Last December 12 and 13, Sophie De Lede (a former visitor from Osnabrück University) and Alejandro Ciordia participated in the 11th Annual International QCA Paper Development Workshop (PDW) held in Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium). This event, promoted by the academic association COMPASS (Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis) and organized this year by the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), serves as a significant platform for researchers to interact with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) experts, gain insights into their ongoing research, and stay updated on methodological advancements in this domain.
During the workshop, Sophie and Alejandro presented a working paper titled "Talking Climate, Taking Action: Psychological and Interpersonal Factors Fostering Action Among Climate-Concerned Citizens". This work, in co-authorship with Miranda Lubbers and Maarten van Zalk, was reviewed by a panel of experts and shortlisted among the three best papers presented by non-tenured early career scholars, thus being formally recognized with a diploma as a runner-up to the Best Paper Award. This research, which draws upon original data collected in Catalonia within the framework of the INCLUSIVITY project, is part of Sophie's ongoing master's thesis in Social Psychology and will be submitted for its publication in an international scientific journal.