Ciutadella Campus hosts a presentation of the European Social Survey

Ciutadella Campus hosts a presentation of the European Social Survey


The Research and Expertise Center for Survey Methodology (RECSM-UPF) organizes this talk, which will take place on October 30, in the afternoon, at the Mercè Rodoreda building on the Ciutadella campus. It will count with the participation of several members of the Spanish team of the ESS and the Center for Sociological Research (CIS), who will talk about the implementation of the ESS in Spain and the evaluation of democracy by Europeans.


Imatge inicial

On Wednesday October 30, 2019, the Spanish National ESS Team and the CIS (Centro de investigaciones Sociológicas) want to present and talk about the European Social Survey in Spain. The idea is showing and explaining to the general public, mass media and researchers the importance of this comparative survey in Spain and Europe. This event is organized by RECSM-UPF taking advantage of the presence of members of the ESS Core Scientific Team in Spain.

It will take place on October 30, 2019, between 6pm and 8pm at UPF, Campus Ciutadella, Edificio Mercè Rodoreda, room 24.112.

The event will be held in English. Confirmation of attendance to [email protected] is appreciated.  


6 pm Opening remarks

Mariano Torcal (Director RECSM)

Enric Vallduví (Vice-rector Research UPF)

Rory Fitzgerald (Director ESS ERIC)


6.30pm Design and implementation of the ESS in Spain

Javier de Esteban (Research Director, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS))

Mónica Méndez (Technical Advisor, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS))


7pm Europeans' democratic attitudes and the European party system: Learning from ESS Round 6

Mónica Ferrín (Ramón y Cajal Researcher, University of A Coruña)

In one way or another, most of the so-called challenger parties talk in the name of democracy. Either claiming a democratic renewal against old elites or reclaiming the sovereignty of the people and for the people, democracy comes out easily in their pitches. These discourses apparently mirror the increased citizens’ discontent with the functioning of their democracies, especially after the economic crisis of 2008. As such, these parties increase the supply of alternatives for voters concerned about the functioning of their democratic systems. To date, however, citizens’ views and evaluations of democracy have hardly been included as the major independent variable in the study of the European party systems. Is there a relationship between people’s dis/satisfaction with democracy and the composition of the European parliaments? Are there some parties more likely to benefit from citizen’s dissatisfaction than others? The ESS Round 6 gives us food for thought on these questions.




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