Commissioned by Eurofound, the project aimed to analyze trends of trust in national and EU institutions. The final report of the research, titled Societal change and trust in institutions is written by Zsolt Boda, Márton Medgyesi, Nicole Fondeville and Erhan Özdemir. It focuses on patterns of change since the turn of this century, and possible explanations for these patterns at national and EU level. The report also seeks to identify the societal groups for whom trust has declined the most, paying particular attention to the relationship between confidence in national institutions and in the EU. Finally, it examines the implications for policy of changes in trust.