Joint Meeting Of Executive Committee & Scientific Advisory Committee
Joint meeting of WVS Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee was conducted in Vienna on December, 2-3, 2013 in the hotel “Astoria”.
The list of meeting participants included Prof. Christian Haerpfer, Prof. Eduard Ponarin, Prof. Christian Welzel, Prof. Alejandro Moreno, Prof. Bi Puranen, Jaime Diez Medrano, Dr. Darwish Al-Emadi, Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Prof. Juan Diez Nicolas, Prof. Yilmaz Esmer, Dr. Marta Lagos, Dr. Irina Vartanova, and Ms. Kseniya Kizilova. Prof. Pippa Norris and Prof. Ronald Inglehart joined the discussion by Skype. Main issues discussed at the meeting were overview of 6th wave until December 2013, status of ongoing surveys within the WVS wave 6, plans for 6th wave for January-March 2014; financial situation of organization in 2013-2014; community building and communications; new WVSA Web-Site; SAC roadmap development; next General Assembly of WVSA; WVSA activities at IPSA World Congress in Montreal in July 2014; planning of 7th wave; WVS in Europe and cooperation with EVS; development of Global Hubs of WVSA (China, USA, MENA etc.) and etc. A special event of this meeting was presentation of the draft of the new constitution of WVSA. The new constitution was prepared by Constitution Revision Committee that included Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Prof. Juan Diez Nicolas, Prof. Yilmaz Esmer and Dr. Marta Lagos. Presentation of the proposed draft of the new constitution was made by Prof. Hans-Dieter Klingemann.