Villa Vigoni 2021

15th Conference “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” Increasing Divergence and Changing Social Trends in Europe? – Longer-term Developments and Consequences of the Pandemic –

Villa Vigoni Conference, March 9, 2021

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Tuesday, March 9

9:30 – 12:30

Session 1: Increasing Socio-economic Divergence in Europe? 
Chair: Tadas Leončikas (Eurofound, Dublin) 


Heinz-Herbert Noll (formerly GESIS, Mannheim)

Welcome to the Conference



Massimiliano Mascherini (Eurofound, Dublin)

Convergence and Divergence in the Social Dimension of the EU



Wiemer Salverda (University of Amsterdam)

EU Labour Market Inequality and Income Inequality and the Pillar of Social Rights



István Gy. Tóth (Tarki, Budapest)

Social Policy Attitudes in EU Member States: Common Trends and Cross Country Heterogeneities



Moderator: Jeroen Boelhouver (SCP, The Hague)

Questions & Answers



Break (20 min)


Jens Carstens / Anamaria Maftei (Eurofound)

Regional Convergence in the EU Between Crises



Oliver Nahkur (University of Tartu) / Rein Taagepera (University of California, Irvine)

Lead and Lag Times of European Countries in a Gentler World



Moderator: Jeroen Boelhouver (SCP, The Hague)

Questions & Answers



Olivier Bontout (European Commission, Brussels), Zsolt Darvas (Bruegel, Brussels) and presenters of Session I.

Panel Discussion


12:30– 13:30


Lunch Break


13:30 – 15:50

Session II. Social, Economic and Emotional Consequences of the Pandemic

Chair: Peter Farago (formerly FORS, Lausanne)


Loukas Stemitsiotis (European Commission, Brussels)

Social Fairness Following the Covid-19 Crisis: Policies Addressing the Impacts of Structural Change and of the Pandemic



Peter Krause (German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin)

Regional Spread, Social Drivers, and Economic Outcomes of the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic in Germany 2020



Eszter Sandor (Eurofound, Dublin)

Households and Social Support in Europe – What Can We Learn From Surveys Before and During the Covid-19 Pandemic?



Moderator: István Gy. Tóth (Tárki, Budapest)

Questions & Answers



Break (20 min)




Eduardo Bericat (University of Seville) / Massimiliano Mascherini (Eurofound, Dublin)

The Impact of the 2020 Pandemic on the Emotional Well-Being of Europeans:

Emotional Convergence or Divergence?



Tommaso Capezzone / Arnstein Aassve (Bocconi University, Milan)

Attitudes Towards the European Union During COVID-19 Pandemic



Moderator: Carla Collicelli (CNR, Rome)

Questions & Answers


Discussion introduced by Christian Suter (University of Neuchatel)







16:00 – 17:15

Session III. Recent Developments in European Social Monitoring and Reporting

Chair: Heinz-Herbert Noll (formerly GESIS, Mannheim)


Bernhard Ebbinghaus / Lukas Lehner (University of Oxford)

Tracking Policy Responses to COVID-19: A Guide to Novel Sources for Social Research



Peter Farago (formerly FORS, Lausanne) / Christian Suter (University of Neuchatel)

(Panorama of Swiss Society – A new Social Report



István Gy. Tóth (Tárki, Budapest)

The Hungarian Social Report 2020



Moderator: Tadas Leončikas, (Eurofound, Dublin)

Questions & Answers


Closing words




End of Conference