Research Web Portal for the Czech Republic

Site: http://www.czechrural.cz/en/?r=6556&i=18031

Convenor: Prof. Věra Majerová University of Prague majerova@pef.czu.cz

Participants (members of ESRS): 1. prof. PhDr. Ing. Majerová Věra CSc.; 2. doc. PhDr. Lošťák Michal Ph.D.; 3. doc. RNDr. Vaishar Antonín CSc.; 4. RNDr. Perlín Radim Ph.D.; 5. Ing. Kocmánková-Menšíková Lucie Ph.D.; 6. RNDr. Kment Petr Ph.D.; 7. Bc. Delín Miloslav.

Participants (non-members of ESRS): 1. Ing. Sálus Jiří; 2. Ing. Pilař Tomáš; 3. Ing. Petr Jakub; 4. Ing. Hádková Šárka; 5. Ing. Maříková Pavlína; 6. Ing. Herová, Irena; 7. Bc. Lenka Ježdíková; 8. PhDr. Vávra Jan Ph.D.; 9. Doc. RNDr. Novotná Marie CSc.; 10. Ing. Votoupalová Marcela; 11. Mgr. Doskočilová Veronika.

Abstract: We established editorial board (on the 1. October 2013) and scientific committee (on the 29. April 2014) for the research webportal www.CzechRural.cz. There are involved 7 universities and 3 research centres from the Czech Republic, 2 universities from Slovakia and 1 research institute from Poland. The web portal brings information from the scientific world focused on rural sociology in the Czech Republic and builds networks among young and more experienced researchers as well as practical participants on rural development.

Aim: To transform web portal into the regional correspondent, regularly to provide current information from the scientific world in the Czech Republic and to create research teams consisted of doctoral students (or post-doctoral scientists) and experienced researchers with focus on research activities as well as international cooperation.

Activities: To bring information about activities of organisations dealing with study of rural society in the Czech Republic; to provide knowledge about being solved and finished scientific projects; to announce and promote information about conferences as well as special seminars (colloquiums), about publications, articles etc.; to digitise unique scientific materials for publishing on the portal; to interconnect scientific departments of universities and research centres in the Czech Republic with focus on improving cooperation in the research field; to create new social networks among doctoral students (or post-doctoral scientists) and more experienced scientists; to deep cooperation with practical participants on rural development; to organise workshops and seminars with goal to build informal relationship and consequently to start cooperation on the research activities.

Rationale: In order to increase potential of cooperation in the Europe, it is necessary to be informed about research activities in each European country. And we suppose that only experts, coming from concrete country, can bring appropriate and useful information from scientific milieu of such country. Because it is very difficult to start scientific activities for young and talented researchers on international level, we try to encourage them by this