Promoting Dialogue in New Democracies

Supported by: National Endowment for Democracy

Project span:
September 2016 – April 2017 

Cooperating institutions: Political Capital Institute (Hungary), project leading organization; Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), think-tank European Values (Czech Republic), Austrian Documentation Center (Austria).

Project team:
Grigorij Mesežnikov (leader of the Slovak part of the project, researcher), Radovan Bránik (researcher). 

Objective: The aim of the international research project is to monitor, map and analyze the activities of the right-wing extremist and radical nationalist groupings characterized by a tendency to commit violence as well as paramilitary groupings and quasi-paramilitary organizations in the context of external influences and ties (including links to societal actors of various types in Russia).

Outputs: Case studies: 

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The key areas of the development of the country’s security and defence sector in 1993-2023.

Attitudes of representatives of institutions and politicians towards Russian aggression & public opinion.

Thirty Years of Slovak Security and Defence Policy
Russia's war against Ukraine: A view from Slovakia

V4 is primarily based on cooperation in the domain of politics. But how is it perceived by the inhabitants of individual countries? 

What encourages some actors to promote ties with a declining power with aggressive foreign policy and undemocratic regime?

Visegrad Four as Viewed by the Public
Who Is Playing Russian Roulette in Slovakia

Study explores how antisemitism is related to various socio-demographic and attitudinal factors. Research was carried out in V4 countries in 2021.

Factors that influence the country’s bilateral relations with EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe.

Survey on Antisemitic Prejudice in the Visegrád Countries
Taiwanese-European Autumn 2021: A View from Slovakia

Collection of analytical studies from experts from Great Britain, France, Norway, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Confronting the dark sides of the past and considering the participation of Christians in public life.

Conspiracy Theories in Europe
Tiso's Ghost in 2016 Slovakia
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