Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High Schools

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Frane Adam je objavil nov članek v spletni izdaji revije IIASS (Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences)

z naslovom Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High School. Članek predstavlja ugotovitve nedavne raziskave, ki je potekala na

petih gimnazijah v Ljubljani. Članek je na voljo na tej povezavi.

Sestanek partnerskih organizacij za projekt STEM4YOUTH

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IRSA se je udeležila 5. konzorcijskega sestanka partnerskih organizacij projekta STEM4YOUTH (Obzorja 2020) v Kantabriji. Sestanek je potekal 7. in 8.6.2018.

Iščemo novega sodelavca

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IRSA v 2018 razpisuje delovno mesto za mladega raziskovalca v sklopu raziskovalnega programa Sociokulturni in organizacijski vidiki prenosa znanja in tehnologije.


Round Table: What kind of state do we wish for?

IRSA's director Frane Adam participated in the public round table entitled What Kind of the State do we wish for?
organized by Nova Revija Institute of Humanist Studies. The event took place on 21 March 2018 at Hotel Central.

IRSA publishes in a Collection of Readings published by Inštitut Nove revije

The Nova revija Institute, Institute for Humanistics, recently published a collection of readings entitled Spoprijem z razmerami in razmerji v Sloveniji (2017) (Coping with Conditions and Relations in Slovenia). Involved are articles from the director of IRSA Frane Adam entitled Communication Blockade and the Culture of Intellectual Discussion, and from the higher scientific collaborator Darka Podmenik entitled The Anomy of (Slovenian) higher-education system.

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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:

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)

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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)

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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:

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