Who is behind the project?

Behind the minimum decent wage project is an independent and informal platform of experts who have been meeting to discuss the concept and various calculations since 2016.

Subsequently, by using various established methods to determine what the expenses in these categories would be for a normal standard of living, we focused on identifying resources which would help us to quantify how much money would be needed for such a standard. We determined the numbers, along with the procedure and resulting amounts, both in focus groups and amongst a wider circle of experts.

During its inception, the following experts were consulted on the minimum decent wage instrument:
  • Vlastimil Beran, Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs
  • Barbora Bírová, director of Platform for Social Housing
  • Jan Bittner, economist
  • Marek Čaněk, politologist
  • Ivo Grossmann, Union of Store, Logistics, and Service Employees
  • Dalibor Holý, statistician and labor market expert
  • Barbora Chrudimská, Center for Social Issues SPOT
  • Jaroslav Juryšek, labor union The New Union
  • Hana Kejhová, Agency for Social Inclusion
  • Blanka Kissová, social policy expert
  • Jana Klusáková Seďová, Caritas Czech Republic
  • Alice Koubová, research associate, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Radek Kubala, Platform for Social and Ecological Transformation Re-set
  • Iva Kuchyňková, Caritas Czech Republic, European Anti Poverty Network Czech Republic
  • Ondřej Lánský, social theoretist and sociologist
  • Jan Májíček, politologist
  • Pavla Malvotová, sociologist
  • Petr Mareš, NGO NaZemi
  • Monika Martíšková, Central European Institute for Labor Research
  • Jaromír Mazák, sociologist
  • Alena Paukrtová, trade union KOVO
  • Tomáš Petříček, foreign policy expert
  • Michal Pícl, economist
  • Vendula Pohlová, social worker and trade unionist
  • Tomáš Hoření Samec, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Kateřina Smejkalová, politologist at the Czech branch of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Linda Sokačová, sociologist
  • Vladimír Špidla, former minister of labor and social affairs and European commissioner for employment
  • Markéta Švarcová, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Lucie Trlifajová, social anthropologist, Center for Social Issues SPOT
  • Jakub Varvařovský, Platform for Social and Ecological Transformation Re-set, festival Mnoho světů Jilemnice
  • Martina Veverková, social worker
  • Markéta Vinkelhoferová, expert on social economics
  • Kamila Vlčková, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Alena Zieglerová, Institute for Social Inclusion
Contacts

Lucie Trlifajová
social anthropologist
Center for Social Issues SPOT / Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Mail

Kateřina Smejkalová
politologist
Czech branch of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Mail

This project has been supported by the Czech branch of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Center for Social Issues – SPOT, The Ecumenical Academy Prague and NaZemi.

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