International Workshop 2019
In collaboration with GORBI (Georgian Opinion Research Business International), the European Values Study organizes the first international workshop of EVS2017 “Comparing values in (post)crisis Europe“.
In the recent years, Europe was exposed to remarkable dynamics of simultaneously growing together and falling apart. The workshop aims at dealing with two main questions: How do all these changes affect the Europeans’ values? And how can researchers measure and compare human values in an adequate and meaningful way?
A Call for Abstract has been launched on May 8th. Interested scholars can submit proposals until June 22nd. We welcome contributions on European values and attitudes with a focus on multilevel and longitudinal research questions on topics such as (but not limited to) social solidarity, social cohesion, national and European identity, we are interested also in papers investigating validity and cross-cultural comparability of values and attitudes. In particular, contributions on the issue of measurement equivalence are highly appreciated. For their studies, interested scholars may consider fresh data from about 30 countries that are included in the second pre-release of EVS2017.
Alongside selected proposals, the program is enriched by keynote contributions and special panels:
In a special panel on Religion and Secularization, Professor David Voas (Head of Department of Social Science at University College London, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Values Study) gives a keynote speech entitled :”The power of nones: Why secularization matters“
The special panel on Measurement equivalence and validity in cross-cultural research gives the opportunity to discuss such matters with Professor Christian Welzel (Chair in Political Culture Research, Center for the Study of Democracy at Leuphana University, and Vice-President of World Values Survey Association), who proposes his speech on “Measurement Equivalence? A Tale of False Obsessions and a Cure, and Professor Bart Meuleman (Coordinator of the Centre for Sociological Research at KU Leuven, and President of the European Survey Research Association), who gives a contribution entitled: “Measurement equivalence: Between Statistical Dogmatism and Anything Goes“.
The Local Organizing Committee at GORBI, Tbilisi, Georgia
Lucy Flynn, Rian Hulscher , Merab Pachulia
The Scientific Committee of the Workshop
Morten Frederiksen (Aalborg Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark); Vera Lomazzi (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany); Gergely Rosta (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary); Natalia Soboleva (Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)