Slovak Governance Institute

15. SGI

Slovak Governance Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan civic association created in 2001. It is one of Slovakia’s leading think tanks focusing on good governance and public policy. SGI operates in the following fields of specialization: employment and social policy, education policy, public administration, and integration. SGI has extensive international experience in designing and implementing projects aiming at enhancing the quality of public policy and public administration including in specific sectoral policies. Since 2011 it participates in large FP7 project NEUJOBS.

Main tasks: SGI is the leader of WP MISMATCH MOVE and will participate in several tasks in this WP. It will also conduct research tasks in WP POLICY and WP MISMATCH SKILL. Similarly to other partners, it will participate in the International Handbook (WP11), in communication with stakeholders and in dissemination and outreach activities (WP2).

Previous experience: SGI has participated in FP7 project NEUJOBS where it conducted research primarily in tasks relates to education and skills, employment outcomes of low-skilled, good jobs and the link between labour market regulation and innovation. SGI researchers played a major role in piloting the usage of innovative sources of data, such as online job vacancies and CVs, and participated in drafting policy scenarios, and dissemination.

Intellectual/Academic Disciplines: economics, public policy, political economy

Kurekova, L. (2013) “Welfare Systems as Emigration Factor. The Case of Central and Eastern Europe,” Journal of Common Market Studies 51 (4): 721-739.

Kurekova, L., Haita, C. and Beblavy, M. (2013) “Conceptualizing Low-skillness: A New Approach”. Sociologia – Slovak Sociological Review 3: 247-266.

Beblavý, M., Thum A.E.and Veselkova, M. (forthcoming) “Education and Social Protection Policies in OECD Countries: Social Stratification and Policy Intervention,” Journal of European Social Policy.

Thum, A.E, Potjagailo, G. and Veselkova, M. (forthcoming) “The universalisation of upper secondary education in Germany: Lessons for tertiary education?” Sociologia – Slovak Sociological Review.

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