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11.07.2014

Research results of the project "Gender Pay Gap in the Western Balkan Countries: Evidence from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia" are now online


A book and a policy brief resulting from this RRPP-funded project deal predominantly with the gender pay gap and shed some light on the gender employment gap as well.

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11.07.2014

Now online: Research results of the RRPP-funded Project “Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: the Case of Serbia and Macedonia”


Two research papers, two country reports as well as a policy brief in English, Serbian and Macedonian are now ready to be viewed and downloaded. Several links to the broad media coverage of these academic analyses and outcomes have been provided as well.

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10.07.2014

Roundtable in Kosovo: “The Strategy for Research, Artistic and Development Activities 2013-2016"


On June 27 2014 the RRPP LCU Kosovo organized a roundtable aimed at discussing common practices and challenges of conducting viable scientific research activites at the Unievrsity of Prishtina (UP). The event brought together professors, heads of University research institutes, the management of the UP as well as the acting Rector and prorectors.

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24.06.2014

RRPP Call 2013


Dear Applicants to the Call 2013,

The decisions have been taken and we are now sending out decision letters. Due to a huge number of applications, it takes us a bit longer than expected. We should be able to complete the process by the end of next week. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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18.06.2014

Call for Applications: RRPP Training on "Research-led teaching" in Tirana, Albania, 18-19 September 2014


The training elaborates on how to juggle teaching and research activities at universities and is directed to scholars working and coming from the Western Balkans, who are involved in the design and delivery of university courses and programmes. Deadline for application: 20 July 2014.

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11.06.2014

Now online: Volume "Europe, Here and There: Analysis of Europeanization Discourse in the Western Balkans Media"


Composed of several scientific papers prepared within the RRPP-funded project this extensive, multilayered study tries to deconstruct and identify discourse characteristics on Europeanisation in the media from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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11.06.2014

RRPP Call for Expression of Interest: RRPP Young Researchers Club in Albania


This unique initiative - The RRPP Young Researchers Club in Albania - will serve as a forum for a vital dialogue between young researchers and policy makers in a more informal setting. At the same time it should encourage a discussion on state-of-the-art scientific research methods and theoretical approaches.

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11.06.2014

RRPP Call for Applications: Experts on Research in Social Sciences in Albania

The RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) in Albania is looking for qualified candidates for the following vacancies: 2 Experts on Fundamental Social Science Research in Albania; 1 Expert on Innovation and Research in Social Sciences in Albania; 1 Expert on Evaluation Research/Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Albania.

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11.06.2014

RRPP research paper: "Analyzing factors influencing intergovernmental grants distribution in
Western Balkans – the case of Albania and Macedonia" is now online


Do the political affiliation of local government and personal power of local government leaders influence biased distribution of funds from central to local governmental units? This is the underlying question of the comparative scientific paper derived from the RRPP-funded project on "Political and Equity Implications of Intergovernmental Transfers: The Case of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia".

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21.05.2014

Round table: "Young Researchers – Current Status and Perspectives" on 30 May in Belgrade


Oganized by the RRPP Local Coordination Unit in Serbia the round table will focus on the current status and perspectives of young researchers in the field of social sciences in Serbia. Deadline for registration: 26 May 2014.

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14.05.2014

Analitika selected as the new LCU in Bosnia-Herzegovina


Center for Social Research Analitika has been selected to act as the Local Coordination Unit (LCU) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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16.04.2014

Research Result: Policy Paper "Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans"


The Policy Paper is the result of the RRPP-funded project and aims to provide policy recommendations for the assessment of rule of law implementation in Western Balkan countries aspiring to the EU membership.

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16.04.2014

Research Result: Marko Kmezic (eds.) "Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans"


This volume is the result of the RRPP-funded research project implemented by Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje and individual researchers. It examines the reality and types of influence that EU institutions have on the implementation of the rule of law in the Western Balkan countries: Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo.

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10.04.2014

RRPP Conference “Migration and Policy Developments in Bosnia-Herzegovina” held in Sarajevo on 23 March 2014

Organized by the Center for Economic Development and Research (CEDAR) in cooperation with CESI Centre, the event constituted the first attempt to promote the research results of the RRPP-funded project “Migration and Women Empowerment in the Western Balkans”. The discussions between governmental representatives and participating researchers on migration policy in BiH shall continue in monthly meetings to be coordinated by CEDAR. The conference drew substantial media attention.

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09.04.2014

New RRPP Flyer 2014

The new RRPP Flyer is now ready to be downloaded.

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01.04.2014

RRPP Call for regional research projects is now closed


Dear applicants,
Thank you very much for your overwhelming interest and a great number of applications following the RRPP Call for regional projects. We are now in the process of sorting them. Please note, those who have applied with more than one project are kindly requested to contact us at rrpp@unifr.notexisting@nodomain.comch. Similarly, those who had submitted an application and have not received a confirmation email by Thursday 12.00pm shall contact us as well.
We will inform you on our homepage about further proceedings in due course. So stay tuned, thank you and good luck.

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13.03.2014

Presentations on RRPP Call for Regional Research Projects 2014-2016


As the deadline for the RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 is approaching, the presentations in local languages used during the Open Day events in the region are now available online. They will guide you through the application process.

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13.03.2014

www.remittances-wb.com


A new web site www.remittances-wb.com with all relevant research information on migrants’ remittances in the Western Balkans has been developed by one of the RRPP project leaders.

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13.03.2014

Regional Workshop “Migration and Development in the Western Balkans” in Elbasan, Albania


The aim of the RRPP regional workshop in Elbasan was to present the relevant focus group findings highlighting the role of migration and its impact on women empowerment in the Western Balkan countries. Its media coverage is also available.

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06.03.2014

Scientific Research Potential in Bosnia and Herzegovina on BHT1


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s television station, BHT1, aired on 28 October 2013 a documentary entitled “POTENCIJAL”. Given the fact that an increasing number of young and capable researchers in BiH leave their alma mater to work at universities abroad or choose to conduct research for different NGOs, the documentary tries to unveil the reasons behind this trend.

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27.02.2014

The Study on "Transnational Networks, Transnational Entrepreneurship and the Role of the State: the Cases of Serbia and Albania" is now online


This is the first study to conduct an empirical investigation of the relationship between migration and development in Serbia and Albania. It thus contributes to debates focusing on the developmental potential of Diaspora networks. Empirical findings organised across different levels of analysis (micro, macro and meso), as well as the typologies of “paths to entrepreneurship” deserve particular attention.

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27.02.2014

RRPP Open Day in Macedonia


The event brought together around 65 interested participants who used the opportunity to learn more about the ongoing RRPP Call for regional research projects. Also researchers engaged in the previous RRPP calls shared their experience with the Programme.

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26.02.2014

Research Results are now online: Migration and its Impacts from the Perspective of the Economic Development of the Home Country: with Special Reference to Kosova


The varied research outcomes of this RRPP-funded project show that the migration remains relatively high and is preconditioned by the low level of income. However, the analysis of the determinants of the decision to return proves that Kosovan households are selective in their return migration behavior.

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26.02.2014

RRPP Open Day in Serbia


Attended by more than 40 interested participants, the RRPP "Info day" in Belgrade provided details on the new RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 and addressed the role and key achievements of the RRPP in the region.

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26.02.2014

RRPP Open Day in Kosovo


The RRPP Open Day in Prishtina, Kosovo, brought together over 50 participants. The event aimed at promoting and explaining in detail the RRPP Call for Regional Research Projects 2014-2016 as well as the role, objectives and main goals of the RRPP in supporting the research community in the Western Balkans.

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26.02.2014

RRPP Open Day in Albania


Some 80 participants attended the RRPP Open Day in Tirana, Albania, organized to provide detailed information on the ongoing RRPP Call for Applications for Research Projects 2014-2016.

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20.02.2014

Open Day on the RRPP Call for Regional Research Projects in Macedonia


Where: GEM Club (Old Skopje Bazaar), Skopje
When: February 26, 2014, 2.00-4.00pm

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12.02.2014

RRPP Open Days

The RRPP is organizing Open Days in the region on the current Call for research projects. The events shall serve anyone interested in the RRPP as well as looking for more information concerning the Call.

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05.02.2014

Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) selected as Local Coordination Unit of the Regional Research Promotion Program (RRPP) in Albania


IDM is an independent, non-governmental organization, working to strengthen the civil society and Albania’s integration processes. It assists reforming and the consolidation of good governance as well as inclusive policy-making processes.

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04.02.2014

Call for Institutional Partnership RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 2014 – September 2016


The RRPP Management, implemented by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is now launching a call for partnership with an institution/organisation in BiH that is interested to act as its Local Coordination Unit (LCU). Deadline for submitting applications: March 04, 2014.

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31.01.2014

Research Results Summary of the RRPP Funded Project: "Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: The Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind" is now online


The main research findings center around the impact of parental migration on children`s education and health, particulraly their obesity and growth, as well as the analysis of relevant migration policies. The latter prove to be more general rather than dealing with the intricacies of the impact of migration and remittances on the socio-economic development in Albania and Macedonia.

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31.01.2014

Research Results Summary of the RRPP Funded Project "The Impact of Migration on Women Empowerment in Western Balkan Countries" is now online


The project investigates how migration has acted as a catalyst for expanding the opportunities of women economically, socially and in inter-personal relations. It asks particularly whether own migration or migration of (male) family members have any impact on the woman’s empowerment in traditionally patriarchal societies of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

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31.01.2014

Country-specific policy briefs on media assistance are now online


Four country-specific policy briefs point out main characteristics of international media assistance in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia, its challenegs and successes. They have been prepared as a part of the project "Development of Functional Media Institutions in Western Balkans - A Comparative Study" implemented in 2012 and 2013.

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10.01.2014

RRPP Call new section: FAQ


The new section: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been added to the relevant documents of the RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016. In order to facilitate and mainstream the application process this list will be updated regularly, providing crucial information to the incoming inquiries.

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09.01.2014

Now online: Working Paper Series on Media Assistance in the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia


The main question guiding this working paper series is whether ‘models’ of media systems that have developed in the West can be exported to other countries, where democracy is less consolidated.

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04.01.2014

Call for Papers: "Post-Crisis Recovery in South Eastern Europe: Policy Challenges for Social and Economic Inclusion"


The LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South Eastern Europe at the London School of Economics is organizing the 2nd conference to be held on 27-28 March 2014 in London. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 January 2014.

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04.01.2014

Call for Papers for the volume "A Life for Tomorrow - Social Transformations in South-East Europe"


Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje (Macedonia), Centre for Empirical Cultural Studies of South-East Europe (Serbia), Social Research Kosova (Kosovo) and Centre for Social Research “Analitika” (Bosnia-Herzegovina) are issuing a call for papers to be published in the volume “A Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South-East Europe”. The deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2014.

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19.12.2013

RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016


The RRPP Management, hosted at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is launching a Call for regional research project proposals. The Call is open to institutions and researchers from the Western Balkans.

The official application form must be used to submit research proposals by the deadline of 31 March 2014.

Selection timeframe
31 March 2014: Deadline to submit research proposals
May 2014: Final decision of the Steering Board
June 2014: Contracting and final negotiations
July 2014: Start of approved research projects

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19.12.2013

Conference on "Research and Development in Kosovo in the Light of the EU Integration Perspective: Quoi vadis?" was held on 3 December 2013 in Prishtina, Kosovo


The conference addressed two main objectives:
First, to present the findings of briefing papers derived from the policy dialogue activities organized by the RRPP LCU Kosovo on the state of research at the University of Prishtina (UP), policy-maker impact on research work in Kosovo and the state of research at Kosovar think tank organizations. The second objective aimed to advance the debate on general scientific research in Kosovo.

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29.11.2013

The RRPP Reading List is now online


The RRPP Reading List entails suggested reading material from RRPP seminars and trainings. It covers the relevant literature on qualitative, quantitative and comparative methods as well as on research design in social sciences. Finally, some hints related to effective publication process have been included.

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28.11.2013

Promotional Event “Development of Functional Media Institutions in Western Balkans - A Comparative Study” held on 07 November 2013 in Skopje


The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) held a promotional event in Skopje wherein the policy brief on the comparative study “Development of Functional Media Institutions in Macedonia” was distributed.

The policy brief demonstrates how media assistance in Macedonia has been effective in helping to establish media outlets, to build capacities and to support legislative drafting.

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28.11.2013

Conference on "Developmental Effects of Remittances in the Western Balkans" held on 4 November 2013 in Skopje


The main goal of the conference was to present the final research results of the RRPP–funded research project To Consume or Self-Employ: Evidence from the Use of Remittances in Macedonia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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28.11.2013

Book Promotion: Informality in Eastern Europe: Structures, Political Cultures and Social Practices


This volume deals with different aspects of informal structures and practices in Eastern Europe.

Its objectives are twofold. It aims at discovering whether or to what extent informal structures and practices in Eastern Europe have meanings, functions, forms and effects different from those that can be observed in the politics and societies of Western Europe.

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22.11.2013

Call for Institutional Partnership RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) Albania, February 2014 – September 2016


The RRPP Management, implemented by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is launching a call for partnership with an institution/organisation in Albania that is interested to act as its Local Coordination Unit (LCU).

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09.11.2013

Conference
Good Governance from a Cross-Sectoral Perspective


The Regional Research Promotion Program (RRPP) and the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) jointly organized a conference on the topic of Good Governance, which took place on 7-8 November 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia.

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08.11.2013

Training on "Writing Effective Policy Papers to Influence Decision-Making” held in Prishtina, Kosovo on 25- 26 October 2013


Two main aspects addressed during the training were: the purpose of the policy paper as a decision-making tool and the development of a coherent policy paper. Additionally, the participants also learned about the similarities and differences of the two main types of policy papers: the policy study and the policy brief.

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07.11.2013

Book Promotion: Media between Freedom and Dependence: Media and Political Elites in Context of Refugees and IDPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia


This book is the outcome of the RRPP-funded research project "Media between Fredoom and Dependence: the Role of Print Media in the Process of Refugee Return".

Bearing in mind the decisive role which media play in the realization of ruling elites’ goals, the book’s authors were intrigued to explore the role played by media in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia in influencing and controlling the processes of refugee returns and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Media represent a necessary instrument of control for a population and their mobilization for the purpose attaining goals set by political elites. Media support and justification of these goals are made by violent means in war, with the assumption of leading roles in post-conflict periods when the use of violent means is limited.

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07.11.2013

Workshop on "Remittances from BiH Diaspora: Influences on Poverty, Inequality and Employment" held on 22 October 2013 in Sarajevo


This workshop was held to promote the final results for Bosnia and Herzegovina from the RRPP-funded project, “To Consume or to Self-Employ: Evidence From the Use of Remittances in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.”

The research results have shown that in terms of self-employment, remittances increase the likelihood that households in urban areas will have a self-employed member, while they decrease such likelihood in rural areas.

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17.10.2013

Policy Brief “Ethnic Tensions, Institutional and Economic Performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What are [not] the Causal Links?” now available online


This policy brief is a result of the RRPP-funded research project Ethnic Tensions, Institutional and Economic Performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What are [not] the Causal Links?

The results show that poorly educated youths who are unemployed have only a 7 percent probability of combining high income and ethnic tolerance. At the same time, it is more than 50 percent probable for employed, educated and older individuals to earn greater income and express higher tolerance.

The brief provides an insight into key findings of the research and reveals links between ethnic tension and economic performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Additionally, it provides a set of problem-related policy recommendations.

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17.10.2013

Conference on “Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: The Case of Serbia and Macedonia.” held on 05 September 2013 in Belgrade


At the conference the recently featured results from the RRPP-funded research project Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: The Case of Serbia and Macedonia were presented.

For several years, inactivity rates of Serbian working age populations were among the highest in Europe - almost 40%. Serbia also faces high informal employment rates reaching 18.2%.

The research results for Serbia indicate that the introduction in work benefits would significantly increase the participation of individuals at the bottom of income distribution. More specifically, those with the lowest income would reduce their inactivity as much as 19 percentage points after qualifying for this type of compensation. The introduction of in work benefits would also reduce income distribution inequality, another important goal of this policy.

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16.10.2013

Conference on "Lost in Transition- Citizens’ Engagement with Transitional Changes in Western Balkan Societies" held in Skopje on 6-7 July 2013


The conference was organised as part of the RRPP funded research project Resistance to Socio-Economic Changes in Western Balkan Societies: Testing Two Theories of Social Development.

The conference was held in an exceptionally creative atmosphere with experts from various fields - sociology, philosophy, political science, law, economy, anthropology and cultural studies - exchanging opinions and bringing new insights.

At the conference the preliminary results from the on-going RRPP research project, as well as seventeen scietific papers were presented.

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16.10.2013

Policy Dialogue in Kosovo: Three Problem-Specific Policy Briefs Published


The LCU Kosovo published three specific policy briefs on:
  • “The State of Research in Social Sciences at the University of Prishtina”
  • “Policymaker Impact on Research Work in Kosovo”
  • “The State of Research at Think Tank Organisations in Kosovo”.
These policy briefs are now available online.

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16.10.2013

International Conference on "20 Years of Media Assistance in Western Balkans” held in Sarajevo on 27 September 2013


The conference provided a stage for discussing results from the RRPP-funded research project “Development of Functional Media Institutions in Western Balkans - A Comparative Study”.

The key conclusion stemming from the research results and conference discussions determined that international media assistance contributed to the liberalisation and development of media landscapes of the Western Balkans countries.

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26.09.2013

Regional Workshop “Migration and Remittances in the Western Balkans” held on 29 August 2013 in Skopje


The workshop provided a stage for the presentation of final results produced by the RRPP-funded research project Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: The Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind.

The project’s results compiled for remittances’ impact on health in Albania have shown that children in migrant families are less likely to experience stunted growth than those from families without migration experiences. While remittance impact was found to be generally positive in Albania, it was perceived negatively in Macedonia — children from families with migration experiences are more obese. Both countries also revealed that a mother’s education is an important factor for the prevention of childhood obesity.

To learn more and download a policy brief, as well as other relevant research results please click here.

25.09.2013

Newsletter: Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: the Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind


This newsletter informs about research products and activities of the RRPP funded research project Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: the Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind.

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19.09.2013

Research Report: Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina


What are the factors determining success of rural entrepreneurs? What are the obstacles to entrepreneurial activities in rural Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)? How can diaspora from these two countries engage in the economic development of their home countries? Can the inclusion of diasporas be part of the solution to reducing obstacles facing rural entrepreneurs?

This research report offers an analysis of the barriers and opportunities experienced by rural entrepreneurs through engaging diasporas in Albania and BiH. The report is a direct result from the RRPP research project "Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina".

The report is now available online in English.

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03.09.2013

Book Promotion: "Information in Minority Languages in the Western Balkans: Freedom, Access, Marginalization"


How are minorities represented in the media and what quality assurance is there of such content and information when broadcasted in the national minorities’ languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia? The book offers examples and empirical data related to the quality of minority media content and pairs this knowledge with appropriate policy recommendations for the media. It also supplies informational models on national minority languages in Western Balkan countries. The book is a direct result of the RRPP research project Minority and Media in the Western Balkan: Regional Comparative Research Project on Quality of Minority Media Content led by the Media Plan Institute.

This book is now available online in English and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian.

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11.07.2013

Roundtable on "National Minority Media" held in Novi Sad


On 24 June 2013, the Novi Sad School of Journalism organised a roundtable entitled, “Self-sustainability of Minority Media in Vojvodina” in the Parliament of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.The roundtable was organised within the RRPP-funded research project Minority and Media in the Western Balkan: Regional Comparative Research Project on Quality of Minor Media Content.

The research results presented at the roundtable demonstrate that the greatest obstacle to self-sustainability of minority media is the required presence of a meticulously-managed system of stable financing.

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11.07.2013

Training on "Writing Effective Policy Papers" held in Durres, Albania on 20-22 June 2013


The training aimed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop evidence-driven arguments and effective policy papers that communicate compelling policy-relevant positions, providing a strong foundation for policy advocacy. In addition the training also supplies a platform for networking, allowing participants to share their experiences with conducting applied social science research writing and using practical policy papers for advocacy policy purposes.

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11.07.2013

Policy Brief Promotion Meeting held on June 19th at the Media Centar in Belgrade


The promotion meeting for the policy brief "An Overview of the Current Situation, Main Challenges and Policy Recommendations for Improving Social Science Research in Serbia" publicised the importance of implementing new measures to stimulate social science researchers in Serbia, which will result in stronger contributions to the betterment of Serbian society.

One of the problems addressed in this policy brief is the need to implement new incentives motivating young researchers to publish in internationally-recognised journals, in addition to removing existing barriers for researchers currently working abroad to return to Serbia.

The policy brief is now available online in English and Serbian.

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RRPP Joint Volume

The RRPP is proud to present the volume Stagnation and Drift in the Western Balkans.
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New RRPP Flyer 2014

Please click here to download the current RRPP flyer.

11.07.2014

Research results of the project "Gender Pay Gap in the Western Balkan Countries: Evidence from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia" are now available online.
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11.07.2014

Now online: Research results of the RRPP-funded Project “Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: the Case of Serbia and Macedonia”. Two research papers, two country reports as well as a policy brief in English, Serbian and Macedonian are now ready to be viewed and downloaded.
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10.07.2014

Roundtable “The Strategy for Research, Artistic and Development Activities 2013-2016" focusing on the work of the research institutes of the University of Prishtina was organized on June 27 in Kosovo.
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24.06.2014

Dear Applicants to the Call 2013, the decisions have been taken and we are now sending out decision letters. Due to a huge number of applications, it takes us a bit longer than expected. We should be able to complete the process by the end of next week. Thank you very much for your understanding.
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18.06.2014

Call for Applications: RRPP Training on "Research-led teaching" in Tirana, Albania, 18-19 September 2014. Deadline for submissions: 20 July 2014.
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11.06.2014

The edited volume "Europe, Here and There: Analysis of Europeanization Discourse in the Western Balkans Media" is now online ready to be downloaded.
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11.06.2014

Call for Expression of Interest: RRPP Young Researchers Club in Albania. This initiative enables young researchers to engange in a vital dialogue with policy makers in a more informal setting.
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11.06.2014

The RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) has launched a Call for Applications: Experts on Research in Social Sciences in Albania.
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11.06.2014

RRPP research paper: "Analyzing factors influencing intergovernmental grants distribution in Western Balkans – the case of Albania and Macedonia" is now online and ready to be downloaded.
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21.05.2014

Round table "Young Researchers – Current Status and Perspectives" organised by the RRPP Local Coordination Unit will be held on 30 May in Belgrade and will focus on the current status and perspectives of young researchers in the field of social sciences in Serbia. Deadline for registration: 26 May 2014.
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14.05.2014

Analitika selected as the new LCU in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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16.04.2014

The Policy Paper "Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans" is the result of the RRPP-funded project and aims to provide policy recommendations for the assessment of rule of law implementation in Western Balkan countries aspiring to the EU membership.
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16.04.2014

The book "Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans" edited by Marko Kmezic is the final result of the RRPP-funded research project. It examines the reality and types of influence that EU institutions have on the implementation of the rule of law in the Western Balkans.
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10.04.2014

RRPP Conference “Migration and Policy Developments in Bosnia-Herzegovina” was held in Sarajevo on 23 March 2014 and served to promote the research results of the RRPP-funded project “Migration and Women Empowerment in the Western Balkans”.
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09.04.2014

New RRPP Flyer 2014 is now available online.
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01.04.2014

Thank you very much for your overwhelming interest and a great number of applications following the RRPP Call for regional projects. We are now in the process of sorting them. Please note, those who have applied with more than one project are kindly requested to contact us at rrpp@unifr.notexisting@nodomain.comch. Similarly, those who had submitted an application and have not received a confirmation email by Thursday 12.00pm shall contact us as well.
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13.03.2014

As the deadline for RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 is approaching, the presentations in local languages used during the Open Day in the region are now available online.
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13.03.2014

A new web site www.remittances-wb.com with all relevant research information on migrants’ remittances in the Western Balkans has been developed by one of the RRPP project leaders.
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13.03.2014

Regional RRPP Workshop “Migration and Development in the Western Balkans” in Elbasan, Albania, aimed at promoting the relevant focus group findings related to the role of migration and its impact on women empowerment in the Western Balkan countries.
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06.03.2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s television station, BHT1, aired on 28 October 2013 a documentary entitled “POTENCIJAL” on problems and potentials in science and research in BiH.
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27.02.2014

The Study on "Transnational Networks, Transnational Entrepreneurship and the Role of the State: the Cases of Serbia and Albania" is now online. This is the first study to conduct an empirical investigation of the relationship between migration and development in Serbia and Albania.
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27.02.2014

The Open Day in Macedonia gathered around 65 interested participants who could learn more about the ongoing RRPP Call for regional research projects, technical details of the application process as well as the role, main goals and achievements of the RRPP.
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26.02.2014

The research results of the RRPP-funded project "Migration and its Impacts from the Perspective of the Economic Development of the Home Country: with Special Reference to Kosova" are now available online.
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26.02.2014

Attended by more than 40 interested participants, the RRPP Open Day in Belgrade provided details on the new RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 and addressed the role and key achievements of the RRPP in the region.
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26.02.2014

The RRPP Open Day in Prishtina, Kosovo, gathered over 50 participants who could get familiar with the RRPP Call for Regional Research Projects 2014-2016 and the role and main goals of the RRPP in supporting the research community in the Western Balkans.
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26.02.2014

Some 80 participants attended the RRPP Open Day in Tirana, Albania, organized to provide detailed information on the ongoing RRPP Call for Applications for Research Projects 2014-2016.
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20.02.2014

The Open Day on the RRPP Call for Regional Research Projects in Macedonia is approaching. When: February 26, 2014, 2.00-4.00pm; where: GEM Club (Old Skopje Bazaar), Skopje.
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12.02.2014

The RRPP is organizing Open Days on the current Call for Regional Research Projects available to anyone interested in the RRPP and its work.
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05.02.2014

Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) selected as Local Coordination Unit of the Regional Research Promotion Program (RRPP) in Albania.
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04.02.2014

Call for Institutional Partnership RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 2014 – September 2016 is now open. Deadline for applications: March 04, 2014.
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31.01.2014

Research Results Summary of the RRPP Funded Project: "Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: The Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind" is now online.
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31.01.2014

Research Results Summary of the RRPP Funded Project "The Impact of Migration on Women Empowerment in Western Balkan Countries" is now online.
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31.01.2014

Four country-specific policy briefs on international media assistance in Western Balkans (Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) are now online.
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10.01.2014

New section: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been added to the relevant documents of the RRPP Call for regional research projects 2014-2016 to facilitate the application process.
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09.01.2014

Working Paper Series on Media Assistance in the Western Balkans are now online.
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04.01.2014

Call for Papers: "Post-Crisis Recovery in South Eastern Europe: Policy Challenges for Social and Economic Inclusion" at London School of Economics. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 January 2014.
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04.01.2014

Call for Papers for the volume "A Life for Tomorrow - Social Transformations in South-East Europe". The deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2014.
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19.12.2013

The RRPP Management in Fribourg, Switzerland, is launching a Call for regional research project proposals. The deadline is 31 March 2014.
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19.12.2013

Conference on "Research and Development in Kosovo in the Light of the EU Integration Perspective: Quoi vadis?" was held on 3 December 2013 in Prishtina, Kosovo.
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29.11.2013

The RRPP Reading List is now online.
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28.11.2013

Promotional Event “Development of Functional Media Institutions in Western Balkans - A Comparative Study” held on 07 November 2013 in Skopje.
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28.11.2013

Conference on "Developmental Effects of Remittances in the Western Balkans" held on 4 November 2013 in Skopje.
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28.11.2013

Book Promotion: Informality in Eastern Europe: Structures, Political Cultures and Social Practices.
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22.11.2013

Call for Institutional Partnership RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) Albania, February 2014 – September 2016.
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09.11.2013

On Nov. 7-8, RRPP and the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) jointly held a conference on Good Governance in Zagreb.
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08.11.2013

Training on "Writing Effective Policy Papers to Influence Decision-Making” held on 25- 26 October 2013 in Prishtina, Kosovo
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07.11.2013

Book Promotion: Media between Freedom and Dependence: Media and Political Elites in Context of Refugees and IDPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
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07.11.2013

Workshop on "Remittances from BiH Diaspora: Influences on Poverty, Inequality and Employment" held on 22 October 2013 in Sarajevo.
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17.10.2013

Policy Brief on “Ethnic Tensions, Institutional and Economic Performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What are [not] the Causal Links?” now available online.
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17.10.2013

Conference on “Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: The Case of Serbia and Macedonia” held on 05 September 2013 in Belgrade.
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16.10.2013

Conference on "Lost in Transition- Citizens’ Engagement with Transitional Changes in Western Balkan Societies" held in Skopje on 6-7 July 2013.
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16.10.2013

Policy Dialogue in Kosovo: Three Problem-Specific Policy Briefs Published.
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16.10.2013

International Conference on “20 Years of Media Assistance in Western Balkans” held in Sarajevo on 27 September 2013
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26.09.2013

Research results of the RRPP funded research project "Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: The Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind" are now available online.
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25.09.2013

Newsletter on "Migration and Development in Albania and Macedonia: the Effects of Remittances on Education and Health of Family Members Left Behind" now online.
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19.9.2013

Research Report on "Linking Rural Entrepreneurs and Diaspora in Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina" now available online.
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03.09.2013

Book Promotion: "Information in Minority Languages in the Western Balkans: Freedom, Access, Marginalization"
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11.07.2013

Roundtable on "National Minority Media" held in Novi Sad.
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11.07.2013

Training on "Writing Effective Policy Papers" held in Durres, Albania on 20-22 June 2013.
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11.07.2013

Policy Brief Promotion Meeting held on June 19th at the Media Centar in Belgrade.
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