The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
Values and identities have been among frequently discussed and researched topics recently. To a large extent this is a reaction to social and economic changes which are happening on a both local and global level. The project, Values and Identities of the Visegrad countries’ capitals, is a part of such research initiatives. It was run with the support of the International Visegrad Fund and the research team involves researchers from Czechia (INESAN – Institute for Evaluations and Social Analyses), Slovakia (Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences), Hungary (Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University) and Poland (Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw). The main motivation of the research was based on the knowledge that the capitals indicate different behaviour and attitudes by its inhabitants in various spheres. The differences are most obvious, among other things, in the sphere of electoral behaviour.