_informacao
Form for Customer Support Service: https://www.ine.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=INE&xpgid=ine_ped_informacao
Special statistical requirements, for carrying out research work - Academic community benefits from an established Protocol with the Ministry of Education and Science, making it easier for researchers to access data, based on a required prior accreditation by the Directorate-General for Education and Science Statistics (the Ministry’s former Planning, Strategy, Assessment and International Relations Office): http://www.dgeec.mec.pt/np4/46/ (Portuguese version only)

Includes statistical data on the labour market, health, education, income, housing, living conditions and citizenship, and social protection. The information in Statistics Portugal is based on (a) Exhaustive surveys (censuses), (b) Sample surveys, and (c) Administrative sources.
The results disseminated by Statistics Portugal consists of (1) Primary statistics – obtained from the treatment of replies to the different surveys to organisations and citizens; (2) Derivate Statistics – obtained by aggregating and/or crossing cross-checking primary statistical variables and other national and international data sources; (3) Economic variables and population derivate statistical estimates; (4) Demographic projections; and (5) Studies on demographic, social or economic phenomena.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Online you can browse and download free of charge a significant volume of information; have access to other electronic services, which includes subscribing contents or sending requests on information not available on the website; and have access to the Digital Library of Official Statistics, that contains the images of all publications issued by Statistics Portugal since 1864.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese ; English – statistical data, press releases, and brief abstracts from publications and studies Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Online you can browse and download free of charge a significant volume of information; have access to other electronic services, which includes subscribing contents or sending requests on information not available on the website; and have access to the Digital Library of Official Statistics, that contains the images of all publications issued by Statistics Portugal since 1864. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

PORDATA

PORDATA, the Database of Contemporary Portugal, organized and developed by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. More than sixty official agencies cooperate with PORDATA, with significant relevance to Statistics Portugal.

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PORDATA is responsible for the collection, compilation, systematization and dissemination of data on multiple topics, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for European countries. The reported statistics are only derived from official and certified sources. Contains statistical data concerning: Employment and the labour market; Living conditions, family income and expenditure; Population (including international migration); Social protection; Health and education. Summary reports are published (in e-book format) on indicators that characterize Portugal at the European, National and Municipal levels.

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Free or open access ; Entirely available at no cost to the user
Private institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese ; English Free or open access ; Entirely available at no cost to the user Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Banco de Portugal

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Banco de Portugal publishes a wide range of statistics on the Portuguese economy, collecting and compiling monetary, financial, foreign exchange and balance of payments statistics. The database provides access to papers published as a result of research projects undertaken at Banco de Portugal, with an emphasis on monetary economics, international economics, labour, growth and business cycles, banking and regulation, financial economics, fiscal policy, and econometric modelling.

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Free or open access ; Statistical data disseminated via BPstat Statistics online and the Statistical Bulletin. Research papers downloadable as pdf.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese ; English Free or open access ; Statistical data disseminated via BPstat Statistics online and the Statistical Bulletin. Research papers downloadable as pdf. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Economy

APIS The Portuguese Archive of Social Information

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Contacts: http://www.apis.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/contacts/
Barbara Rodrigues: apis@ics.ulisboa.pt

The Portuguese Archive of Social Information (APIS) is a scientific infrastructure acting on the domain of preservation and dissemination of social science data. The archive works towards the acquisition and sharing of digital data for the purposes of public consultation, secondary analysis and pedagogical use. The archive comprises a range of datasets provided by research projects of the national scientific community. The main topics covered are: Politics; Health; Social stratification and groupings; and Society and culture. Examples:
"Employment, Mobility, Politics and Leisure: situations and attitudes of Portuguese - Youth in a comparative perspective" survey (2015). http://www.apis.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/news/latest-acquisitons-employment-mobility-politics-and-leisure-situations-and-attitudes-of-portuguese-youth-in-a-comparative-perspective-survey-2015/
The survey "Family trajectories and social networks: the lifecourse in an intergenerational perspective" (2010). http://www.apis.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/news/latest-acquisitons-family-trajectories-and-social-networks-survey/

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Free or open access ; Online analysis supported by Nesstar software. Data downloadable with no costs for the end user. Conditions of use: http://www.apis.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/conditions-of-use/
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Portugal Potuguese ; English: some databases and abstracts Free or open access ; Online analysis supported by Nesstar software. Data downloadable with no costs for the end user. Conditions of use: http://www.apis.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/conditions-of-use/ Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

National Health Service – Transparency Portal

Ministry of Health

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The Transparency Portal is a recent initiative from the Ministry of Health, which brings a range of health indicators together in one place, providing quick and easy access to hundreds of indicators.The indicators are grouped around four main domains: (1) Access, (2) Efficiency, (3) Quality, and (4) Population health. The indicators are reported at the national level, and are broken down by Region, Health Unit, and/ or Health Condition, where possible.

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Free or open access ; Online analysis, mapping distributions, and files downloadable as CSV, JSON and EXCEL.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese Free or open access ; Online analysis, mapping distributions, and files downloadable as CSV, JSON and EXCEL. Meta Database – quantitative Health

Directorate - General of Health

Ministry of Health

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Under the Order of the State Secretary of the Minister of Health, statistical information on health should be made available through this portal. Data and information are available here about: Health promotion, Disease prevention and disease management, Epidemiology of diseases, Technical conditions for providing adequate health care, and Planning and national policies for quality in the health system. The Health Statistics Portal reports statistical information by series, institution, years, and level of information.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Reports downloadable as pdf. Statistical data downloadable as excel file. Some restricted access to health professionals
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese ; English – reports only in Portuguese Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Reports downloadable as pdf. Statistical data downloadable as excel file. Some restricted access to health professionals Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Health

The National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge

Health Library

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biblioteca@insa.min-saude.pt

The Health Library of the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge is a center of information resources to support the activities of the Institute Ricardo Jorge, and scientific research in general. It is a library specializing in health sciences, particularly dedicated to public health in the areas of: (1) Food and nutrition, (2) Infectious diseases, (3) Human genetics, (4) Health promotion and noncommunicable disease prevention, and (5) Environmental Health and epidemiology.
Examples of projects and research areas:
InsEF - National Health Survey with Physical Exam 2013-2016 http://www.insef.pt/English/Pages/Inicio.aspx
HIV/ AIDS - Epidemiological situation of Infection HIV/ AIDS http://www.insa.min-saude.pt/category/areas-de-atuacao/doencas-infeciosas/vigilancia-da-infecao-vihsida/
Epidemiological Surveillance Bulletin Flu http://www.insa.min-saude.pt/category/informacao-e-cultura-cientifica/publicacoes/atividade-gripal/

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Free or open access ; Reports downloadable as pdf. Some restricted access for health professionals.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese ; Home page, menus, and summary reports in English Free or open access ; Reports downloadable as pdf. Some restricted access for health professionals. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Health

Cohorts From Porto
It is a population-based cohort study, ongoing for over 15 years, with the main aim of assessing the determinants of health in the adult population of Porto (north of Portugal)

The Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP)

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Contacts: http://ispup.up.pt/about/contacts/

The EPIPorto study is a population-based cohort study, ongoing for over 15 years, with the main aim of assessing the determinants of health in the adult population of Porto, on a randomly selected sample of 2485 persons, repeatedly evaluated over time. The study is based on questionnaires about social, demographic and behavioural characteristics, a clinical history, and objective measurements including blood tests, blood pressure, weight and height, electrocardiogram, and evaluations of lung function and bone mineral density. The EPITeen is a project on epidemiological health investigation of teenagers in Porto, from 2003 onward, to understand how behaviours and habits acquired in adolescence will impact adult health. The 2942 participants were adolescents born in 1990, attending public and private schools in Porto in the 2003/2004 academic year. Evaluations were made at the years of 13, 17 and 21, and follow up will be made throughout life.

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Restricted access / Access based on payment ; only for scientific purposes.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese Restricted access / Access based on payment ; only for scientific purposes. Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Immigration and Borders Service (SEF)

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Public relations: gricrp.rp@sef.pt

The indicators in this database are reported at the national level, and broken down by districts. Annual reports are available since 2000, and the most recent report is for the year 2015. Each report provides an overview of the annual activity of the Immigration and Border Services, at the national and international level, and a prospective approach based on identified patterns, migration policies, and social analysis. The overview includes information about migration, borders, asylum and international protection. The 2015 report evaluates the impact of the migration crisis in Europe, showing an increase (+100,4%) in asylum requests, compared to the previous year (2014), with 896 applications received by Portugal in 2015.

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Free or open access ; Statistical data downloadable in excel format Annual reports downloadable as pdf
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese , Homepage (menu) in English Free or open access ; Statistical data downloadable in excel format Annual reports downloadable as pdf Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Immigration

Observatory for Migration
Roma Communities Observatory
High Commission for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities

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Gabinete de Estudos, Relações Internacionais e Direitos Humanos
Catarina Reis Oliveira: catarina.oliveira@acm.gov.pt
om@acm.gov.pt
OBCIG: obcig@acm.gov.pt

Observatory for Migration aims to deepen the knowledge about the reality of migration in Portugal, with a particular focus on the return of Portuguese emigrants to the country and the integration of immigrants in Portugal. The Observatory for Migration is responsible for launching studies mainly related to knowledge about the new immigration profiles, as well as cooperation with other entities. The Roma Communities Observatory created under the National Roma Communities Integration Strategy, focus on gathering and making available studies about the communities, and also on the making and editing of studies. The Observatory offers two collections of studies:
(a) Collection Estudos OBCIG – a set of thematic studies mainly related to the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies in the Roma Communities area, e.g. National study on the Roma Communities (2014): http://www.obcig.acm.gov.pt/estudos-obcig
(b) Collection Olhares - digital publishing of studies, papers and/ or theses of particular interest to the Roma communities.
8 volumes published: http://www.obcig.acm.gov.pt/colecao-olhares
Theses and reports: http://www.obcig.acm.gov.pt/teses-e-relatorios

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Free or open access ; Studies, posters, and statistical reports downloadable as pdf.
Single Solidarity Act (Group, etc.)
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Portugal Portuguese ; (home page) English Free or open access ; Studies, posters, and statistical reports downloadable as pdf. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Immigration

Infoescolas - Statistics on Primary Education, Lower and Upper Secondary Education, and Tertiary Education

Ministry of Education

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The database provides information on the performance of the education system, with a focus on both access to education, and participation and progression. The indicators are reported at (1) institution (public and private), (2) municipal, and (3) district levels, and cover the academic years of 2014 and 2015.

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Free or open access ; Downloadable as excel files
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Portugal Portuguese Free or open access ; Downloadable as excel files Database – quantitative Education

Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation

ffms@ffms.pt Scientific and Contents Department: Mónica Vieira, Clara Valadas Preto, João Tiago Gaspar, Matilde Teixeira

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The Foundation publishes books and conducts research on issues such as education, the economy, justice, or public policies. The Foundation also organises meetings and discussions, giving voice to national and international experts. Moreover, it creates, collects and discloses data on Portugal and Europe through various platforms. The studies focus especially on: Demography and population, Social and economic conditions and development, Health, Education, Social security, National identity, Citizens' rights and duties, Citizenship and democratic institutions, Labour relations, Social cohesion, and Inequality and conflict. The POP – Public Opinion Portal - collects and aggregate data on the values, attitudes, and behaviours of Europeans in the last 20 years, and makes them available to the public. The data are produced by Eurobarometer, the European Values Study, and the European Social Survey

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Free or open access ; Majority of the published material downloadable as pdf.
Private institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Portugal Portuguese ; English - homepage and public opinion portal. Published material Free or open access ; Majority of the published material downloadable as pdf. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

Inequality Observatory

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The Inequality Observatory is a tool for scientific research and knowledge dissemination, which focus its activities on social inequality. It does so by promoting scientific knowledge, by making available accurate and updated information and analyses on inequality, and by contributing to the design and evaluation of public policies. To foster its mission, the IO uses different resources, such as statistical indicators, international comparisons, as well as a wide range of constantly updated research and studies.

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Free or open access ; Studies and papers downloadable as pdf.
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Portugal Portuguese ; English (homepage, some papers, reports and studies) Free or open access ; Studies and papers downloadable as pdf. Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

EAPN Portugal - European Anti-Poverty Network

Departamento de Informação e Documentação E-mail: armandina.heleno@eapn.pt E-mail: associados@eapn.pt Departamento de Investigação e Projetos E-mail: elizabeth.santos@eapn.pt E-mail: fatima.veiga@eapn.pt E-mail: paula.cruz@eapn.pt

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EAPN Portugal is a voluntary organization, and a member of the European network involved in a variety of activities aimed at combating poverty and social exclusion. In order to raise awareness and lobby for better policies, EAPN Portugal engages closely with key actors at both the macro and micro level, and they support and invest in a wide range of activities that include publications, studies, and reports. One initiative, in partnership with key local actors, is the Lisbon Observatory Anti-Poverty. It is a population-based study, with the aim of assessing and monitoring an exhaustive list of indicators on population, education, labour market, social protection, housing and living conditions, as well as access to services and emergency supports. The Observatory also supports a barometer - a longitudinal study on vulnerable groups in the city of Lisbon since the year 2011 (http://observatorio-lisboa.eapn.pt/lisboa-em-analise/barometro/)

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Free or open access ; Statistical data downloadable as excel files.
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Portugal Portuguese Free or open access ; Statistical data downloadable as excel files. Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Study on Volunteering in the European Union: Country Report Portugal

European Commission

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The report presents the evidence base about volunteering in Portugal in the year of 2006. The study is still relevant as it presents an exhaustive historical and contextual background for the non-profit sector in Portugal, where institutional, regulatory, economic, as well as social and cultural dimensions are taken into account.

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Free or open access ; Downloadable as pdf.
Public institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Portugal English Free or open access ; Downloadable as pdf. Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Statistics Portugal's Survey on Volunteer Work for 2012

Statistics Portugal

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A pilot Survey on Volunteer Work 2012 was conducted as an annex to the Labour Force Survey in the 3rd quarter of 2012. The survey collected a group of variables that characterize volunteer work in Portugal, e.g. number of volunteers, their sociodemographic characteristics, the institutional context of the volunteer work, the task type, and the number of hours spent in volunteering.
The main results can be found here: http://siresearch.eu/blog/volunteering-portugal (European Social Innovation Reserach).

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Free or open access ; Downloadable as excel files
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Portugal Portuguese ; English Free or open access ; Downloadable as excel files NA NGOs/ Civil society

Voluntariado em Portugal: Contexto, Actores e Práticas (Volunteering in Portugal: Context, Actors and Practice)

Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Private Institution for Social Solidarity

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Volunteering bank: bancodevoluntariado@fea.pt

The report presents an overview about volunteering in Portugal in the year of 2012. It includes the state of the art of the research on the topic, the numbers and facts, the legal framework, the organizational framework, management and practice, as well as the vision and challenges for the future.

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Free or open access ; Report downloadable as pdf
Private institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Portugal Portuguese Free or open access ; Report downloadable as pdf Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Survey on the NGO Sector in Portugal

School of Economics and Management, Catholic University of Portugal

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A study on Non-Governmental Organizations was carried out by the Catholic University of Portugal. The aim of the study was to give a concise and up-to-date diagnosis of the NGO sector in Portugal, describing its strengths and weaknesses, and identifying future challenges for the sector. The methodological design consisted of, first, an analysis of qualitative data collected by two surveys - an extensive survey conducted with 153 NGOs, and an online survey with Human Rights NGOs. Second, a group of case studies were undertaken.

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Free or open access ; Summary report downloadable as pdf.
Private institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Portugal English Free or open access ; Summary report downloadable as pdf. Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Scottish Household Survey

Scottish Household Survey

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shs@gov.scot

The principal purpose of the survey is to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, behaviour and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including local government, neighbourhoods and transport (see: Topic Coverage 2016).
The survey commenced in February 1999. Over the first four years, it achieved a sample of approximately 62 000 households collected continuously. The contract was extended for another four years (2003-2006 inclusive). A further contract, extending with a similar design, saw the survey run between 2007 and 2010, with a further one year extension in 2011.
Latterly, interviews were carried out in approximately 3,900 households each quarter. The survey was designed so that the interviews from each quarter will provide results which are representative of Scotland as a whole. Statistically reliable results are available for larger local authorities on an annual basis and for all Local Authorities, regardless of size, every 2 years (1999/2000, 2001/2002, 2003/2004, 2005/2006, 2007/2008 and 2009/2010).

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Scottish Health Survey

SHeS Team

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scottishhealthsurvey@gov.scot

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland.
The Scottish Health Survey 2015 report presents statistics on mental health and wellbeing, general health and multiple conditions, dental health, alcohol consumption, smoking, diet, physical activity, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and accidents.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Database – quantitative Health

Pooled Sample From Population Surveys in Scotland

Scottish Government Statistics

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e-mail: statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

The three large-scale cross sectional population surveys currently run by the Scottish Government and each published separately are:
(1) Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS), (2) Scottish Health Survey (SHeS), and (3) Scottish Household Survey (SHS).

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Labour Market Statistics

Labour Market Statistics

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Email: labour-market.statistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 244 6773
Statistician Group Enquiries: statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

The Labour Market Statistics cover the following topics:
(1) Headline estimates of unemployment, employment, economic inactivity, (2) Earnings, (3) Public sector employment, (4) Youth Employment, and (5) Other labour market based statistics.
The data are available at a variety of geographical levels: UK, Scotland, Local Authority areas and, Parliamentary Constituency areas.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Employment

Scottish Public Health Observatory

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Gerry McCartney
Head of Public Health Observatory Division, NHS Health Scotland
Tel: 0141 414 2750
Email: gmccartney@nhs.net
Barbara Graham
Service Manager - Health Improvement, ISD Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland
Tel: 0131 275 6320
Email: bgraham1@nhs.net

The purpose of the ScotPHO website is to provide easy access to information about the range of data sources available to help those working to improve population health in Scotland. The site includes topic summaries: for a range of health problems; for behavioural issues such as physical activity, diet and the use of tobacco and alcohol; for environmental issues and for social determinants of health such as education, income and the social environment; and about the needs of specific population groups such as older people, prisoners and LGB people.
The website includes a range of interactive online tools, for example profiles that allow users to look at local health indicators and a European indicators database that allows users to compare Scotland and other European countries. The site also includes a wide range of public health reports published by collaboration members and a range of other resources including guides to methodology, training materials and overviews of policy relevant to population health in Scotland.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Health

Scotland's Census

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statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

Scotland’s Census is the official estimate of every person and household. The census has collected information about the population every 10 years since 1801 (except in 1941 due to the Second World War). For the 2011 census, people were asked to fill in a census questionnaire to reflect their circumstances on 27 March 2011.
Detailed statistics from the census describe the characteristics of an area, such as how many men and women there are and their ages, ethnic group, education level and a broad range of other demographic characteristics. The statistics provide a rich picture of Scotland’s population by understanding the similarities and differences in the population’s characteristics locally and nationally.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Homelessness Statistics

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Susan Carsley: 0131 244 7232
Kim Reimann: 0131 244 7235
Josie Knowles: 0131 244 8267
homelessness_statistics_inbox@gov.scot

The Homelessness in Scotland publication provides information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes. It also provides snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation.
The Housing Options (PREVENT1) Statistics in Scotland provides a statistical update on the operation of Housing Options. For instance, when households seek assistance for housing-related issues from their Local Authority, they may be presented with advice on a range of Housing Options, including the opportunity to make a homelessness application. This approach, which is known as Housing Options, began to be implemented from around 2009, and more so after the abolition of the priority need test for homelessness.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Welfare

Statistics.gov.scot

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statistics.enquiries@gov.scot

statistics.gov.scot provides public access to the data behind Scotland’s official statistics in linked open data format. The Scottish Government manages this site on behalf of all producers of official statistics in Scotland. It provides statistics from a variety of organisations such as The Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, NHS Information Services Division and Transport Scotland.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

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simd@gov.scot

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation.
SIMD ranks small areas (called data zones) from most deprived (ranked 1) to least deprived (ranked 6,976). People using SIMD will often focus on the data zones below a certain rank, for example, the 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% most deprived data zones in Scotland.
SIMD provides a wealth of information to help improve the understanding about the outcomes and circumstances of people living in the most deprived areas in Scotland.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Welfare

School Education

Education Analytical Services Division

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http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/Contacts

Statistics on school education in Scotland, including pupil and teacher information, and attainment and qualification results. Data on pupils’ attainment, literacy and numeracy, schools and teachers are available.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Education

Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015

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SSCQ@gov.scot

The Scottish Surveys Core Questions (SSCQ) 2015 is the latest in a series of publications providing statistics from pooled survey responses. SSCQ provides reliable and detailed information on the composition, characteristics and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including equality characteristics, housing, employment and perceptions of health and crime.
The SSCQ gathers survey responses from identical questions in the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Household Survey into one output. The pooling of Core Questions results in an annual sample of around 21,000 respondents. This sample size enables detailed analysis of key national estimates stratified by country of birth, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age and sex, marital status, education level and economic activity. SSCQ also enables a detailed sub-national analysis by Local Authority, urban-rural classification and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

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Josie Knowles, E-mail: josie.knowles@gov.scot
Kim Reimann, E-mail: kim.reimann@gov.scot
Susan Carsely, E-mail: susan.carsley@gov.scot
Telephone: 0131 244 8267
For general enquiries about Scottish Government statistics please contact:
Office of the Chief Statistician, Telephone: 0131 244 0442, E-mail: statistics.enquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

On 1 April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) abolished two elements of the Social Fund - Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans - and transferred funds previously spent on them to Scottish Ministers. In its place, the Scottish Government established the Scottish Welfare Fund. The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national grant scheme run by Local Authorities, based on guidance from Scottish Ministers.
Information on data specification can be found here:
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/15257/1529/swf-dataspec

Database keywords:
Free or open access ; Social Security and Housing Access Statistics
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access ; Social Security and Housing Access Statistics Database – quantitative Welfare

Growing Up in Scotland

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh ScotCen Social Research

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Lesley Kelly, GUS Dissemination Officer, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh. Email: lesley.kelly@ed.ac.uk Tel: 0131 651 5004
Paul Bradshaw, Senior Research Director, ScotCen Social Research. Email: paul.bradshaw@scotcen.org.uk

Commissioned in 2003, Growing Up in Scotland is a large-scale longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of several cohorts of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond. The principal aim is to provide information to support policy-making in Scotland, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties.
A range of key domains are covered for children growing up in Scotland:
(1) Cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural development, (2) Physical and mental health and wellbeing, (3), Childcare, education and employment, (4) Home, family, community and social networks, (5) Involvement in offending and risky behaviour.

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Free or open access ; (To download the data, it is necessary to register with the UK Data Service https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/)
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access ; (To download the data, it is necessary to register with the UK Data Service https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/) Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

National Records of Scotland

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https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/about-us/contact-us

National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.
NRS was established on 1 April 2011, following the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) and the National Archives of Scotland (NAS). For administrative purposes, it sits within the Scottish Government’s Culture, Europe and External Affairs portfolio.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative Science/ Several topics

Scottish Government's Equality and Rights Policies

Scottish Government

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http://www.gov.scot/

This database includes a list of the Scottish Government's equality and rights policies, broken down by themes as follows:
1. Equality Work to promote equality and tackle discrimination. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/equality/
2. European Structural and Investment Funds Information on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) and how they are distributed. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/european-structural-funds/
3. Human rights Information on how we are promoting and protecting human rights. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/human-rights/
4. Poverty and social justice Action to tackle poverty and achieve social justice. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/poverty-and-social-justice/
5. Refugees and asylum seekers How we support refugees and asylum seekers. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/refugees-and-asylum-seekers/
6. Veterans and armed forces community How we support Scotland's ex-service men and women. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/veterans-and-armed-forces/
7. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) Work to prevent and tackle violence against women and girls. https://beta.gov.scot/policies/violence-against-women-and-girls/

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Law and Rights

National Performance Framework (Scottish Government)

Scottish Government

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http://www.gov.scot/

The National Performance Framework (NPF) provides a vision for Scotland which is described and measured in four parts which support and reinforce each other:
1. The Government's Purpose and its associated targets
2. Five Strategic Objectives that describe where we will focus our actions:
-Wealthier and Fairer : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/objectives/wealthierAndFairer
-Smarter : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/objectives/smarter
-Healthier : http://www.gov.scot/About/scotPerforms/objectives/healthier
-Safer and Stronger : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/objectives/safeAndStronger
-Greener : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/objectives/greener
3. 16 National Outcomes that describe what the Government wants to achieve : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/outcome
4. 55 National Indicators that enable us to track progress : http://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/indicator
The National Performance Framework (NPF) provides a clear vision for Scotland with broad measures of national wellbeing covering a range of economic, health, social and environmental indicators and targets.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Scotland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Politics

Scottish Social Attitudes Survey

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ssa@scotcen.org.uk

Each year ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes survey asks over 1,200 people what it is like to live in Scotland and what they think about how Scotland is run. Used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics, Scottish Social Attitudes Survey measures and tracks changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland.

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Free or open access
Private institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Scotland English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

What Scotland Thinks

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What Scotland Thinks provides impartial, up-to-date information on public attitudes to Scottish independence.
What Scotland Thinks is run by ScotCen Social Research. It is part of NatCen, which is Britain's leading independent social research agency. It is a not-for-profit and non-partisan organisation. The aim of the site is to help make polling and survey data on the Scottish independence debate more accessible to the general public.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

The Interactive Evidence Library

The Administrator Interactive Evidence Library

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Tel: 0131 474 8025 Email: research@scvo.org.uk

The Interactive Evidence Library (IEL) has been developed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO ) and is funded by the Scottish Government. It is an information resource whereby research into Third Sector issues in Scotland can be easily browsed, and stored – if required – in a personalised document briefcase for future reference.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. For further information see: http://www.scvo.org.uk/about-us/

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Private institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Scotland English Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Volunteer Scotland

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hello@volunteerscotland.org.uk

Volunteer Scotland is the only national centre for volunteering, and it receives funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:
1. Research, demonstrate and measure the impact made by volunteers
2. Support paid staff and volunteers to develop skills through training and volunteer development tools, policies and good practice
3. Offer a one stop digital gateway to everyone in Scotland who might want to find volunteer opportunities
4. Support organisations to post and advertise new volunteer opportunities and events through web-based tools
5. Provide an expert disclosure service for voluntary organisations
6. Help organisations and people who can influence volunteering such as funders, Government, and policy makers
7. Work with partners to support projects, innovation and creativity in volunteering

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Private institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Scotland English Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

UK Civil Society Almanac (the data are UK-wide, but broken down by region)

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ncvo@ncvo.org.uk

The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Private institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Scotland English Free or open access Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

SLOVSTAT

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

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-

Data on the number of third sector organizations, number of employees in the third sector, number of volunteers, hours worked by volunteers, gifts and contributions for non-profit organizations by legal forms. Data indicates an increase in establishing of civil society associations. Volunteering was dropping, but there has been a slight increase in recent years.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Free or open access - but login is required (just e-mail and password, free of charge)
Public institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Slovakia Slovak ; after log in, English is available Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment ; Free or open access - but login is required (just e-mail and password, free of charge) Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic – DataCube Database

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

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-

Data on the number of third sector organizations, the number of employees in the third sector, and the share of third sector organizations on GDP. Data shows an increase in the number of third sector organizations.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia English ; Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Central Portal for Non-Profit Sector

1. Slovenské neziskové servisné centrum (First Slovak non-profit centre)

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Email: office@1snsc.sk

News, advice and legislation concerning the third sector (establishment, activities of NPOs, taxation, etc.) and sources of funding. The portal provides useful information for those who run an NPO or TSO, and helps to professionalize the management of NPOs.

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Restricted access / Access based on payment
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Slovakia Slovak Restricted access / Access based on payment Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Rozhodni.sk (decide.sk)

1. Slovenské neziskové servisné centrum (First Slovak non-profit centre)

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Email: andrejkovic@1snsc.sk

Data on tax assignation – the amount of tax assigned for third sector organizations every year since 2003. Instructions on how to assign certain shares from income tax to TSOs. Data indicated an increase in the amount of assigned tax, for each year more and more people assign 2 or 3 percent of their income tax to a registered TSO of their choice.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Slovakia English Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

The Slovak Non-Governmental Development Organisations Platform

The Slovak Non-Governmental Development Organisations Platform

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Email: andrea.girmanova@mvro.sk

The Slovak Non-Governmental Development Organisations Platform is an umbrella organization of 31 non-governmental organizations in Slovakia (25 regular members and 6 observers) primarily active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. The NGDO Platform’s role is to represent the common interests of its member organizations both at home and abroad, to influence policymaking in the area of development cooperation, and to raise public awareness about issues related to development assistance.

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
NA

Slovakia English ; Slovak Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Úrad splnomocnenca vlády SR pre rozvoj občianskej spoločnosti (the Office of the Plenipotentiary for Civil Society Development in the Slovak republic)

Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic

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Email: Maria.Milkova@minv.sk

The Office develops a Strategy on Civil Society Development, participation, and open data (open government). It contributes towards a better understanding of the need and importance of civil society for all actors involved in the public sector, business sector, political sector, the media, and the general public. The Office also promote that these actors, through their partnerships, enable the development of mechanisms for citizen participation.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Changenet.sk

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Email: redakcia@changenet.sk

Provides news on third sector and civic participation issues, online campaigns and e-petitions for various causes (including solidarity issues, such as in the fields of education, health and employment).

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Free or open access
Voluntary non-profit organisation
Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative NGOs/ Civil society

Úrad splnomocnenca vlády Slovenskej republiky pre národnostné menšiny (the Office of the Plenipotentiary for minorities in the Slovak Republic)

Úrad vlády SR

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Email: splnomocnenec_nm@vlada.gov.sk

The Office develops policies for protection and development of minorities and ethnic groups in Slovakia, support for human rights, and the identity and culture of minorities and ethnic groups. The Office performs tasks for the preservation, development, and promotion of minority rights, and implement systemic measures to improve the situation of minorities.

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Free or open access
NA
Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access NA Immigration

Správa o mládeži (Youth Report)

IUVENTA

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Email: tibor.skrabsky@iuventa.sk

Mapping the current conditions of young people and on the basis of this survey setting the objectives of state policy in the field of children and youth. It is a comprehensive document, which monitor various aspects of life for young people in the Slovak Republic, informing about the real situation and current challenges in specific areas of policy towards youth, including youth with fewer opportunities. The main issue is emigration of youth to either study or work (70 % of young people declared they would like to leave Slovakia). The IUVENTA institute aims to improve policies for youth that would stop this mass leaving (e.g. better education and more employment opportunities).

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Reports on Social Conditions of the Slovak Republic Population (2003 – 2015)

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

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Data on the state of the welfare services. The report aims to inform on the state and development of the social situation of the Slovak population, based on socio-economic indicators. Data include information on social benefits, social help, and social cohesion. For instance, in 2014 there were 960 242 people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Slovakia, which represents 18.4 percent of the total population (below the EU28 average: 24.4 percent). It was 19.8 percent in the previous year (2013), which means the risk of poverty/social exclusion decreased by 1.4 percent.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Data on Pensions and Allowances Paid to Retired and Unemployed, or Sick

Social Insurance Agency

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Email: http://www.socpoist.sk/?lang=en

Data on the number of retired people claiming pensions, people claiming Employment Support Allowance, and people claiming sickness benefit. For instance, in 2016 there was 1 378 800 pensioners in Slovakia. In 2015, the Employment Support Allowance was paid in 105 534 cases in total, compared to 98 379 cases in 2014.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative Welfare

Tax Reliefs and Incentives

Ministry of Finance

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Provides data on: (1) Approval of state aid per employee (2002—2015), (2) Approval of state aid for the costs of 1 euro invested by an investor (2002-2015), (3) Investment incentives (2002-2015), (4), List of investment incentives (2002-2015), (5) The implementation of tax relief (2002-2015), and (6) The list of approved tax relief (2002-2015)

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative Economy

Asylum and Migration

Ministry of Interior

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Annual data (1996–2016) on the number of asylum applications, asylum applications granted and denied, protections granted or denied, and citizenships granted. Data shows that in the past, Slovakia was not a destination, but merely a transit country for asylum seekers: The amount of asylum application is about 300 per year. Interesting change is observed in 2016, with 167 asylums granted, compared to previous years when only 14 out of 331 (2014) or 8 out of 330 (2015) asylums were granted.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative Immigration

The Employment of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic for the Years 2008-2016

Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

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Information on, first, the employment of third-country nationals with a work permit in the Slovak Republic by nationality, district, duration of employment, practice of the profession, level of education. Second, employment of EU/EEA countries with the information card in the Slovak Republic, according to the duration of employment, practice of the profession, level of education, and district. Third, employment of third-country nationals with cards (without a work permit) in the Slovak Republic by nationality, employment practice of the profession, and level of education.

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Free or open access
NA
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative Employment

Reports and Analysis of The Implementation Agency of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

The Implementation Agency of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

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There are two relevant reports herein: First, social inclusion of disadvantaged groups (2009). It contains numerous tables such as representation of individual target groups in the projects carried out (p. 32), and geographic distribution of activities participants by regions (p. 35), i.e. who the target groups were (socially vulnerable, long-term unemployed, etc.) and from which regions the participants came from. Second, evaluation of the performance of social inclusion partnerships (2008). This report does include wording of the questionnaire, but the answers are missing. Moreover, only a few tables show the absolute numbers, but in most cases the answers of the respondents are in sentences or in the tables with the relative numbers.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Welfare

Homeless People: Development and Implementation of Empirical Research, Analysis Tools and Solutions to Homelessness Prevention

Institute for Labour and Family Research

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Provision of services to homeless people (71 percent) and other vulnerable groups (29 percent: elderly/lonely people, people with disabilities, women experiencing violence, and generally those in need) in terms of the actors directly involved in helping the target group. Types of services and frequency of their provision (s.107-115), and sufficiency and quality of the services provided (pp. 115-120). The annex includes the number of homeless people in the districts.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Slovakia Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative Welfare

Register of Social Enterprises

Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

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Register of social enterprises – WISEs in the Slovak Republic, including the specification of services provided by the WISEs. The publicly available register of social enterprises presents a basic overview of social enterprise characteristics in Slovakia. It includes characteristics such as legal forms, economic activities within the social business, addresses, etc. The most recent data are from March 2014. At that time, there were registered 44 active enterprises, 8 suspended enterprises, and 42 cancelled social enterprises that carried out social entrepreneurship in Slovakia in various legal forms.

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Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data

Slovakia English ; Slovak Free or open access Database – quantitative NGOs/ Civil society

Public Opinion Index (IOP)

SIMPLE LOGICA

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SIMPLE LÓGICA is the company made true by a team of professionals of social, market and opinion research. Our aim is to provide to our clients with a top quality, rigorous and efficient service. Simple Lógica is an internationally-oriented research institute, who is used to work with research institutes, final clients and organizations in other countries. Simple Lógica is partner of the ECFIN of the European Commission in Spain since May 2011, conducting the Consumer and Business Surveys among Services and Retail companies every month.
The Public Opinion Indez (IOP) is an initiative launched as an instrument to monitor the Spanish Public Opinion in relation to the issues and events in which it is focused at any time. The service complements and prolongs our ordinary activity in the field of Social Research and Market Research and is part of the research work carried out in the Public Opinion area.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment
Private institution
Data on people’s attitudes

Spain English ; Spanish Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

CIS, Sociological Research Center

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

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The CIS gathers the necessary data for research in very different fields, from trends in public opinion to applied research. CIS is responsible for carrying out studies that provide accurate diagnoses in order to guide the work of the public authorities in charge of different administrations. The CIS is known mainly for carrying out surveys which allow advances to be made in the knowledge of Spanish society and its evolution over time. However, it also performs other fundamental tasks in supporting training and research within the sphere of the social sciences. Likewise, the CIS supports and takes part in highly diverse outside initiatives, it forms part of networks with similar domestic and international institutions, and it fosters exchange and co-operation with other research bodies interested in the world of surveys. The CIS Data Bank makes all the research undertaken by the CIS available to the public. The Data Bank can be accessed through the website, and all CIS data is of public domain. CIS publications (the Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS)) and various collections of books are a basic channel for research dissemination which contribute to scientific societal knowledge.

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Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on people’s attitudes ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Spain English ; Spanish Free or open access ; Restricted access / Access based on payment Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Science/ Several topics

State Disability Observatory (OED)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

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The State Disability Observatory (OED) is a technical instrument responsible for the collection, systematization, updating, generation and dissemination of information related to the field of disability. OED provides information for people with disabilities and other citizens, Public Administrations, the Universities, and the Third Sector.

Database keywords:
Free or open access
Public institution
Institutional and quantitative (statistical) data ; Data on civic engagement, volunteering or participation

Spain Spanish Free or open access Meta Database – quantitative ; Database – quantitative ; Textual material - information about activities – qualitative Health

Spanish Observatory of Social Economy

CIREC España

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The Spanish Observatory of Social Economy has a triple objective: to identify, quantify and evaluate.
1. Identifying the Social Economy. Establishing a rigorous theoretical delimitation of its scope.
2. Quantify the Social Economy, based on its main components, i.e. how many, where they are, how they have evolved and how important they are, regularly updating their main data.
3. Evaluate the Social Economy: what problems of economic and social relevance do they solve? How do they contribute to the creation and distribution of wealth and social welfare?
All the efforts of the Observatory are aimed at the progress of knowledge, which allows for a greater development of the Social Economy, its companies and organizations, and the values that are proper to democracy, solidarity, equity, responsibility and social vocation.

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Social Barometer of Spain

Colectivo Ioé

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Social Barometer of Spain is a project of continuous evaluation of the social situation of Spain. The Social Barometer of Spain (BSE) includes, in addition to the database collected and updated annually, a book with broader analyses and interpretations. The Social Barometer proposes a system of 185 social indicators - all from official sources - and synthetic indexes, prepared by the authors in a transparent way, corresponding to eleven social areas that offer an overview of important welfare issues. Each area includes a series of indicators and their evolution since 1994. In the first edition, the information reached 2006. It is then updated annually, modifying those of previous years when the original source has done so (last year incorporated 2012). Since the isolated evolution of each indicator is insufficient to capture more complex trends, synthetic indexes have been elaborated: one for each area studied (11) and others for sub-domains or more limited dimensions of social life (34).

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Observatory on Corporate Social Responsability (RSE)

Unión General de Trabajadores, UGT

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The Observatory for Corporate Social Responsibility is constituted for the purpose of monitoring and analyzing the development of strategies, policies and practices of corporate responsibility. The research activities carried out by the Observatory fall within the scope of the evaluation and comparative analysis of business practices in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with the general objective of facilitating the work of CSR researchers and in general to the public, with relevant data and information on how companies are incorporating the principles of responsibility into their management. The Observatory aims to become an open, wide-ranging, truthful, multidisciplinary forum for all options and opinions, as well as a credible and rigorous source of information on corporate social responsibility policies and practices.

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Municipal Citizens Observatory

Citizen Audit Platform about public Debt (PACD)

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The Municipal Citizens Observatories (OCM) are groups of people from the same municipality who have organized to build with practice a new culture of transparency and participation through the closest public bodies: town councils. They are, therefore, open and self-managed associations that perform municipal citizen audits to enhance control from the basis of budgetary issues and everything that affects public debt. There are more than 45 OCM across Spain. Each of them collect information about civic and social participation. In many cases, this participation is directly related with solidarity attitudes, for instance to increse the public budget that is addressed to low socioeconomical groups

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Observatory of the Citizen Science in Spain

Fundación Ibercivis

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The Observatory seeks to facilitate knowledge about Citizen Science. The definition of Citizen Science is not fixed but is an evolving concept. The Observatory analyze how the relationship between science and society evolves over time. Citizen Science Observatory is presented as a tool for everyone. As a repository of contents and a catalog of practices, as a platform to see and be seen, with contents of dissemination and scientific education. In addition, specific Indicators of Citizen Science are developed. They not only point to scientific publications, but also to repositories of open data, articles of divulgation or annotations procedural to mention some predicted sources. The observatory includes some indicators, resources, publications and also reports on social participation in science and research.

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Observatories and Resources of the Youth Council of Spain (CJE)

Youth Council of Spain (CJE)

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The Youth Council of Spain (CJE) Is a platform of youth organizations formed by the Youth Councils of the Autonomous Communities (regions of Spain) and youth organizations at the state level. CJE is promoting the participation of youth in the political, social, economic and cultural development. The CJE defines itself as a space for coordination, dialogue, training and cooperation of the entities and organizations that make up the youth associations. CJE offers spaces for reflection, joint work, training, interlocation with public authorities and State institutions, systematization of the experience of the organized youth movement, and opening up to new channels and channels of action. The CJE offers:
1. Documentation on activities and programmes, employment, housing, education, sexual diversity, etc. from a youth perspective.
2. Observatory on Education: The aim is to offer a scientific study and work tool that allows, on the one hand, to reflect - based on qualitative and quantitative research - on our educational system and, on the other hand, to generate a documentary base on Non Formal Education.
3. Observatory of emancipation: Its main objective is to provide a periodic and exhaustive follow-up of some objectifiable elements related to employment and housing that define the living conditions and the transition processes towards the adult life of the young population in Spain. By offering a quantitative and descriptive perspective, the Emancipation Observatory offers the sociodemographic profile and the options of accessing the labor market and the housing market of young people in Spain at a given time.

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Observatory of the Volunteering

Platform of the Volunteering of Spain

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The Observatory of Volunteering is a project that the Platform of Volunteering of Spain has been developing since 2007. Throughout these years the actions that have been undertaken within it have been diverse, although we can bring them together in two large groups:
1. Space for publications and the sharing of quantitative, qualitative and even theoretical data on volunteering.
2. Leading research and collection of data of transcendental importance for a global analysis of the phenomenon of volunteering.
During this trajectory, several documents have been generated while the observatory fulfill its aims. Among these works we highlight "So are: The profile of Social Volunteering in Spain", the statistical bulletins "Facts and figures of Volunteering in Spain" as well as the latest research in the series "The Spanish population and its involvement in NGOs."

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The Children's Observatory

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Children's Observatory is a magnificent platform for the participation of all social agents that, in one way or another, work with children and adolescents. The Observatory join forces to promote the rights and duties of children and adolescents in their differing environments, both from public administrations and from children's associations.The Observatory has a section specificially addressed to share products/ publications about children's situation in Spain: Basic Statistics on Child Protection; Basic Statistics of Minor Offenders; Child abuse risk and abuse notification sheets, etc.

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Spanish Observatory of Drugs Addictions (OEDT)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Spanish Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction carries out data collection, analysis and the dissemination of statistical and epidemiological information on drug use and drug addiction. The Observatory provides information and statistics on the evolution and characteristics of the use of psychoactive drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), and the associated problems in Spain. The information is addressed to managers, healthcare professionals, as well as academics and citizens.
1. Drug use in Spain (information in english). A summary of the national drug situation, with data and statistical trends: Prevalence of drug use, Prevention, Problem drug use, Treatment demand, Drug-related infectious diseases, Drug-induced deaths and mortality, Treatment responses, Harm reduction responses, Drug markets and drug-law offences, National drug laws, National drug strategy, Coordination mechanisms, Public expenditure, Drug-related research and Data sheet.
2. National Report. The National Reports on the drug situation in Spain include information on: (i) Drug Policy: Legislation, Strategies and Economic analysis, (ii) Drug Use in the General Population and Specific Target groups, (iii) Prevention, (iv) Problem Drug Use, (v) Drug‐related Treatment: Treatment Demand and Treatment Availability, (vi) Health Correlates and Consequences, (vii) Responses to Health Correlates and Consequences, (viii) Social Correlates and Social Reintegration, (ix) Drug‐related Crime, the Prevention of Drug‐related Crime and Prison, and (x) Drug Markets.
3. Surveys. Survey on psychoactive substance use at the workplace in Spain 2013, and Survey on psychoactive substance use at the workplace in Spain 2007

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Institute for Older Persons and Social Services (IMSERSO)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Institute for Older Persons and Social Services (IMSERSO) is an independent organisation which is attached to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. IMSERSO seeks to promote the conditions that allow social equality and the full participation of older persons in political, cultural, economic and social life. IMSERSO has several databases that show specific statistical information about older persons and equity:
1. Publications: Collections, Periodical Publications, Documents of interest, and Purchase and sales outlets.
2. Statistics: State System of Social Services Information, System for Autonomy and Care for Dependency (SAAD), Non-contributions-based Retirement and Disability Pensions (PNC), Social and Financial Services for Disabled People, 2014 Report: Older Persons in Spain, Older Persons: Key indicators by Autonomous Region, 2010, Nationwide disabled persons database, Employment of persons with disability, Survey into Disability, Personal Autonomy and Situations of Dependency (EDAD 2008), and accessibility on public transport.

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Databases of the INJUVE (The Institute of Youth)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Institute of Youth is a public body, attached to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, whose main activity is aimed at promoting actions for the benefit of young people. The objectives of Injuve are: (i) to promote equal opportunities for young people, (ii) to promote the free and effective participation of youth in the political, social, economic and cultural development of Spain, and (iii) to promote collaboration with the other ministerial departments and other public administrations, whose activities affect this sector of the population.
INJUVE has a observatory where quantitative and qualitative data is collected and organized in the following themes: Demographic and general information; Values, attitudes and participation; Family, partners and gender equality; Training, employment and housing; Consumer economy and lifestyles; Health and sexuality; Leisure and free time; information technology; Doctoral Dissertations; Libraries.

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National Statistics Institute (INE)

National Statistics Institute

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The National Statistics Institute is a legally independent administrative institution assigned to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity. It is in charge of large scale statistical operations, such as demographic and economic censuses, national accounts, demographic and social statistics, economic and social indicators, coordination and maintenance of company directories Electoral Census training, etc. Moreover, the INE has the following functions: (i) formulation of the National Statistics Plan, (ii) the proposal of common regulations on concepts, statistical units, classifications and codes, and (iii) collaborations with specialised International Institutions, in particular the European Union Statistics Office (EUROSTAT). The INE is also responsible for compiling the Electoral Census, and for the ongoing and computerised coordination and management of the Municipal Register. The most important source of the INE is the INEBase, a database where the following information of Spain is shared: Agriculture and environment, Demography and population, Municipal Register, Population figures and Demographic censuses, Dynamic of the population, Economy, Industry, energy and construction, Labour market, Science and technology, Services, Society, Standard and life conditions (CPI), Classifications and standards, International and Statistical compilation.

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Databases of the INMujer (The Institute of Women)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Institute of Women (INMujer) is an independent organisation which is attached to the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. It seeks to promote the conditions that allow social gender equality and the full participation of women in political, cultural, economic and social life. INMujer has several databases that show information about gender equity:
1. Stadistics is a section with data from a gender perspective about: Demography, Family and households, Education, Employment and social benefits, Conciliation, Health, Power and decision-making, Social recognition, Violence, Vulnerability and multiple discrimination, EU Indicators, and women and men in in Spain.
2. Observatories is a section with data (mainly reports and annual studies) from a gender perspective collected from many observatories, such as: Observatory of equity, Observatory of the image of women, Violence against women state observatory; Women's health observatory; and The observatory of gender equity of Latin America and Caribian.
3. Documentation center is a section with electronic resources about gender.

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Databases of the MSSSI (Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity)

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity

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The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity (MSSSI) of the Spanish Goverment has several databases that provide information on health, social services and equity in Spain. The following themes are covered:
1. Stadistics holds data about: Health and lifestyles, Funding and Healthcare Expenditure; Opinion of the Citizens. Health Barometer; National Health System Key Indicators: INCLASNS; Annual report of the National Health System; Health Systems in EU countries: characteristics and health indicators; Health Indicators. Trends in health status indicators in Spain and their magnitude in the context of the European Union, etc.
2. Publications and reports are databases with electronic resources about health, social services and equity. The information is organized in 3 themes: Publications centre; Catalogue of publications; and Ministry's journals.
3. Citizens is a database (mainly textual /qualitative data) organized in the following themes: Promoting Health and Prevention; Healthy life styles; Childhood; Adolescence; Adults; The elderly; Women; Vaccinations; and Smoking and other drugs.

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Databases of the MESS (Ministry of Employment and Social Security)

Ministry of Employment and Social Security

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The Ministry of Employment and Social Security (MESS) of the Spanish Goverment has several databases that provide information related to the areas of employment, social security, immigration and emigration, and labour security in Spain. Specifically, they share information under the following themes:
1. Stadistics is a section with quantitative and qualitative data about: general statistical information; Labor market; Migration and emigration; Policies of the labor market; Vocational training and employment support measures; Terms of work and labor relations; Social Security and other social protection benefits, etc.
2. Publications and reports are databases with electronic resources about employment, social security, immigration and emigration and labour security in Spain (mainly textual data: articles, reports, etc.).

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Citizens Services of the MECD (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports)

Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports

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The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECD) of the Spanish Goverment provides quantitative and qualitative information related to the areas of education, culture and sports in Spain. The following themes are covered:
1. Stadistics, containing of: (a) educatrion, e.g. Vocational Training Statistics; Data and Figures of the Spanish University System; Progress of Student Statistics; Students with specific need for educational support; Public expenditure in education; Scholarship and Study Grants etc. (b) Culture: survey about culture habits, and (c) Sports: survey about health-relevant and sports habits.
2. Publications is a database with electronic resources about education, culture and sports in Spain (mainly textual data: articles, reports, etc.).
3. CULTURAbase is a database with cultural statistics series accessible on the internet, which includes most of the statistical, numerical and methodological information that the Ministry produces, systematises or disseminates. The database incorporates some of the following areas: Cultural employment; Cultural consumption expenditure of households; Intellectual property; Foreign trade in cultural goods; Cultural tourism; Cultural education; Survey of Cultural Habits and Practices; and Statistical Exploitation of the Heritage Database.
4. DEPORTEData is a database with online sports statistics. It is a system of storage and dissemination of sports statistics currently used by the National Institute of Statistics. Currently, the database includes some of the following areas: Employment linked to sport; Companies related to sport; Household expenditure linked to sport; Public expenditure linked to sport; Federated sport; Federated Licenses and Sports Clubs; High Level Athletes; Sports Habits Survey; and European Harmonized Indicators.

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General Government Financial Information Center, MINHAP

Ministry of Finance and Civil Service - Spanish Goverment

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The General Government Financial Information Center provides public information on the economic-financial activity of the different Public Administrations. Specifically, the webpage shares information on e.g. National accounting; Budgetary Information; Average payment time to suppliers; Financing Systems and Debt; Land Registry; Personnel Costs and Public Pensions. In the website, you can check statistical/ quantitative data in its "databank" service, and qualitative/ textual data in the general webpage and in the database "publications". The major part of the information can be obtained for free/ open access; however, certain publications are based on payment.

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The MacroDataGuide

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsd/english/index.html

The MacroDataGuide – established by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data – is a starting point for researchers and students that are searching for data materials. The website provides a wide array of data, both listed by keywords and available using a search function. Examples include Comparative Political Data Set (CPDS), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Labour Organization (ILO), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Bank.

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NSD's Collection of Norwegian Surveys

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsd/english/index.html

This website contains extensive information about surveys conducted in Norway, from 1950 to today. Some of the datasets are available for online analysis and can be downloaded directly, whilst others are available upon application to the NSD only. Examples of surveys include The Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 1—6 (2013—2016), The Good Childhood - a Study of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Families (2004), Norwegian Parliamentary Elections (1906—2013), and Disabled Persons' Childhood and Level of Living Panel (1999—2003).

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Statistics Norway

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Statistics Norway (SSB) has overall responsibility for official statistics in Norway, in large part relying on high-quality administrative register data. SSB provides statistics, publications and key figures on a wide range of areas, such as:
1. Earnings; Employment; Unemployment; Working environment; Sickness absence https://ssb.no/en/arbeid-og-lonn
2. Births and deaths; Children, families and household; Gender equality http://www.ssb.no/en/befolkning
3. Causes of death; Disability; Health conditions and living habits; Health services http://www.ssb.no/en/helse
4. Immigration and Immigrants http://www.ssb.no/en/innvandring-og-innvandrere
5. Consumption, Income and wealth; Personal tax http://www.ssb.no/en/inntekt-og-forbruk
6. Kindergartens; Primary and lower secondary schools; Upper secondary schools, post-secondary vocational education; Tertiary education https://www.ssb.no/en/utdanning
7. Child welfare and family counselling; Crime and justice; Living conditions; Social security and benefits https://www.ssb.no/en/sosiale-forhold-og-kriminalitet
8. Culture; Organisations and membership; Religion and life stance; Sports and outdoor recreation; Time and media use https://www.ssb.no/en/kultur-og-fritid
Recent migration numbers show, for instance, that net immigration to Norway in 2016 was on the lowest level in ten years. Immigration is increasing from Syria (consisting of 43 percent of all net migration to Norway in 2016), but strongly decreasing for Sweden, Poland, and Lithuania.

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Statistics Norway – Individual Level Data

Statistics Norway

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Statistics Norway also provides more detailed individual-level data for research purposes, based on payment. These data are derived from administrative registers, and it is hence possible to follow individuals (in anonymized form) longitudinally for several years, and even for decades. For a fee, SSB is able to link numerous administrative registers, which enables researchers to e.g. examine the interrelationship between employment/benefit utilization, immigrant background, and health problems.

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Government.no

Government.no

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Government.no provides access to both Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs) and White Papers (Meld.St.). The Government or a ministry constitutes committees/ working groups who report on different aspects of society through NOUs. White papers are drawn up when the Government wishes to present matters to the Storting that do not require a decision. White papers tend to be in the form of a report to the Storting on the work carried out in a particular field and future policy.
White paper 30 (2015-2016), for example, highlights the importance of NGOs – in collaboration with the local community, labour market, business sector and the authorities – for successful integration of refugees in Norway.

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Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

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https://www.fhi.no/en/

The main aim of NIPH is to produce, summarize and disseminate knowledge contributing towards, first, better public health and, second, higher quality of health and welfare services. NIPH is responsible for all health-related population registries of Norway (except for the Cancer Registry). It also coordinate all public collection of epidemiological data, as well as conducting forensic toxicology and drug abuse research.
The webpage offers information on e.g. Social inequalities in health, showing that women and men with the highest educational level live approximately 6-7 years longer than those with the lowest education level do. Furthermore, social inequalities in health are larger in Norway than in many other European countries.

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The Norwegian Directory of Health

The Norwegian Directory of Health

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The Norwegian Directory of Health aims both at strengthening population health, and to develop high-quality health services in Norway. The webpage offers both statistics and analyses (mostly in Norwegian) drawn from e.g. the Norwegian Patient Registry and information from health and welfare services on the municipal level.
The numbers for 2016 show e.g. that more than 148 000 people received help in mental health care facilities, which is a 3.2 percent increase from the previous year. 5 percent of the population 18 years and younger received mental health care treatment.

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The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)

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NAV is responsible for social welfare and pensions in Norway, and they provide statistics and analyses on several topics: Unemployment and available jobs, Sickness absence, Disability benefits, Pensions, etc.
According to NAVs official statistics, the amount of sickness absence show a remarkable stability in Norway at 5.4 percent in the recent years (2011—2016). Mental health problems account for 22 (women) and 18 (men) percent of all sickness absence in Norway in 2016.

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The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir)

The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

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Bufdir is responsible for services relating to child welfare, family counselling, adoption, violence in close relationships, equality and non-discrimination. The website provides both statistics and analyses on all of these topics, and key information is presented for a range of indicators (in Norwegian).
For example, seven domains of gender equality is covered, namely politics, education, employment, violence, health, economics, and family life. In the employment domain, the numbers show that 69 percent of women work in the public sector, and 37 percent of women work part-time. Furthermore, 3 out of 4 in the top management in Norway is male.

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The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi)

The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

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IMDi is a competence centre and a driving force for integration and diversity. The directorate provides advice and implements government policy, and it cooperates with municipalities, government agencies and the private sector. There is statistics available on the website on a number of integration measures (in Norwegian), including education, employment, settlement, and the Introduction Programme (a qualification programme for newly arrived immigrants).
Employment rates for immigrants (overall) has declined from 63 percent in 2011—2014 to 60.3 percent in 2015 (most recent year available). Perhaps more worrying, the share of immigrants living in households with continuingly low income has been rising steadily from 24.3 percent (2012) to 27.1 percent (2015).

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The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI)

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UDI is responsible for processing applications from foreign nationals who wish to visit or live in Norway, the running of asylum reception centres, and expulsion cases. They produce statistics, research and development reports, as well as annual reports on migration and immigration to Norway (some of which in English).
The number of expulsions from Norway has increased noticeably in recent years, from 5295 in 2014 to 6412 and 6255 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. An even larger rise is evident for refused entries, from 1192 (in 2014) to 2223 and 2007 (in 2015/16).

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Ungdata

NOVA Norwegian Social Research

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Ungdata is a cross-national data collection scheme, designed to conduct surveys on adolescent health and well-being at the municipal level in Norway. There is detailed information available on the website (in Norwegian), where one can chose between a range of indicators, e.g. Behavioural problems, Health and wellbeing, Media use, and Recreational activities. The information can be stratified by municipalities/counties. Access to the individual level data can be granted through NSD http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsddata/serier/ungdata_eng.html
Roughly 12 percent of pupils in lower secondary school (ages 13-16) in Norway experience depressive symptoms quite often. Moreover, 5 percent of the pupils report to live in households with financial difficulties.

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The Norwegian Study on Life Course, Ageing and Generation (NorLAG)

NOVA Norwegian Social Research

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NorLAG is a longitudinal study that includes data on well-being, health, work, care, and family relations for people aged 40+. Thus far, two rounds of data have been collected: in 2002—3 and 2007—8. The third wave is currently collected. Use of NorLAG is encouraged, and access to the data material can be granted via NSD
A NOVA-report from 2016 focus on intergenerational solidarity, distinguishing between several solidarity dimensions: Social (contact), Emotional (emotional closeness or conflict), Functionality (mutual help), and Normative (duty, obligations). The results indicate that normative solidarity may have declined over the last decade.

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Norwegian Level of Living Survey (EU-SILC)

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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The Norwegian Level of Living Survey – conducted by Statistics Norway – collects data on topics such as housing, employment, finances, and health. The sample consists of roughly 12 000 people drawn randomly from the Population Registry. Some key statistics and publications can be found here https://www.ssb.no/en/sosiale-forhold-og-kriminalitet. Access to the individual level data is granted for research purposes from NSD. Note that the Norwegian Level of Living Survey is included in the cross-national comparative EU-SILC data material.
Analysis of Norwegian EU-SILC data shows that young individuals and people with low education are more prone to unemployment during the years 2007—2010. Moreover, young individuals with ill health are particularly prone to unemployment.

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Norwegian Labour Force Survey

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsd/english/index.html

The purpose of the Labour Force Survey – published quarterly – is to provide information on the development in employment and unemployment, with a focus on labour market attachment for different groups. Key numbers and statistics are available on the Statistics Norway website.
The share of people holding a temporary work contract has risen from 7.9 in 2015 to 8.7 in 2016, probably because of recent changes in Norwegian employment contract legislation (which now permits 15 percent of employees in a company to hold temporary contracts). The employment rate decreased from 71.2 to 70.6 percent during the same time span, dropping further to 69.6 in 2017 (first quarter).

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The Integration Barometer

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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The Integration Barometer identifies and measures people's attitudes about immigration, integration and diversity in Norway. The survey has been conducted annually since 2005, with the exceptions of 2007 and 2011. The data is available without charge for research purposes, but the applicant must submit an order form.
The results from the Integration Barometer 2013—2014 show that attitudes to immigration, integration and diversity have largely remained stable in Norway from 2005 to 2013. Four out of ten believe that immigration is a threat to the Norwegian welfare state, while more than half believe that most immigrants contribute to maintaining the Norwegian welfare state.

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Attitudes Towards Immigrants and Immigration

Statistics Norway

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Statistic Norway’s survey on attitudes towards immigrants and immigration is conducted annually. The aim is to reflect the sentiment of the population with regard to various aspects of Norwegian immigration and refugee policies, and towards immigrants as a group.
Results from 2016 show that one third of the population think it should be more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to get a residence permit in Norway. This is an increase of 4 percentage points since 2015. More people also think that immigrants represent a source of insecurity in society in 2016 than in 2015: 32 and 26 percent, respectively.

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Volunteerism for Everyone

Government.no

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White paper 39 (2006-2007) “Volunteerism for everyone” is a policy document concerning all sides of volunteer activities in Norway, with a particular focus on the relationship between NGOs and the public sector. The topics of equality, inclusion, welfare, public health and diversity are covered in the White paper. Issues related to international solidarity is also included in the report, where European policy is given considerable attention. Norwegian NGOs are encouraged to, first, develop and/or further strengthen European networks, and, second, to establish collaborative projects with NGOs in other countries (if it is possible).

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Frivillig.no

The Association of NGOs in Norway

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Frivillig.no is a register of local and national voluntary organizations and events. The register is run and updated by The Association of NGOs in Norway. The overarching goal is to make it easier for both people to volunteer, and for NGOs to find and recruit volunteers. On the website, one can chose location (municipality or county) and what kind of voluntary work one is interested in. The alternatives range from home visits, support for refugees, help for the elderly, homework tutoring, etc. Furthermore, there are ‘ads’ for certain events and organizations, as well as news stories about ongoing and planned work.

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The Volunteer Registry

The Brønnøysund Register Centre

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The website consists of all publically registered voluntary organisations in Norway. It is possible to search for particular organizations, and/or on topics, and geographical location. Note that it is not mandatory for voluntary organisations to register, but there are certain rewards associated with doing so (e.g. related to value-added tax), implying that the vast majority will be included here.

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Norway Volunteer Centers

Norway Volunteer Centers

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Norway Volunteer Centres is an umbrella organization for all 419 volunteer centres in Norway. These centres are a meeting place for individuals, organizations/NGOs, and the public sector. The specific voluntary acts vary from one centre to another, depending on local demand and the available resources. If one wish to volunteer at one of the centres, it is possible to browse through the map – or chose a municipality/county – on the website and select a centre nearby.

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The Contribution of Civil Society During the Refugee Crisis

The Association of NGOs in Norway

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This report is devoted to the contribution from civil society during the refugee crisis in Norway in 2015. The results indicate that NGOs and volunteers contributed immensely when the refugee situation was at its peak. A range of activities was performed, such as humanitarian support and organising of social activities. New organizations emerged during the crisis, with “Refugees Welcome to Norway” as the perhaps prime example. One key future challenge is to ensure that the collaboration between the public sector and NGOs becomes better and more efficient.

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Participation, Support, Trust and Belonging

Statistics Norway

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This report examines inequalities in social relations, where (lack of) social participation is one of the topics. Social participation is defined broadly here, and includes sports, volunteerism, hobbies, cultural activities, visiting family and friends, etc. The results show that people with low education and income participate less socially, along with the elderly. The main reasons for not being able to participate is, first, health problems, and second, lack of time or money. For volunteer work specifically, women report to be hindered from participating to a larger extent than men. There is an income gradient here as well: people in the lowest income quartile report more often to be hindered from partaking in volunteer work.

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European Data Center for Work and Welfare (EDAC)

EDAC is hosted by LISER, Luxembourg, and coordinated by Prof. Wim van Oorschot at Leuven University, Belgium

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EDAC provides information about – and access to – over 500 data sources concerning work, care and welfare, as well as data on a range of related topics. One can browse the website by topic (such as social care or work/employment) and type of data (e.g. survey, policy, and comparative data). The search option in the top right corner is a good option as well. Examples of data materials include e.g. European Survey on Working Time and Work-life Balance (ESWT), Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS), Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), World Health Survey (WHS), and Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID).

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International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

International Social Survey Programme

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The ISSP conducts annual surveys on a number of topics relevant for the social sciences. 47 countries – 29 of which European – from around the globe participate in the ISSP. The topics covered include, among others, the following: (1) Role of Government, (2) Social inequality, (3) Citizenship, (4) Health and health care, and (5) Family and changing gender roles. All data materials are available for download free of charge.

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European Election Database

Norwegian Centre for Research Data

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The European Election Database aims at facilitating comparative research on elections in Europe. The database publishes regional election results according to NUTS levels 1—3 for 35 countries, covering 25 years. The data sets available make it possible to compare and contrast election results across countries and regions, and to conduct comparisons over time. There is a European map on the front page, where one can easily move from one country to another. The data are collected from official sources, such as national election authorities and statistical agencies.

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Mutual Information System on Social Protection (MISSOC)

MISSOC is a collaboration between the European Commission and representatives from the 32 participating countries

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MISSOC provided information on social protection in the EU member states, the EEA countries, and Switzerland (32 countries in total). Up-to-date information on social protection legislation, benefits, and conditions are available for download, free of charge. The social protection topics include e.g. Health care, Old age, Unemployment, Sickness, Maternity/paternity, and Invalidity. Each table is divided into several categories, such as legal basis, eligibility conditions and the amount of benefits.

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Eurostat Database

Eurostat

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Eurostat aims at providing high quality statistical information for Europe as a whole, where comparisons between countries and regions is a key task. The data are most often available as time series, so one can observe the development over time. In the Eurostat Database, one can locate e.g. labour market statistics (such as (un)employment rates and temporary work prevalence), gross domestic product, and self-rated health. The information can be browsed either by themes/topics or in alphabetical order, and the search option is very helpful as well.

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European Union Labour Force Survey (EU LFS)

Eurostat

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The EU LFS is a large household sample survey providing quarterly results on labour force participation of people aged 15 and over, as well as on persons outside the labour force. All 28 European Union member states are included, along with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. The micro data includes information on employment status, working time, permanency of the job, professional status, etc. Basic sociodemographic information is included as well, enabling stratified analyses. Access to EU LFS is granted to research institutions that are able to store the data material safely and in accordance with Eurostat’s regulations.
According to recent analyses of EU LFS data for the UK, France, Belgium and Sweden, both first- and second-generation immigrants are disadvantaged on the labour market. The ‘ethnic penalties’ are particularly large for non-European immigrants when it comes to the probability of being unemployed or out of the labour force.

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European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

Eurostat

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The aim of EU-SILC is to collect comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal micro-data on a wide range of areas (e.g. poverty, health, employment, and social exclusion) for all EU member states, along with Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland. Both sampling unit and mode of data collection varies between the included countries, but the data is harmonized for comparative purposes. Access to EU-SILC is granted to research institutions that are able to store the data material safely and in accordance with Eurostat’s regulations. Note that EU-SILC is the successor of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). The ECHP ran from 1994—2001, providing 8 waves of information. EU-SILC also has a rotating ad-hoc module, where the following topics have been addressed in recent years: Health and children's health; Access to services; Social and cultural participation and Material deprivation; Well-being; Housing conditions; and Intergenerational transmission of disadvantages.
Analysis of EU-SILC data indicates that people with ill health tends to be among the first to lose their jobs when the economy takes a turn for the worse.

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European Social Survey (ESS)

The ESS ERIC Headquarters are hosted by City, University of London (UK)

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ESS is a cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since 2001. Face-to-face interviews are performed every two years. Currently, the survey measures attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs in more than 30 European countries. ESS consists of a core section with information on sociodemographic variables, social trust, politics, and subjective wellbeing, and of a rotating section. The latter has centred on topics such as Citizen involvement (2002), Ageism (2008), Democracy (2012), Immigration (2014), and Social inequalities in health (2014). The 2016 ESS data will focus on, first, welfare attitudes and, second, public attitudes to climate change.
Analysis of ESS data from 2010—2014 show that, in 14 out of 25 countries, there is a rising share of people stating that they do not want migration from poor, non-European countries.

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Eurobarometer

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

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European Union Open Data Portal http://data.europa.eu/euodp/en/data

The European Commission has been monitoring public opinion in the Member States since 1973, and the Eurobarometer is the perhaps most important tool. The 2015 version of the Standard Eurobarometer included 34 countries/territories, surveying topics like European citizenship and people’s perception of political institutions. The surveys consist of approximately 1000 face-to-face interviews in each participating country. There are also more in-depth and specific Eurobarometer studies and surveys (e.g. Flash Eurobarometer 269: Intergenerational solidarity, and Special Eurobarometer 392: Solidarity that spans the globe: Europeans and development aid), as well as qualitative studies available. Access is granted to the data material free of charge, either via GESIS or via the European Union Open Data Portal.

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Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE)

SHARE Research Data Center

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http://www.share-project.org/data-access/user-registration.html

SHARE is a cross-national panel database of micro data on e.g. health, socioeconomic status and social network. SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel, and more than 120 000 individuals aged 50 or older are included in the data material. Currently, there are six waves of data (2004/5—2015), with information on topics such as cognitive function, mental health, grip strength, social support and consumption. The data are available free of charge to the research community, after an application and registration process.

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Generations and Gender Programme (GGS)

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Free access to the contextual database: http://www.ggp-i.org/data/online-codebook
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GGP is a research infrastructure providing micro- and macro-level data in order to improve knowledge for both the social sciences and policymaking. GGP is a cross-national longitudinal (two waves) survey of 18—79 year olds, where relationships between, first, parents and children and, second, between partners is prime focus. The accompanying contextual database holds data on topics such as legal norms and regulations, measures of welfare state policies, as well as general economic indicators. Currently, wave 1 data are available for 19 countries, and wave 2 are available for 12 countries. The available countries are mostly European, but Japan and Australia are included as well.

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European Values Survey (EVS)

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

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Free access: https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/sdesc2.asp?no=4800&db=e&doi=10.4232/1.12458
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EVS is a cross-national and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values. The aim of EVS is to gain knowledge about the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of European citizens. EVS started in 1981, and the survey is repeated every nine years. The fourth wave in 2008 covered 47 European countries/regions (including e.g. Belarus, Macedonia Republic, Moldova, and Serbia), and 70 000 people were interviewed. The topics include Wellbeing, Locus of control, Job satisfaction, Traditional beliefs, Tolerance, and Social networks, among others.

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Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU)

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

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CILS4EU is a project dedicated to cross-national comparative analysis of the development of immigrants’ children, representing the first comprehensive panel study on this topic in Europe. The four participating countries are England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. CILS4EU started interviewing children of immigrants and their majority peers at age 14 in the year 2010, and followed them up over the next two years. Overall, more than 18 000 students from 480 schools (and almost 1000 classrooms) participated in the first survey wave. In addition, both parents (N=11 700) and teachers (N=836) contribute with information. The topics include e.g., Social and ethnic background of the family, Educational and occupational aspirations, Language skills, Gender roles, and Social integration.

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Job Mobilities and Family Lives in Europe

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

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Wave 1: https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/sdesc2.asp?no=5065&db=e&doi=10.4232/1.11061
Wave 2: https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/sdesc2.asp?no=5066&db=e&doi=10.4232/1.12644

Job Mobilities and Family Lives in Europe is an international comparative research project, initially funded by the European Commission. The first survey wave was conducted in 2007 in six countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Switzerland (N=7220). A second wave (N=1735) was conducted in Germany in 2010 as well as in France, Spain and Switzerland in 2011/2012. The aim of the surveys is to examine the extent to which Europeans become (geographically) mobile due to labour market demands, and how this affects their family lives, social integration, and well-being. Note that the second wave includes (new) topics such as volunteerism and social mobility. The main results from the first wave are summarised in this policy brief. http://www.jobmob-and-famlives.eu/SharedDocs/Publikationen/jobmob/EN/Download/JobMob_Policy_Brief.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3

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EuVisions: Tracking the Ideas, Discourse and Politics of Social Europe

EuVisions, Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione Luigi Einaudi

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EuVisions is an observatory and data collection project on topics related to the social dimension of European integration. It was established as part of the ‘Reconciling Economic and Social Europe: Values, Ideas and Politics’ project (REScEU), based at the University of Milan and the Centro Einaudi of Turin. EuVisions collects data of various kind across its four pillars: Politics, Ideas, Institutions, and Social media. Full data files will soon be accessible from the databank http://www.euvisions.eu/data/
According to an analysis of data from seven European countries (Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, the UK, and Sweden), the vast majority of citizens have not lost hope in the European project.

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Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion (InGRID)

TÁRKI Social Research Institute

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InGRID is a research project funded by EU2020. The general objectives of InGRID are to integrate and innovate existing European social sciences research infrastructures on the topics ‘Poverty and Living Conditions’ and ‘Working Conditions and Vulnerability’. It will do so by (1) providing transnational data access, (2) organizing mutual knowledge exchange activities, and (3) improving methods and tools for comparative research. One such effort is the IPOLIS database http://ipolis.tarki.hu/. IPOLIS is a multidimensional, cross-country and over-time comparative database on the quality of life of vulnerable groups in European societies.

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The SOLIDUS project directly answers the small or medium-scale focused research projects call for “European societies after the crisis” (EURO-3-2014). It falls within the broader objectives of the Horizon 2020 “Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” work programme, more specifically under the general call “Overcoming the Crisis: New Ideas, Strategies and Governance Structures for Europe”. The innovative character of this proposal is that it explores conceptually and empirically current and future expressions of European solidarity from an inter-disciplinary approach that integrates views from Sociology, Psychology, Economic Geography, Economy, Philosophy and Public Management.

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The project will make use of such outputs to integrate them with empirical evidences found in a range of social innovation, third sector’s and public management’s practices from a comparative perspective, in which different state and policy sector traditions are considered in reaching an understanding of these drivers and barriers. The added value of this comparative approach is that cross-national and cross-sectorial learning is facilitated, enabling the EU member states, and especially their policymakers and academics, to learn from one another. Moreover, it will help policymakers at the European level to develop policies and instruments that recognize the potential of solidarity to achieve societal goals through available mechanisms of policy innovation while improving the evidence-based character of their policies. Furthermore, the most ambitious moral and normative features, and thus critical, aspects related to solidarity (like social justice) are addressed in the various work packages. To date, such systematic, interdisciplinary and comparative research into solidarity is unique at European level.