• Institutional Development of the Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik
The project objective is further development of the Conservative Institute, so it may become a stable and prestigious organisation that will be perceived as something needed. The project shall bring a new program structure offering new and more effectively presented activities, so all those who share conservative values are better informed about the activities of the Conservative Institute and convinced about its needfulness.
The project is targeted at the development of communication activities of the Conservative Institute which means creation, collecting and spreading of conservative ideas, opinions and values. The objective is not to theorize about conservatism but to provide analysis of the issues that society and citizens have to face in their everyday life. The analysis will be based on conservative foundations. The main objective is to offer specific solutions and proposals, to open a discussion with various schools of thought and help citizens to be well versed in the reality.
As regards foreign contacts, the Conservative Institute plans to establish relations with relevant institutions and personalities especially in the EU countries and in the USA. The relations should help mutual exchange of information and experience, meetings, participation in activities performed by foreign partners and vice versa and eventually also enhancement of co-operation in common projects.
Last but not least, the Conservative Institute wants to create a documentation base consisting of fundamental conservative works, magazines, expert texts, literature, analysis and studies from different fields of politics. It will serve as an information and expert base for analytical works of workers, co-workers and the Board of Directors of the Conservative Institute.
The project is being executed thanks to the support of The Trust for Civic Society in Central and Eastern Europe.
• USA, Europe and Slovakia
The Conservative Institute of M. R. Štefánik in co-operation with some other organisations and institutions organized 6 conferences in different regions of Slovakia (Trenčín, Prešov, Banská Bystrica, Martin, Košice a Nitra) within the project USA, Europe and Slovakia in 2004. Daniel Bútora, Tomáš Zálešák, Bill Baker a František Šebej presented their contributions at the conferences.
The project target was to help eliminate false myths about the United States that very often remain in our minds
The project was executed with the support of The Embassy of the USA in Bratislava and thanks to the funds provided by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.