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Open Windows

Supported by: Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden ; Open Society Institute, Budapest ; NDI

Project span:
1998 - 2000

Project team:
Oľga Gyárfášová, Lýdia Marošiová, Marián Velšic, Robert Kirchhoff, Lucie Meisnerová, Fedor Gál, Aleš Bednařík

Co-operating Institutions:
FOCUS Agency (field collection of data), GplusG Publishing House

To analyze the causes of migration of young educated Slovaks for foreign countries after 1989. The project was carried out on three levels – qualitative sociological research, quantitative sociological research, a documentary film. The aim of the research was to find out reasons why young people are leaving Slovakia, what are these young people’s life strategies, what factors make up their primary motivations, and what potential for future migration exists.


Working paper: Open Windows (March 2000) published in the Slovak language only.

Documentary film: Open Windows (2000) directed by Robert Kirchhoff. The film has English subtitles

Interview: Open Windows – There and Back, in Mosty: May 9 th , 2000. Available in the Slovak language only.

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