Top Projects

This page introduces the main research projects of the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies granted by important science foundation.



STRIMAII: Saxon-Czech Flood Risk Management II

# doc. Ing. Lenka Slavíková, Ph.D.
# Ing. Jan Macháč, Ph.D.

Cross-border cooperation in flood risk management is important not only because of the emergency information sharing, which is needed to improve our preparedness, but also includes other reasons that are linked to the aspects of experience in the information exchange of flood management and the coordination of damage mitigation strategies. The crucial players in this process are the local influential people, namely the Mayors of (potentially) affected villages, citizens, and entrepreneurs, those performing their activities in the catchment area. The project continues from the project STRIMA I (see the webpage here: and aims to further deepen the cross-border flood risk management, including the prevention of (potential) damage to buildings and infrastructures. It also supports the continuity of cross-border flood risk management forums. An important part of the project is the economic and institutional analysis of natural flood retention measures.

The Centre for Regulation and Behavioural Studies for Research Study Programmes at UJEP.

# prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.

The aim of the project, “The Centre and Behavioural Studies for Research Study Programmes”, is to establish a scientific and research infrastructure for the creation and development of the doctoral study programmes, “School of Doctoral Studies – Applied and Behavioural Studies”. The project’s objective is for the creation of a complex system of behavioural laboratories for social research at UJEP, whose character and targeting will be unique in the CR science and development context.

Škola doktorských studií - aplikovaná a behaviorální studia

# prof. Ing. Jiřina Jílková, CSc.

The main aim of the project is for the improvement in research education at UJEP by means of creating the doctoral programme “Regulation and Behavioural Studies” and modernizing the doctoral programmes “Didactics of Primary Science Education” and “Applied Economics and Public Administration”.

The research area consists of the areas of human behaviour and also decision making and education, aiming at the specialization in the whole of social research at UJEP. We will try to produce conditions for the creation and modernization of doctoral study programmes by establishing the school of doctoral studies, implementing practicing specialists from abroad, scholarships for academic staff, and by the creation of study materials for the programme.

Comprehensive model of waste heat utilization in CE regions (CE-HEAT)

# Ing. Jiří Louda, Ph.D.

The aim of the project is to identify the possibilities for the utilization of waste heat in certain areas, with the cooperation of the region, municipalities, and firms. As well, to follow up with a pilot application for these measures within the project. The project is aimed at waste heat utilization, as to say, ‘energy savings’.  Waste heat is the heat, which the producer (firm, municipality, etc.) is unable to use. It is e.g., the heat from cooling devices, combustion processes, etc. However, this heat could be used by another subject, which has to produce it otherwise. These energetic savings represent the possibility, not only to save financial resources, but also to save the environment. At the same time, they are a way of increasing our energetic safety. The aim of the project and the involvement of UJEP logically come from the specific needs of the region.

Natural Flood Retention on Private Land

# doc. Ing. Lenka Slavíková, Ph.D.

Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of future flood events, leading to higher costs of flood damages and increasing the public demand for protective measures. Traditional flood protection measures, mainly based on grey infrastructure (i.e. dikes, dams, etc.), are not sufficient enough to be able to cope with dynamic flood risks. Nature-based solutions such as Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) are promising options to mitigate flood risks as a complement to grey infrastructure. These types of measures not only serve for reducing the risk, but they also provide additional ecosystem services that include increased biodiversity and recreation opportunities. However, a common characteristic of green infrastructure measures is that they often claim more land than traditional methods.