Slovakia 2009. Global Report on the State of Society and Trends for 2010

Supported by: SPP Foundation; Open Society Foundation (OSF – NOS), Západoslovenská energetika; Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Slovakia; Dutch Embassy in Slovakia, Embassy of Poland in Slovakia, Taipei Representative Office, Bratislava

Time Span: May 2009 – May 2010

IVO Project Team: Miroslav Kollár (project leader, editor), Grigorij Mesežnikov and Martin Bútora (editors), Zora Bútorová, Oľga Gyárfášová and Marián Velšic (authors).

External experts and consultants: 43 authors of texts and 22 reviewers.


  • To analyze social development and implementing of political, social and economic reforms in the first complete year of the new government from the point of view of the expected development of the Slovak Republic as member of the EU and NATO.
  • 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.


  • Publication of the book Slovakia 2009. Global Report on the State of Society and Trends for 2010
  • Presentations of the report in the media and in a cycle of lectures at Slovak universities and academic centers.
  • Dissemination of the publication to libraries, departments and faculties of social sciences and in the case of the CD also to high schools across the country.


1. Publication Slovakia 2009. Global Report on the State of Society and Trends for 2010 (in Slovak).
2. Press conference and presentation of the book.

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