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International projects

DIECE - Disitegration and Integration in East-Central Europe
Dezintegrácia a integrácia v strednej a východnej Európe.
Program: EAC (Education and Culture)
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Goněc Vladimír DrSc.
Annotation:Ideas, projects and realisation of European integration in Central and East European space.
Duration: 1.1.2012 - 31.12.2020

Good and bad neighbourhoods
Dobré a zlé susedstvá
Program: Iné
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Goněc Vladimír DrSc.
Annotation:Confrontation of historical, politological and sociological researchs on theme of forming mutual relationships among societies which live abreast.
Duration: 1.7.2014 - 30.6.2021

Slovak Community in Serbia: current social and political processes
Slovenská komunita v Srbsku: sociálne a politické procesy
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Mgr. Marušiak Juraj PhD.
Annotation:According to the last Serbian Census of 2011, roughly 53,000 members of the Slovak community live in Serbia, concentrated mainly within the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. They settled these lands in several waves during the process of colonisation in the middle and second half of the 18th century. The Slovaks were an example of a well integrated minority in socialist Jugoslavia. However, several new challenges have emerged in the context of the political and socioeconomic transformations of Slovakia and Serbia. The aim of the project is to analyze the impact of transformation processes on the Slovak community of Vojvodina. The research is designed in an interdisciplinary way; the approaches from the historical sciences, political sciences, ethnology and social anthropology will be applied.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

National projects

Dr. Ivan Markovič and his generation in Slovak politics
Dr. Ivan Markovič a jeho generácia v slovenskej politike
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. PhDr. Goněc Vladimír DrSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to contribute, based on the research into the political, journalistic and educational work of Ivan Markovič himself and of his generation, to the broadening and deepening of the scope of knowledge of Slovak politics of the 19th and 20th centuries - the history of Slovak political thinking and Slovak political figures, particularly of the phenomenon of Slovaks in the Czechoslovak Legions.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2021

The Image of the
Obraz „Iného“ v slovenskej politike po roku 1989
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Marušiak Juraj PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to analyse political discourse in Slovakia using the theory of symbolic power (P. Bourdieu) and the theory of social dominance (Sidanius - Pratto). The process of "othering" by means of external construction of the identity of individual actors, i.e., by categorization, is considered one of the key aspects of the formation and reproduction of the hierarchical relations in the domestic and foreign policy of Slovakia. Our aim is to identify the role of the "othering" in the political interaction. Project is focused on the formation of the relations of symbolic power and on the tools applied in its framework. We will analyze the influence of categorization of particular groups on their role in the public life. Research team will be focused on the question, to what extent is the creation of "Other" relevant in political interactions and to what extent does it affect the relations of symbolic power? Our research will be conducted on the levels of domestic and foreign policy of Slovakia.
Duration: 1.1.2019 - 31.12.2022

Leading figures of Slovak politics and extremism.
Osobnosti slovenskej politiky a extrémizmus
Program: Iné projekty
Project leader: PhDr. Pekník Miroslav CSc.
Duration: 1.9.2017 - 31.12.2021

Politics and history – an organic part of dealing with the past
Politika a história - súčasť vyrovnávania sa s minulosťou
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Kmeť Norbert CSc.
Annotation:Every society, especially since the establishment of the modern concept of nation, has used its history for political purposes, political consolidation and legitimation of an existing social order, or has used the changes in the interpretation of history for enforcing social transformations. The project aims to point out how the selected historical themes have been used by politicians for their specific political goals since 1945, particularly in the post-1989 period and how these have reverberated in the general public. Every political system, regardless of its nature, deliberately selects and promotes certain historical events in order to vindicate its own ideological and political orientation. If such events are associated with the process of building democratic citizenship, they are usually viewed favourably within the society.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

POSOHU - The place of social sciences and humanities in society: their limitations and possibilities
Postavenie sociálnych a humanitných vied v spoločnosti: ich možnosti a limity
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Kmeť Norbert CSc.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to demonstrate the benefits and relevance of selected social (sociology, economics) and human sciences (philosophy, historiography, literary science) and to analyze their place in culture and society. Four major hypotheses will be tested in each of the participating discipline in order to achieve the integrative goal. The project aims to clarify the relationship, interaction and communication of these disciplines with society, and to explicitly state the possibilities and limits of social and human sciences in the process of thematising current socio-cultural challenges.
Duration: 1.7.2019 - 30.6.2023

ENERGIES - Priorities of the Central and Eastern European Countries in the Context of the Energy Union
Priority krajín strednej a východnej Európy v kontexte Energetickej únie
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Marušiak Juraj PhD.
Annotation:Project ENERGIES (Energy Priorities) studies positions of Central and Eastern European EU member states toward the Energy Union proposal that is European Commission's project aiming to unite currently fragmented EU energy policy. Member countries have a key position when it comes to further development of energy policy at the EU level as they decide about support of individual proposals presented within the Energy Union. The main research question studies the determinants of member states‘ support of the Energy Union. ENERGIES project has three main aims: a) to analyse the development of integration in energy policy area at the EU level in connection to Energy Union proposal; b) to examine positions of Central and Eastern European countries in this area and c) to study the sources of these countries’ preferences (support or opposition) towards Energy Union. The project will analyse issues connected to the Energy Union that are crucial for the Central and Eastern European countries. In order to fulfil the objectives of the project primary empirical research will be conducted. Semi-structured expert interviews will be conducted with representatives of member states at the domestic level as well as at the level of permanent representations in Brussels and with the representatives of EU institutions VV 2016 Základný výskum APVV-16-0062 Akronym: ENERGIES 01.06.2017 10:40 Strana/Page: 2 (especially the European Commission, but also the Council of the EU and the European Parliament). The project will aim to publish its result in high-impact peer review international journals, but will also focus on policy-relevant outputs. The knowledge in energy policy area gained during the execution of the project will be used in the midterm period as the EU faces several energy-related challenges connected to changes in supply of energy sources to the EU (termination of transit through Ukraine and Brotherhood pipeline, building of Nord Stream 2 and/or Turkish stream pipeline) as well as in connection with further development of renewable sources of energy and co-calle.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 30.6.2021

The Republic of Czecho-Slovakia. From a monarchy to an independent state. Illusions versus reality
Republika Česko-Slovensko. Od monarchie k vlastnému štátu. Ilúzie verzus realita.
Program: Iné projekty
Project leader: PhDr. Pekník Miroslav CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2019

Slovakia at the birth of Czecho-Slovakia
Slovensko pri vzniku Česko-Slovenska
Program: Iné projekty
Project leader: PhDr. Pekník Miroslav CSc.
Duration: 1.6.2018 - 31.12.2020

Projects total: 11