EUROSTUDENT Researchers' Forum



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The EUROSTUDENT Researchers’ Forum took place in Vilnius from February 1st - February 2nd. It brought together representatives from all national research teams involved in conducting the EUROSTUDENT survey at the national level. The forum aimed to provide up-to-date knowledge about the relevant higher education and social dimension issues in participating countries, giving insight and ideas about how EUROSTUDENT results could be used in various research projects and forms.

  • What are the possibilities for in-depth multivariate analyses using EUROSTUDENT data at the national level?
  • How has EUROSTUDENT data been used for comparative studies?
  • How has EUROSTUDENT data been combined with data from other surveys in national reports/ analyses/ reviews?
  • What ways of data dissemination have proven to be most effective in reaching audiences?
  • What prospects of data analysis and dissemination do national teams currently have using EUROSTUDENT data?

Sharing experiences on these and similar questions provided ideas and inspirations on how EUROSTUDENT results could be used to represent and further analyse the socio-economic situation of various student groups in the European Higher Education Area. The first day of the forum was dedicated to sharing and discussing national teams’ knowledge and experiences with data analysis through presentations in parallel thematic sessions. In order to facilitate understanding and discussions, each national team was asked to prepare a presentation. Opportunities for networking among the participants were provided in dedicated sessions and throughout the event. Besides input from the EUROSTUDENT national teams, international guest speakers were invited.

The second day of the conference focused on developing ideas for disseminating EUROSTUDENT results in a more creative way. With the help of a visual communication expert, possibilities for researchers to make their data and study results more attractive to a wider audience were explored.


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February 1, 9:00 - 18:30

9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30-9.45 Welcome note
EUROSTUDENT Consortium (Kristina Hauschildt, DZHW)
Jurgita Petrauskienė, Minister of Education and Science, Lithuania
9.45 – 10.45 Plenary Session

Stakeholders on Use and Uses of EUROSTUDENT Data
  • Jan Pakulski, Head of Unit Evidence-Based Policy and Evaluation, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
  • Lea Meister, President - European Students' Union
  • EUROSTUDENT research teams
    • Looking back on 20+ years of EUROSTUDENT - Giovanni Finocchietti, Associazione CIMEA, E:VI research team Italy
    • EUROSTUDENT with fresh eyes - Thorlakur Karlsson, Maskina Research, E:VI research team Iceland
10.45 – 12.45 Parallel Thematic Sessions (click here for detailed programme)
Presentations by EUROSTUDENT researchers
12.45 -14.00 Lunch and networking
14.00 – 15.00 Plenary Session: Keynote speeches

Methodological Challenges in International Comparative Surveys - Ineke Stoop, The Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP

Using international comparisons to help understand and frame the specifics of national higher education systems – an example using EUROSTUDENT data – Nicolas Charles, Maître de conferences, Université de Bordeaux
15.00– 17.00 Parallel Thematic Sessions (click here for detailed programme)
Presentations by EUROSTUDENT researchers
17.00 – 17.30 Coffee Break
17.30 –18.30 Speed Networking Session
Meet other researchers and discuss research opportunities
Family photo at the end of the session
19.30 -21.00 Researchers’ Forum Dinner and Networking

February 2, 9:00 - 14:00
9:00 – 9:50 Plenary Session

EUROSTUDENT VI communication and dissemination strategy – Hanna-Stella Haaristo, Praxis

Getting the most out of your data – how to visualise research results for a broad audience - Jeff Knezovich, data visualisation expert
9:50 – 11:50 Visualisation workshop
Work together with other researchers on a visualization of EUROSTUDENT data in this hands-on session with active participation.
Parallel coffee break.
11:50 – 12:20 Closing Session

Conference chronicle with president of Lithuanian National Union of Students (Lietuvos studentu sajunga - LSS) Paulius Baltokas /Andrius Zalitis

Closing address (EUROSTUDENT Consortium)
12:30 -14:00 Lunch and networking
14.30- 17.00 Vilnius City Tour (optional)