doc. RNDr. Mgr. Alice Koubová Ph.D., Ph.D.

Koordinační pracoviště: The Institute of Philosophy of the CAS


  • to study the systemic assumptions, sources and tools of social resilience
  • to study the relationship between individual and social resilience
  • to study the links between the individual, society and the environment
  • to promote communication, historical and information literacy
  • to mediate, strengthen and cultivate the culture of social debate on current crisis phenomena, test its innovative participatory forms and possible solutions
  • to establish and strengthen interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research cooperation.

Participating CAS Institutes
Biology Centre
Institute of Molecular Genetics
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Institute of Physics

Cooperating partners
Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) – Masaryk University, Brno
Veterinary Research Institute, Brno
Faculty of Science, Charles University
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Czech and foreign universities and other academic institutes

The aim of the programme is to examine and practically verify the systemic assumptions, sources and tools of social resilience to crises of various kinds, especially those that Czech society is currently facing or may face in the 21st century. With regard to historical and current social events, the programme studies more general assumptions of individual and social resilience to unexpected events. Through its activities, the programme mediates and cultivates a social debate on current crisis phenomena and tests its innovative forms. The programme sees our culture as a key framework for sharing facts, knowledge, ethical principles and lifestyles so that these facts, knowledge, principles, and styles become part of a functioning social infrastructure (public institutions, cultural organizations, education, media).

The programme supports the creation of platforms that will allow the circulation of knowledge across traditionally defined scientific disciplines and social areas. Its ambition is to include activities of an interdisciplinary and also transdisciplinary nature - that is, those that are based on the cooperation of academic (social sciences and natural sciences) and non-academic institutions.

The research programme is organized into four thematic pillars:

  1. From the individual to the institution: psychosomatic health, trust, care
  2. Participatory knowledge in an uncertain world: expertise, politics and the public
  3. Communication in crisis situations: media, literature, music and fine arts in public space
  4. Historical and transcultural models: identification, representation and experience of crises in the past