Although it has been quiet for a while, we have certainly not been idle! This week marks the start of the fifth round of data collection at schools. This means that our team will once again visit secondary schools throughout the country to gather students' opinions on democracy and society. The first schools are already scheduled for December, and we will make significant progress starting early next year. The logistics of data collection are being well managed this year by Carmen van Alebeek and Boris van den Berg.
We are also pleased to welcome a few new researchers to our team this year: Sara Geven and Jaap van Slageren. If you want to learn more about who they are and what they do, visit the team page and click on their profile pictures with hyperlinks. If you are still not satisfied and have pressing questions about who we are, what we do, or more, feel free to email us!
We are currently busy finalising the Year 3 report, in which we discuss the results of the third-year students in the 2020-2021 school year. The report will be released soon. This school year, schools throughout the Netherlands faced closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the parliamentary elections took place. This has been of great importance for the data collection of the DAPDV project. Additionally, we have once again examined adolescents' support for democratic values compared to the first and second school years. Soon, more information about this can be read in the Year 3 report, which will be published on this site!