The European Cohort Development Project
The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the 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, named EuroCohort.
This will be achieved through the following three objectives:
• 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 collection;
• developing a scientifically excellent research design;
• establishing a robust operational framework that will ensure the logistic integrity of EuroCohort.