Scholars at Risks
The aim of the project „Scholars at Risk Slovakia“ is to sucesfully establish the centre for the global and development education, which will focus on the status of academic freedom in context of global topics such as justice, human rights, peace, intercultural communication, education, democracy and citizenship, xenophoby and discrimination vs. tolerance and multiculturalism and war conflicts and terrorism. We pressume, that the topic such as academic freedom involves international, intercultural and global dimension, which is important for understanting the education as the form of society changes. SAR Slovakia is build on four activities – (1) Speakers series, (2) Special pop-up course, (3) Festival, (4) Working Groups, which will be developed through pedagogical and non-pedagogical university studies and they will also be available for the wider society as the public activities. Simultaneously, the important output of the cooperation in between the academics and students from the Slovak and foreign Universities, research institutions and educational organisations will be the creation of the specific study subject in field of global and development education under the name „Reporting in Freedom“. After attending this subject students will gain the abilities in the field of monitoring the freedom and human rights, creating the analysis, collecting data and measuring freedom in the society. The aim of the SAR Slovakia centre is to contribute to expansion of the knowledge about academic freedom in the world and protection of freedom of speech and development of the research and science in the world.
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Social Innovation Ecosystem Index
In all V4 countries Social Innovation (SI) is not treated with due seriousness. Innovation is rather attached to technology or business than to solving social problems. Us and all our partner-organisations are trying to change this attitude among key stakeholders in our everyday work and we know very well that we need diverse and effective tools to work with in order to achieve our goals. Within V4 cooperation and with Visegrad support we will establish a new tool for rising SI importance – Social Innovation Ecosystem Index (SIEI) which as well will give us (and other NGO/public entities) a package of new arguments and signposts – why SI is important and where in the specific country we need to focus its actions Partly thanks to IVS support we have collected a map of SI barriers in 3 of V4 countries: CZ, PL, SK. This project will be partly its follow-up. We will use results of Svatobor project as a foundation for ISEI. This is a perfect example of sustaining the IVF project results Last year IVF supported development of SI ecosystems in PL and SK (2017 SI ecosystem project lead by Svatobor. Parallelly many things around SI ecosystem were done in CZ and HU. We want to profit from it and use the SI Ecosystem barriers as foundation of thematic scope in this project Index will be prepared using statistical data available in all EU countries in order to make possible (after V4 testing) to transfer it into other territories of Europe. Index will be prepared after in-depth analysis of existing indexes and methodologies from most developed markets in the world.
The Future of Memory. Educating about Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow
”The Future of Memory. Educating about yesterday for a better tomorrow.” is a transnational, multicity platform for Holocaust (Jewish and Romani) remembrance lead by UMA ED ROMANIA ASSOCIATION. The mission of the project is to raise awareness about individual cities’ past, reactivating memory through contemporary art, performance and media, connecting the past to the present, documenting the last witnesses, personalizing history through oral histories, creating networks and opening up public spaces for debate and mutual understanding to combat increasing nationalism, antisemitism, revisionism, racism and ethnic hatred. The partners of the projects are Bratislava Policy Institute and Post Bellum OPS.
Bratislava Policy institute will be responsible for overall coordination of the planned project activities in Slovak Republic. These activities are divided into two main groups:
A) BPI will be responsible to organise a public event in Slovakia – Bratislava, including the promotion of the event, recording of the event, and reporting from the event.
B) BPP will be responsible to collection of the oral histories/interviews from Slovak survivors.
Visegrad Summer School
Visegrad Summer School is organised by the Willa Decius Association, Library of Vaclav Havel (Prague), Bratislava Policy Institute (Bratislava), Cracovia Expressz Foundation (Budapest), and EuroRegioUkraine (Kiev).
The Visegrad Summer School is a unique cultural and educational programme catering for students, graduates, young researchers and journalists from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary as well as other Central and East European countries. Given its international, macro-regional and regional dimension, the initiative is aimed at promoting a positive image of the region on an international scale alongside the promotion of the intellectual and cultural heritage of Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian societies.
Every year 45 students and graduates in political sciences, economics, international relations, European studies, history, social studies, philology and cultural studies, as well as young researchers, teachers and journalists from Central and Eastern Europe are recruited in an open call for applications.
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Mikro-History Slovakia 100
The main aim of the project is to create a modern discussion forums at the Slovak schools, which will gradually become the part of the informal teaching process, which will be based on three pedagogical principles of the modern education in 21st century, also known as three „P”
Through the modern and innovative approaches in the area of education we will introduce the historical milestones of the modern Slovak history thourgh discussion format, which is only starting to gain its popularity in Slovak educational institutions. We react to the visible changes in the world history which starts to be seen also in the education about citizenship, democracy and modern state. In the project we also focus on the fact, that current perception of democracy, citizenship and the statehood can have many different explanations. Therefore these explanations based on different international and national concepts will be base for our discussions.
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Manual of Online Propagation - Targeting
the Young Generation
The aim of the project is to create a Manual of online propagation, for the purposes of more effective communication with younger generation. Ministry of Foreign anf European Affairs of the Slovak Republic recently declared its aim to find the more effective way to communicate the principles and priorities of Slovak foreign and security policy towards young people. The manual of online propagation should by used by Ministry as the effective tool towards so heterogenous group such as young generation is. At the moment the young generation sees some of the slovak foreign activities, memberships and innitiatives more neutral and sometimes even negative, since they do not have enough objective information about these topics. The manual also offers the key how to communicate towards the young generation also other priorities and strategic questions important for ministry. Manual can be therefore used as a tool to find the best strategy for communiting also issues such as euroatlantic security, foreign and european policy, year 2018 as the year of anniversaries (1918, 1968) and other important topics.
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