Supported by: Sasakawa Peace Foundation, The Royal Netherlands Embassy
Project span: April 2002 – April 2003
Project team: Miroslav Kollár – project coordinator and co-editor of four book publication outputs; Grigorij Mesežnikov – co-editor of four book publication outputs; Oľga Gyárfášová – co-editor of two publications; Tom Nicholson – co-editor of two publications in the English language version; Jana Rybová – assistant; Jozef Majchrák coordinator of the lecture series; internal IVO analysts and external experts.
Objective: Via two analytical publications offer the Slovak public, as well as foreign audiences, an expert view on political and social developments in the Slovak Republic in 2002 and of the key political event of the year– the Elections to the National Council of the Slovak Republic.
Outputs: The project is comprised of four publications and one seminar.
Publication: Slovakia 2002. Global Report on the State of Society. An analytical yearbook mapping development in the country in the area of domestic policy, foreign and security policy, economy, education, healthcare, social policies, human rights, national minorities, culture, media, and many other areas of public life. The publication contains 36 chapters, and is a collaboration of 61 authors. The publication is available in the Slovak and English languages.
Publication: The 2002 Slovak Elections: results, consequences, context. A complex analysis of the 2002 elections to the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The book is comprised of 14 chapters by 16 authors. It focuses on the transition and regional context of Slovak parliamentary elections, the development of the party system, various factors influencing the voting behavior of the citizens of the Slovak Republic, the election campaign, and the activities of non-governmental organizations and the media. The publication is available in the Slovak and English languages.
Series of lectures "Slovakia 2002" at Universities in Banská Bystrica, Košice, Trnava and Prešov. Lecturers: IVO analysts.