Trnava University (www.truni.sk), Slovakia was reestablished in 1992 and follows the traditions of one of the oldest universities in Central Europe: Universitas Tyrnaviensis of the years 1635 – 1777. Trnava University adheres to the principles of the Great Charter of European Universities, which advocates for Universities their full independence from political and economic power, their freedom to research and to educate. Trnava University follows Christian principles, wants to serve truth, freedom and the human ideals of a mankind. In addition, it’ s aims are to protect moral and spiritual values, to educate in the spirit of ecumenism, seeking to cooperate with universities, educational and research institutions in Slovakia and abroad.

The Faculty of Health and Social Work (http://fzasp.truni.sk/) comprise a significant component of the Trnava University and assumes an important role within the framework of social-scientific faculties in the Slovak Republic. There are 4 principal directions of study accredited nationally: public health, social work, nursing and laboratory work in medicine. All of them could be studied on levels of MA, BA and PhD. The Faculty has more than 15 years of experiences with delivering R&D projects focused on various aspects of health and social welfare effects concerning minority populations within Slovakia as well as internationally.  The main project areas are focused on Quality of Health Care, Patients’ Rights, Injuries Prevention, Environmental and Occupational health, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, Multicultural Aspects of Health Care for Minorities, Evidence Based Medicine etc.

The primary role of the Faculty of Health and Social Work in the project SRAP is seen in a role of internal evaluator, which require continuous follow up and evaluation of the entire project as well as subprojects. On the base of collected results suggestions on adjusting activities are being formulated.

The efforts invested into evaluation of the project will be returned in the form of excellent results achieved by all teams involved. Those will be implicitly reflected with new policies and activities focused on improving the life of people comprising our target group.

The objective of Work Package 3 is to evaluate:

  • the scientific quality of the products – innovation and effectiveness will be evaluated in comparison with recent knowledge and international researches;
  • the contents of the project – the quality of the work done including the quality of the relationship developed by the partners;
  • the effectiveness and innovation of the project outcomes;
  • the sustainability of the project and the transferability of the outcomes of SRAP;
  • the impact of the project on the target needs and the problem faced by SRAP.

The team of professionals from the Faculty utilizes experiences from the project through integrating new observations into daily educational activities as well as through networking with the partners.