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Annual Meeting 2017 of the International Social Survey Programme ISSP


The ISSP 2017 Annual Meeting will be hosted by FORS, the Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences and the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne. The event takes place on the Campus of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from April 29 to May 3, 2017.

The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies.



Annual meeting Venue

All the meetings and the General Assembly take place on the campus of the University of Lausanne. The groups’ meetings and the research session of Sunday 30th April take place at the Geopolis Building.
The General Assembly, from Monday May 1st to Wednesday May 3rd takes place at the Anthropos café in the Amphipôle building.


Saturday, April 29

10.00-11.30 Old city of Lausanne walking tour (meeting point at the Cathedral)
13.45-16.30 Visit of the Palais des Nations at Geneva (Departure by bus from Ouchy, near the lake at 14.00)
16.30-18.45 Wine tasting in the Geneva countryside (Back to Lausanne around 19.30)

Sunday, April 30

Sunday morning venue: Geopolis Building (2nd floor)
Meeting of the Religion 2018 Drafting Group
Meeting of the Social Inequality 2019 Drafting Group
Meetings of the Method Groups
Meeting of the Methodology Committee

Sunday afternoon venue: Geopolis Building (lecture hall: 1612 at 1st floor)
Research Session
Standing Committee Meeting

General Assembly venue: Amphipôle Building – Anthropos Café
Monday, May 1
09.00 – 13.00 General meeting, coffee break at 10.30
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 General meeting, coffee break at 15.00

Tuesday, May 2
09.00 – 13.00 General meeting, coffee break at 10.30
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30 General meeting, coffee break at 15.30
19.30 Dinner at the restaurant “Lausanne-Moudon” located in the center of Lausanne

Wednesday, May 3
09.00 – 12.00 General meeting, coffee break at 10.30
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

Click here for the detailed programme


The ISSP delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Lausanne. A special arrangement was made with four hotels in the centre of Lausanne. Do not forget to book your hotel. Please note that to benefit from preferential rates, hotel reservations must be made before March 15.

Click here for more information regarding the special arrangement for hotel accomodation.

Travel and visitors’ information

Click here for travel and visitors’ information.
Click here for how to get to the campus of the University of Lausanne.
Click here for a map of the university campus and the meeting venues.


The registration is now closed.

Social programme

Click here for a detailed description of the social programme.

Contact the local organizers:

Please contact us if you have any problems or questions

Dominique Joye : phone: +41 21 692 38 88, email:

Marlène Sapin : phone: +41 21 692 38 42, email:

Denise Bloch : phone: +41 21 692  37 30, email: