3rd International ESS Conference
Understanding key challenges for European societies in the 21st century
13-15th July 2016
Amphimax, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The 3rd International ESS Conference showcased research using data from the European Social Survey (ESS) to address a range of substantive issues highly relevant to European societies. These issues included, but were not limited to: migration, work and family life, wellbeing, health, welfare, political engagement and social norms and values. Practical and policy implications of the research were drawn out, wherever possible, from a range of highly qualified speakers.
The conference aimed to show the depth and breadth of scientifically rigorous research made possible as a result of the high quality comparative data provided by the ESS. It brought together 170 ESS data users from around the world and working across a range of disciplines to share ideas.
There were three keynote sessions during the conference. Their presentations are available to download:
- Prof. Bart Meuleman, Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven - Opportunities & challenges of cross-national and crosstemporal comparisons
- Prof. Claudia Senik, University Paris-Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics - The Cultural Foundations of Happiness
- Dr. Rory Fitzgerald, Director, ESS ERIC - ESS: Past, Present and Future
Thank you to everyone who came to Lausanne in 2016!
Dr. Carolin Rapp was awarded the inaugural Jowell-Kaase Early Career Researcher Prize for her paper: 'Is It All the Same? Forms of Racial Prejudice, their Origins and Consequences reconsidered'.
The conference was organised by the European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS).
The conference organising committee: Piet Bracke, Sarah Butt, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Peter Farago, Peter Grand, Nicolas Sauger and Angelika Scheuer