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Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology

International Projects

WCE - COST Action CA18119 Who Cares in Europe?

COST Action CA18119 Kto sa stará v Európe?

Duration: 20. 3. 2019 - 19. 3. 2023
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Voľanská Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:This Action will define and develop an emerging research field that explores the relationships among voluntary associations, families and states in the creation of social welfare in Europe. It focuses on the question of how state welfare emerged from the social welfare provided by non-profit, non-state institutions and individuals; how it has developed and changed over time; and how, in recent years, it has entered into crisis in many countries. The Action, which is at once local and transnational, will bring together researchers and policy makers throughout Europe in a collaborative exchange. The Action emphasizes the welfare state’s deep historical roots, and will use local case studies to recover the “voices” and contributions of individuals, families and voluntary associations. This will give us a much deeper and richer story about social protection in Europe than is currently available. By analyzing the long-term development of welfare within a triadic optic that examines the interactions among families, voluntary welfare associations and states in the creation of social welfare, the Action has the potential to radically shift dominant paradigms in the field of welfare studies. The Action will contribute to welfare policy development and debate by offering a historical perspective on current problems and debates and the principles and premises that underpin them.
Project web page:https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18119/#tabs|Name:overview

ETHMIGSURVEYDATA - COST Action CA 16111 International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities' Survey Data Network

COST Akcia CA 16111 Medzinárodná sieť dát z výskumov o etnických minoritách a migrantoch

Duration: 1. 3. 2018 - 31. 10. 2021
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Škobla Daniel PhD.
Annotation:The main goal of this network is to bring together researchers, policy makers, and survey data producers to join efforts to improve the access, usability, dissemination and standards of the multiple and scattered survey data that exist on the economic, social and political integration of ethnic and migrant minorities (EMMs). This Action is both relevant and timely, as it will provide the mechanisms that will enhance the research capacity in Europe in the field of EMMs' economic, social and political integration, and will allow a solid and evidence based transfer of knowledge to policymakers and civil society organizations about the key consequences and social processes related to the integration of EMMs in European societies and elsewhere. The COST network will focus at once on multiplying research capacity and on transferring knowledge to a multiplicity of audiences and stakeholders. The network will achieve these goals by compiling, documenting, archiving and pooling a large amount of data coming from various comparable studies conducted around Europe, thus providing the means to improve the empirical basis of high-quality research. Data will be made available on an web-based platform or Data Hub. The Action also includes a specific research training and educational component with the aim of guaranteeing that these coordinated efforts are carried over into the future through the next generations of researchers. The Action is backed by 47 proposers undertaking research in 20 European countries and the US and its composition is balanced in terms of gender, geography, type of organization and career stage.

WORCK - COST Action CA18205 Worlds of Related Coercions in Work

COST Akcia CA18205 Svety súvisiacich donucovaní v práci

Duration: 16. 9. 2020 - 15. 9. 2023
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Škobla Daniel PhD.
Annotation:The COST Action “Worlds of Related Coercions in Work” (WORCK) calls for a radical change of perspective in labour history. It links the stories of work and production with those of violence, expropriation and marginalisation. By studying the persistence and transformations of coercion and bondage across gender orders, geographic regions and historical eras, WORCK shifts the focus of labour history: Neither the male-breadwinner model nor the free wage labourer or the capitalist mode of production can form the blueprint for this new history of WORCK. Instead, a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of coercion in all work relations throughout history is the pivot of this endeavour. By detecting the “logic of deployment” (Banaji 2010) in a long-term and global perspective, WORCK seeks to move beyond the analytical framework of the modern West. Radical historicisation shall help to reconceptualise labour history as a specific approach to social history and to link the study of the past with current debates on social inequalities and the flexibilisation and precarisation of work worldwide.
Project web page:https://www.worck.eu/

DESIRE - DESIRE - Design for all methods to create age-friendly housing

DESIRE - Dizajn pre všetkých - metódy tvorby bývania vhodného pre každý vek

Duration: 1. 12. 2020 - 30. 11. 2022
Program: Erasmus+
Project leader: Mgr. Voľanská Ľubica PhD.
Annotation:Europe is ageing. Eurostat population projections foresee that the number of people over 65 is expected to grow up to 28.50% by 2050. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the physical and social environment are key determinants of whether people can remain healthy, independent and autonomous long into their old age. Therefore, housing is an important determinant for active and healthy ageing. However, a large part of the housing stock in the EU has not been designed to accommodate the needs of older people. That said, a great opportunity for the building and home furnishings sectors remains open. What is needed is to enforce innovative actions at training level to overcome skills mismatches and promote new design guidelines focused on older adults' needs. This disruptive change will require a rethinking approach at VET level, as well as a revolution in the minds of professionals and consumers due to lack of awareness and information. D4All has been recognised as a tool to ensure accessibility, wellbeing, physical and mental health for older adults and enable a conscious use of the analysis of the needs as requires the involvement of end-users (Human-Centred Design). In addition, DESIRE will be based on a restorative and ergonomic environmental design in order to detect the interactions between humans and the built environment. This will ensure that, firstly, older adults and, secondly, future generations can remain longer at home while ageing with equal opportunities without facing physical and social barriers in age-friendly housing.


Etnologické výskumy slovenského etnika v Maďarsku

Duration: 1. 1. 2006 - 31. 12. 2021
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Doc. PhDr. Krekovičová Eva DrSc.

Cultural Identities in Slovakia and Serbia. Do we still live in post-socialism?

Kultúrne identity na Slovensku a v Srbsku. Žijeme stále v postsocializme?

Duration: 1. 2. 2020 - 31. 1. 2026
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Mgr. Wiesner Adam PhD.

National Projects

MARGIWORK - Analysis of Barriers in Access to Employment for Marginalized Groups of Population: Selected regions of Slovakia in socio-economic, geographic and socio-anthropological perspective

Analýza bariér prístupu k pracovným príležitostiam pre marginalizované skupiny obyvateľstva: Vybrané regióny Slovenska v sociálno-ekonomickej, geografickej a sociálno-antropologickej perspektíve

Duration: 1. 8. 2018 - 31. 7. 2022
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Škobla Daniel PhD.

People in Non-Democratic Regimes. 1938-1989 in the memory of the Slovak majority and the Jewish community. An ethnological perspective

Človek v nedemokratických režimoch. Roky 1938-1989 v pamäti slovenskej majority a židovskej komunity. Etnologický pohľad

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Salner Peter DrSc.
Annotation:This is a primary research project and its results will summarise as well as expand (in book form) selected aspects of the issue, which proponents have studied for a long time. Building on a critical analysis of the current state of the knowledge, combined with their own recent investigations, they study the images of non-democratic regimes – the Ľudák one (1938-1945) and the Communist one (1948-1989) – which persist in the memories ofthe people who lived through them, as well as the content of what these people have passed on to the subsequent generations. The proponents plan to compare, contrast deepen the knowledge of two distinct groups of the population: the Slovak majority and the Jewish minority. Utilizing the concepts of individual, social, collective memory, as defined by A. Assmann 2016, and in the intentions of the concept of divided memory (Herf 1997), data acquired by qualitative ethnological research methods will be analyzed with a focus on the chosen groups of Slovak society.


Digitalizácia a počítačové spracovanie archívu textov ÚEt SAV

Duration: 1. 1. 2018 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: Vnútroústavné
Project leader: Mgr. Gogora Andrej PhD.

Ethnographic Research of Non-Religion and Secularism in Modern Slovak Society (life trajectories and stories)

Etnografický výskum nenáboženskosti a sekularizmu v modernej slovenskej spoločnosti (životné trajektórie a príbehy)

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Zachar Podolinská Tatiana PhD.
Annotation:The population of non-religious people and people not affiliated in any church in Europe (but also in the US) has sharply increased throughout the past decades. At present, this population represents the second largest in most European countries. According to the recent findings, it is the most numerous group in the population of young adults (16-29 years) (Czech Republic, Estonia, UK). According to statistical and other international research, the size of this group in Slovakia is between 13 and 22%. While research of non-religiousness and secularism in other European countries is conducted by independent institutes and international network projects, no qualitative research has so far been carried out in Slovakia among this population sample. The project aims at presenting the ethnography and geography of the non-religious and secular people´s landscape and their divergent values and behavior patterns on the basis of their life trajectories and stories.

Folklore, folkloristics and ideology.

Folklór, folkloristika a ideológia.

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Panczová Zuzana PhD.
Annotation:The project deals with the less explored contexts of folklore and folklore research in Slovakia that take the form of contemporary ideological currents. It focuses on the research of non-traditional folklore genres and cross-cutting topics which are closely related to the dissemination of certain ideological opinions, attitudes and images (rumours, contemporary legends, conspiracy theories, caricatures, jokes). The project will also seek to contribute to the development of the history of science - research of the influence of the dominant social ideological currents in the respective decades of the 20th century (Romanticism, Nationalism, Nazism, and Communism), their continuation towards the present and on the process related to the newest social events.

Collective Rituals as a tool of social regulation

Kolektívne rituály ako nástroj sociálnej regulácie

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Bahna Vladimír PhD.

The Process of Eventisation in the Festive Culture of Slovakia in the 21st Century

Proces eventizácie vo sviatkovej kultúre Slovenska v 21. storočí

Duration: 1. 1. 2021 - 31. 12. 2024
Program: VEGA
Project leader: PhDr. Popelková Katarína CSc.
Annotation:In the late modernity period, an increasing number of areas of our social contacts are penetrated by some type ofa cultural offer of experiences. The entire festive culture is affected by the dynamic process of changes. In thisprocess, the common forms of holidays, feasts, social occasions and cultural events are enriched with newelements of entertainment and with an offer of consumption. Along with this, specific forms of gathering,occasions and new artistic formations called events) are on the rise (Gebhardt 2000:18). Events as strategicallyconceived social gatherings produced for a certain purpose and aimed at providing an unusual experience andcollective entertainment, attract big amounts of people. These changes of global nature, which can be called theprocess of ‘eventisation’ (Hitzler 2011: 19), are covered by ethnology also in the framework of the study of thecurrent forms and contents of holidays and festivities. The proposed project aims to map the expressions of theprocess of eventisation.

Reflexive Writing as a Method of Inquiry.

Reflexívne písanie ako metóda etnografického skúmania.

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2021
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Wiesner Adam PhD.

Patterns of social mobility of the Roma in the light of empirical research. Critical reflexion of existing practices and collection of new data.

Vzorce sociálnej mobility Rómov vo svetle empirických výskumov. Kritická reflexia existujúcich praktík a zber nových dát.

Duration: 1. 1. 2019 - 31. 12. 2022
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Hrustič Tomáš PhD.
Annotation:The aim of the project is to carry out an in-depth research on the phenomena related to the social mobility of the Roma. The team will heuristically assess the academic and applied approaches to studying of the living conditions and social mobility of the Roma population in Slovakia and will focus on broadening the knowledge base in relation to social mobility. The project will evaluate existing academic and applied research and secondary data sources on Roma living conditions in an interdisciplinary perspective. It will also implement empirical ethnographic and sociological research to measure the changing living conditions and social mobility of Roma in Slovakia, including the living conditions of so called the integrated Roma and strategies of Roma elites and leaders in the production and reproduction of social capital. In the application level, the project will bring to the policy makers the social mobility patterns of the Roma as well as the possibilities and forms of monitoring and data collection on social mobility and the changing living conditions of the Roma population.

Projects total: 15