social science community

A social science community, well networked in the region and beyond, that conducts high quality research based on a common agenda, and communicates well within the community and beyond.

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Systemic linkages

Systemic linkages have developed through which social sciences provide evidence-based knowledge to political decision-making and public debate, and contribute to transparent political decision-making.

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favourable frame conditions

State institutions provide favourable frame conditions (policy framework and finance mechanisms) for well-performing social sciences and research sector.

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The overarching goal of PERFORM is a strong, confident and publicly positioned social science research community that meaningfully contributes to socio-economic and political reform processes.

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news and updates


Migration One of Top Demographic Challenges in Serbia

According to Serbian official data, 190,000 citizens of Serbia migrated to European Western countries, mainly Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Italy. The data taken from the official sources from these countries indicate that number to be even higher, showing 340,000 citizens of Serbia living and working in these countries.

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Towards Performative and Responsive Evaluation

Following the Open Evaluation 2016 conference in Vienna, Prof. Milenkovic writes about the importance of open evaluation not only for social sciences and humanities, but for the society and culture as well.

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Social Science Research Contributing to the Population Policy in Serbia

Decreasing population is one of the biggest challenges that the Serbian society is facing. According to available data, Serbia annually loses more than 30,000 people due to migration and lack of newborns.

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Research Evidence Lowers Taxes in Albania

In November 2015, the Government of Albania passed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Tax Procedures in the Republic of Albania, introducing a series of amendments that directly impacted taxpayers, especially small and medium business owners, which are the backbone of Albania’s economy (companies from 1 to 4 employees constitute 89% of all registered entities).     

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation SRB
Njegoševa 5/II
11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel. +381 11 3640 044, +381 11 3640 045

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Rruga "Donika Kastrioti" 14, Ap. 15/6L
1000 Tirana, Albania
Tel: +355 4 453 5050