Collaboration with WVS

The European Values Study and the World Values Survey agreed to collaborate in carrying out the 2017 values survey in Europe as defined in the Memorandum of Understandings (MoU).

In line with this agreement, both organizations coordinated the questionnaire’s design and the overlap in the two questionnaires is about 70%. In all European countries, the EVS questionnaire is applied, and data collection is coordinated by EVS according to the strict methodological guidelines prepared by EVS Methodology Group that are specifically adapted to the European context.

The MoU also covers issues related to data exchange, cleaning, archiving, integration, embargo (§9). The joint data dissemination and data property are described in details in the document attached to the MoU.

A Joint Liaison Committee has been established with the aim of ensuring regular communication and coordination of common activities between the two organizations.

The collaboration takes place in different forms, and this table resumes them.

In some countries a unique team is involved for a long time both in EVS and in WVS (“EVS-WVS Team”); in other countries the two organizations have different partners: in some cases they cooperate for carrying a single survey with a split sample (Joint EVS-WVS Teams), in others separate data collections are taking place (EVS Team; WVS Team).