Institute of Civil Society (ICS)

Institute has been established with the foundation charter on July 2nd, 2018 as the University workplace without legal personality, directly subordinated to the rector of the University of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM) in Trnava.

Institute is governed by the Statute of the Institute of Civil Society, authorized by the university academic senate and ratified by the rector of the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava on June 19th, 2019. Statute of the Institute of Civil Society became effective on July 2nd, 2019.

Director of the Institute is directly responsible to the rector of the UCM and is a member of the management board of the university.

Incorporation of the ICS to the university organization structure was stipulated by the Manifesto of the Government of the Slovak Republic for the 2016-2020 (Manifesto) period.

In the Manifesto Slovak government declared the need to strengthen the cohesion of the society, to enhance the quality of life of the citizens, to bring the state power administration to citizens, to improve public sector services to the citizens, to secure functioning of the legally consistent state, to strengthen the abidance of the human and minorities rights, to eliminate corruption and clientelism, to strengthen the transparency in politics and public life, to fight against extremism, security threats, discrimination etc..

The Institute of Civil Society is a progressive interdisciplinary oriented institution. The strategic goal of the ICS is to create the whole university framework for interdisciplinary cooperation in education and scientific research.