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Research institutes and associations of scholars in the Czech Repubic

Here you can find basic information about the websites of research institutes and associations of scholars active in the Czech Republic, with direct links.

Center for Social and Economic Strategies

Name in Czech: Centrum pro sociální a ekonomické strategie
Description: the Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) was established at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, in 2000. The Center is an interdisciplinary research think-tank engaged in the development of theory, methodology and practice of exploring possible futures, and the application of analyses and forecasts in decision making. CESES produces analyses, scenarios, and strategies of social, economic, environmental, political, and security development of the Czech Republic in European and global contexts. CESES focuses primarily on the strategic dimension of governance and the interface between its national and European level. The interdisciplinary approach to social science is anchored, both theoretically and in terms of methodology, in the discipline of Public and Social Policy whereby the emphasis is on analytical precision, empirical evidence and practical relevance. The team, led from the inception of CESES by Prof. Martin Potucek, PhD., comprised of 24 reserchers.

The CESES research profile can be defined by the following list of topics:

  • governance, public administration and the public sector
  • education policy, R&D policy, human and social capital
  • economic competitiveness
  • security and foreign policy
  • population development
  • quality of life and sustainable development
  • European integration
  • concepts of modernization
  • social cohesion, cultural and national identity
  • human values

Besides involvement in many national projects CESES has an experience from working on many European research projects (e.g. EU COST A15, EU 6th FP – CINEFOGO Network of Excellence, EU 7th FP - EUSECON).

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Name in Czech: Institut pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM
Description:EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent think-tank focusing on European integration. EUROPEUM contributes to democracy, security, stability, freedom, and solidarity across Europe as well as to active engagement of the Czech Republic in the European Union. EUROPEUM undertakes research, publishing, and educational activities and formulates new ideas and opinions to the EU and Czech policy making.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (in Czech)
Visit the website of the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (in English)

Institute for Comparative Political Research

Name in Czech: Institut pro srovnávací politologický výzkum
Description: based in Brno, the Institute for Comparative Political Research is a research centre of the Masaryk University which carries out research activities focussed on political parties and interest groups.  
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute for Comparative Political Research (in Czech)

Visit the website of the Institute for Comparative Political Research (in English)

Institute for social and economic analyses

Name in Czech: Institut pro sociální a ekonomické analýzy
Description: Based in Prague, the Institute for social and economic analyses is a research centre whose main aim is to actively contribute to the economic development of the Czech Republic in order for the country to be competitive at a European level. Through its studies and analyses, the Institute promotes informed debate and an active citizen participation to the decision-making process.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute for social and economic analyses (in Czech)

Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

Name in Czech: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimu
Description: based in Prague, the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes is a research centre which fosters the analysis and comprehension of the totalitarian regime in the Czech Republic. Besides carrying out research activities in this field, it collects and gives access (also in a electronic format) to documents of the totalitarian power.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (in Czech)
Visit the website of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (in English)

Institute of Contemporary History

Name in Czech: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny
Description: founded in 1990, the Institute for Contemorary History is a research centre which foster independent and scientific reserach about Czechoslovak history. Besides research activities, carried out mainky through an interdisciplinary approach, the Institute organises conferences and lectures, and carries out educational as well as publication activity.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute for Contemporary History (in Czech)
Visit the website of the Institute for Contemoprary History (in English)

Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention

Name in Czech: Institut pro kriminologii a sociální prevenci
Description: The Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention is a Czech research institute whose main field of study is criminological research applied to social sciences. Besides offering theoretical as well as empirical knowledge, it conducts monitoring activities on the state of crime and penal policies in the country.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention (in Czech)

Institute of International Relations

Name in Czech: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů
Description: The Institute of International Relations is a Czech research institute which focuses on international issues in order to contribute to the elaboration of Czech foreign policy with relevant advice.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Institute of International Relations (in Czech)

Liberální Institut

Name in Czech: Liberální Institut
Description: The Liberální Institut is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit think tank for the development, dissemination and application of classical liberal ideas and programs based on the principles of classical liberalism.
The Liberalní Institut has been established on the platform of the F. A. Hayek Club (founded during the period of the "Velvet Revolution" in the Fall of 1989). The F. A. Hayek Club was transformed into the Liberální Institut, which became officially registered on February 6th, 1990.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Liberální Institut (in Czech)
Visit the website of the Liberální Institut (in English)

Prague Security Studies Institute

Description: THE PRAGUE SECURITY STUDIES INSTITUTE (PSSI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in early 2002 to advance the building of a just, secure, democratic, free market society in the Czech Republic and other post-communist states.
PSSI’s mission is to build an ever-growing group of informed and security-minded policy practitioners dedicated to the development of democratic institutions and values in the Czech Republic and its regional neighbors. PSSI offers programs that meet the critical requirements associated with equipping new generations of young leaders to manage the complex, security-related challenges of the 21st century.
To fulfill its mission, PSSI conducts a broad range of activities under its Security Scholars Program, Program of Atlantic Security Studies, Regional Outreach Program and Energy Security Program. PSSI aims to identify and analyze foreign policy and security-related developments in transatlantic relations and other theaters of the world, and to propose sound, achievable policies to address these and other security challenges. Its foremost interest remains, however, preserving and expanding the hard-fought freedoms of the Czech Republic and other post-communist states.
Languages: Czech, English

Visit the website of the Prague Security Studies Institute (in English)

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