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The list of international projects SAS

Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS
Cooperate, reach out, integrate services
Cooperate, reach out, integrate services
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.
Duration: 1.1.2022 - 30.6.2024
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
Duration: 1.10.2021 - 1.10.2025
I SKILL - Industrial relations and social dialogue to kick-in inclusive adult learning
I SKILL - Pracovnoprávne vzťahy a sociálny dialóg s cieľom naštartovať inkluzívne vzdelávanie dospelých
Program: EaSI (Employment and Social Innovations)
Project leader: Ing. Studená Ivana PhD.
Annotation:The I SKILL project will study how can industrial relations and social dialogue drive progress in adult learning in the EU, by supporting universal right to adult learning and ensuring that all workers can exercise this right through access to high quality learning opportunities during the green and digital transition. The project aims are in line with the EU principles and policy objectives for a climate-neutral and digital European economy that leaves nobody behind, especially for a resilient post-COVID recovery.
Duration: 1.9.2021 - 31.8.2023
INFO-POW: Assessment of the channels of information and their use in the posting of workers
INFO-POW: Hodnotenie informačných kanálov a ich využitia pri vysielaní pracovníkov
Program: Multilateral - other
Project leader: Mgr., MA Mýtna Kureková Lucia PhD.
Annotation:INFO-POW brings together research institutions from five EU Member States as well as social partners at both national and EU levels to promote the evidence basis through the collection and evaluation of original data about access to information about posting, and the analysis specific to the posting process and posted workers' working conditions. The overarching aim of this research project is to identify and assess new as well as existing challenges and needs of undertakings (in the construction sector more specifically) in accessing and using relevant information regarding the process of posting of workers and the undertakings' obligations as a result thereof. Previous studies have found that despite the existence of information provided through different channels, whether by state or non-state actors, information is insufficient and/or difficult to access by the stakeholders it should be provided for. It also remains unclear to what degree existing channels of information are used by posting undertakings and in what way(s). This study fills a gap in the understanding of how transnational posting undertakings and user undertakings find and use information in their interaction with national institutions and how that affects their overall performance in terms of the correct application of the posting rules and the protection of labour and social standards. The study focuses on the specific case of the construction sector as the main sector where posting occurs, and where both larger companies and SMEs as well as self-employed are active.
Duration: 1.9.2022 - 29.2.2024
Cities in the Enlarged European Area: Joint Development of Capacities of Public Institutions by Slovak-Ukrainian Cross-border Cooperation and Improving Integrity in Public Affairs
Mestá v rozšírenom Európskom priestore: Spoločný rozvoj kapacít verejných inštitúcií prostredníctvom slovensko-ukrajinskej cezhraničnej spolupráce a zvyšovanie integrity verejných záležitostí (CEEA)
Program: FM EHP/NFM
Project leader: Ing. Kalistová Anna PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to improve the integrity and accountability of public administration in Slovakia and Ukraine, develop cross-border institutional cooperation, improve awareness of Uzhhorod and Kharkiv employees in order to promote transparency and quality of public administration, create new networks and partnerships aimed at bringing Ukraine closer to the EU, support long-term and sustainable cooperation between public institutions in the close regions of Slovakia and Ukraine, transfer of approaches and experience in the area of climate and environmental policy, exchange of experience and capacity building.
Duration: 20.7.2020 - 30.4.2023
Post-WWII Migration Flows in the V4 States in the Context of Propaganda Studies
Migračné pohyby po druhej svetovej vojne v krajinách V4 v kontexte propagandistických štúdií
Program: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Project leader: Mgr. Heldáková Lucia PhD.
Annotation:The project will enrich historians in the V4 countries with skills in the form of mastering the hitherto little-used methodological approach in the context of propaganda studies and at the same time provides them with space for cross-border cooperation and connection of regional research to the Central European area. The originality of the project lies in the change of perspective on the issue of migration on two levels: 1. through propaganda studies (thus filling in the gaps in research), 2. linking partial regional research into one whole. The innovative element of the project consists in its interdisciplinary perspective combining media studies, history, sociology, law and policy studies; connecting research, providing space for professional discourse with a great impact on the lay public and students, and in preparing a publication that is absent in Central European historiography. At the same time, the benefits of the project include the acquisition of a new methodological approach, which will bring a different perspective on the issue and will lead to the creation of propaganda mechanisms at specific historical events. The mechanism created in this way may lead to further research in the field of psychology, sociology, political science, etc. An innovative element of the project is the fusion of professional and publicly available discourse. An expert-based publication based on the latest research results will be the basis for an interactive exhibition, in which the general public will hear about the latest research trends, propaganda issues or the project.
Duration: 1.9.2021 - 28.2.2023
Danube REgion for improved Access and eMpowerment of ROmA Development
Podunajský región za zlepšenie prístupu a umožnenie rozvoja Rómov
Project leader: Ing. Kalistová Anna PhD.
Annotation:DREAM ROAD builds capacities of public bodies to better cope with Roma issues through innovation and dialogue, providing community representatives with the know-how to achieve lastig impact. The long-term objective is to create enduring and meaningful, transparent and interactive processes stimulating mutual responsiveness of all societal actors. Transnational framework will allow for implementation of transferrable solutions, tested in locally specific environments, which will serve as guidelines in future policymaking.
Duration: 1.7.2020 - 31.12.2022
Political culture, democratic values and misinformation: Detecting democratic footholds & weaknesses
Politická kultúra, demokratické hodnoty a dezinformácie: Odhaľovanie demokratických oporných bodov a slabín
Program: International Visegrad Fund (IVF)
Project leader: PhDr. Brezina Ivan PhD.
Annotation:The project aim is to survey beliefs & attitudes of the V4+ citizens and identify various types of political culture differing by adherence to democratic values. It is expected to find such types as religious democrats, secular democrats, pre-political naïve parochials, post-political alienated cynics, and non-democratic radicals. These types will differ by their cognitive strategies, information sources, and also by misinformation, hoaxes they believe in. Results from representative national samples should help to identify the weaknesses of democratic societies and suggest educational remedies.
Duration: 1.12.2021 - 31.5.2023
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Filčák Richard MSc. PhD.
Duration: 22.9.2021 - 21.9.2025
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
Program: Inter-academic agreement
Project leader: Mgr. Ďurkovská Mária PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2024
ENergy TRANsitions from Coal and carbon: Effects on Societies
Transformácia energetiky smerom od uhlia a uhlíka: Vplyvy na spoločnosť
Program: Horizon 2020
Project leader: Mgr. Filčák Richard MSc. PhD.
Annotation:The project focuses on research theme H2020 "Aspects of the social sciences and humanities in the transition to clean energy" and focuses on "the challenges facing carbon-intensive regions." multi-context framework: 1) decarbonisation policies; 2) ongoing processes of de-territorialisation; and 3) the territorial dimension of the transition to clean energy. The following contextual elements defined in the project will then provide data and information for the interpretation of the main research questions: a) The risks of coal closure and transformation of regions with a high share of carbon consumption can have different impacts. Along with these processes, conflicts also emerge, shifting from the local to the national and European levels and vice versa. The main focus of the project is the analysis of these conflicts and the negotiation processes that concern them, as well as the context of public policies and political culture shaping the course and intensity of conflicts; (b) The challenges facing coal and carbon-intensive regions are being examined on the basis of an ongoing process at territorial level. Another line of project implementation is to identify de-territorialization factors operating in different coal and carbon-intensive regions and to analyze and explain their dynamics and interactions; c) The transition to clean energy cannot be understood only as a technological change or an industrial shift and must therefore be analyzed as a socio-economic-psychological process affecting the lives of local communities. In this regard, the project aims to study process management strategies from a wide range of perspectives: a multidimensional perspective combining different disciplinary frameworks; comparative perspective, elaboration of a comprehensive set of case studies; a multilevel perspective involving various key actors at territorial, regional, national, European and global levels. Each of these strategies will be developed in a specific research segment: Theoretical Area, Analytical Part and Proactive Area.
Duration: 1.5.2020 - 30.4.2023
Uhlíková neutralita
Program: Other
Project leader: RNDr. Dokupilová Dušana PhD.
Duration: 1.11.2022 - 31.10.2023
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
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.
Duration: 1.1.2022 - 31.12.2024

The total number of projects: 13