“Comparing Values in (post)-crisis Europe”


Thursday 10 October

9:00 – 10.00 Welcoming speeches

George Sharvashidze, Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Merab Pachulia,  Managing Director of GORBI and National Program Director of EVS in Georgia

Loek Halman, Chair of the European Values Study


10:30 – 11:50 European identity, political values and dynamics of value change Chair: Markus Quandt

Kseniya Kizilova – Patterns and Dynamics of National and European Identities in Central and Eastern Europe Abstract

Pepijn van Houwelingen, Plamen Akaliyski, Jurjen Iedema, Paul Dekker – Convergence of political values? A multi-level analysis of developments among EU countries 1990-2017 Abstract Presentation

Frédéric Gonthier – Who drives the increase in authoritarian values? Abstract  Presentation

Quita Muis, Tim Reesken, Inge Sieben – Different Across, Similar Within? Educational Polarization in Social and Political Attitudes Abstract Presentation

12:00 – 13:00 Economic insecurity   and attitudes towards Welfare Chair: Edurne Bartolomé Peral

Carriero Renzo, Marianna Filandri – Explaining longitudinal and cross-country changes in support for conditional unemployment benefits Abstract Presentation

Julia Zelikova – Ageing of Population and Social Justice  Abstract

Michael Ochsner – Social Responsibility of the State? The Welfare State and Legitimacy of the State Abstract  Presentation  

14:15 –  15:55  Special Session: Religion, national identity and pro-choice values  Chair: Gergely Rosta

Keynote Speaker:

David Voas – The power of nones: Why secularization matters

Selected contributions:

Francesco Molteni – Burning the bridge with the past: religion and national identity after the fall of the Berlin Wall Abstract Presentation

Jara Kampmann – Does Atheism matter? – Atheism’s influence on homophobia in Europe – EVS data revisited Abstract 

Veronica Kostenko – Dynamics of nationalism and pro-choice values relations: the cases of post-Soviet and Balkan states Abstract Presentation

16:25 – 17:45 Family , gender and generations  Chair: Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi

Zuzanna Brzozowska – Are family values multidimensional? Evidence from the last three decades in Europe Abstract

Natalia Soboleva – Parental family and country context as determinants of gender-role attitudes in Europe (the evidence of EVS data) Abstract Presentation

Gevorg Poghosyan  – The new Values for the new generation Abstract

Ana Lortkipanidze – Aging and Ageism in Comparison Abstract

Friday 11 October

9:00 – 11:00 Special session: Measurement equivalence and validity in cross-cultural research Chair: Dominique Joyce

Christian Welzel  – Measurement Equivalence? A Tale of False Obsessions and a Cure  Presentation

Bart Meuleman – Measurement equivalence: Between Statistical Dogmatism and Anything Goes

Selected contributions:

Boris Sokolov – Cross-national and cross-level measurement equivalence of choice and gender equality values in the EVS 2017 Abstract

Vera Lomazzi – Gender role attitudes in EVS2017: is the measurement improved? Abstract

11:30 – 12:15  Dealing with non-response and interview falsification Chair: Ruud Luijkx

Lucy Flynn – Interview falsification: an exploratory analysis Abstract_  Presentation

Dustin Gilbreath – How predictable is item non-response in Georgia? Abstract Presentation

13:30 – 15:10  Illiberal democracies and  populisms Chair: Lucy Flynn

Malina Voicu, Ioana Ramia, Claudiu Tufiș – Measurement of radical populism in Romania: dimensions and over time change Abstract  Presentation

Hristo P. Todorov – Present Challenges to European Values Abstract

Olga Lavrinenko – The conditional effects of the economic insecurity on the voting for the populist parties in the European Union     Abstract

Bogdan Voicu – Remitting Populism? Abstract

15:30 – 16:30 Attitudes towards migration  Chair: Natalia Soboleva

Ferruccio Biolcati – Rinaldi, Riccardo Ladini – Who do you prefer not to have as a neighbour? An “immigrant” or a “foreign worker”? Evidence from a survey experiment in the Italian edition of the European Values Study – World Values Survey 2017 Abstract Presentation

Horatiu M. Rusu – Civic and ethnic ethos and attitudes toward immigrants Abstract

Kathrin Bush – Hostility towards immigrants: Economic and Cultural Threat perceptions as causes in times of the economic crises and rising numbers of immigration Abstract

16:30 – 17:00 Closing remarks

Chairs: Vera Lomazzi and Loek Halman