Trusted Smart Surveys 2022


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Trusted Smart Surveys 2022


This call for proposals aims at providing financial support to countries in the European Economic Area to carry out applied research work to advance the modernisation of official statistics, in particular accelerating and facilitating the implementation of Trusted Smart Surveys, i.e. the deployment of innovative data collection methods in combination with other relevant source information to produce improved and augmented official statistics. 

Detailed Call Description

In particular, this applied research project must develop, implement and demonstrate the concept of Trusted Smart Surveys realising a proof of concept for the complete, end-to-end, data collection process and demonstrating a solution combining the 3 key features of Trusted Smart Surveys namely:

  •  involvement and engagement of citizens as active contributors
  • acquiring, processing and combining data collected from smart devices and other appliances
  • contributing to the trustworthiness by guarantying strong privacy safeguards

The project unavoidably includes strong technological components as certain digital technologies are essential enablers of the envisioned model (most prominently mobile devices, edge computing and PET, machine learning, etc.).
This will enable deepening the research on non-technological aspects such as behavioural aspects of citizens in engaging and contributing to this new mode of data collection for the public good, building trust across stakeholders, ensuring the quality aspects of the collected data in particular with respect to the effects induced by the use of the technologies and the mitigation of the actual and perceived risks on the privacy of respondents.

The project must hence work out technological, behavioural, legal and communication aspects and propose a coherent model that is able (i) to prospectively engage a large number of participants as active and voluntary contributors in the statistical data collection and (ii) gain wider public acceptance of the development of smart survey in the context of official statistics production also beyond the set of participants

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Financial Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authority clusters
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry
Industry and Technology Service
1421, Nicosia, Cyprus

Contact Person:
Spyros Triantaphyllidis
Telephone: 22867333

(Publish Date: 29/07/2022-for internal use only)

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