EVS Regional meeting in Sofia
On 28-29th of November 2019 at New Bulgarian University, Sofia, was held Workshop with the participation of researchers from Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro in connection with the Fifth Wave of the European Values Study (EVS).
Discussions on the Main Topic of the International Academic Conference “Valuation of Values in South-Eastern Europe” to be held on 2-5 July 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria, which will include the following panels:
Panel I. The end of Balkanization: a traumatic past and new perspectives
Panel II. Cultural diversity and pan-European values
Panel III. Satisfaction with life and work
Panel IV. Religion and quasi-religious beliefs
Panel V. The family
Panel VI. National and European identity
Panel VII. Politics, Democracy, trust in institutions
Panel VIII. Education, market economy, inequalities
Panel IX. Tolerance and solidarity
Panel X. Young generations and revolution of hopes?
Regional cooperation issues were discussed such as: a Project of a Book of Participant Articles to be published in English and in the national languages of the countries of South-Eastern Europe; Interpersonal discussions of the participants in the Workshop with a view to co-authorship on the topics of the conference and the thematic structure of the Collection; Negotiation for future international projects. Establish and strengthen regional academic contacts and so on; Exchange of research, learning experience.
The participants appreciated the Workshop as a very successful start for future regional cooperation.