Oct 25, 2018
Regional Research Network Initiates Policy Dialogue on Social Protection Policies
Most Governments in the Western Balkans spend more than 30% of their GDP on welfare state measures, making it the most important budget line. However, the significance of this policy field is in stark contrast to the lack of analytical capacities and the political will in policy institutions dealing with welfare measures. PERFORM supported a group of researchers from the Western Balkan Region to jointly explore opportunities for contributing to strengthening the welfare state through a policy dialogue.
Oct 15, 2018
Supporting the Institute of Social Sciences
For the past 60 years, the Institute of Social Sciences has oriented its research on social phenomena, the improvement of scientific thought and the development of scientific methodology. Still, the Institute faced challenges with regard to low recognition of its work among social actors. Over the course of two and a half years, PERFORM supported ISS in building its capacities, diversifying its sources of funding and raising its visibility toward the public and policymakers.
Sep 27, 2018
Young Researchers Advocate for Better Quality PhD Training
PERFORM supported a group of PhD students in Serbia to study the factors that most impact the quality of their training and advocate for changes based on the evidence of their research results.
Jun 20, 2018
Research Evidence Contributes to Tax Reliefs for Young Entrepreneurs
Fewer than 8% of young people in Serbia decide to start their own business. A major constraint to their operation is a high tax burden. In 2016, Ministry of Youth and Sport and Economics Institute worked together on providing evidence and advocating for a change in tax law that allowed 2000 EUR savings for new entrepreneurs. PERFORM facilitated the process by creating a mechanism for collaboration between the Ministry and the research institute.
Apr 24, 2018
Raising the Quality of Social Science Research in Serbia
Thanks to becoming a member of the European Social Survey, researchers from Serbia can now participate in the most comprehensive global study of citizens in Europe and draw on comparative research results of 30 other countries. PERFORM was instrumental in driving this change