Election Compass: Your Guide to Informed Voting in the Slovak general election 2023

In a time where the political landscape is constantly evolving and expanding, having access to reliable and unbiased resources is key. The Volebný Kompas or Election Compass, stands as a beacon of impartiality and clarity amidst the bustling political arena of Slovakia. Developed jointly by the Institute for Democracy at Matej Bel University in Banská…


Open Call for Fellowship Application — Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher/Senior Researcher (R2-R4) in 21st-century challenges to democracy

The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations together with the Faculty of Economics and the Institute for Democracy at Matej Bel University — have five new fellowship openings. These are open to Postdoctoral Fellows (R2), Researchers (R3), and Senior Researchers (R4). Young researchers interested in a postdoctoral fellowship are especially encouraged to apply.   The fellowships are designed…


Key Takeaways from the BRRIDGE Project’s Galway Visit

This May, a delegation from Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici consisting of Professor Kamila Borseková, Professor Martina Bolečeková, Dr. Jozef Michal Mintal, Dr. Róbert Vancel conducted a visit to the University of Galway, marking an important stride in our ongoing collaboration. Our sincere appreciation goes to Professor Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko, who adeptly orchestrated our…

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There are very few issues in modern societies that are of greater significance and urgency than the threats to liberal democracy, the weakening and fragility of democratic institutions, and the crumbling of human rights, social justice and the rule of law. In our work we focus on four interrelated thematic challenges to democracy, namely: technology, inequalities, culture and governance; with our overall activities being concentrated around four key pillars:



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Resilience and vulnerability of regional labour markets: principal component analysis of labour market efficiency in the EU

Kamila Borseková, Samuel Korony

The proposed operational framework and its spatial distribution offer new theoretical, methodological and empirical insights into understanding the real contribution of resilience and vulnerability to regional labour markets. The added value of the proposed operational framework is its direct policy-oriented perspective.

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