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25 years of the EVS project in Croatia

Croatia joined the European Values Study in 1998. To mark the 25th anniversary of this fruitful scientific partnership, the Croatian team organized an event in Zagreb on 27 September, 2023 (in Kaptol 29a, Zagreb).

Scholars from different disciplines and public media representatives attended the event.


9.30 – 10.50    Opening address and greetings

Archbishop of Zagabria, Mons. Dražen Kutleša                       

Dean of CFT, Josip Šimunović, Ph.D.

9.50 – 10.30    Occasional speeches

                        Josip Baloban, Prof. Emeritus (First EVS National Program Director in Croatia)

                        Prof. Vera Lomazzi, Ph.D., The Past, Present and Future of EVS (Executive Committee of EVS)

10.35 – 11.35 Two introductory presentations: reflection on three books and Croatian results

                        Prof. Stjepan Kušar, Ph.D.

                        Assoc. Prof. Tijana Trako Poljak, Ph.D.

                        Moderator: Prof. Gordan Črpić, Ph.D. (Former member of the Theory Group of EVS)

11.40 – 12.00 Discussion

12.00 – 12.20 Break

12.20 – 13.45 Panel discussion 

Participants: Vera Lomazzi, Gordan Črpić, Krunoslav Nikodem, Stjepan Baloban, Tonči Matulić, Dragan Bagić (ESS), Ivan Balabanić, Josip Ježovita

Moderator: Prof. Siniša Zrinščak, Ph.D.

13.45 – 14.00 Closing remarks

                        Assoc. Prof. Silvija Migles, Ph.D.

Media report

New Book by the EVS Croatian team

The Croatian team recently published a new publication based on EVS data addressing the changes in the value system in democratic Croatia.

Promjene vrijednosnog sustava u demokratskoj Hrvatskoj Josip Baloban, Silvija Migles, Krunoslav Nikodem and Siniša Zrinščak (eds.) 2023. Zagreb: Katolički bogoslovni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu and Kršćanska sadašnjost. ISBN: 978-953-6420-41-4; ISBN: 978-953-11-1757-9. 

The book is in Croatian but the entire Foreword is in English.:

Values ​​in Croatia from 1999 to 2018

Josip Baloban, Gordan Črpić and Josip Ježovita of the Croatian Team of EVS published the book “Vrednote u Hrvatskoj od 1999. do 2018. Prema European Values Study” (Values ​​in Croatia from 1999 to 2018 according to the European Values ​​Study).

Since 1981, Europe has been conducting an international survey of value systems and reception and application of value orientations called European Values ​​Study (EVS) every ten years. Croatia participated in this international project with the third wave of research conducted in 1999 through the Catholic Faculty of Theology at the University of Zagreb, which as a donor project interdisciplinarily brought together scientists from different faculties of the University and scientific research institutes. The results of recent research, as well as the comments of the same, have been published by Croatian researchers in the last twenty years in books and magazines in Croatian and in foreign languages. This book presents some results of the fifth wave of research in Croatia (2017/2018), in comparison with the third (1999) and the fourth wave (2008), so that the movement of some values ​​in the last two decades in Croatia. The values ​​that have been explored include family, business, religion, politics and leisure, then solidarity, fairness, social sensitivity as well as trust in people and different institutions, morals and ethics, and others.