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COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe - COORDINATE


COORDINATE aims to fill the gaps in the availability of robust and suitable data for the monitoring and evaluation of child wellbeing in Europe by:

  • Facilitating improved access to existing survey data on child wellbeing
  • Extending the Growing Up in Digital Europe (GUIDE/Eurocohort) survey network
  • Initiating the GUIDE survey with a large-scale cohort pilot survey using a harmonised instrument and research design in key European countries


  • Webinars, summer schools, and grants for trans-national visits to facilitate improved access to existing survey data
  • Network development activities
  • Large-scale cohort pilot survey in 4 countries

Activities / milestones

The European Centre’s tasks in the project will entail:

  1. Facilitating access to the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) by hosting international researchers and providing training on data extraction, processing, analysis and data visualisation
  2. Network development to help deepen the knowledge and capacity for the use of international birth cohort panel survey data and build the expertise and operational capacity required for implementing the GUIDE survey in Europe

Other information

For more information about GUIDE, please visit:

For an animation on the importance of a Europe wide birth cohort survey visit:

Project Co-ordinator

Prof. Gary Pollock, Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain)

Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Symonds, University College Dublin, The Geary Institute (Ireland)

Project Partners

Manchester Metropolitan University (Coordinator)(Great Britain)

University College Dublin, The Geary Institute (Ireland)

Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, European Research Infrastructure Consortium (Norway)

Institut Drustvenih Znanosti Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Pompeu Fabra University) (Spain)

Institut Drustvenih Znanosti Ivo Pilar (Croatia)

Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Pompeu Fabra University) (Spain)

Institut national d’études démographiques (France)

University of Essex (The Institute for Social and Economic Research) (Great Britain)

Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper (Slovenia)

ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology) (Portugal)

Helsingin Yliopisto (University of Helsinki) (Finland)

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Stichting CentERdata (The Netherlands)

University College London (Centre for Longitudinal Studies - CLS and Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources – CLOSER) (Great Britain)

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen - KNAW (Generations and Gender Programme – GGP) (The Netherlands)

Gesis-Leibniz-Institut Fur Sozialwissenschaften Ev (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) (Germany)

Ipsos GmbH (Germany)

TNS UK Ltd (Kantar Public) (Great Britain)

cApStAn SA (Belgium)

Team members

Dr Gundi Knies

Research Fellow - ISER, University of Essex

Professor Peter Lynn

Director - ISER, University of Essex

Dr Cara Booker

Research Fellow and Graduate Director - ISER, University of Essex

Coordinate project portrait

Photo credit: Anthony Cullen