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In November the CESSDA ERIC consortium arranges several workhops focused on working with survey data. See the list of workshops bellow: Working with data on political behaviour, 6th November, Manchester, UK.Link to workshop
In the first half of the year three CESSDA ERIC webinars took place. The CESSDA ERIC website has made available video recordings of these seminars and other useful materials. The webinars available are:How to Find Data in Europe - Introductory webinar introducing European social science data services and how to find, access and understand data. Available here. 
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) made available several datasets about students and studying in Finland. Some of these datasets has already been translated into English (here and here), others will be translated into English upon request.
The CESSDA website published a short information article about CSDA and other data archives. Read the text in the link and learn what is new in data archives in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Greece and Baltic area.
The SERISS Consortium invites participants to attend its 2nd methodological course that will take place in Ljubljana on 24-25 April 2017. The course will cover research issues of sampling, weighting and estimation. Selected participants will be reinbursed for travel and accommodation expenses. More information about the course is available here.
The European Social Survey Website has been updated with a cumulative data file for the first seven rounds of the ESS. The cumulative data are available from the Data and Documentation section, Cumulative Data (Wizard) where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats.
Although "NSDnews" is mainly aimed at readers in the research sector in Norway, the publication gives a good overview of national and international projects and activities. The main topic of NSDnews 1/2016 is NORDi (Norwegian Open Research Data Infrastructure), a major NSD project aiming at rebuilding the infrastructure for research data in Norway on the basis of the Open Access principle, thus making it easier to find, use and share research data. 
In order to be able to make data accessible not only to Finnish people, but also to international researchers or students involved in research projects, the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides datasets translated into English. More information about the datasets available are to be found in the blog post here.
The Czech Social Science Data Archive has received the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) certification. The archive thus joined a group of important and reliable data archives and became more attractive for data producers. The DSA certification is a condition for a CESSDA membership, it also enables archive to become a data repository for Horizon 2020 data.
The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) is now completing the process of becoming a full European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of director. More information is available here. Closing date for receipt of applications is on 18 September 2016. Anticipated start date in office is in January 2017.