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01.12.2016

The event “Caring for carers: Policy analysis of informal care provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina” held in Sarajevo


The goal of the meeting was to look at the current situation in the field of long-term care policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the perspective of different actors, to encourage the exchange of experiences and to identify measures that would take into account the needs and experiences of informal carers and improve their position. The event was organised within RRPP-funded research Caring for the carers: policy analysis of informal care in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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30.11.2016

Upcoming: Expert Debate on "Governing after Crisis: Flood Response and its Legacies" to be held on 15 December in Belgrade


The RRPP expert debate follows a one-year research project on Crisis Governance – Dealing with Floods in the Balkans. Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and aims at discussing its valid findings while addressing the following questions: What are the most lasting legacies and the effects of the flood response in 2014 in the region? Has the flood crisis in the Balkans led to an improvement of crisis governance mechanisms and transparency of a decision making process? Can civil society compensate for a weak state during the crisis and in its aftermath?

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23.11.2016

Conference “National Policy Dialogue in the Field of Social Sciences in the Republic of Serbia 2014-2016” held in Belgrade, Serbia


The conference brought together more than fifty researchers, representatives of the universities, research institutes, non-governmental and international organisations, as well as policymakers. Two separate panel discussions have been organised, focusing on the two main issues tackled within the project – collaboration between the researchers and policymakers, and the status of young researchers in Serbia.

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22.11.2016

Workshop Labour Markets in the Western Balkans – Policy Ideas and Research Directions, 24 November 2016, Belgrade, Serbia


The aim of the workshop is to present the results of the Labour Market Research Network’s research so far, and its research agenda and policy ideas beyond 2016. The event will be organised on 24 November 2016, within the RRPP-funded project Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network.

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18.11.2016

Working Breakfast: Achieving Excellence through Regional Cooperation, 24 November 2016, Belgrade, Serbia


The goal of the event is to identify and discuss new ideas and arguments which could inspire the creation of more constructive regional initiatives in the Western Balkans. This event is carried out in the framework of the project Centre of Expertise on Policymaking Systems in the Western Balkans-CEPS WeB.

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16.11.2016

Conference "Psychosocial Well-being of Women Forced Migrants in the Western Balkans – Then and Now", 23.11.2016, Geneve, Switzerland


The conference examines gendered personal and social dimensions of stressful mobility patterns and health of internally displaced people, returnees and refugees, and their eventual integration in the post-conflict states in the former Yugoslavia. The conference will be followed up by screening of a documentary film produced within the project.

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16.11.2016

Expert Debate on the Draft Model of Feasible Research Funding in Macedonia


Foundation Open society Macedonia organised the Expert Debate on the Draft Model of Feasible Research Funding in Macedonia within the RRPP National Policy Dialogue. Compared to the current model, the main difference is that the assessment of the project proposals and evaluation of the project results will be done by expert bodies.

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14.11.2016

Rural Development Forum in Macedonia on 17 and 18 November


This two-day event will be held in Holiday Inn in Skopje. It will gather researchers in the field of rural development from the South Eastern Europe, for a debate on different rural development issues in the region. The event will be organised within the RRPP-funded project Establishing Rural Development Network for Joint Research Cooperation.

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07.11.2016

Round table “Corruption and Clientelism – Causes and Effects” held in Tirana


Development Solutions Associates presented the results of the research project Mapping Clientelism and its Causes: Rents, Rent-seeking and Democracy in Kosovo and Albania. The research is based on a survey of more than 200 enterprises in Kosovo and Albania.

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31.10.2016

Monograph "Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Government Financing in Serbia and Montenegro" published


The systems of local government financing in Serbia and Montenegro often underwent drastic changes in the period 2000-2015 . This study evaluates the legal quality and economic and factual effects of relevant legislation on local government budgets and status. It has been prepared within the RRPP-funded project Impact of Fiscal Decentralisation on Local Economic Development in Serbia and Montenegro.

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28.10.2016

Conference on long-term effects of forced migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo


The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment is organising the conference “Long-term effects of forced migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo – gender perspective of psychosocial health among returnees, refugees and internally displaced persons.” The conference will be held on 15 November 2016, starting at 10:00, at the Hotel Europe Sarajevo.

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27.10.2016

The use of knowledge from behavioral economics and psychology in creating better and targeted public policies


The latest trends of using behavioral economics and psychology in the development of public policies were presented at the event organised by Analitika on 29 September 2016, within the National Policy Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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19.10.2016

Research results on “Communication practices in the context of social uprisings and requests for public accountability”, published


The aim of the research was to examine the goals of citizens’ protests and the movements which arose out of them, how government officials responded to calls for accountability, and how mainstream media reported on the protests and social mobilisation. It was conducted within the project Communication Practices in the Context of Social Uprisings and Requests for Public Accountability, funded by RRPP.

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18.10.2016

Journal article on farmers’ responses to rural development challenges published


The article has been produced under the auspices of the RRPP-funded project Impact of Socio-economic Structure of Rural Population on Success of Rural Development Policy. It examines behavioural determinants and socio-economic characteristics that influence farmers’ intention to apply for rural development support.

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18.10.2016

Third RRPP National Policy Dialogue debate in Macedonia: Securing the high quality process of assessment of research project proposals


The discussants pointed out the need to adjust the criteria for the assessment of research projects vying for state funding, and the necessity of publishing the results of calls for project proposals. Attention should be paid to the preparation of evaluation reports, setting of clear expectations for projects, and the publishing of project results. The debate was organised as part of the RRPP National Policy Dialogue in Macedonia.

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13.10.2016

Second National Policy Dialogue debate in Macedonia: Applying for research grants at the Ministry of Education and Science: What needs to be changed?


The debate focused on the need to change the policies that regulate the process of applying for funding with the Ministry of Education and Science for scientific projects. It was organised as part of the RRPP National Policy Dialogue. The discussants pointed out that the Law on Scientific Research Activity is unenforceable, and that funding for scientific research should be increased, made more transparent, and available to a broader list of researchers.

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12.10.2016

Research results on “Migration as Social Protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian Remittance-receiving Households” published


The results of the RRPP-funded research project Migration as Social Protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian Remittance-receiving Households have been published recently. The research examines how remittances affect various facets of households’ vulnerability in Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia, three large recipients of such inflows.

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21.09.2016.

Economic forum: “Migrants’ Money Matters for the Development of the Western Balkans”, 22 September 2016, Skopje, Macedonia


Finance Think – Economic Research & Policy Institute from Skopje is organizing the Economic forum on the “Migrants’ Money Matters for the Development of the Western Balkans”. The main objective is to present the results of the project research about the role of remittances in social protection in the Western Balkan countries, and to open up the discussion about policies that regulate the use of remittances and possibilities for their improvements.

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20.09.2016

Presentation "Introduction of a new approach to public policies: The use of knowledge from behavioral economics and psychology in creating better and target public policies" will be held on 29 September in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The event is organized within the National Policy Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main objective is to present the latest trends, achievements and challenges in using insights from behavioral economics and psychology in the development of public policies. The presentation is intended for decision makers, public policy analysts and the experts in the field of behavioral economics and psychology in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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07.09.2015

7th RRPP Annual Conference took place on 2-3 September in Tirana, Albania


The RRPP Annual Conference in Tirana brought together over 100 young researchers from the region and beyond. Its leading topic was "Europe in Times of Crises" and related compelling challenges for the European Union and its neighborhood. Composed of two speeches, three panels, five scientific workshops and a research fair, the event constituted an opportunity to look back on the ten years of RRPP, its achievements and lessons learnt.

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04.09.2016

First debate within the RRPP National Policy Dialogue in Macedonia: Priorities for support of scientific and research projects: Where to focus?


The debate was centered around the question how the call for scientific research projects in Macedonia should be organized: based on curiosity driven topics or specifically pre-defined ones. The discussants pointed out that the research themes should be specifically defined taking into consideration that experts, decision makers, and the business community need also to be consulted for defining priorities.

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09.08.2016

Round table "Members of parliament – chosen by the people or by party leaders?" took place in Belgrade, Serbia


Organized within the RRPP project Balkan Electoral Comparative Study: Impact of Personal Vote on Internal Party Democracy, the event aimed at presenting the most relevant findings of a "Voter Study" conducted in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Serbia (April 2016). The most gripping results reveal that the two thirds of Serbian citizens do not know the number of Members of Parliament (MPs) and express the lack of interest about politics. The low level of knowledge and interest enables politicians to act on their own and not be held accountable.

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09.08.2016

Albanian edition of the book "The Figure of the Enemy" was promoted in Tirana, Albania


The book "Figura e armikut" was published as a part of the RRPP-funded project Figuring out the Enemy: Re-imagining Serbian-Albanian Relations and had its promotion at the Albanian Ministry of Culture. The book gathers 24 articles written by Serbian and Albanian scholars, aimed at questioning the common prejudices between the two nations. In the words of the editors and commentators, this is the most comprehensive account on Serbian-Albanian relations available in Albanian so far, and the one that brings the most welcome critical view of the previously held assumptions about the centennial hostility between the two nations.

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14.07.2016

Research Academy: "Introduction to Social Science Research Methods for Junior Researchers in the Western Balkans" was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


This first Research Academy in the region constituted an educational program that addressed the most relevant aspects of social science research methods and helped 35 junior researchers to improve their methodological, analytical, and writing skills. It was composed of eight one-day and highly interactive modules. The program was delivered by 13 trainers coming from both West-European and regional universities and research institutes.

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14.07.2016

Conference: "The way forward: The Role of the Academic Community and Research in Policy Development and Evidence-based Decision-making" was held in Prishtina, Kosovo


Organized by the Center for Political Courage (CPC) the event aimed at presenting the achievements of the RRPP National Policy Dialogue 2012 – 2016 in Kosovo. It served examining possibilities of how to mainstream the link between the relevant research results and the target policy-making process and to encourage a debate on the need of cooperation with Kosovar scholars working abroad. It was concluded that the development of credible and high quality research was the foundation upon which policy-making process should be built. Moreover, de-politicization of scientific research was a step towards an independent, innovative and socially responsible academic space.

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07.07.2016

Workshop on "Informality and Corruption in Kosovo: New Empirical Approaches" was held in Prishtina, Kosovo


This one-day event aimed at presenting the findings of the RRPP-funded project Mapping Clientelism and its Causes: Rents, Rent-seeking and Democracy in Kosovo and Albania (1998-2013). The project centered on two key research questions: is corruption detrimental to economic growth in Albania and Kosovo and, if so, can institutional reforms help reduce corruption? The results unequivocally showed that corruption had a net growth-reducing effect in Albania and Kosovo and thus offered valuable insights to better target anti-corruption efforts.

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20.06.2016

Conference "The Challenges and Opportunities for Employment of Marginalized Groups by Social Enterprises" will be organized on 24 June in Skopje, Macedonia


The event is organized within the RRPP-funded project The Challenges and Opportunities for Employment of Marginalized Groups by Social Enterprises and aims at presenting the research findings for Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, while depicting the local and regional models and typology of social enterprises, the legal and institutional environment for social enterprises development and their potential to employ marginalized groups. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and a policy debate.

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07.06.2016

Round table on "Social identities of youth in Western Balkans: Relations and importance of ethnic, religious and national affection" was held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The event was organized within the RRPP-funded project From inclusive identities to inclusive societies: exploring complex social identities in Western Balkans Youth and brought together around 65 participants. The findings demonstrated that in Bosnia and Herzegovina religious and ethnic identities were most meaningful even to the post-war population. The politicization of these identities still had psychological and social consequences, leading to the perception of other ethnic groups as the enemy in the political process. However, the youth is now to choose between traited patterns of ethnic and religious identification or more overarching collective identity.

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01.06.2016

Round Table "Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender" was held in Belgrade


The round table aimed at discussing the research results of the RRPP-funded project Gender that Matters: Poverty and Social Inclusion – Social Protection Status in Rural Kosovo and Serbia carried out by the Centre for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP) from Belgrade and the Centre for Communities Development (CRZ) from Kosovska Mitrovica. The main objective of this event was to bring together various actors involved in the process of creating and implementing social policies, and thus to enable discussion on the opportunities for the improvement of the current situation in the field of social protection. It was concluded that social protection system must be stable and durable, regardless of the political changes and economic turbulences.

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31.05.2016

Press release: A third of BiH citizens believe that democracy is not appropriate political system for Bosnia and Herzegovina


The press release has been issued within the RRPP-funded project Balkan Electoral Comparative Study: Impact of Personal Vote on Internal Party Democracy. It entails the preliminary results derived from the general population survey conducted by the BiH research team: A considerable number of respondents (23%) are not at all interested in politics, while 70% rarely or never follow political events in the country. Only 36% have a strong intent to vote in the upcoming elections. Around 30% of respondents believe that democracy is not the best type of regime for BiH.

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25.05.2016

Round table on "Reintegration of Young Asylum Seekers in the Albanian Education System" is held on 25 May in Tirana, Albania


The event is organized within the National Policy Dialogue in Albania and addresses the compelling need of re-integration of young returned asylum seekers in the education system. The debate centeres on the following questions: What are the upcoming initiatives and policies to enable and support a sustainable reintegration of returned asylum seekers, especially school children? Are these initiatives based on comprehensive processes? What are the potential challenges while preparing such initiatives and how to address them?

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01.12.2016

The event Caring for carers: Policy analysis of informal care provision in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been organised in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal was to look at the current situation in the field of long-term care policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the perspective of different actors, to encourage the exchange of experiences and to identify measures that would take into account the needs and experiences of informal carers and improve their position.
learn more

30.11.2016

Upcoming: RRPP Expert Debate on "Governing after Crisis: Flood Response and its Legacies" to be held on 15 December in Belgrade. The debate follows a one-year research project on Crisis Governance – Dealing with Floods in the Balkans. Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and aims at discussing its valid findings while addressing the following questions: What are the most lasting legacies and the effects of the flood response in 2014 in the region? Has the flood crisis in the Balkans led to an improvement of crisis governance mechanisms and transparency of a decision making process? Can civil society compensate for a weak state during the crisis and in its aftermath?
learn more

23.11.2016

The conference “National Policy Dialogue in the Field of Social Sciences in the Republic of Serbia 2014-2016” was held in Belgrade, Serbia. Two panel discussions have been organised, focusing on the two main issues tackled within the project – collaboration between the researchers and policymakers, and the status of young researchers in Serbia.
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22.11.2016

Foundation for the Advancement of Economics is organising the third workshop within the RRPP-funded project Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network – Toward the Understanding of the Political Economy of Unemployment in the Western Balkans. The aim of the workshop is to present the results of the Labour Market Research Network’s research so far, and its research agenda and policy ideas beyond 2016.
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18.11.2016

European Policy Centre – CEP is organising a working breakfast on the topic Achieving Excellence through Regional Cooperation, within the RRPP-funded project CEPS WeB. The goal of the event is to identify and discuss new ideas and arguments which could inspire the creation of more constructive regional initiatives in the Western Balkans.
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16.11.2016

Foundation for Women Empowerment is organising the Conference Psychosocial Well-being of Women Forced Migrants in the Western Balkans – Then and Now, on 23.11.2016, in Geneve, Switzerland. The conference examines gendered personal and social dimensions of stressful mobility patterns and health of internally displaced people, returnees and refugees, and their eventual integration in the post-conflict states in the former Yugoslavia.
learn more

16.11.2016

Foundation Open society Macedonia organised the Expert Debate on the Draft Model of Feasible Research Funding in Macedonia within the RRPP National Policy Dialogue. Compared to the current model, the main difference is that the assessment of the project proposals and evaluation of the project results will be done by expert bodies.
learn more

14.11.2016

Rural Development Forum will be held in Skopje, Macedonia on 17 and 18 November. It will gather researchers in the field of rural development from the South Eastern Europe, for a debate on different rural development issues in the region.
learn more

07.11.2016

Development Solutions Associates organised the round table on Corruption and Clientelism – Causes and Effects in Tirana, Albania. The round table focused on the survey of more than 200 enterprises in Kosovo and Macedonia, conducted within the project Mapping Clientelism and its Causes: Rents, Rent-seeking and Democracy in Kosovo and Albania.
learn more

31.10.2016

The systems of local government financing in Serbia and Montenegro often underwent drastic changes in the period 2000-2015. The study Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Government Financing in Serbia and Montenegro evaluates the legal quality and economic and factual effects of relevant legislation on local government budgets and status. learn more

28.10.2016

The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment is organising the conference “Long-term effects of forced migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo – gender perspective of psychosocial health among returnees, refugees and internally displaced persons.” The conference will be held on 15 November 2016, starting at 10:00, at the Hotel Europe Sarajevo.
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27.10.2016

The latest trends of using behavioral economics and psychology in the development of public policies were presented at the event "Knowledge in the Service of Public Policy: Use of Behavioral Economy and Psychology in Creating Public Policies", organised by Analitika - Center for Social Research on 29 September 2016, within the National Policy Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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19.10.2016

Research results on Communication practices in the context of social uprisings and requests for public accountability, have been published recently. The aim of the research was to examine the goals of citizens’ protests and the movements which arose out of them, how government officials responded to calls for accountability, and how mainstream media reported on the protests and social mobilisation.
learn more

18.10.2016

The recently published article “How do farmers respond to rural development challenges? Evidence from Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina” has been produced under the auspices of the RRPP-funded project Impact of Socio-economic Structure of Rural Population on Success of Rural Development Policy. It examines behavioural determinants and socio-economic characteristics that influence farmers’ intention to apply for rural development support.
learn more

18.10.2016

Third RRPP National Policy Dialogue debate "Securing the high quality process of assessment of research project proposals" was organised in Macedonia. The discussants pointed out the need to adjust the criteria for the assessment of research projects vying for state funding, and the necessity of publishing the results of calls for project proposals.
learn more

13.10.2016

Second National Policy Dialogue debate: Applying for research grants at the Ministry of Education and Science: What needs to be changed?, has been held in Skopje Macedonia. The debate focused on the need to change the policies that regulate the process of applying for funding with the Ministry of Education and Science for scientific projects.
learn more

12.10.2016

The results of the RRPP-funded research project Migration as Social Protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian Remittance-receiving Households have been published recently. The research examines how remittances affect various facets of households’ vulnerability in Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia, three large recipients of such inflows.
learn more

21.09.2016

Finance Think – Economic Research & Policy Institute from Skopje is organizing the Economic forum: Migrants’ Money Matters for the Development of the Western Balkans, which will be held on 22 September 2016, in Skopje, Macedonia. The main objective is to present the results of the project research about the role of remittances in social protection in the Western Balkan countries, and to open up the discussion about policies that regulate the use of remittances and possibilities for their improvements.
learn more

20.09.2016

A presentation "Introduction of a new approach to public policies: The use of knowledge from behavioral economics and psychology in creating better and target public policies" will be held on 29 September in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event is organized within the National Policy Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main objective is to present the latest trends, achievements and challenges in using insights from behavioral economics and psychology in the development of public policies.
learn more

07.09.2016

7th RRPP Annual Conference took place on 2-3 September in Tirana, Albania, and brought together over 100 young researchers from the region and beyond. Its leading topic was "Europe in Times of Crises" and related compelling challenges for the European Union and its neighborhood. Composed of two speeches, three panels, five scientific workshops and a research fair, the event constituted an opportunity to look back on the ten years of RRPP, its achievements and lessons learnt.
learn more

04.09.2016

First debate within the National Policy Dialogue in Macedonia: Priorities for support of scientific and research projects: Where to focus? took place in March 2016. It was centered around the question how the call for scientific research projects in the country should be organized: based on curiosity driven topics or specifically pre-defined ones. The discussants pointed out that the research themes should be specifically defined taking into consideration that experts, decision makers, and the business community need also to be consulted for defining priorities.
learn more

09.08.2016

Round table "Members of parliament – chosen by the people or by party leaders?" took place in Belgrade, Serbia. Organized within the RRPP project, the event aimed at presenting the most relevant findings of a "Voter Study" conducted in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in Serbia (April 2016). The most gripping results reveal that the two thirds of Serbian citizens do not know the number of Members of Parliament (MPs) and express the lack of interest about politics. The low level of knowledge and interest enables politicians to act on their own and not be held accountable.
learn more

09.08.2016

The book "Figura e armikut" was published as a part of the RRPP-funded project and had its promotion at the Albanian Ministry of Culture. The book gathers 24 articles written by Serbian and Albanian scholars, aimed at questioning the common prejudices between the two nations. In the words of the editors and commentators, this is the most comprehensive account on Serbian-Albanian relations available in Albanian so far, and the one that brings the most welcome critical view of the previously held assumptions about the centennial hostility between the two nations.
learn more

14.07.2016

Research Academy "Introduction to Social Science Research Methods for Junior Researchers in the Western Balkans" was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and addressed the most relevant aspects of social science research methods. It helped 35 junior researchers to improve their methodological, analytical, and writing skills. The programme was composed of eight one-day and highly interactive modules run by 13 trainers from both West-European and regional universities and research institutes.
learn more

14.07.2016

Conference "The way forward: The Role of the Academic Community and Research in Policy Development and Evidence-based Decision-making" was held in Prishtina and aimed at presenting the achievements of the RRPP National Policy Dialogue 2012 – 2016 in Kosovo. It was concluded that the development of credible and high quality research was the foundation upon which policy-making process should be built. Moreover, de-politicization of scientific research was a step towards an independent, innovative and socially responsible academic space.
learn more

07.07.2016

Workshop on "Informality and Corruption in Kosovo: New Empirical Approaches" was held in Prishtina, Kosovo and aimed at presenting the findings of the RRPP-funded project Mapping Clientelism and its Causes: Rents, Rent-seeking and Democracy in Kosovo and Albania (1998-2013). The results unequivocally showed that corruption had a net growth-reducing effect in Albania and Kosovo and thus offered valuable insights to better target anti-corruption efforts.
learn more

20.06.2016

Conference "The Challenges and Opportunities for Employment of Marginalized Groups by Social Enterprises" will be organized on 24 June in Skopje, Macedonia. The event is organized within the RRPP-funded project and aims at presenting the research findings for Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo, while depicting the local and regional models and typology of social enterprises, the legal and institutional environment for social enterprises development and their potential to employ marginalized groups. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and a policy debate.
learn more

07.06.2016

Round table on "Social identities of youth in Western Balkans: Relations and importance of ethnic, religious and national affection" was held in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina within the RRPP-funded project From inclusive identities to inclusive societies: exploring complex social identities in Western Balkans Youth and brought together around 65 participants. The findings demonstrated that in Bosnia and Herzegovina religious and ethnic identities were most meaningful even to the post-war population. The politicization of these identities still had psychological and social consequences, leading to the perception of other ethnic groups as the enemy in the political process.
learn more

01.06.2016

Round Table "Out of Sight: Poverty, Rurality, Gender" was held in Belgrade within the RRPP-funded project Gender that Matters: Poverty and Social Inclusion – Social Protection Status in Rural Kosovo and Serbia carried out by the Centre for Ethics, Law and Applied Philosophy (CELAP) from Belgrade and the Centre for Communities Development (CRZ) from Kosovska Mitrovica. The main objective of this event was to bring together various actors involved in the process of creating and implementing social policies, and thus to enable discussion on the opportunities for the improvement of the current situation in the field of social protection. It was concluded that social protection system must be stable and durable, regardless of the political changes and economic turbulences.
learn more

31.05.2016

Press release: A third of BiH citizens believe that democracy is not appropriate political system for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The document has been issued within the RRPP-funded project Balkan Electoral Comparative Study: Impact of Personal Vote on Internal Party Democracy. It entails the preliminary results derived from the general population survey conducted by the BiH research team: A considerable number of respondents (23%) are not at all interested in politics, while 70% rarely or never follow political events in the country. Only 36% have a strong intent to vote in the upcoming elections.
learn more

25.05.2016

Round table on "Reintegration of Young Asylum Seekers in the Albanian Education System" is held on 25 May in Tirana, Albania. The event is organized within the National Policy Dialogue in Albania and addresses the compelling need of re-integration of young returned asylum seekers in the education system. The debate centeres on the following questions: What are the upcoming initiatives and policies to enable and support a sustainable reintegration of returned asylum seekers, especially school children? Are these initiatives based on comprehensive processes? What are the potential challenges while preparing such initiatives and how to address them?
learn more

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