About project

The Contemporary Czech family project is part of international research programme Generations and Gender Programme (GGP).

The research project GGP is a large research infrastructure from the are of social sciences, which provide extensive data sources about individuals, regions, and countries. This data is the important source of information for social sciences and social policy in Europe and other geographical locations.

The GGP comprise two main parts - panel survey of individuals called Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and a contextual database of information about regions and countries. The GGP provide an open access to its data to support both academic and applied research. The GGP has been in operation more than fifteen years.

Data collection in many countries

19 (mostly European) countries have participated in at least one wave of data collection of the GGS so far, and 14 have successfully implemented the panel design (the Czech Republic among others), interviewing the same respondents on at least two occasions.

The GGP user community has grown beyond the countries participating in data collection and is likely to continue growing, with more than 30 countries planning to commence data collection in 2020-2021. Countries from Asia (including Korea, Taiwan, and China) and America (including the US and Canada) will be especially valuable additions.

Open data access for researchers and other users

The GGP has become a valued data source for demographers, sociologists, political scientists, economists, epidemiologists, and medical researchers, as well as for scholars from other disciplines. The GGP has more than 4,500 registered users of the GGS data; many others have used the on-line data sources (such as the CDB) without registration. The user community continues to grow at a pace of 15 % per year. More than 1,300 publications based on GGP data are presently registered in the bibliography database. More about types of data and data access procedure can be found in the Data section.

Open access to online analysis


participating countries


publications using GGP data


researchers using GGP data

The Czech Republic as a GGP participant

The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to become a part of the GGP. It initiated a panel survey in 2005 (with re-interviews in 2008).

The national team was then located at the Department of Demography and Geodemography at Charles University in Prague and the Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs. In 2016, the Czech national node moved to Masaryk University in Brno to strengthen the RI and increase its scope and dynamics, while some of the activities remained at the Charles University.

Data collection in 2021 will be carried out by the SC&C agency within project financed by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, ETA Programme.

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