NEWS26 July 2016

Esomar calls on EU for evidence-based policy

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HOLLAND – Esomar, along with a number of associations including the World Association for Public Opinion Research, has written an open letter to the European Union (EU) calling for more evidence-based policy, particularly in evaluating post-Brexit scenarios.

The letter talks about the role that research can play in communicating with constituencies about the complex and long-term issues facing Europe.

It calls for: a cross-party, multi-disciplinary group composed of academics, research and civil society experts and EU institution members to consider the implications of the referendum; a call for tender to conduct social research within codes of conduct governing market, opinion, and social research; and to work with the expert group to evaluate and build possible strategies to follow through on the referendum.

Supporting associations and organisations are: WAPOR, SYNTEC Etudes – Le syndicat représentatif des professionnels des études en France; CEV – European Volunteer Centre; ECAS – European Citizen Action Service; EFC – European Foundation Centre; ENNA – European Network of National Civil Society Associations; FEDRA – Federation of Regional Growth Actors in Europe and VoteWatch Europe.