Survey: Screening, data protection and transparency in aid work

In 2022, the NCHS and the Peace Research Institute Oslo hosted a workshop organised by Beata Paragi (Associate Professor at Corvinus University of Budapest) on Screening as a data processing operation in the context of aid work.

The outcomes of the workshop and research by Paragi are published in the NCHS paper Opacity or transparency? Screening by NGOs in the context of aid work.

As a follow-up to this workshop, we invite EU/EEA-based NGOs operating in the Global South, compliance officers and/or data protection officers to participate in co-creating further knowledge on the subject by completing this short survey.

The purpose of the survey is to gather more information on the challenges associated with screening and data protection within the aid sector.

The survey contains 6+1 questions and takes about 5-10 minutes complete. All responses are anonymous. The data gathered will be used by Paragi in the coming months to transform her thesis into a Palgrave Pivot book.

You are also encouraged to share this survey with colleagues working at EU/EEA-registered aid organisations that may be interested in sharing their experiences in an anonymous manner.

If you would like any more information on the survey please contact Beata Paragi at

You can find out more information about the workshop here.