TNS specialises in managing complex multi-country Political and Social surveys, making optimum use of the unique capabilities of the wider TNS global network. We are helping the European Institutions, the World Bank and many international NGOs. Our 500+ dedicated political and social researchers working across the globe enable us to better understand complex multinational and multicultural contexts.

One of our teams, TNS opinion, has 40 years' experience in coordination of international research. This company is 100% focused on this expertise, which makes it unique in the research industry. With in-house translation management teams covering up to 80 different languages, cutting edge coordination tools and centralized quality control processes, TNS delivers to its clients the most compelling offer when it comes to international research.

In fact, TNS is proud to hold the largest political & social research contracts in the world:

    • The Standard Eurobarometer (CAPI surveys) contract conducted since 2004 for the European Commission and the European Parliament (regarded as the most important face-to-face opinion survey in the world)
    • The Flash Eurobarometer surveys (CATI surveys) on behalf of the European Commission and the European Parliament. This framework contract is composed of mainly telephone surveys (landlines and mobile phones) covering both the general public and a wide range of specific target groups
    • The Eurobarometer Qualitative studies contract jointly managed by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This contract involves a variety of cutting-edge qualitative techniques and desk research methods implemented across more than 35 countries

For more information about the Eurobarometer and the latest releases please go to the EC website.