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Education platform STEMFORYOUTH

STEMFORYOUTH'S brand new educational platform is now live! Come see and download STEM teaching materials. Free for all high-school teachers across the world: www.stemforyouth.eu

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Project Pioneers launched

In September 2017, IRSA launches a new project, named Pioneers: Citizen Science Experiment in High School, funded in part by the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana.

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IRSA presents the new volume of Slovenian studies at THL

On 19 June 2017, institute IRSA presents the newly published scientific volume, titled Slovenia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues in Trubar Literature House

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IRSA participates in the project conference in Barcelona

IRSA representative, Nick Vovk, joins the project conference of EU Horizon 2020 project STEM4Youth in June 2017 in Barcelona.

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Populism as a reaction to the anomalies of globalization

Frane Adam, PhD, presents a sociological analysis of populism in the context of globalization and neoliberalism.

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Completed

1. ETHOS - Exploiting the organisational conflicts in business environment

Timeframe: 2014 - 2016

Funded by: ERASMUS +, KA2/European Union

Project leader on IRSA: Frane Adam PhD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Researchers: Dane Podmenik and Nick Vovk

External associates: Darka Podmenik PhD, Katja Begelj and, Uros Gojkovič

The project consortium consists of: IRSA institute and 7 other organizations: Centro Psicopedagogico per la pace e la gestione dei conflitti (IT), Geneseg - podjetje (IRSKA), Institute for training of personnel in international organizations (BG), Provincia di Perugia (IT), TIBER UMBRIA COMETT EDUCATION PROGRAMME (IT), WSX Enterprise Limited (UK), Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu i Nauk o Zdrowiu (PL)

2. UCCROWD - Universities-Companies Crowdsourcing

Timeframe: 2013 - 2015

Funded by: EU, Life Long Learning Programme; Erasmus Multilateral Project.

Project leader on IRSA: . Darka Podmenik PhD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Project member: Ivana Čančar (external associate), Katja Begelj and Uroš Gojkovič.

The project is coordinated by ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon and involves organizations from United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria

Project website:http://uc-crowd.iscte-iul.pt/

Project report: UC-CROWD: nacionalno poročilo

3. INOVALOCA - Promoting new forms of entrepreneurship by strengthening the innovative use of local resources (December 2013 - June 2015) (2009-2014)

Information about project - more

Timeframe: 2013 - 2015

Funded by: IPA Programme - crossborder cooperation programme SLO-CRO.

Project leader on IRSA: Frane Adam PhD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Project members: Uroš Gojkovič as well as Dane Podmenik, Tomaž Stritar and mag. Dario Berginc (external collaborators).

The project is coordinated by MOZAIK - Society for Social Inclusion

Results of the project: published scientific monograph: About the state and prospects of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia and Croatia, IRSA

4. Research programme (2009-2014): Socio-cultural and organisational aspects of knowledge and technology transfer

Timeframe: 2009 - 2014

Program Group leader: Frane Adam PhD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Program members (in 2014): Angelca Ivančič PhD, Igor Bahovec PhD, Hans Westlund PhD, Anna Gasior - Niemiec PhD and Uroš Gojkovič (young researcher and PhD candidate)

Used literature and empirical data - more

Results of the research programme: Final report

5. INO-13-14 project in support of the national innovation system between 2013 and 2014

Funded by: Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia.

Head of the research project: Ana Hafner PhD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

A project partnership with innovator center ASI (coordinating institution), The Institute for Innovation and Technology (Korona plus d.o.o.), Londinium d.o.o., Rotunda Centre, Koper.

6.CONTEST - Community Experiments Trough the Exploitation of Social Conflicts

TimeFrame: 2013 - 2014

Funded by: EU, Life Long Learning Programme: Grundvig Multilateral Project

Project members: Igor Bahovec PhD, Darka Podmenik PhD, Ivana Čančar PhD and, Nick Vovk

The project is coordinated by Tucepi - Tiber Umbria Comett Education Programme and involves organizations from Italy, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria

Project website: www.contestproject.eu

Project report:  Mapping conflicts: nacional report

7. Basic research project: INNOVATIONS - Cognitive mobilization and  innovation capacity - comparison of old and new EU member states

Timeframe: 2011 - 2014

Funded by: Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)

Head of the research project: Frane Adam PhD

Project members: Hans Westlund PhD, Alja Adam PhD, Ana Hafner, Toni Pustovrh PhD, Jožica Zajc PhD

Results of the project: Final report

 

8. INO-11: project of support to national system of innovation.project of support to national system of innovation.

Funds providers: Slovenian Technology Agency and Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology . Project partnership with Innovators Association (ASI), Pevc Ltd. and Sistem VVE Ltd.

Project leader: Darka Podmenik PhD

Project members: Alja Adam PhD, Frane Adam PhD, Janez Berdavs, Angelca Ivančič PhD, Andrej Grah Whatmough

 

9. INO-10: research project in partnership with ASI (Association of active innovators): Performance of individual innovators in Slovenia

Funded by National Agency for Technology (TIA).

Final report

10. Local and regional development cores - Applied research project.

Timeframe: 2008 - 2010

Project leader: Frane Adam, PhD

Partner: Faculty of Applied Social Studies, Nova Gorica.

Funded by: Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and Slovenian Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy.

The results of the project were published in a monograph Inovative cores in regional development (Vega, 2010).

Final report

11. Value and World-view orientation of Slovenian printed media. Targeted research project in collaboration with the Science and Research Centre, University of Primorska (Koper)

Concluded in 2008.

Project leader: Frane Adam, PhD.

Comissioned by: Ministry of Culture and Slovenian Research Agency.

Concluded The report was published in: Adam Frane and Peter Sekloča: Dilemmas of media pluralism, IRSA, Ljubljana, 2009.

Results of the project: Final report