The FIR Team Will Co-Work on a Project Supported by the Visegrad Fund

The FMV Department of International Trade will co-work the research project “GVCs in Central Europe – a Perspective of Automotive Sector after COVID-19” with the support of the Visegrad Fund.

Research teams from the University of Economics in Bratislava, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the Institute of World Economics, Budapest and Prague University of Economics and Business will collaborate and work on the project. The members of the international research team on behalf of the Faculty of International Relations are Ing. Iveta Cerna, PhD and Ing. Eva Krenkova, PhD.

A new international project implemented with the financial support of the Visegrad Fund aims to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the automotive industry in the V4 countries and find ways to improve the position of domestic companies in global value chains. In addition to the research plan, the project aims to increase students’ knowledge of global value chains.

A survey of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students showed that less than 40% of students knew about the possibility of measuring international trade in terms of added value and where to look for the data they needed, while 65% of students never used any indicators of participation in global value chains. Almost three-quarters of students expressed an interest in learning more about this issue. For this purpose, the outputs of the supported project will also include freely accessible workshops for doctoral students and case studies that can be used for teaching.