Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Members tools & services

The following entities may become Members or they can join as Observers without voting rights:

(a) Member States of the Union;
(b) associated countries;
(c) third countries other than associated countries;
(d) intergovernmental organisations.

This guide aims to assist interested actors or country teams in developing plans for establishing national data services in the social sciences.


Individual national development plans have been drawn up for ten aspiring CESSDA Service Providers, based on the gap analysis conducted earlier in the project, as well as summaries in the form of media packs.


Widening workshops have been organised since 2017, at a rate of one or two events per year. Each workshop is located in a CESSDA partner country.The objectives of the workshops are: (1) to provide a meeting platform for CESSDA partners, their ministerial representatives, CESSDA main office, and Service Providers; (2) to deliver training and information on available support and tools to CESSDA partners; (3) to collect and update information on the situations in non-member countries; and (4) to promote widening issues and CESSDA visibility in non-member countries.The Widening Activities project members cooperate with the CESSDA work groups to deliver training and presentations of relevant tools and support services. Here are links to past events webpages, including the presentations given by the speakers: Milan (5-6 June 2018) and Belgrade (14-15 November 2018).