European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 777449

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 102 377,50

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2018

Project end date: 31/12/2019


The aim of the European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is to create a specification and business
case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative
longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being. The infrastructure developed by ECDP
will subsequently coordinate the first Europe wide cohort survey, which we name EuroCohort.

The aim of developing the infrastructure for EuroCohort is realised within ECDP through the following
three objectives:
1. Building support from key political policy makers with a brief which covers child well-being as
well as national funding agencies tasked with infrastructural spending on science and survey data
2. Develop a scientifically excellent research design
3. Establish a robust operational framework that will ensure the logistic integrity of EuroCohort.

The culmination of ECDP is in the creation of an infrastructural platform with a commitment from key
stakeholders across Europe and from which the next stages in finalising EuroCohort can be effected. This
will be detailed in a ‘Conceptual Design Report’ that will specify the scientific, technical and conceptual

Principal Investigator

Primary responsible unit

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