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COST Action CA 15101 Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories
COST Action CA 15101 Porovnávacia analýza konšpiračných teórií
Program: COST
Project leader: Mgr. Panczová Zuzana PhD.
Annotation:Conspiracy theories play an increasingly visible role in the political life in Europe, not least because the EU itself is often viewed as a vast conspiracy. Although sometimes seen as harmless entertainment, conspiracy theories can contribute to extremism within particular regions, as well as fuelling tensions between nations. They can erode trust in democratic institutions and the media. Despite the increasing prominence of conspiracy theories in the age of the internet, there has been little systematic research on where they come from, how they work and what can be done about them. The aim of this Action is to develop an interdisciplinary and international network to provide a comprehensive understanding of conspiracy theories. Existing research has tended to concentrate on specific national traditions, and is often confined to the perspective of a single discipline. In contrast this Action will adopt a comparative approach, investigating the causes, manifestations and effects of conspiracy theories in different regions and times, and drawing on insights from history, politics, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and psychology. The Action will pursue the inquiry in three broad areas: the manifestations and modes of transmission of conspiracy theory in different historical and cultural contexts; the variety of actors and audiences involved in the production and consumption of conspiracy theories; and the psychological and cultural causes and political consequences of belief in conspiracy. Working closely with stakeholders, this Action will build a better understanding of conspiracy theories in order to develop an effective response to them.
Duration: 1.4.2016 - 31.3.2020

COST Action CA18119 Who Cares in Europe?
COST Action CA18119 Kto sa stará v Európe?
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.
Duration: 20.3.2019 - 19.3.2023

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
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.
Duration: 1.3.2018 - 20.4.2021

Etnologické výskumy slovenského etnika v Maďarsku
Program: Bilateral - other
Project leader: Doc. PhDr. Krekovičová Eva DrSc.
Duration: 1.1.2006 - 31.12.2021

Training Digital Scholars: Knowledge Exchange between V4 and Austria
Školenia pre digitálnych vedcov: Výmena vedomostí medzi V4 a Rakúskom
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: Mgr. Gogora Andrej PhD.
Duration: 1.9.2018 - 2.3.2020

The total number of projects: 5