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Tendencies of Development of Ethnic Relations in Slovakia: Comparative Research of Ethnic Issues in 2004 – 2020

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Research Programme: APVV-15-0475
Term: 2016  2020


The first objective of the project is to analyze the development of national relations between 2004 and 2016, in which it intends to exmine: development in the field of national relations, the strategy of Slovak national politics, goals and intentions of political parties depending on ethnicity, demographic development of national minorities at the beginning of the 21st century, history of national minorities, the study of historical memory with a special focus on historical events with an ethnic background (Slovak-Hungarian relations, Ruthenian-Ukrainian relations, relations of majority and minority, Gypsy issues, new minorities, migration, security…). The second aim of the project will be the realization of an interdisciplinary empirical research focusing on the theoretical, methodological and practical issues of ethnicity and national relations (with the preservation of the methodological procedures applied in the empirical research from 2004, entitled „Nation, nationalities and Ethnic Groups in the Process of Transformation of the Slovakian Society“).

More information on the project website.


Research Institutions

Center of Social and Psychological Sciences of Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava-Košice)
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice


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