Past projects

  • PIAAC (2013–2015): PIAAC in Slovenia is implemented within the scope of the ESC project: Measuring the effectiveness of education and training to improve the competencies of adult educators between 2013 and 2015. For more: PIAAC webpage.
  • COST WebDataNet (2011–2015): WEBDATANET synergised knowledge, discussed scientific validity and contributed to theoretical foundations of web-based data-collection, fostered the drafting of cross-national research proposals, set up a young researchers’ network, provided tools, advised and guided scientists, official bodies and statistical institutes. For more: WebDataNet webpage.
  • 7EU-VET (2010–2012): The 7EU-VET project is a LLL type of project funded by the EC and focused on vocational education and training. It builds on theoretical backgrounds, secondary analyses, national and EU data as well as primary quantitative and qualitative research conducted in seven European countries. For more: 7EU-VET webpage.
  • Pro-SAVE (2011–2012): The Pro-SAVE project (With prosociality against violence and exclusion) was part of the Daphne III programme (EC Justice). The main objective of the Pro-SAVE project was to combat social violence phenomena and violence between peers with the help of international actions.
  • PROGR-EAST (2010–2012): The goal of the PROGR-EAST (Innovative PROcurement techniques to support the GRowth of competitiveness for public services in EASTern Europe) project is to encourage the use of Pre Commercial Procurement (PCP), in five targeted European Countries (PL, CZ, SK, HU and SL), taking into consideration the specific needs and constraints on public procurement and in particular on the procurement of R&D existing in Eastern Europe, introducing innovative PCP strategies to public authorities, universities and industrial stakeholders, transferring successful experiences implemented in other European and external regions to implement innovative public services. For more: Cordis.
  • CHIPDAP (2010–2011): The purpose of the CHIPDAP project (Children Protecting Personal Data and Privacy) is to help children learn how to protect their personal data in respect of the fundamental rights of citizens, in particular the privacy right.
  • SOPRANO (2007–2010): SOPRANO (Service Oriented PRogrammable smArtenviroNments for Older Europeans) designed and developed highly innovative, context-aware, smart services with natural and comfortable interfaces for older people at an affordable cost, meeting the requirements of users, family and care providers and significantly extending the time in which we can live independently in our homes when older. For more: Cordis.
  • COST Websurvnet (2009): The network contributed to the development of a sound theoretical foundation of web survey methodology and innovative research ideas. The network offered advice to statistical offices and institutions aiming to equip them to meet the increasing desire to use the Internet for their data collection.
  • Research of Internet in Slovenia (RIS project) (1996-): Dr Vehovar is the founder of the RIS project (Research of Internet in Slovenia, since 1996), which is the leading research centre for information society issues in Slovenia and also a central source of related information. Due to its early start, it now represents one of the most complete national data series on ICT phenomena. The RIS project regularly performs annual empirical surveys of companies, schools and households. For more: http://ris.org.
  • ESSi: European Social Survey Infrastructure (20062019) – 6th framework project about improving social measurement in Europe. Dr Vehovar is responsible for a work package dealing with the evaluation of nonresponse errors across all participating countries in Round 1 and Round 2.
  • TransferEast (20062008): Is a Specific Support Action within the 6th Framework project aiming at favouring the transfer of learning, facilitating the exchange of e-government good practices and their transfer when appropriate, and helping to enhance the quality of e-government initiatives across Europe. Dr Vasja Vehovar was the responsible person of the Slovenian partner (Faculty of Social Sciences). For more: http://east.ris.org.
  • UNITE (2005–2008): The 6th framework project aimed to foster eLearning for secondary schools on a European scale. The technical basis of UNITE is the UNITE-platform. This platform integrates communication and collaboration facilities, provides a repository for different forms of eLearning content and supports mobile applications. These technologies together form a basis for different forms of eLearning. Dr Vasja Vehovar was the responsible person of the Slovenian partner (Faculty of Social Sciences). For more: http://unite.ris.org.
  • Next steps (2006): In developing Information Society Services in the New Member States. The case of e-Government, e-Health and e-Learning. This is a research study tendered by the Institute for Prospective Tecnology Studies from Seville, Spain, one of the EU Joint Research Centres. The coordinator is the ICEGEC institute, Budapest and the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana as the Slovenian partner. The basic aim of this research is to collect, in the ten new Member States,  the relevant qualitative and quantitative data in these three areas, analyse them and develop a meaningful assessment of the state and trajectory of development, and derive the relevant conclusions in terms of policy and research. Dr Vasja Vehovar was the responsible person of the Slovenian partner (Faculty of Social Sciences). For more: http://ipts.ris.org.
  • SAFE-SI (Safer Internet Programme in Slovenia) (2005-): Is a Slovenian national awareness node that promotes and supports awareness aimed at the protection and education of children and teenagers using the Internet and new online technologies. The project is co-financed by the Information Society and Media Directorate-General within the European Commission. Dr Vasja Vehovar is the responsible person of the Slovenian partner (Faculty of Social Sciences). For more: http://safe.si
  • Stopline Slovenia (20062008): Is a Slovenian national node for reporting illegal and harmful content on the Web. The project was co-financed by the Information Society and Media Directorate-General within the European Commission. Dr Vasja Vehovar was the responsible person of the Slovenian partner (Faculty of Social Sciences).
  • Household Survey Nonresponse Workshop (1990-): Vasja Vehovar is responsible for the webpage of the International Household Survey Nonresponse Workshop, where top experts meet annually: http://nonresponse.org.
  • WebSM project (1998-): The project started in 1998 and was fostered by an EU grant in 2003. The coordinating institution of this EU 5th framework project (with partners from Italy, Sweden and Germany) was the Faculty of Social Sciences and Dr Vasja Vehovar was the coordinator. WebSM’s mission was to redesign the previous website on Web survey methodology. The WebSM site is now regularly updated and expanded with new features, also after the EU project ended and Vasja Vehovar continues to be the responsible person. For more: http://websm.org.
  • Sisplet Content Management System (CMS) (2003-): Due to increased needs, the group led by Dr Vasja Vehovar developed a flexible CMS for academic needs. For more: http://sisplet.org.
  • Virtual Lifestyles (20052008): A project sponsored by the Slovenian Research Agency about interactions between modern ICT and lifestyles. For more: http://mobilesociety.
  • Time distance and digital divide (20042007): A project sponsored by the Slovenian Research Agency about measuring digital divides. For more: http://distance.ris.
  • Markov Chain Modelling (20062007): A project sponsored by the Slovenian Research Agency and the Slovenian Ministry of Defence addressing the human resource modelling of military employees. For more: http://mors.ris.org.
  • SIBIS programme on Statistical indicator Benchmarking information society in EU countries;
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences was the Slovenian partner in this consortium, led by Empirica, Bonn. Vasja Vehovar was the responsible person for Slovenian partner. The SIBIS EU 5th framework project home page: http://sibis-eu.org
  • Broadband Coverage in Europe, EU tender.
  • National Science Foundation, USA: Methodology of Web Surveys, 2000
  • Research on Internet in New Europe (RINE), with Moscow University, SOROS (Open Society), 1998–1999
  • Research exchange with Japan foundation JPSN 2003
  • Socrates academic agreement with the University of Linkoping, Sweden (2000-)
  • Research projects for the former Ministry of the Information Society
  • Research project for the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology