In 2005, the current committee started up the activities of esra. Our main activity was the conference in Barcelona, organised by esade and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In total 302 people from 26 different countries participated, and given the number of people participating and the variety of topics and the interesting discussions, we think that the conference was a big success. During the conference we held the first general assembly of the esra to determine whether we should establish an independent association or become a subsection of another association. It was decided at least for the time being to start our own organisation. A decision was also made with respect to the members of the board of the association and some other activities (see minutes of the meeting). After the conference we applied for a grant of the esf in order to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of access panels which had led to a lot of discussions at the conference. Unfortunately this application has been rejected. This does not mean that no work was done in this context: the results of this work can be seen in the program of the conference in 2007. In 2006 preparations started for an esra website and esra journal Survey Research Methods (SRM). The website has been developed and maintained by Daniel Oberski. The website contains relevant information about meetings and esra activities. This information is available for anybody but th
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