Values and Identities in the Enlargement of the Transatlantic Community: Case of Slovakia

Supported by: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Project span:
May 2002 – May 2003

Project team:
Grigorij Mesežnikov, Oľga Gyárfášová, Rastislav Havran, Marek Šťastný

Co-organizing Institutions:
The German Marshall Fund of the United States


Objective: To analyze the way that the foreign policy of the United States is perceived by various segments of Slovak society, including the general public, university students, the media, and representatives of political parties. This research takes place during a time of divergence between some European countries and the United States on the war against terrorism (including the war in Iraq)



International conference "The Future of Transatlantic Relations: public opinion, NATO enlargement, conflict in Iraq" (April 2003)

Working paper titled: USA and Transatlantic Cooperation in the Views of Political Parties, Citizens and the Media in Slovakia. The publication contains the findings of qualitative and quantitative research focusing on the perceptions and the relations of the Slovak population, select media, and political parties toward the United States - namely its foreign policy after September 11, 2001. The publication is available in the Slovak and English languages (6/2003).

Discussion paper - František Šebej: Europe and the United States - on Diverging Paths? The publication is available in the English language only (6/2003).

Presentation of research findings in the headquarters of the German Marshall Fund and National Endowment for Democracy (June 2003).

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