WELCOME to the website of the Institute for Labour and Family Research!
Institute for Labour and Family Research (hereinafter “ILFR”, up to February 28, 2006 named as Centre for Work and Family Studies) arose on September 1, 2003 from the merger of the Bratislava International Centre for Family Studies and the Research Institute of Labour, Social Affairs and Family. The Occupational Safety Research and Educational Institute became the part of it in January 2004. The founder of ILFR that is a state contributory organization is the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic. The content of the ILFR activities is defined in the Instrument of Constitution and the character and rules of its operation are determined in the Statute.
The priority subject among ILFR activities is research work. It is focused on the sociological study in the field of social and family policy, labour market and employment policy, industrial relations and working conditions and in the field of occupational safety and health. The newest research agenda is focused on social protection and supporting of young researchers. Results of the studies are subsequently used primarily by the founder in creation of laws, concepts, strategies and programmes within the competence of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic.
The essential financial framework of ILFR operation is defined in the Contract concluded between ILFR and MOLSAF SR. ILFR participates in various other projects in cooperation with domestic and foreign partnership organizations (e.g. projects financed by ESF).
Publication activities of ILFR are also very wide. They are focused on family and family policy affairs, children rights, equality of opportunities between men and women, social protection of elderly and disabled people, employment issues and the labour market development, wage policy and occupational safety and health affairs. Publication activity was oriented also at the industrial relations and working conditions monitoring.
Reports and studies are accessible on ILFR website in pdf format.
Library services for ILFR staff and wider public are organised in frame of DISSO (Documentation and Information Centre of Social Protection), what is organisational part of ILFR. More information concerning DISSO is accessible on website www.sspr.gov.sk .