Examples of international scientific projects
Aux confins de l'Humanisme Musical - Monde Slave et Culture Méditerranéenne
Project manager: Mgr. Jan Baa, Institute of Musicology
Donor: European Commission, Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
The declared aim of this musical and musicology project is to evaluate the music heritage of Central and Eastern Europe from the late Renaissance period. The project is focused on the study of the development of the humanities culture in Slavic countries and the penetration of new elements into the various forms of the language of music. The programme will centre on two research themes: the adopted Moresca traditional genre and the Italian minority’s music in Prague in the 16th century. The third axis of the programme aims at the creation of a biographical database of singers and musicians performing in Prague and Ragusa in the 16th century.
European Guideline for Target Group Oriented Psychosocial Aftercare Implementation, acronyme: EUTOPA-IP
Project manager: PhDr. těpán Vymětal, Institute of Psychology
Donor: European Commission, DG Environment
The objectives for EUTOPA-IP are: (1) Developing a guideline for psycho social care of uniformed services on the basis of the IMPACT Multidisciplinary Guideline for early psychosocial interventions. (2) The Targetgroup Oriented Intervention Programme (TGIP) will be adapted to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). A TGIP manual for psycho-social care of uniformed services that is based on the ICF standardization and integrates return-to-work programmes for disability management for survivors and uniformed services (Long-term Intervention) will be developed (Translation to German, English, Spanish). Disability and Health (ICF) will serve as a framework for Disability Management for stress response syndromes. (3) Training and Practice: Different vocational groups such as mental health professionals, fire brigades, social workers and officials responsible for disability management will be trained in Early Interventions, Psychotraumatology, and TGIP-Rehabilitation (Germany, Czech Republic and Spain). (4) Evaluation: The Psycho-Social-Service Team of the fire-brigade of Cologne conducted parts of TGIP such as Psychological first aid, Psychoeducation, Screening with the Cologne Risk Index-Disaster, for different target groups after the broke down of the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne on the third of March 2009. An evaluation of the post disaster interventions is part of the actions in EUTOPA-IP. (5) Conference/ Network: Aimed is the Consolidation of the European network by organizing a Conference EUTOPA III which includes our agenda (1-4) and evaluating the results, improving the internet presence (www.eutopa-info.eu), publishing digital newsletters and working on “knowledge database” available for all Delegates of EUTOPA.
Languages in a Network of European Excellence, acronyme: LINEE
Project manager: Doc. PhDr. Jiří Nekvapil, CSc, Institute of Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
Donor: European Commission, FP6
LINEE is a scientific network aimed at investigating linguistic diversity in Europe in a coherent and interdisciplinary manner. LINEE will develop an innovative, visible, and durable scientific network to overcome scientific fragmentation in Europe and serve as a world-wide quality and knowledge-based reference framework. The project started in November 2006. The main scientific objectives are to raise the visibility of linguistic diversity as a key issue in European integration; to restructure the scientific space through new theoretical platforms; and to reassess traditional research by linking them up with levels of analysis. The research takes place within four thematic areas: Language, Identity and Culture; Language Policy and Planning; Multilingualism and Education; Language and Economy.
The global research goals corresponding to these four areas are: to clarify the saliency of language as an identity marker in the EU; to examine the adequacy of the existing language policy and language planning efforts in the EU countries; to clarify the shift to multilingualism by analysing foreign and minority language teaching in the education systems of the individual EU countries; to analyse the interplay between language and economy and provide results that can impact on the building of a knowledge-based society.