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July, 2016: GBS working meeting at the IPSA World Congress in Poznan, Poland

Working meeting of the Global Barometer Survey Group took place on July, 27 at Adam Mickiewicz University and was conducted in conjunction with the 24th World Congress of the International Political Science Association in Poznan, Poland.  The meeting was attended by representatives of the Asian Barometer (Yun-han Chu, Kai-Ping Huang, Wen-Chin Wu, Hsin-Hsin Pan, Mark Weatherall, Osbern Huang and others), Afro Barometer (Robert Mattes), Latino Barometro (Marta Lagos) and Eurasia Barometer (Christian Haerpfer, Kseniya Kizilova). Due to a number of reasons, Arab Barometer colleagues were not able to join this meeting. The main issues discussed at the meeting included overview of the past barometer surveys, release of the most recent GBS 2.3 data-set and planning of the next waves of survey in Post-Soviet Eurasia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South and South-East Asia. The meeting dealt also with planning of the next GBS workshops and dissemination activities in Princeton, Taipei and Buenos-Aires. GBS group has started working on the second collective monograph summarizing findings on development of democracy, political institutions and transformations of the concept of citizenship. The working title of the monograph is People and Democracy in the Developing World: Citizenship in the Early 21st Century. Empirical data used in the analysis will come from GBS, WVS and other survey programs.

March, 2016: Presentation of an English-book on Belarus: Independence as a National Idea

A Presentation of the English-Language book "Belarus: Independence as a National Idea" took place in the Diplomatic Academy if Vienna on 30 March. The event was organized upon the initiative of the Embassy of Belarus in Austria by the Austrian-Belorussian Society, the Institute for Comparative Survey Research "Eurasia Barometer", the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. 
Short speeches were made by head of the analytical center EcooM Sergei Musiyenko and Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, Professor Igor Marzalyuk as well as the Austrian co-author of the book, President of the World Values Survey Association, and Director of the Institute for Comparative Survey Research Eurasian Barometer, Professor Christian Haerpfer. The event met a strong interest on the part of representatives of political and social circles, the expert community, Austrian mass media, and the diplomatic corps accredited in Vienna (original article: here).

July, 2015: Meeting between Eurasia Barometer leadership and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Eurasia Barometer leadership held a meeting with Prof. Dr.Huang Ping, Director General of the Institute of European Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the President of Chinese Association of American Studies. The topic of the meeting was possibilities of joint research efforts in organization of mass surveys in China and countries of Central Asia.


June, 2015: Forum on Global Barometer Surveys

Eurasia Barometer leadership participated in the 2015 Forum on Global Barometer Surveys hosted by the Fudan-Duke Center for Global Attitudes about Politics and Society at Fudan University in Shanghai. Director of Eurasia Barometer Prof. Christian Haerpfer made presentation on “Value systems and Value Change in China: Analysis of the World Value Survey in China 1990 – 2012” and a presentation on "Political Capital and Trust in Political Institutions in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Analysis of Eurasia Barometer and World Values Survey 1994 – 2013" which included findings of Eurasia Barometer surveys and the World Values Survey. Vice-Director of Eurasia Barometer Kseniya Kizilova presented findings of Eurasia Barometer survey in a presentation on “Support for Different Political Regimes in New Independent States: 1994 – 2014” and a presentation on the “Image of China in the Countries of Middle East and North Africa”. The Forum was followed by a Eurasia Barometer Consortium presentation at the conference “Belt and Road Initiatives: Public Opinion Survey and the Image of China” hosted by China Center for Contemporary World Studies in Beijing.


November, 2014: Eurasia Barometer leadership participated in the Global Barometer Surveys Conference in Taiwan National University (Taipei, Taiwan).
The conference included a thematic session on "How People Understand Democracy", moderated by Prof. Christian Haerpfer; list of speakers included Min-hua Huang (Asian Barometer), Marta Lagos (Latino Barometer), Robert Mattes (Afrobarometer), Michael Robbins (Arab Barometer). The second conference session was devoed to the "Regime Preference and Support for Democracy" and was moderated by Prof. Yun-han Chu. The list of speakers included Christian Haerpfer & Kseniya Kizilova (Eurasia Barometer), Lu Jie (Asian Barometer), Marta Lagos (Latino Barometer), Mike Bratton (Afrobarometer), Michael Robbins (Arab Barometer). Also within the conference the Global Barometer Module was reviewed, and new topics were considered.

November, 2014: Eurasia Barometer presentation at the workshop in Munich, Germany

Director of Eurasia Barometer Professor Christian Haerpfer and Vice-Director of Eurasia Barometer Kseniya Kizilova have been invited to contribute to a workshop on Orientations and Expectations of the Population of Post-Soviet States organized by Munich University and the Network on "Institutions and institutional change in Post-Socialist States". The topic of the presentation was "Findings of the political culture research at the post-Soviet states".

April, 2013: The final conference of the project HITT-CIS in Vienna
25-26.04.2013 in Vienna (Austria), in the conference room of the Institute for Advanced Studies the final conference on the project "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" (grant under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2009-2013) took place.
The conference started with an opening speech of the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies Prof. Christian Keuschnigg and went on with a demonstration of a short documentary film presenting the results of the research projects LLH (2000-2003, EU grant) and HITT (2000-2003, EU grant). After that the leading project experts and researchers gave brief overviews of the main project results and outcomes: Dr. Bayard Roberts (UK) "Access to Health Care in post-Soviet Countries", Dr. Dina Balabanov (UK) "Treatment of Diabetes in the CIS Countries", Prof. Pamela Abbott (UK) "Changing the Way of Life in post-Soviet Societies," Professor David Rothman (Belarus), Dr. Gulzhan Alimbekova (Kazakhstan) "Research in the CIS Countries: Mass Survey, Observation, and Qualitative Research". One of the main results of the project is recommendations that include basic suggestions for further reform of healthcare systems in the CIS countries. Except for all above mentioned during the conference Professor Peter Brigadin (Belarus) presented the collective monograph "Health and Social Changes in post-Soviet countries" released as a result of the project in the Belarusian State University. After an open discussion of the final reports the leading project researcher Professor Christian Haerpfer (UK) said concluding words. In addition to all project teams and experts a number of prominent guests representing different groups of project's stakeholders as well as national and international media took part. Representatives of European Commission's services (DF Research, SANCO), representatives of Embassies of CIS countries in Austria, experts from of Austrian Government and research-oriented NGOs were also invited to the the conference.


April, 2013: The final workshop of the project HITT-CIS in Brussels

12.03.2013 in Brussels (Belgium) the final workshop on the presentation and discussion of the results of the research project "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" (grant under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2009-2013) took place. The workshop began with greeting and introduction made by Professor Martin McKee (UK). After that a film "Health in Times of Transition in the CIS" was shown, and a common discussion of the main results of the project took place. The main speakers were Professor David Rothman (Belarus), Professor Joseph Figueras (UK), etc. The final word said the leading researcher on the project Professor Christian Haerpfer (UK). The seminar was attended by representatives of the European Commission, as well as the mass media.


April, 2013: Monograph "Population Health and Social Changes in post-Soviet Countries"
In the spring 2013 the Belarusian published a collective monograph on the results of the international research project HITT-CIS "Health in Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries" (2009-2013, EU grant) called "Population Health and Social Changes in post-Soviet Countries" edited by Professor Peter Brigadin, Professor Martin McKee, Professor David Rothman, Dr. Alexander Khvorostov and Professor Christian Hearpfer. The monograph is written as a result of mass surveys conducted in 2010-2011 in some post-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine) as part of an international project HITT-CIS. The monograph would be useful for social scientists, hygienists, epidemiologists, researchers and professionals involved in the sociology of healthcare, health, lifestyle, as well as students, and university teachers.


March, 2013: Videofilm «Health in Times of Transition»

Realization of the international research project "Health in Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS countries" (grant of the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2009-2013).
According to the results of the project a movie "Health in Times of Transition" was created. The film is available in English as well as in English with Russian subtitles. Enjoy it!


2008: Monograph "Life Quality of the Population of post-Soviet Countries in the sociological perspective"
In 2008 V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University published a collective monograph on the results of the international research project LLH «Living conditions, Lifestyle and Health in the former Soviet Union" (2000-2003, EU grant) called "Life Quality of the Population of post-Soviet Countries in the sociological perspective" edited by Professor, Doctor of Social Sciences, Rector of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Vil S. Bakirov. In the monograph the results of research on the life quality in post-Soviet countries are presented. The monograph contains five sections: theoretical and methodological foundations of sociological analysis of the post-Soviet image and life quality, standards of living and security in the post-Soviet countries, good job as an indicator of the quality of working life, sport and life quality, the focus of government social policy to ensure the life quality in the post-Soviet countries. The authors of the sections and chapters of the monograph are the following: V.S. Bakirov, V.N. Nikolaevsky, A.I. Kizilov, E.N. Plahova, O.V. Chernyavskaya, L.M. Khizhnyak, V.I. Lukaschuk, A.I. Andryuschenko. The monograph is created for teachers and students of higher educational institutions, scientists and researchers, and practitioners.

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