Research Projects

Model TAPATE and its Implementation in Czech Environment

Project ESIF OP RDE 02

Solver: Mgr. Petr Adamec, Ph.D., MBA, ILL MENDELU
Co-operators: PhDr. Mgr. Kristýna Balátová, Ph. D., Mgr. Martin Pírko, Mgr. David Kryštof, Ph.D., ILL MENDELU 
Period: 01/2019 – 06/2022

Secondary Technical School in Socialist Czechoslovakia from the History of the Everyday Life Point of View. Oral History Interviews with Teachers

Project GA ČR  (19-24776S)

Leading Solver and Coordinator: Mgr. et Mgr. Michal Šimáně, Ph. D., ILL MENDELU
Co-operator: PhDr. Mgr. Kristýna Balátová, Ph. D., ILL MENDELU (07/2021 – 06/2022)
Co-operator: Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph. D., ILL MENDELU (01/2019 – 06/2021)
Period: 01/2019 – 06/2022

The main goal of the project, which received financial support from the Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR) in the competition of standard projects, is to examine and describe the is to explore and describe the everyday life at secondary technical schools in socialist Czechoslovakia. The primary method of research will be oral history, resp. interviews with teachers (witnesses) of secondary technical schools, who were key actors in school education and life. Through the interviews, the researchers want to obtain data not only about the life of the secondary technical school, but also about the life and work of the teachers themselves. In addition to the method of oral history, the research will also obtain data from the study of available archival sources in the National Archive, the Moravian Land Archive and the Brno City Archive.

Development Projects

Increasing Digital Skills of Teachers and Pupils of 24 Secondary Schools in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic in the Slovak-Bohemian Border Region

Project Interreg V-A Slovak Republic – Czech Republic 2014-2020
Period: 08/2021 – 07/2023

Traning of farmers V4 in techniques for environmental protection and soil water management

Project Nr.: 22020162
Periond: 10/2020 – 03/2022


Solver: Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph. D.
Co-operator: Mgr. Kateřina Pevná, Mgr. Marie Pospíšilová
Project Holder: Univerzity of the Third Age Lubsko, Poland
Program: ESIF, Eramus+, KA2 Strategic Partnership
Period: 09/2019 – 08/2022

The University of the Third Age MENDELU is also involved in the international project “Competent Coach – Safe Senior” (SAFER 55+). The aim of the project is to exchange best practices for effective education of adults over 55 years of age.

Other activities

Erasmus+ 60

Project Erasmus+: KA220 – Cooperation Between Partners in the Field of Higher Education
MENDELU Coordinators: Mgr. Kateřina Pevná and Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Kamanová, Ph. D.
Administration: Mgr. Kamila Hercová
Period: 01/2022 – 01/2025

Intergenerational University

The MENDELU Intergenerational University was founded at the Institute of Lifelong Learning as a unique pilot project. It allows seniors and their grandchildren to spend more free time together and learn not only together but also from each other. The main goals of intergenerational education are to promote positive relationships between grandparents and grandchildren, improve social cohesion and reduce the intergenerational gap. In 2019, the authors of the project received the prestigious Rector‘s Award for their significant contribution to the development of civil society. The Intergenerational University has been running since 2019.