The objectives of the European Survey Research Association are to promote
- the communication between survey researchers in Europe and with those in other parts of the world
- the communication between substantive researchers in the social sciences and survey methodologists in order to improve the quality of the research in both fields
- the study of survey designs, procedures and analysis techniqes with the objective of improving survey quality
The communication objectives are pursued by the means of scholarly activity, such as the organisation of conferences, symposia or colloquia, the encouragement of scholarly publications in the association's journal Survey Research Methods, and the exchange of knowledge and best practice.