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NEW VERSION OF THE EVS BIBLIOGRAPHY AVAILABLE

An updated version of the EVS Bibliography is now online. 

It includes 3212 entries:

1755 Journal Articles

353 Books

716 Book Chapters

78 Conference Papers

71 Dissertations

64 Master’s Theses

155 Working Papers

20 Miscellaneous (Newspapers etc.)

Is your EVS publication not in the EVS Bibliography?

Please send us an email at evs.bibliography@gesis.org with the bibliographic information on your publication (title, author(s), year of publication, journal or publisher, online resources). Also include information on the specific EVS data that you used, preferably by giving the title and the DOI of the dataset. If you can offer additional information on variable names, countries and time points, we would appreciate.

Information about the bibliographic citation of EVS data can be found here.

Final releases

Joint EVS/WVS Dataset 2017-2022, EVS Trend File 1981-2017, and Integrated Values Surveys 1981-2022

The Joint EVS/WVS Dataset includes the joint items that define the Common Core of the EVS 2017 and WVS7 questionnaires. In altogether 100 surveys more than 150.000 respondents from 90 countries/regions were interviewed between 2017 and 2022.

The EVS trend files are constructed from the five EVS waves and cover almost 40 years. In altogether 160 surveys more than 224.000 respondents from 49 countries/regions were interviewed.

The Integrated Values Surveys (IVS) 1981-2022 can be constructed by merging the EVS Trend File 1981-2017 (doi:10.4232/1.14021) and the WVS Trend File 1981-2022 doi:10.14281/18241.23. It is based on the Common EVS/WVS Dictionary (2021) and includes 450 surveys from 115 countries/territories.

The data and documentation are accessible through the GESIS data collection at GESIS- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

Renewal of EVS bodies

In December 2022 the EVS renewed the bodies that will lead the survey programme during the term 2023-2027.

Composition of the Executive Committee 2023-2027:

Chair: Ruud Luijkx (also representative of the EVS Foundation)

Secretary: Vera Lomazzi (also co-editor of the European Values Series Book)

Members: Edurne Bartolomé Peral, Gudbjörg Andrea Jonsdottir, Alice Ramos, Markus Quandt (Representative of the Data Archive), Michael Ochsner (Chair of the Scientific Committee).

Invited members: Antoanela Petkovska (Chair of the EVS Council), Inge Sieben (co-editor of the European Values Series Book)

Composition of the Scientific Committee 2023-2027:

Chair: Michael Ochsner 

Deputy Chair: Claudiu Tufis

Member: Ferruccio Biolcati , Stefan Dahlberg, Frédéric Gonthier, Bart Meuleman, Morten Frederiksen , Gergely Rosta, Joanna Konieczna-Sałamatin, Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, Quita Muis, Reinhard Pollak

Chair of the Council of National Program Directors 2023-2027: Antoanela Petkovska (North Macedonia)

Information on the organization and functioning of the EVS is available here.

EVS-WVS session at ESRA23

The 10th Conference of the European Survey Research Association will take place 17th-21st July 2023 in Milan, Italy.

The European Values Study and the World Values Survey organize the joint session “European Values Study and World Values Survey: Exploring New Survey Findings and Addressing Methodological Challenges” :

The European Values Study (EVS) and the World Values Survey (WVS) are two large-scale comparative time-series survey research programs studying people’s values, norms and beliefs. Since 1981, these programmes have jointly carried out representative national surveys in over 120 countries and societies containing 92 percent of the world’s population representing an invaluable data source for a global network of scholars and international development agencies, including the World Bank, the UNDP, the WHO, regional development banks etc.
Over the years, the EVS and the WVS have proven the importance of population value study and have demonstrated that people’s beliefs play a key role in economic development, emergence and flourishing of democratic institutions, rise of gender equality, and the extent to which societies have effective government.
We welcome submissions based on EVS/WVS data addressing substantive and/or methodological aspects of value research.
The recently published joint EVS-WVS dataset (2017-2022) and the EVS-WVS trend file (1981-2022) allow social and political sciences to broaden and deepen their analysis. Present session invites papers which make use of the EVS/WVS data -solely or in combination with other types of data- to address a broad scope of issues, including political culture and political attitudes, support for democracy and political participation, perceptions of gender equality and moral values, identity and trust, civil society, corruption, solidarity, and migration among the others.
We also invite papers addressing the projects’ methodological aspects, including challenges and limitations such as reliability and equivalence of employed scales and indicators, non-responses, combining self- and interviewer-administered mode and other. The panel particularly invites papers comparing findings collected via different survey methods in the same countries allowing to estimate the reliability of online surveys and discuss challenges and prospects of their combined use.

Deadline for abstracts submission: 20.12.2022

For details please consult ESRA webpage

CfP Session on Values at IPSA23

27th World Congress of Political Science will take place on 15-19 JULY 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among the several sessions proposed, Edurne Bartolome Peral (EVS) and Kseniya Kizilova (WVS) organize a session on “Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Comparative Study of Values“.

Description

Values are at the core of citizens´ vision of right and wrong and are at the origins of attitudes and human behaviour. They are deeply interrelated with material conditions and value change has explained relevant variations across time and across societies on human visions and its crystallization into policies, social processes and moral principles. For decades, European Values Study (EVS) and World Values Survey (WVS) have been tracking the effect of social modernization and human development (including political, scientific, and technological changes) which have transformed human value priorities. Since 1981, these programmes have jointly carried out representative national surveys in over 120 countries and societies containing 92 percent of the world’s population representing an invaluable data source for a global network of scholars, Governments, policy makers and international development agencies. Over the years, the EVS and the WVS have proven the importance of population value study and how modernization processes and human development have led through history to a set of transformations in human mindset, and how value structures change according to a range of value preferences and attitudes. Moreover, research on values demonstrates that people’s beliefs play a key role in economic development, emergence and flourishing of democratic institutions, rise of gender equality, and the extent to which societies have effective government.
We welcome submissions based on EVS/WVS data addressing substantive and/or methodological aspects of value research. Recent joint EVS-WVS dataset (2017-2022) and the EVS-WVS trend file (1981-2022) allow social and political sciences to broaden and deepen their analysis. We invite papers which make use of the EVS/WVS data -solely or in combination with other types of data- to address a broad scope of issues, including political culture and political attitudes, support for democracy and political participation, perceptions of gender equality and moral values, identity and trust, civil society, corruption, solidarity, and migration among the others. We also invite papers addressing the projects’ methodological aspects, including challenges and limitations such as reliability and equivalence of employed scales and indicators, non-responses, combining self- and interviewer-administered mode and other.

Click here to submit your abstract by 18.01.2023.

Detailed information is provided on IPSA website.

Past, Present and Future of the study of European Values

The venue: University of Bergamo, Italy

The Italian team of the European Values Study/World Values Survey hosts the annual General Assembly of EVS, the meeting of the Liaison Committee of EVS-WVS, and the international scientific event “European Values and the Values of Europe” alongside the Third Italian conference of EVS/WVS data users “Crisis after Crisis: Values Change in Italy”.

The event takes place at the University of Bergamo on (28)- 29-30 September 2022 with a rich program for the sessions open to the public.

On September 29th, the keynote session “European values and social identities” with Dr. Plamen Akaliyski and Dr. Simona Guglielmi, addresses relevant issues in current Europe societies, such as cultural integration and national and European identity. Later, during the roundtable on “Studying Values in Turbolent Europe“, Dr. Michale Ochsner (FORS, EVS Standing Group) chairs the discussion on current challenges and future prospects for values research with Ruud Luijks (EVS), Kseniya Kizilova (WVS/WAPOR), Andrea Bonaccorsi (University of Pisa and IRVAPP-FBK), and Gabi Lombardo (European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities).

On 29th afternoon and on 30th, the Third Italian conference of EVS/WVS data users takes place with selected presentations (sessions in English/Italian).

The event takes place in person.

Organizing Committee
Vera Lomazzi (University of Bergamo), Ferruccio Biolcati (University of Milan), Giancarlo Rovati (Catholic University of Milan), Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University, University of Trento)


THE VALUES OF LIVING TOGETHER

The last issue of Intercultura includes the Proceedings of the 11th Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange, entitled THE VALUES OF LIVING TOGETHER – How to assess their evolution within intercultural student exchanges (trimestrale_intercultura_n105_2022.pdf (fondazioneintercultura.org)

The issue contains the following contribution by Ferruccio (who reads in copy) and myself on value change and some insights from EVS and WVS data:

Biolcati, F., & Ladini, R. (2022), On Values As They Evolve: A Presentation of the World Values Survey and the European Values Study, Intercultura, 105, II Trimester, 11-18.

Social Values and Identities in the Black Sea Area

Malina Voicu and Kseniya Kizilova proposes a special issue in Frontiers of Sociology.

The Black Sea has always been an area of vivid economic and cultural exchange, located at the intersection of different political systems and local cultures. Depending on the historical moment, the economic and cultural exchange varied, leading to the development of national cultures in the area, having their own individuality and bearing at the same time the touch of the common history. Thus, this is the place where the Byzantine Empire, followed by the Ottoman Empire, met with Russia and with the influences of West European culture in the Middle Ages. Later on, during the Cold War, this is the place where the Soviet Union and its satellite countries from Southeast Europe met with modern Turkey, which was at the time a member of NATO. After 1991, the area witnessed the political changes that occurred after the former USSR dissolved, which came together with the development of new national states and with significant changes of political and economic systems, as well as with new international alliances. All these cultural encounters, together with the clash of various political systems may led to the development of a unique cultural space, fostering political identities and social values.
This topic aims at studying the culture and identity in the Black Sea area, inquiring the existence of a common political identity relying on a similar cultural background. The research project builds on the revised modernization theory, combining several perspectives rooted in The end of history and the last men of Francisc Fukuyama, Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations and Inglehart’s Cultural Evolution to shed light on how the struggle for survival combined with the clash of various political and religious cultures lead to the development of a common cultural and political identity with significant impact on the path to social development of the region.

The topic proposes an interdisciplinary approach by bringing together contributions from political science, sociology, international relations and security studies to analyze what is the common background of cultural and social identity in the Black Sea area and what are the roots of this background. In defining the Black Sea region we suggest going beyond the geographical and historical perspectives and also consider trade, geopolitics, existing international and regional policy initiatives and international relations/organizations operating in the region. We encourage submissions approaching the topic from a holistic perspective, looking at the cultural space, not limited to the geographical one, inquiring to what extent the historical path contributed to the creation of a common cultural space and what is the contribution of economics, politics, and international relations to its development. Can we talk about a single cultural frontier relying on the common heritage or about several frontiers delineating distinctive sub-regional cultural patterns? Submissions using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods and employing an interdisciplinary perspective are equally welcome.

Abstract submission by 31 August 2022.

Manuscript due by 31 October 2022.

More information regarding the submission is available here.

Joint EVS/WVS Dataset 2017-2022

The Joint EVS/WVS Dataset includes the joint items that define the Common Core of the EVS and WVS questionnaires. In altogether 95 surveys more than 147.000 respondents from 88 countries/regions were interviewed.

The identical version of data and documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS (v3.0.0) is accessible through two channels:

Thank you, Loek Halman!

A highlight of the European Values Conference 2022 was the farewell to Loek Halman. Loek, who has been part of the EVS community for decades, retired from Tilburg University in September 2021. Because public life in the Netherlands, alike most countries of the Western hemisphere, were hampered with COVID-19 restrictions, his close colleagues were unable to organize an appropriate farewell party to Loek at that time. The local organizing team (consisting of Ruud Luijkx, Quita Muis, Tim Reeskens and Inge Sieben) decided that the European Values Conference 2022 was the most suitable moment to celebrate Loek Halman and his contribution to European Values Study.

Preceding Loek’s farewell, the Dutch EVS team has secretly been working to bring together a so-called ‘Liber Amicorum’, a book of friends. For this book, they invited several EVS national program directors, Loek’s colleagues at Tilburg University, and his ‘compagnons de route’ to submit a chapter of approx. 3,000 words; the only request was to rely on EVS data or inspire the study of European values. In the end, 32 chapters and a preface by Wim van de Donk (Rector Magnificus at Tilburg University) were written around five main themes that reflect Loek Halman’s scholarly interest. First of all, several chapters discuss theoretical and methodological challenges in the study of values. A second line of research revolves around the sociology of religion. A third stream of papers presented comparative studies. Studies on the Netherlands composed the fourth part of the book. And last but not least, the final section presented additional country case studies.

Before the official presentation of the book, Inge Sieben opened the session by reflecting on the work and life of Loek Halman. Ruud Luijkx then continued to discuss the importance of Loek to the European Values Study. David Voas was invited to give a keynote lecture on the parental transmission of religiosity. David gave an inspiring lecture with an overview of decades of research into the socialization of religiosity, combining several of his recent insights and also bridging to the EVS and Loek’s research interests. Part of David’s presentation can also be retrieved in his chapter (coauthored with Ingrid Storm) in the Liber Amicorum. With a speech reflecting on Loek’s academic life, Wim van de Donk, Rector Magnificus at Tilburg University, presented the first copy of the Liber Amicorum, titled Reflections on European Values: Honouring Loek Halmans’ Contribution to the European Values Study, to Loek. Tim Reeskens then briefly gave an overview of the content of this book. Last but not least, Loek gave a speech in which he reflected on his academic life, with not only memories to the decades he was committed to the EVS, but also how the EVS inspired his teaching activities.

The farewell to Loek Halman then continued with informal drinks followed by a dinner at Tilburg University’s Faculty Club. All his colleagues, several dressed in checked shirt (to many this was Loek’s dress code), were eager to share fond memories with Loek. It was a great and inspiring day!

Both the Liber Amicorum Reflections on European Values: Honouring Loek Halman, dedicated to Loek Halman, and the Atlas of European Values: Change and Continuity in Turbulent Times, Loek’s final publication, are published in an Open Access format by Open Press TiU. The books can be downloaded and/or ordered from the website www.evseries.eu. Pictures of the conference can be retrieved from this link.

European Values Conference 2022/05/10 – Keynote David Voas and Farewell to Loek Halman

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