Simon Walo

24
Jul

Article “What is Europe?”

The article “What is Europe? The meaning of Europe in different social contexts in Switzerland” has recently been published in Swiss Political Science Review by Swiss Invent team member Jörg Röss, Georg Datler and Julia Schroedter. They analyzed the meanings that persons associate with Europe for a sample of the population of Switzerland. From this analysis six meaning dimensions emerge,

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18
Jul

How people in Switzerland talk about culture online

The Swiss INVENT team has recently completed the analysis of Twitter posts related to “culture” in Switzerland. The final sample consists of more than 80’000 tweets in four different languages, posted in 2019 and 2020. Preliminary results show that culture is interpreted in various ways in the Swiss Twittersphere. On the one hand, many tweets refer to different forms of

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24
Jun

Cultural institutions reopening across Europe

After being closed for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many cultural institutions across Europe resume their operations these days. Thus, it becomes possible again to attend live concerts, to visit museums, or to watch movies at the cinema for people in many European countries. In several places, even events with large audiences can already take place again

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29
May

Does culture foster integration?

INVENT paper accepted at ESA Conference 2021 Our paper „Does Culture foster Integration? How the Perception of European Culture is Related to Support for European Integration.” has been accepted for presentation at the 2021 congress of the European Sociological Association in Barcelona. The paper is based on brand new data collected in the UK, Switzerland and Spain. Authors are Jörg

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17
May

INVENT Survey in Switzerland

Fieldwork for the INVENT survey in Switzerland is halfway completed: Since its launch on April 15, more than 660 people have participated in the INVENT survey in Switzerland. This is more than half of the expected sample size covering the general Swiss resident population. Participants came from all three language regions of Switzerland (German, French, Italian) and completed the questionnaire

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