EURAXESS Slovakia (SAIA, n. o.) would like to invite you to the intercultural workshop


Understanding Slovaks: Unwritten rules


for international students, PhDs, lecturers, and researchers studying or pursuing their research in Slovakia.

Our two experts in intercultural communication Helena and Lubica will take you on a virtual Tour de Slovakia through its history and culture. With the help of ethnography, we will explore what it means to be Slovak. You will find out how we can compare historical social networks and current ones, what is a rule of thumb for a visitor, or why you could be addressed Auntie and Uncle instead of Mrs. and Mr.:)


WHEN: 4 June 2021, from 13:30 to 15:30 CEST via



(The link to the event will be sent to you shortly before the event based on your registration).


Ľubica Voľanská is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. She studied ethnology and history at Comenius University in Bratislava, the University of Regensburg, and Vienna University.
In a long-term perspective, she is dealing with historical anthropology, ethnological/anthropological research of intangible cultural heritage, intergenerational relations, kinship and family, old age, and (auto) biographical research. 

Helena Tužinská is an Associate Professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She carried out ethnographic research in refugee camps and asylum courts in Slovakia. In cooperation with non-governmental organizations she facilitated trainings in intercultural communication for various actors in the migration field