European Social Survey chosen as the winner of the LPV Award for 2020

The selection committee for the Lijphart/Przworski/Verba Dataset Award, given annually by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for the best dataset in comparative politics have chosen the European Social Survey (ESS) as the winner of the LPV Award for 2020.  

The Committee was impressed with the quality of ESS surveys, their regularity of release, the ease of use of the ESS Website, and the number of important and innovative research projects that have made use of ESS data.

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Certificate of Research Excellence

Since the Centre for Social Sciences has complied with the requirements of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences which follow international standards it has been authorised to use the label Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, according to the Certificate of Excellence awarded recently.

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CfP - Challenges of Democratic Innovations in Europe (Research Workshop)

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In democratic political systems, the main actors of representative democracy are party leaders, elected parliamentarians, and cabinet members. In addition to these, there are other ways of decision-making in a democratic political system such as participatory and deliberative democracy. These involve citizens and non-governmental organizations that aim to improve the social acceptance and effectiveness of political decisions. Research on democratic innovations focuses on successful practices and methods aimed at changing democratic governance and political structures to improve them. Such innovations range from direct democracy (e.g. referendums, agenda initiatives, recall) to deliberative practices (e.g. deliberative polling, consultative mini-publics, participatory budgeting etc.) in offline and online settings.