Masaryk University, located in Brno, is the second-largest public university in the Czech Republic and the leading higher education institution in Moravia. At present it comprises nine faculties with over 200 departments, institutes and clinics. Recognized as one of the most important teaching and research institutions in the Czech Republic and a highly-regarded Central European university, it has been infused with a strong democratic spirit ever since its establishment in 1919.
The Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University was founded in 1998, but its research and educational activities follow the tradition of Brno psychological school formerly developed at the Faculty of Arts. In particular, it focuses on the fields of psychology of cognitive processes, social psychology, developmental psychology, psychology of personality, psychotherapy, psychological methodology, and different topics of applied psychology.
Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Families is a professional research institute of the Faculty of Social Studies and works closely with the Department of the Psychology. The research focus is based on long-term interest in the topics of developmental, social and educational psychology, and the psychology of media.
MU will participate in all research activities related to project and in all policy oriented work packages. Specifically, Dr. Jan Serek will co- lead the WP4 on Analysis of existing data, Dr. Jakub Macek will co-lead the WP5 on Media analysis, and Prof. Macek will co-lead the WP7 on Processes in youth’s construction of active EU citizenship. MU will contribute to the other WPs.