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Slovakia 2010. A report on the State of Society and Democracy and Trends for 2011

Supported by: SPP Foundation; Západoslovenská energetika; Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe

Time Span: July 2010 – July 2011

IVO Project Team: Miroslav Kollár (project leader, editor), Grigorij Mesežnikov and Martin Bútora (editors), Zora Bútorová, Oľga Gyárfášová, Jarmila Filadelfiová, Martina Sekulová, Miroslava Hlinčíková (authors)

External experts and consultants: 23 authors of texts


  • To diagnose the current state of society, to identify possible alternatives for further development in numerous areas and, where it will be possible, to outline the prospects for positive trends and the conditions necessary for their attainment.
  • To capture the landscape in all its diversity and to bring witness about the ambiguity of the perception of many aspects of the current development.
  • To present the findings to the domestic and international audiences.
  • To enhance the public awareness about the priorities of social development and effective democratic public administration.
  • To increase the quality of independent social analysis.
  • To strengthen the cooperation between think tanks and NGOs as well as other important public actors in democratic change in Slovakia.
  • To assist to promote values of open society, development of culture and support of young scientists.


1. Publication Slovakia 2010. A report on the State of Society and Democracy and Trends for 2011.
2. Press conference and presentation of the book.

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