WVSA Executive Committee Meeting 2019
Executive Committee of the World Values Survey Association held its meeting on May 20, 2019 in conjunction with the WAPOR-2019 conference in Toronto, Canada. Main topics for discussion included: ● progress of WVS wave 7; ● ongoing call for tenders to fund WVS-7 in 14 more countries; ● reports from the Secretariat, Treasurer and the Data archive; ● time and work plans for the WVS-7 data cleaning and public data release; ● cooperation with EVS on data-sets merging; ● update of the WVSA web-site; ● WVS7 reports, publications and book series by Springer; ● WVS-7 dissemination activities in 2019-2021.
As of today, WVS-7 fieldwork is completed in 60 countries; 30+ more are to be surveyed by March 2020. WVS-7 round is expected to cover at least 95 countries representing over 85% of the world population (including surveys completed in cooperation with EVS). The General Assembly meeting of the WVSA and the public release of the WVS-7 data-set will take place in July 2020 in conjunction with the IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Lisbon, Portugal. All national teams and regional hubs are encouraged to prepare regional events to mark the end of WVS wave 7 and to inform the academic community, policy-makers and stakeholders about the new data being available. In Latin America, such regional launch of WVS-7 data-set will take place in conjunction with the ISA Forum of Sociology in Brazil in July 2020. WVS book series by Springer and a series of analytical reports are planned as the key deliverables alongside with the WVS-7 cross-national data-set.