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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 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.


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 (

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:

The new Atlas of European Values

Do Europeans really feel European? Do they trust each other and are they solidary? What do they think of immigration and refugee influx? Do they want a greener and more sustainable Europe, and at what cost? Are democracy and human rights ingrained in Europe or are they under pressure?

A new edition (2022) of the ‘Atlas of European Values’ answers these and other questions related to pressing topics such as migration, democracy, sustainability, welfare, identity, and solidarity in an attractive, visual way. In the The Atlas of European Values: Change and Continuity in Turbulent Times (authors: Loek Halman, Tim Reeskens, Inge Sieben and Marga van Zundert), the reader will find maps, charts and graphs based on data from the European Values Study, combined with data from other scientific sources. Texts on current social theories and interviews with European scholars and thinkers clarify the findings. The foreword to the Atlas was written by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

This third edition of the Atlas of European Values has been published in the new European Values Series, open access at Open Press Tilburg University. This means that the Atlas is freely accessible to everyone and easily downloadable (in pdf-format).

The first copy of the Atlas of European Values was presented on Europe Day, 9 May 2022, in the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels by the authors and TiU rector magnificus Wim van de Donk to Robert de Groot, permanent representative of the Netherlands to the European Union. De Groot said that this Atlas is more important than ever: how are we going to unite on a continent that is so diverse and how can we ensure that we come out stronger from the war that is currently raging in Ukraine? According to him, the Atlas can help answer these pressing questions.

More information on the Atlas 2022, previous editions, and related projects can be found here.

Improving measurements by survey infrastructures synergies: insights from the revised gender role attitudes scale in EVS2017

In this recent article published in Quality & Quantity, Vera Lomazzi (secretary of the Executive Committee of EVS) uses the revised scale of gender role attitudes (GRA) surveyed in the fifth wave of the European Values Study (EVS2017) as an example to explore how cooperation between survey programmes can produce improved measurements in a context of methodological innovation.

Lomazzi, V. Improving measurements by survey infrastructures synergies: insights from the revised gender role attitudes scale in the european values study 2017Qual Quant (2022).

Final release of the EVS 2017 Integrated Datasets

The final release of the EVS 2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 37 participating countries and two surveys of minorities.

What is new in the final release?

  • Latvia conducted the survey in 2021 and was included in the Integrated Dataset.
  • Ukrainian data published as an individual country dataset in May 2021 is also included in the Integrated Dataset. 
  • New harmonized variables for education: ISCED 1997 (one-digit) and 8-categories variables included ensuring comparability with previous waves.

The release includes three integrated datasets:

  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from 59.438 respondents and 36 countries.
  • The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries (DE, IS, CH, NL) that applied the matrix design.
  • The EVS2017 Integrated Dataset – Sensitive Data (ZA7501) contains data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its use is subject to specific contractual regulations.

In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets for Greece (ZA7546), the Swedish minority in Finland (ZA7549), and the Hungarian minority in Romania (ZA7550) are published in the context of EVS 2017.

For more information, please go to EVS Survey 2017.

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


The Italian team of EVS/WVS organizes the conference “Crisis after Crisis: Value Change in Italy” – Third Italian conference of EVS/WVS data users. The conference will take place on 29-30 September 2022, at the University of Bergamo. The conference will also include an international seminar on the study of values in turbolent times.

The focus of theThird Italian Conference of EVS/WVS data users: Since the beginning of the century, Italy has gone through an impressive sequence of crises on a regional as well as global scale. The economic downturn that began in 2008, the refugee crisis in the last decade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, just to mention the main events. Besides the social and economic impacts of the crises, it is essential to study changes and possible impacts on values and attitudes. The conference aims to discuss value change in Italy – also from a comparative perspective by considering different domains – and offer an opportunity for scholars studying the Italian case on the basis of EVS and WVS data to meet.

Call for papers The conference aims to gather methodologically high-quality, theoretically based contributions using EVS and WVS data. Presentations combining EVS, WVS and other data are also welcome. The call asks for a special emphasis on Italy: comparative and longitudinal contributions are encouraged. The conference welcomes presentations on any values domain, as well as methodological contributions.

Deadlines Abstracts no longer than 500 words should be submitted to the organizing committee ( by 20 June 2022. Abstracts may be in English or Italian and should be accompanied by 5 keywords. Authors will be notified by the organizing committee concerning the selection of the presentations by 30 June 2022. For any further information, please contact or visit

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

Advisory Committee Rita Bichi (Catholic University of Milan) Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi (University of Milan) Antonio M. Chiesi (University of Milan) Vera Lomazzi (University of Bergamo) Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University, University of Trento) Marco Maraffi (University of Milan) Giancarlo Rovati (Catholic University of Milan) Paolo Segatti (University of Milan)

Read the full call for abstracts for more information:

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