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Institute: Center of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS

Youth Mobility: maximizing opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe
Mobilita mladých : maximalizácia príležitostí pre jednotlivcov, trhy práce a regióny v Európe
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: doc. Ing. Baláž Vladimír PhD., DrSc.
Annotation:Research on international youth mobility has been fragmented, mostly based on relatively small samples and case studies. YMOBILITY develops a comprehensive research programme which addresses the following: • Identifying, and quantifying, the main types of international youth mobility in the EU, and their key characteristics. Particular attention will be given to differences between and within three main types: highly skilled, less skilled and students • Understanding what determines which individuals do and which do not participate in international mobility as personal and professional development strategies: their motives, migration channels and information sources • Analysing the individual outcomes in terms of both employability and careers (skills and competences) and non-economic terms (welfare and identities). • Analysing the territorial outcomes for the regions of both origin and destination, in economic, demographic and cultural terms • Differentiating between short-term and long-term outcomes, taking into account return migration and future intentions to migrate. • Identifying implications for policies in migration but also of education, the economy and housing The research will utilise existing secondary data for the whole of the EU, but will mainly rely on primary quantitative data (large-scale surveys to be undertaken by polling agency) and qualitative data (interviews with migrants and returned migrants). The study will focus on 9 countries representing different contexts for youth mobility: Romania, Slovakia and Latvia as sources of emigration and return; the UK and Sweden as destinations for migrants; Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain as both major destinations and countries of origin. The policy analysis will be informed by interviews undertaken with key informants, such as migrant associations and policy-makers. Experimental methods will be used to assess how individuals will respond to different scenarios of future economic and social change.
Duration: 1.3.2015 - 28.2.2018

ENLIVEN, Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe
Podpora celoživotného učenia sa pre inkluzívnu a pulzujúcu Európu
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Ing. Studená Ivana PhD.
Annotation:The ENLIVEN project’s overarching objective is to provide an innovative model and mechanism to support policy debate, policy formation and policy evaluation in lifelong learning, focusing on the needs of today’s young adults, and integrating theoretical and empirical perspectives from social and computer sciences. The project will generate an evidence-based analysis of where, when and why policies have been effective, and develop a computer-based intelligent system to improve policy-making. Specific objectives: - Map and critically assess key elements of programmes implemented at EU, national and regional levels to support access to and participation in adult learning among excluded population groups and those at risk of social exclusion, assess how these have addressed disadvantage, inequality, and social exclusion, and helped overcome barriers to participation. - Assess the impact of “system characteristics” (of initial and adult education, the labour market, the economy, and social protection) on aggregate participation rates (overall, and in various segments of adult education markets), and on the distribution of participation (with special reference to disadvantaged young adults and using gender-sensitive approaches).
 - Assess the role of lifelong learning in developing a productive, efficient and competitive economy through investigating what learning potential and innovation ability exists within workplaces, what organisational models favour innovation ability and innovative oriented training, and how effective learning actions are. - Identify and map the nature and availability of data about adult and lifelong learning, and integrate these with new research findings from across the ENLIVEN project and, using data mining, establish a knowledge base for the development of an Intelligent Decision Support System to support policy making. - Design and implement an Intelligent Decision Support System, and test how this could adapt to new knowledge and learn from restoring users’ experience interactively. - Identify the learning potential and innovative capacity which exists within workplaces, what organisational models favour innovation ability and innovation-oriented training, and how effective learning actions are.
Duration: 1.10.2016 - 30.9.2019

Schools in Slovakia during years of the First Slovak Republic and in the period of Stalinism (1948 - 1953) with focus upon the ethnic minorities. Differences and similarities.
Školstvo na Slovensku v rokoch 1. Slovenskej republiky a v období stalinizmu (1948 - 1953) so zameraním na vzdelávanie etnických menšín. Protiklady a podobnosti.
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: doc. Mgr. Olejník Milan PhD.
Annotation:The solving of the scientific project is supposing an analysis and comparison of an educational process in Slovakia during the existence of the First Slovak Republic and a totalitarian system during the period 1948 - 1953 with focus upon education of ethnic minorities. In the center of attention is a school policy of governments of the First Slovak Republic and the Czechoslovak Republic (1948 - 1953) and activities of central government authorities dealing with educational issues. In this context is attention focused also on interpretations of school policies of government agencies in the contemporary periodicals. The project is focused upon the influence of political parties - the Hlinka Slovak Populist Party and the Communist Party of Slovakia and their ideologies upon the educational process. It analyses organizational structure of educational system. Attention is given to status and activities of teachers in the monitored periods and via application of Oral History is also aimed at recollections of pedagogues activities in schools.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2017

UrbanHist: History of European Urbanism in the 20th Century
Urbánna história: 20. storočie a európsky urbanizmus
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Prof. PaedDr. Šutaj Štefan DrSc.
Annotation:Throughout the 20th century, urban planning constituted itself as an important tool to spatially direct social developments. This applies to Europe more so than to any other continent. Urban planning contributed significantly to the emergence of the welfare state, strong economies and a relatively balanced settlement structure. However, urban planning also caused the suppression and destruction of some population groups, alongside natural and cultural resources. Most studies on 20th century urban planning adopt a national perspective, while studies aiming to provide an overview focus on several core countries. Furthermore, methodological approaches are very heterogeneous. UrbanHist’s aim is to develop and sustainably promote a joint understanding of the history of urban planning in the 20th century from a European perspective. Complementing contributions of academic and non-academic partners will systematically increase the scientific level of the project. New knowledge, critical debates and dissemination will be strengthened. UrbanHist intends to facilitate the breakthrough of the European planning history debate, which is currently in its initial phase of development. The promotion of foreign doctoral students is part of daily university routine. In regard to the promotion and internationalisation of doctoral students, the four universities have already achieved a high standard.
Duration: 1.9.2016 - 30.8.2020

The total number of projects: 4