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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Beyond Enmity: Changing Serbian-Albanian Perceptions

How do we improve the political, academic and cultural cooperation between Serbia and Albania? This and other related issues were discussed at the two events in Pristina and Tirana organised by the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory (IFDT) and PERFORM.

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Comparative Study on Government Research and Policy Analysis Units in the UK and the Netherlands

The study aims to provide information on what kind of research evidence is needed for different levels of Government institutions and how the evidence-based policymaking is institutionalised and is operating in practice in these institutions

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Participation of Junior Scientists at the Second Joint Science Conference

Junior scientists in Western Balkan Countries (WBC) have limited space and freedom to conduct quality research at universities and institutes in WBC. Research in general is not valued enough as a contribution towards solving critical issues and problems of society, economy and politics.

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Socio-Economic Study for MUD

In 2015, the Ministry of Urban Development (MUD) initiated the process of preparing new Local Development Plans - strategic documents outlining the vision and actions for the development of territorial units.

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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