Projects in 2021
In 2021 three new projects (Transnationalisation of eldercare – diversities, recruitments, inequalities (TE-DRI), Early Care and the Role of Men (ECAROM), and Contact Tracing in the EU: Lessons to be Learned for the Future Use of Technology in Fighting Societal Challenges) were implemented. We continued with the implementation of 24 projects in the fields of human rights and minorities, politics, gender and the media. By the end of the year, certain projects were completed.
Transnationalisation of eldercare – diversities, recruitments, inequalities (TE-DRI)
Project duration: 1/10/2021 – 30/9/2024
The project researches the intersections of eldercare and migration. Structural shortcomings of eldercare in Europe, including in Slovenia, have been fully exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, which demonstrates how much the daily organisation of eldercare in European societies depends on global and circular care migrations and on care mobilities between the neighbouring countries.
The core research question is how diverse care mobilities (global care chain, circular care migration, daily cross-border care commuting and mobility of eldercare users) interact with labour recruitment processes, mechanisms, actors and transnational inequalities. In terms of geopolitical diversity, the project addresses East-to-East, and South-to-East care movements of EU citizens and non-citizens which impacts on labour recruitment frameworks and transnational inequalities. The research has a potential for policy developments in long-term care and labour migration.
Early Care and the Role of Men (ECAROM)
Project duration: 1/2/2021 – 31/1/2023
The project is based on the recognition that the educational system, especially that part of it that refers to the earliest period of gender stereotypes formation, i.e. preschool education, is crucial on the one hand for reproduction and on the other hand for reducing and overcoming gender stereotypes. Therefore, the project aims to explore pedagogical practices of formal and hidden curricula in preschool education that influence the formation of gender stereotypes about care work. The project will develop and disseminate innovative gender sensitive pedagogical approaches and tools for kindergarten teachers that promote perception of care work as gender neutral and a socially important area. Gender equality in the division of private and/or professional care work presupposes the loosening and changing of existing gender roles and social norms not only for women but also for men, however, men receive little attention in existing gender equality policies, programs and projects. In the ECAROM project, we start from the recognition that the success of efforts for gender equality also depends on the involvement of men, so we focus our activities on changing gender stereotypes associated with masculinity and caring work.
- Transnationalisation of eldercare – diversities, recruitments, inequalities (TE-DRI)
Politics | Project duration: 1/10/2021 – 30/9/2024
The research will provide empirical evidence and develop theoretical interpretation of diverse care mobilities that have intensified in eldercare in Slovenia in last decade.
- Equality and human rights in times of global governance
Gender, Human Rights and Minorities, Politics | Project duration: 1/1/2020 – 31/12/2023
The research programme addresses the position of the concepts of human rights, equality, diversity and non-discrimination that found themselves at a historical crossroads.
- Populist Backlash, Democratic Backsliding, and the Crisis of the Rule of Law in European Union
Politics | Project duration: 1/12/2020 – 1/12/2023
The project aims to inform strategies to increase democratic resilience by studying the mechanisms “exclusionary populists” use to increase their power by undermining the Rule of Law.
- Occupational risks in sex work at the intersections of policy framework and social stigma (ORIS)
Gender | Project duration: 1/9/2020 – 31/8/2023
The project aims at developing a methodological and theoretical framework that foregrounds voices and interests of sex workers and to investigate pathways to sex worker’s empowerment.
- Early Care and the Role of Men (ECAROM)
Gender | Project duration: 1/2/2021 – 31/1/2023
The project aims to explore pedagogical practices of formal and hidden curricula in preschool education that influence the formation of gender stereotypes about care work.
- Voices of immigrant women
Gender, Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/10/2020 – 30/9/2022
The project will contribute to “building an inclusive higher education system” by addressing the major societal challenge represented by women’s migratory flows in the present European context.
- The Break in Tradition: Hannah Arendt and Conceptual Change
Politics | Project duration: 1/7/2019 – 30/6/2022
This project uses Hannah Arendt’s thesis of the “break of tradition” and the consequences of this break for political theory.
- Men in Care. Workplace support for caring masculinities (MiC)
Gender | Project duration: 15/3/2019 – 15/3/2022
The European project MiC aims to improve organizational conditions for men taking caring roles.
- Action Dad
Gender | Project duration: 1/3/2020 – 28/2/2022
Contribution to awareness-raising of (prospective) parents, employers, the professional and general public about the importance of actively involving men in paternity and a more equal distribution of parental care…
- Resilience: Civil Society for Media Free of Hate and Disinformation
Media | Project duration: 1/2/2020 – 31/1/2022
The project ‘s aim is to reaffirm media freedom and counter disinformation and hateful propaganda in Western Balkans and Turkey’.
- EWSI – European Web Site on Integration
Politics | Project duration: 3/1/2011 – 31/12/2021
The European Web Site on Integration (EWSI) is a unique source of information on immigrant integration in Europe.
- Media for Citizens, Citizens for Media – Building capacities of CSOs to advance Media and Information Literacy in Western Balkans
Media| Project duration: 1/2/2018 – 31/12/2021
The project aims at strengthening the role of civil society in advocating for advancement of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) policies and practices in the Western Balkan countries.
- Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MICREATE)
Human Rights and Minorities, Politics | Project duration: 1/1/2019 – 31/12/2021
The overall objective of the project is to stimulate inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children by adopting child-centered approach to migrant children integration on educational and policy level.
- Political and Media Populism: “Refugee crisis” in Slovenia and Austria
Media, Politics | Project duration: – 31/12/2021
This research investigates the nexus between political parties, media and populism with regard to the so-called “refugee crisis” (2015-2016 until today) in. Slovenia and Austria.
- Defending watchdog role of civil society and journalists in Slovenia – extended project phase
Media | Project duration: 1/12/2020 – 30/11/2021
The project aims to increase resilience of civil society organisations and journalists in Slovenia to sustain their watchdog role.
- Reducing and eliminating discrimination based on ethnicity, ‘race’, nationality and/or religion
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/11/2019 – 31/10/2021
The project will contribute to reducing discrimination in society and hence to the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- Trial Waiver Systems in Europe (TWSE)
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/11/2019 – 31/10/2021
The objective of the project is to develop practical, country-specific understanding of the impact of trial waiver systems on the right to a fair trial.
- Contact Tracing in the EU: Lessons to be Learned for the Future Use of Technology in Fighting Societal Challenges
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/4/2021 – 30/9/2021
The aim of the project is to explore the technological response of EU Member States to the global pandemic, with a focus on contact tracing applications.
- National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM). Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/10/2015 – 30/9/2021
Against the background of the changing legal environment on international protection both at national and European levels, induced by the high numbers of new arrivals in the recent years….
- Human Rights Guide
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/11/2019 – 31/8/2021
The Human Rights Guide is an online information and education resource and a self-help tool.
- Segmentation of non-standard employment in Slovenia
Politics | Project duration: 1/7/2018 – 30/6/2021
The main objective of the research is to clarify (identification of causes) the inter-sectoral segmentation of non-standard work and its social effects in Slovenia.
- BEHAVE – SEE Beyond Hate: Learning and Acting to Counter Hate Speech Online in South East Europe
Human Rights and Minorities, Media, Politics | Project duration: 1/1/2020 – 30/6/2021
The project aims at mutual learning on countering hate speech online and at responding to hate narratives in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, countries on the Balkan migration route.
- ARVID – Advancing Access to Rights under Victims’ Directive for Persons with Disabilities
Human Rights and Minorities | Project duration: 1/1/2020 – 30/6/2021
The project aims to investigate the level of participation of persons with disabilities in the criminal justice proceedings.