18 - 20 Jan 2021

Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon. Submit your ideas by November 30!

Students, academics, developers and service providers from Switzerland and beyond are invited to connect on ideas, projects and tools in this three-day hackathon. FORS and SWITCH are organising this virtual Open Research Data Hackathon to strengthen collaboration around Open Research Data.

08 - 10 Mar 2021

15th conference on “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe”

This conference will address the theme: “Increasing Divergence and Changing Social Trends in Europe? Longer-term Developments and Consequences of the Pandemic”. Submit your paper! The deadline for your proposals is December 4, 2020.

09 - 10 Jun 2021

11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

Submit your session proposal, your abstract for a presentation or a poster no later than 31.01.2021. The conference is interdisciplinary and we welcome participants from all areas of the social sciences.

Past events

29 Oct 2020

Tagung: Neue Wege der Datenerhebung und -analyse. Die Kombination von Daten aus unterschiedlichen Quellen.

Die Tagung richtet sich sowohl an interessierte Forschende wie auch an Personen mit Führungs-
verantwortung aus Hochschulen, Forschungsförderungs-
institutionen, öffentlicher Verwaltung sowie aus privaten und öffentlichen datenproduzierenden Unternehmungen.

27 Oct 2020

Cause commune: une co-construction des pratiques entre le terrain et la recherche

L’objectif principal du projet Cause Commune est de construire une méthodologie participative et novatrice dans la politique d’action sociale qui profite à la cohésion sociale, au bien-être et à la qualité de vie des habitants.

06 Oct 2020

First results of the FORS COVID-19 MOSAiCH study on well-being, politics, work, and family

The FORS lunch seminars are held to foster scholarly exchange between FORS researchers and interested colleagues to profit from their diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds.

29 Sep 2020

Facing Big Data: methodological and analytical challenges of large-scale textual analyses

The Methods and Research meeting series is now on Zoom !  Don’t miss the first meeting with Sophie Mützel, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

31 Aug 2020

Call for Contributions to the Special Issue on the 2019 Swiss National Elections

Proposals should be no longer than one page. The deadline for submitting proposals is: 31st August 2020

14 - 28 Aug 2020

24th Summer School in Social Science Methods

Given the current situation, we will provide an option of attending the workshops on-line for those who are not in position to travel. Should the situation require it, the Summer School will switch to remote mode. Register before June 15 !

31 Jul 2020

Call for contributions to the special issue “COVID-19 : A Political Science Perspective”

Welcome are short research notes. Proposals in English should be 150 words. The deadline is 31 July 2020.

28 Feb 2020

FORS-GREC conference “The state of democracy in a comparative perspective”

FORS and the GREC research group of the UNIL Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) is organizing a one-day academic conference titled: The state of democracy in a comparative perspective 28 February 2020, 9h30-16h30 IDHEAP building room 001 AULA  The event is co-sponsored by: Montoring Electoral Democracy (MEDem) Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) The programme contains 4 panels […]

19 Dec 2019

FORS lunch seminar on representativeness of surveys and its analysis

The FORS Lunch Seminar with FORS researcher Michael Ochsner will take place in room 5899 at GeopolisThursday, December 19, from 12:15 to 13:15.

03 Dec 2019

Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches

In this Methods and Research meeting, Professor Joe Sakshaug, German Institute for Employment Research, gives insights into the following topic: Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches.

28 Nov 2019

Overcoming the global despondency trap

Le cycle de conférence du GREC vous invite à suivre cette présentation de Alice Evans (King’s College, London).

14 Nov 2019

Climate protesters and their motives for participating:

Climate protesters and their motives for participating: Results from an international survey of participants in Fridays for Future climate strikes.

14 Nov 2019

FORS Lunch seminar on Pragmatic abilities over the lifespan: The case of presuppositions

The seminar will be presented by FORS researcher Robert Reinecke. He will present a research project he is currently working on at the Institut des sciences logopédiques (Institute of Speech and Language Pathology) at the University of Neuchâtel.

29 Oct 2019

Using diverse statistical lens to provide insights about the collaborative learning process

The Methods and Research meetings are a joint seminar series organised by the Facult of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) of the University of Lausanne and FORS. The meetings are a discussion platform where talks cover substantive research raising interesting methodological questions. The next meeting is with Jennifer Olsen from the EPFL on Using diverse statistical lens to provide insights […]

16 Oct 2019

Shall the “people” speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945.

Zoé Kergomard from Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris presents a paper called “Shall the “people” speak? Elites and electoral participation in France, Germany and Switzerland since 1945.” The GREC organizes a series of conferences on topics within the scope of its scientific activities: political activism and protest, voting behaviour, citizenship, altruism, etc. The invited speakers are in principle senior researchers working […]