Category Archives: Czech Republic

Loyalty and Protest in Czech and Slovak (Central European) Societies from Value Research Perspectives

The Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Office for Population Studies FSS Masaryk University organize with partners an international conference in Bratislava.

The conference aims to contribute to the understanding/clarification of several issues relating to stability and changes in values of the inhabitants of Central Europe and especially of the Czech and Slovak Republics in the last
three decades.

The conference registration is open until September 30, 2018.

The official invitation is available here.

EVS2017 in Czech Republic: results presented

The EVS Czech team presented yesterday in a press conference the results of EVS 2017 run in Czech Republic.

“Czechs are the happiest in the history of history”, the Czech media reported yesterday. The data presented at the press conference, which was organized by the research team of the Institute of Population Studies led by Ladislav Rabušice, was presented at the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University yesterday. The full article (in Czech) is available here.

The data itself comes from the longitudinal comparative project European Values Study, whose next wave of investigation took place last year. Data processing from this and three previous survey waves for the Czech Republic is part of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic entitled “Value Changes in the Czech Republic from a European and World Perspective”, which is being solved by the team around Professor Rabušice.

The first important output of the project is the source publication “Values and Attitudes in the Czech Republic 1991-2017” published by the University Publishing House Munipress, which you can find in the article link, where you can freely download its electronic form.

An other article on ROMEA.cz using the presented data can be found here.

Meeting of Czech and Slovak EVS 2017 teams

The Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences and the APVV research project No. 15-0653 ‘Values in the Dynamics of Societal Changes in Slovakia and Europe (2016 – 2020)’ hosted the meeting of Czech and Slovak EVS 2017 teams.

The first working part dealed with some practical issues concerning the survey process of the EVS wave 2017. The second part adressed methodological issues of studying values within a seminar of the APVV project and the methodological section of the Slovak Sociological Association. The seminar with its three lectures was attended with more than 20 colleagues from academy, Comenius University and university students

The full report of the event, drafted by Dr. Zuzana Kusá (Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences), is available here.
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Thematic Issue Czech Sociological Review

The Czech EVS team plans to edit and publish an English thematic issue in the Czech Sociological Review (2019). Read the full call for more information.

Please address your interest – name of the potential contributors, their affiliation and tentative titles of their articles – to Beatrice Chromková Manea. The required information should be sent by email to manea@fss.muni.cz.

The deadline is the 15th of December 2017.

EVS2017: Meeting of Czech and Slovak teams in Bratislava

The EVS Czech team, represented by Ladislav Rabušic, Petr Fucík, Roman Chytílek, Beatrice Chromková – Manea; and the EVS Slovak team, represented by Katarína Strapcova, Silvia Miháliková, Zuzana Kusá, met in Bratislava to discuss methodological issues and challenges of investigating European Values.

The meeting was hosted by the Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences and the APVV research project No. 15-0653 Values in the Dynamics of Societal Changes in Slovakia and Europe (2016 – 2020) in the frame of which EVS 2017 survey will be held in Slovak Republic.

During the morning session the scholars dealt with practical aspects related to the upcoming data collection of EVS 2017 and proposed joint dissemination activities. In the afternoon a seminar of the APVV project and the methodological section of the Slovak Sociological Association took place. The discussion was led by three relevant contributions:

Dr. Petr Fucík (Faculty of Social Studies Masaryk University Brno) : EVS2017 and Family. Utilizability of EVS2017 for research tasks from the area of sociology of family

Doc. Dr. Roman Chytílek (Faculty of Social Studies Masaryk University Brno) : “If the Elections will be held tomorrow” Party preferences, identifications and sympathies in EVS 2017 questionnaire

Dr. Zuzana Kusá (Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences): EVS 2017 and study of peripeteia of Social universalism.

Read here the full report of the meeting and the abstract of the presentations.