On behalf of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, CESSDA ERIC, I am pleased to invite you to the workshop on Strengthening and Widening the infrastructure of social science data services in the European Research Area.
This workshop is part of continuous efforts by CESSDA ERIC to strengthen and widen the social data research infrastructure community across Europe and beyond.
CESSDA’s mission is to provide a distributed and sustainable research infrastructure and to facilitate teaching and learning in the social sciences. This enables the research community to conduct high-quality research in the social sciences. CESSDA aims to achieve full European coverage by strengthening and widening the European infrastructure of social science data archives. Presently, 20 European countries are members of CESSDA ERIC.
Over the past four years, efforts have been made on widening: to expand the participation in CESSDA and to establish the conditions for a network of national social science data services in Europe.
The Workshop in 2019 will focus on challenges CESSDA faces to improve its research infrastructure:
We invite representatives from ministries, research councils and service providers from recent and potential partner countries to the CESSDA meeting:
Skopje, North Macedonia
The conference (including lunch and dinner) is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are at own costs, but participants can apply for reimbursement.
Director of CESSDA ERIC
The programme below may be subject to change.
|09:00 - 09:30||REGISTRATION & COFFEE|
|09:30 - 10:30||
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES IN NORTH MACEDONIA
Moderator: Ron Dekker, director of CESSDA
Welcome by Dr. Arber Ademi, Minister of Education and Science
Welcome by prof. dr. Nikola Jankulovski, Rector of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
Welcome by prof. dr. Mirjana Najchevska, Director of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
Research Infrastructures in North Macedonia
Presentation of the Social Science Data Archive of North Macedonia
|10:30 - 11:00||COFFEE|
|11:00-12:30||NEED FOR CHANGE: NEW ROLES AND CHALLENGES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA SERVICES
Moderator: Ron Dekker, director of CESSDA
Integrating Data Services in the Netherlands – the ODISSEI project
New Data Types and Secured Data Access in Social Science Research
Monitoring Research Infrastructures – ESFRI
Monitoring Research Infrastructures – CESSDA performance and socio-economic impact assessment
|12:30 - 13:30||LUNCH|
|13:30 - 15:00||
DEVELOPMENTS AT NATIONAL DATA SERVICES
How to produce country specific benefits/ROI/costs factsheets
Funding and obstacles for building capacities - the CESSDA ERIC case
Case studies from NSD, ADP, SND
|15:00 - 15:30||COFFEE|
|15:30 - 17:00||CESSDA WIDENING ACTIVITIES
Moderator: Ivana Ilijašić Veršić, COO of CESSDA
Building and Strengthening the CESSDA Network of Partners
CESSDA mentorship programme
|19:00 - 22:00||DINNER|
|08:45 - 09:00||REGISTRATION & COFFEE|
|09:00 - 10:15||CESSDA Trust & CoreTrustSeal - How to reach - how can we help
Hervé L’Hours, Chair CESSDA Trust Working Group
|10:15 - 10:45||COFFEE|
|10:45 - 12:00||
Support within the CESSDA ERIC - Short presentation and discussion about the needs of the Service Providers
End of the workshop
|12:00 - 13:00||LUNCH|
Skopje International Airport is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 miles) from the city centre and from the meeting venue - Hotel Holiday Inn Skopje. You can reach the city centre by bus or taxi.
The airport bus will take you to several locations in Skopje, among which the conference venue (Holiday Inn Hotel). The price of a one-way ticket is 180 MKD (approximately 3 €). For more detailed information on bus schedule, please see this link.
There is Airport taxi service that provides taxi transportation for a fixed price of 20 €. This is the most convenient option, as the regular taxi cannot stay at the airport longer than 10 min. See this link for more information.
When going back to the airport, you can preorder standard city taxi from your hotel at a cost of approximately 15 €.
Public transportation is not very convenient for tourists, especially ones traveling for short stays. You can find information on public bus transportation only in Macedonian or Albanian here.
Taxi transportation in Skopje is affordable. There are numerous registered taxi services in Skopje.
Taxi Global (tel: 15180)
Taxi DeLuxe (tel: 15187)
Taxi Vardar (tel: 15195)
Taxi Park (tel: 15158)
A number of rooms is reserved for the event at the Holiday Inn Hotel at a reduced room rate.
Participants can book these rooms by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mentioning their participation in CESSDA Widening 2019 event using the code CESSDA Widening. In the same email, participants should provide:
Other accommodation options include:
Travel and accommodation are at own costs, but participants can apply for reimbursement. Download travel expenses reimbursement procedure (pdf)
The Widening Meeting 2019 is organised within the CESSDA ERIC Work Plan Task on Widening Activities 2018. The following are partners in the task:
The event is hosted by:
Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
Partizanski odredi bb. PO Box 435
1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia