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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Join us at the Conference: Social Sciences and Political Institutions

Join us on October 20-21, 2017 at the Conference “Social Sciences and Political Institutions: Challenging the boundaries of (non)cooperation" in discussing important concepts, different stances of scientists toward evidence informed policymaking, how social science feeds into political institutions and policies, and what happens with social science knowledge in the political system.

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Conference Agenda: Social Sciences and Political Institutions

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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