Tomas Sirovatka

PhD and M.A. in Sociology, MA in Economics from Masaryk University in Brno, Associate Professor in Economic Policy from Masaryk University in Brno, Professor in Social Policy from Masaryk University in Brno.

Skills mobilised
Tomas Sirovatka is a director of the Institute for Social Issues, Masaryk University and cooperating with the Institute for Reproduction and Integration of Society Research, with the Czech Institute of Labour and Social Affairs. He is experienced as a team leader and researcher in national and international projects – ILO, Institute for Human Sciences Vienna, European Commission, UNDP, FP 6. He will be responsible for research on social exclusion and social inclusion in the labour market, labour market and activation policies. He has contacts with partners engaged in the filed in both academic and applied research in the new as well as old EU member states.

Relevant publications
· Sirovátka, T., van Oorschot, W. and Rabušic, L. (2002). “Solidarity and Welfare State Support. Czech Republic Compared to the Netherlands”, pp. 147-69. In: Towsend, P., Gordon D. (eds.): New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy. Bristol: The Policy Press.
· Ivanov, A., Zhelyazkova A., Slay B., Márczis M., Vaše?ka, M. O´Higgins, O. Cace S.and Sirovátka, T. (2002). Avoiding Dependency Trap. Bratislava: UNDP.
· Sirovátka, T. (2002). “Towards an Efficient Social Safety Net? (Czech Social Reforms in 1990s).” pp. 22-44 in: Columbus F.H. (ed) Central and Eastern Europe in Transition. New York: Nova Publishers.
· Sirovátka, T. (2003). “Social Inclusion of Romanies: the Potential of Romani Population - and Options for Public Policy (the Czech Case)” pp.277-96 In Finlay, J. and M. Debicki, M. (eds): Delivering Public Services in CEE Countries: Trends and Developments. Bratislava: NISPAcee
· Sirovátka, T. and Mareš P. (eds.) (2003). Trh práce, nezam?stnanost, sociální politika. (Labour Market, Unemployment, Social Policy) Brno: Masarykova univerzita. (Monograph)
· Sirovátka, T, (2005). De individuele benadering in activeringsbeleid in de republiek Tsjechie. Tijdschrift voor arbeid en participatie, Utrecht : Nhoudsopgave, 26, 2/3, od s. 207-25, 19 s. ISSN 1388-1558.