The call for proposals attracted seven submissions from students themselves, their supervisors and mentors, or other lecturers. It is gratifying to note that among the submissions are final theses by students from different disciplines, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor, as well as from the Faculty of Social Work, the Faculty of Pedagogy and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. This time, there was no candidate for the best doctoral thesis.
A five-member jury of experts in the field of deinstitutionalisation and human rights selected the best:
Thesis "THE EXPERIENCE OF A SOCIAL WORK STUDENT WITH THE PSYCHIATRIC HELP SYSTEM IN SLOVENIA", by ANA ŠPAN, Faculty of Social Work, supervised by Prof. Dr. Vesna Leskošek.
Master's thesis entitled "SEXUAL LIVES OF PERSONS STAYING IN THE HRASTOVEC SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTION", author VANESSA KOZAR, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, supervisor: doc. dr. Špela Razpotnik, co-supervisor: asist. dr. Darja Tadić.
The jury gave priority to works that are in line with the efforts of the Museum of Madness to deinstitutionalise and raise awareness of the general public on this topic, emphasised the user perspective and expressed criticism of the systemic regulation of long-term care in Slovenia.
Congratulations to the recipients and their mentors!
The ceremony will take place on Monday, 13 February 2023, at the Museum of Madness at the Cmurek Castle in Trate (due to the Ombudsman's absence on 19 January), and will be attended by the Ombudsman.
The activities are carried out within the framework of the project From Institutions to People, which is supported by the ACF Programme in Slovenia 2014-2021.