What do the Portuguese think about work? And the Dutch about family? What do the French defend in relation to religion? These and many other questions are answered by the European Values Study (EVS), one of the oldest studies of attitudes and values carried out in Europe, which allows us to understand the beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens across Europe.
A unique project in terms of monitoring and mapping values in Europe, the EVS gathers a very rich amount of information in the most diverse areas (politics, life in society, issues related to the perception of well-being and happiness, morality, migratory movements, the role of the Welfare State, social networks, climate change, among others) and allows us to draw a profile for each country; to find out what brings us closer and what distances us from citizens of other European countries; and to identify and compare trends in stability or change in the last three decades in Portugal and in other European countries. It is therefore a study that can interest a very wide audience, ranging from academia to policy makers, including teachers, students from different levels of education, journalists and the general public.
34 countries participated in the fifth edition of the European Values Study, now presented. In Portugal, it was coordinated by researchers from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Pedro Magalhães and Alice Ramos, and had the financial support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the “la Caixa” Foundation and the Foundation for Science and Technology.
15:10 Presentation of the Study
Alice Ramos, Auxiliary Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Pedro Magalhães, Principal Investigator at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon
15:30 Presentation of the Policy brief
Crisis of Confidence: How Europeans see their place in the world
Prepared by the European Council on Foreign Relations
Raquel Vaz-Pinto, Member of the Scientific Commitee of the Gulbenkian Future Forum
Moderated by Miguel Poiares Maduro, President of the Scientific Committee of the Gulbenkian Future Forum
Alexandre Homem Cristo, Researcher and Education Policy Specialist
Edalina Sanches, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Gulbenkian Future Forum
Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Full Professor at the Faculty of Human Movement of the University of Lisbon
Rui Tavares, Associate Researcher at the Center for International Studies of the ISCTE/IUL