European Norms and Values


In collaboration with "Wetenschapsknooppunt Brabant" (Science Centre Brabant) a teaching module about European Norms and Values has been developed. Based on the data collection of the European Values Study, primary school pupils (11/12 years old) get information about how adults and children think about education and parenting. Children get insight about their own values and can discuss these with other pupils, teachers, and parents. In an instruction video, Dr. Inge Sieben (Department of Sociology, Tilburg University) explains why Europeans think so differently. The module can be used at home and in the classroom. The module is available on, a Dutch language platform where children, parents, and teachers also can find information about the scientific background. Since its launch the module has abstracted more than 45.000 unique visitors (between March 2015 and January 2016).


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The TRAPD method for survey translation

The translation of the questionnaire is a delicate phase for the European Values Study. Translations must ensure the comparability between countries, but also between waves of the EVS and of the World Values Survey (WVS). The EVS 2017 questionnaire was translated using the current best practice in survey…click for more details