Slovakia: three decades of freedom and democracy

Supported by: Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) 

Project span: May - October 2021. 

Project team: Grigorij Mesežnikov, Martin Bútora, Zora Bútorová, Boris Strečanský, Ján Bartoš. 

Objective: The aim of the project is to elaborate an expert assessment of the current state of the country in the context of thirty-years-development in the field of democracy, civil society, value orientations of citizens and pro-integration and pro-Atlantic line in foreign policy.




Analytical publication


Short video presentation  

Video talk on the book 

Book presentation and discussion in Banská Štiavnica

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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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