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
  • 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
  • Jan Májíček, politologist, project coordinator at The Ecumenical Academy Prague)
  • Pavla Malvotová, sociologist
  • Petr Mareš, NGO NaZemi
  • Monika Martíšková, Central European Institute for Labor Research
  • Jaromír Mazák, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • Alena Paukrtová, trade union KOVO
  • Michal Pícl, economist
  • 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
  • Lucie Trlifajová, social anthropologist, Center for Social Issues SPOT
  • Martina Veverková, Charity Czech Republic
  • Markéta Vinkelhoferová, expert on social economics
  • Alena Zieglerová, Institute for Social Inclusion

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

Kateřina Smejkalová
Czech branch of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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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