European Values Survey (EVS) is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values, initiated in 1970 by the, at the time, informal group of academics. They believed in importance of monitoring the development and changes in values and attitudes of Europeans. Later, the group has grown into a foundation called the European Values Study Group, which conducts and coordinates the research.
From the very beginning some non-European countries such as the USA and Canada joined the research, and their citizens are also examined by identical methodology. This procedure allowed the construction of a valuable base of comparative and comparable data that has inspired and enabled the creation of a rich scientific literature that aims and object tracking dynamic transformation of contemporary culture and values on the territory of Europe and the world.
During the 2008 the fourth row of Values Surveys started, which included the largest number of states in the territory of Europe and some non-European countries. Montenegro, for the first time, received the invitation to join this valuable scientific enterprise. The fact that Montenegro is in the family of European countries for which comparable data in this area are available is undoubtedly of great importance and, among other things, has a positive impact on the process of its accession to the European Union.
The first part of the project was completed thanks to enthusiasm of teachers and staff at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. They, pro bono adapted questionnaire and survey methodology for Montenegro, and field work and data analyses was conducted with the support of the Secretariat for European Integration.
Preparations for the fifth wave of the EVS are underway. The survey will be conducted in 2017. De Facto Consultancy Agency is in the process of becoming new full-partner for EVS, meaning the Agency will conduct EVS survey in Montenegro in the next wave.
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