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Quo vadis, Österreich?

What is important to the Austrians in their lives? In what do they believe? How do they work, how do they shape their relationships, how do they relate to politics and society?

The Austrian team of EVS publishes a book analyzing such issues and the change over time in the Austrian society between 1990 and 2018. “Quo vadis, Österreich? Werwandel zwischen 1990 und 2018” is published by Czernin and expected for early 2019.

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Second Italian Conference of EVS-WVS

The joint team of EVS-WVS Italy organized a seminar aimed at presenting research based on previous waves of EVS on the ’68 protest movement and generational values differences.

During the event, Italian team members of EVS, WVS and ESS inform about the development of cross-sectional surveys in Italy. The seminar takes place on 13 December  in Milan.

Prima sessione – Il Sessantotto tra passato e presente

Giancarlo ROVATI, Vera LOMAZZI
La generazione del Sessantotto: dalla condizione giovanile alla condizione adulta
Loredana SCIOLLA, Paola TORRIONI
Ritorno al passato? La persistenza del tradizionalismo tra i giovani italiani
Riccardo LADINI, Cristiano VEZZONI
Il Sessantotto tra nostalgia e rifiuto. Una prospettiva sperimentale su come gli italiani guardano al presente e al passato

Second session – International surveys in Italy. News from the field

Ruud LUIJKX
Synergies for (Europe’s) research infrastructures in the social sciences: perspectives of integration
Ferruccio BIOLCATI RINALDI, Paolo SEGATTI
European Values Study / World Values Survey – Italy 2017-2018
Cristiano VEZZONI
European Social Survey – Round 9 Italy

First pre-release of EVS2017

The first pre-release of EVS2017 is coming soon. Data will be made available on December 18th.

The dataset will include the countries:

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.

Other ten countries concluded the fieldwork and their data processing will be finalized in the next months. Four countries are currently in the fieldwork. The second pre-release is planned for July 2019, the final release for December 2019.

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First presentation of the Dutch EVS 2017

On October 30th Tim Reeskens and the Dutch team presented at Tilburg University the upcoming release of the Dutch EVS 2017. They gave some insights on their project concerning the educational cleavages in social attitudes as well.

The same presentation was also held on November 7th by Tim Reeskens at NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute).

Here you will find the link to the slides: https://www.slideshare.net/reeskens/european-values-study-netherlands-past-present-and-futures/

Call for the 9th LCSR International Workshop «Comparative Social Research»

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, EVS partner in Russia, announces a call for the 9th LCSR International Workshop, which will be held within the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. It will take place in Moscow from the 9th till 12th of April 2019. The submission deadline is December 15, 2018.

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • human values and cultural change
  • gender (in)equality and gender attitudes
  • subjective well-being and happiness
  • trust, social capital and corruption
  • tolerance, nationalism and migration
  • political regimes and institutions
  • religion and secularization
  • cross-cultural data collection and analysis

Keynote speakers are:

MORE INFO: https://lcsr.hse.ru/en/announcements/226486229.html.

4th SERISS training course

The 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data” will be held on 18-19 February 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The course will be instructed by:
Dr. Gundi Knies and Dr. Magda Borkowska from the University of Essex.

25 participants will be given a chance to attend the 4th SERISS training course “Cross-national comparative research: Longitudinal analysis of panel data« at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in February 2019.

There will be no tuition fees or accommodation costs for all participants, who will be selected from the applications received. Lunch will be provided on both days, and a group dinner will be held on the first evening. Participants will need to cover their travel costs, though there are a limited number of SERISS grants available to cover travel costs for participants whose financial constraints would prevent them from being able to attend.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. The results of the selection will be known by 15th November 2018.

For more info and application, please visit:
https://seriss.eu/2018/10/longitudinal-analysis-of-panel-data-training-course-announced/

EVS sessions at ESRA – Call for Abstract

The call for abstract for ESRA 2019 is open. Members of EVS organize several sessions:

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Using the European Values Study (1981-2017) for the comparative study of value change: substantive insights and methodological challengesRuud Luijkx, Vera Lomazzi

Making long web surveys feasible: Matrix design and multiple imputation in cross-cultural surveysMichael Ochsner, Gudbjorg Andrea Jonsdottir, Tobias Gummer

Gender equality in comparative perspectiveNatalia Soboleva, Vera Lomazzi, Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea

In addition, Alexandre Pollien (FORS, Switzerland EVS Team) with Jessica Herzing organize the session Designing questionnaires – the role of question order on measurement; and Michael Braun (member of the Methodology Group of EVS), together with Katharina Meitinger, Dorothée Behr, Lars Kaczmirek, coordinate the session Web Probing

Please submit an abstract (max. 300 words) to the session of your choice via the ESRA conference management system by 18th November 2018. Here more information.

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.

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