Project information
Threat or Opportunity for the Welfare State? Social Policy in Central Europe under the Shadow of COVID-19

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Project Period
1/2022 - 12/2024
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies

The project will analyse the changes in social policy during the pandemic by comparing three Central European post-communist countries (Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) and examining which ones are temporary and which are more permanent. For example, it will examine whether the increasing emphasis on working from home will be permanent and change the family-work mix or whether work regimes will return to 'normal' once the majority of the population has been vaccinated. It will also examine how these changes will affect the long-term transformation of welfare states in Europe. Finally, the project will seek to explain the reasons behind differences in social policy changes.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  1 – No poverty Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities


Total number of publications: 2

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