We are excited to share a remarkable story of institutional cooperation and knowledge exchange that took place between INESAN and the prestigious Department of Social and Political Studies at Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero) in Mexico City. Recently, our colleague, Petra Ponocná, embarked on a transformative journey to Ibero, where she had the privilege of presenting INESAN’s cutting-edge research activities to the accomplished faculty and researchers at the Department (Alessandro Questa Rebolledo, Roger Magazine Nemhauser). During her visit, they engaged in dynamic discussions exploring potential collaborations for joint international projects, paving the way for an inspiring partnership. One key area of shared interest between INESAN and the Department is the critical assessment of cultural variations in domestic violence and healthcare programs for vulnerable populations. INESAN brings a wealth of experience in evaluations, making it a natural fit to synergize with the Department’s expertise in social and political studies.
The exchange was truly a two-way street, as Petra also immersed herself in the Department’s methodologies, gaining invaluable insights into their current research topics. This cross-pollination of knowledge has enriched both institutions and positioned them for even greater contributions to their respective fields.
We, at INESAN, believe that the power of partnership and collective expertise can drive transformative change. Our commitment to international cooperation aligns with our mission to address pressing global challenges effectively.
Petra’s stay at the Department was a part of the project “Setting the conditions and the environment for international and cross-sector cooperation” financed by the Operation Program Research, Development and Education, European Structural and Investment Funds and the Ministry of Educations, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Thanks to the support, this initiative has fostered an environment for encouraging global partnerships with a far-reaching social impact.