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Centre of social and psychological sciences SAS

Cooperate, reach out, integrate services

Cooperate, reach out, integrate services

Duration: 1.1.2022 - 30.6.2024
Program: EaSI (Employment and Social Innovations)
Project leader: Mgr. Polačková Zuzana M.A., PhD.
Annotation:The project develops and validates tools and practices aimed at strengthening the integration of services provided to people from vulnerable groups in order to promote their inclusion in the labour market and society. The target groups of the project are long-term unemployed or inactive people of working age facing multiple disadvantages. These are people who often need the intervention of several services, the possible coordination of services increases their effectiveness. In the current institutional set-up, the availability of support services is limited, education and awareness about the existence of different services and tools is often insufficient and the services provided are often fragmented. Cross-sectoral cooperation and the systematic involvement of NGOs in the service delivery system can fill the gaps. The CRIS project will address the challenges of integrated service delivery: (1) strengthening referral mechanisms and introducing new outreach activities; (2) strengthening or developing the capacity of public employment services in "case management"; (3) filling service gaps through capacity building in public agencies and/or developing an effective model for engaging NGOs in service delivery and subcontracting these organizations.

ENIS - European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice

ENIS - Európska sieť o medzinárodnej mobilite študentov: Prepojenie výskumu a praxe

Duration: 1.10.2021 - 31.10.2025
Program: COST
Project leader: Ing. Chrančoková Martina PhD.
Annotation:Over the past decades, international student mobility (ISM) in higher education has expanded rapidly. This growth has sparked a considerable interest in ISM within different disciplines, research communities, and circles of practitioners and policy makers. However, there is surprisingly little connection and exchange among researchers across these spheres. In addition, ISM scholarship remains strongly restricted to scientific circles, despite the relevance that scientific knowledge on ISM has for policy and daily practice. This Action responds to the pressing need for systematic interdisciplinary and international exchange of knowledge on theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, findings, and best practice examples, and for translating scientific findings into recommendations for ISM practice. It is organised around five working groups, four of them addressing themes in need of scientific development, and a fifth one bringing together recommendations for practice: (1) Global ISM flows and trends at the macro-level; (2) Social inequalities in access to and during ISM; (3) The social and cultural integration of international students in their host countries; (4) The impact of ISM on graduates’ careers; (5) Connecting research and practice. The Action brings together established researchers, early-career investigators (ECIs) and PhD students from different scientific disciplines, countries, and research communities as well as stakeholders from international offices, international student and study abroad organizations, and different policy levels. The Action will offer comparative and practical insights into ISM dynamics by bringing fragmented knowledge together, with the main aim of generating new interdisciplinary and innovative empirical perspectives on the phenomenon and translating these into tangible recommendations for stakeholders. Action keywords international student mobility - study abroad - international student migration - internationalisation - exchanges.

Challenges Faced by Ukrainian Refugees in Secondary Cities in the CEE region: Promoting Inclusion and Social Cohesion through Inclusive Public Spaces


Duration: 20.1.2024 - 30.6.2025
Program: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Project leader: Mgr. Papcunová Jana PhD.
Annotation:Our project addresses the challenges Ukrainian refugees encounter in secondary cities across the CEE region, emphasizing social cohesion, integration, and discrimination. Our ultimate objective is to foster inclusion, boost social cohesion, combat hate speech and discrimination, and create a more welcoming environment for Ukrainian refugees throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Platform of policy evaluation community for improved EU policies and better acknowledgement

Platform of policy evaluation community for improved EU policies and better acknowledgement

Duration: 18.10.2021 - 17.10.2025
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Polačková Zuzana M.A., PhD.
Annotation:The Action PROFEEDBACK (PlatfoRm OF policy Evaluation community for improvED EU policies and Better ACKnowledgement) aims to foster the networking of the policy evaluation community at EU-level, raise awareness on the importance of evaluation policy research and improve its impact on policy-making. The Platform, following a bottom-up and open approach, will gather researchers and professionals from various scientific fields and sectors to present and evaluate theories, topics, tools and methods of policy evaluation. Results of the Europe-wide assessment of good practices will provide direct and high-quality inputs for national and EU bodies responsible for policy evaluation. Policy evaluation is a key tool in understanding, developing and modernising EU policies, thus there is growing demand for EU-wide and high quality evaluation services. The main challenge is that currently there is no bottom-up platform for European researchers and professionals working in policy evaluation. They have limited possibilities to discuss common problems, assess country specific practices and share their knowledge in a mutually beneficial and effective way. PROFEEDBACK aims to tackle this challenge with an innovative, complex, cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach by: analysing the theoretical and methodological questions of evaluation policy research putting special focus on Cohesion Policy, enriching scientific research of policy evaluation and addressing new challenges, harmonizing fragmented approaches to set the research agenda and to get a common understanding, contributing to the capacity building of the policy evaluation community, involving national and EU policy-makers and the civil society to contribute to evidence-based policymaking, framing a Code of Conduct for the policy evaluation community.

Psychological barriers of pro-environmental behavior and support for climate policies in Slovakia

Psychologické bariéry environmentálneho správania a podpora klimatických politík na Slovensku

Duration: 1.1.2024 - 30.9.2024
Program: European Climate Foundation (ECF)
Project leader: Mgr. Šrol Jakub PhD.



Duration: 22.9.2021 - 21.9.2025
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Filčák Richard MSc. PhD.

Social survey of Ukrainian migrants in Slovakia

Spoločenská sonda ukrajinských migrantov a migrantiek na Slovensku

Duration: 1.9.2023 - 31.12.2024
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr. Fedáková Denisa PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is, in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. in. i., through qualitative and quantitative research methods to examine the experience of Ukrainians migrants who were relocated to Slovakia in connection with the war conflict in Ukraine, with integration into Slovak society. Qualitative research probe through focus groups, it will give us a deeper insight into the experience of the migration situation of specific migrants, depending on their specific life circumstances contexts. A quantitative questionnaire survey will allow us to map patterns of these experiences on a wider sample of migrants, as well as specific variables that are the background of the given experiences The output will be a Report on the results of research in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Current state and functioning of Slovak national education - reflection of teachers, reflection of students and reflection of parents

Súčasný stav a fungovanie slovenského národnostného školstva – reflexia pedagógov, reflexia študentov a reflexia rodičov

Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2024
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: Mgr. Ďurkovská Mária PhD.

Making migration and migration policy decisions amidst societal transformations

Tvorba migračných rozhodnutí a migračných politík v čase transformačných spoločenských zmien

Duration: 1.3.2023 - 30.6.2026
Program: Horizon Europe
Project leader: Mgr., MA Mýtna Kureková Lucia PhD.
Annotation:PACES offers a groundbreaking approach to studying and understanding people’s decisions to migrate and explores how this knowledge can better inform migration policies. PACES focuses on two parallel research components: the factors shaping migration decision-making and the mechanisms underpinning migration policies. Synthesizing theoretical and empirical knowledge from a broad array of academic disciplines and methodological paradigms, the project systematically investigates the interactions between migration decisions, migration policies and broader social transformation – as manifested in interconnected processes of economic, political, demographic, technological and cultural change. Based on a theoretical synthesis and qualitative and quantitative data collected in Algeria, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Slovakia and Spain, PACES will elaborate a heuristic model that identifies different constellations of conditions that shape decisions to stay and migrate at different stages of individual life trajectories and migrant journeys. In addition, by adopting a theories of change approach, PACES will systematically investigate, identify and track the assumptions on migration decisions used by policymakers to formulate policy designs and objectives. By exploring the evolution of EU and national labour and family migration policies, PACES reveals the extent to which current migration policies are evidence-based and areas where policies may benefit from valuable insights from migration decision-making research. By doing so, PACES seeks to challenge dominant political narratives and assumptions underlying policies and contribute to elaborating more effective models of EU migration governance that account for the uncertainties of social transformations. Supported by an interdisciplinary consortium of experienced partners, PACES engages in co-participatory research with policymakers, stakeholders, citizens and migrants to generate maximum scientific, political and social impact.

Health and Psychosocial Long-term Effects and Coping Resources in Severe or Critical COVID-19 Survivors: A Qualitative Study

Zdravotné a psychosociálne dlhodobé účinky a zvládacie zdroje u ťažkých alebo kritických prípadov ochorenia COVID-19: kvalitatívna štúdia

Duration: 1.1.2022 - 31.12.2024
Program: ANSO
Project leader: Prof. Mgr. Halama Peter PhD.
Annotation:Post-COVID-19 syndrome is a condition characterized by long-term symptoms and complications that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. It has been found the majority (up to 80%) of patients admitted to hospital with severe COVID-19 disease experience long-term physical and psychological symptoms. The study aims to qualitatively explore the experiences of severe or critical COVID-19 adult survivors throughout the post-acute period (within 1 year post hospital discharge) in four Eastern and Central European countries: Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, and Romania. It will examine both negative (physical and mental health symptoms, cognitive symptoms, post-traumatic stress, difficulties in social functioning, diminished functional ability, etc.) and positive (post-traumatic growth) long-term post-COVID effects and will assess the role of survivors’ personal (e.g., self-efficacy, resilience, hope, optimism), social (e.g., social support) and other (e.g., financial) coping resources in the recovery period. A biopsychosocial public health perspective is adopted. Participants include 128 adult severe or critical COVID-19 survivors (32 participants per country) of all ages, with varying length of the post-acute period (up to 1 month, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6+ months post discharge). The study will collect data through in-depth semi-structured interviews and analyze them through thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2006). Survivors’ experiences will be studied as embedded in the local sociocultural context and the local epidemic-related situations in the participating countries. To our knowledge this will be the first study to qualitatively examine and cross-nationally compare the experiences of severe or critical COVID-19 survivors throughout the post-acute period. It will study lived experience of severe or critical COVID-19 survivors from a region of Europe that is insufficiently explored. Knowing patients’ experiences enables better understanding of their needs for support and will allow for the development of socioculturally appropriate tailored approaches to the treatment of post-COVID-19 syndrome and psychosocial support in the recovery process.

The total number of projects: 10