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25.11.2014

"Publish or Perish" - Workshop on Academic Writing was held on 6-7 November in Skopje, Macedonia


The workshop was composed of multiple sessions for 21 participants to get acquainted with academic writing and its requirements as well as indispensable skills and techniques. It also enabled one-to-one interaction with the tutors in areas where participants’ writing skills might necessitate further improvements.

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19.11.2014

PBI Day 1: Enhancing the contribution of research to policy making in the Western Balkans – lessons from practice; Belgrade, 19 November


What is evidence-informed policy making in Western Balkan and how is it supposed to work? What roles and approaches think-tanks and universities shall adopt to influence policy decisions? How to work towards institutionalising proper conditions for research to influence policy decisions? The first day of the Conference on the Policy Bridging Initiative was imbued with relevant questions, shared observations, experience and advice.

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17.11.2014

Upcoming: Policy Conference and Orientation Meeting for the Policy Bridging Initiative (PBI) in Belgrade, November 19-20, 2014


The event officially launches the PBI and will bring together more than 85 participants. While engaged in panel discussions with representatives from NGO sector, universities, governments, the ICPA and RRPP, research teams will choose the policy stream they will follow to bring their research evidence into the policy making process more effectively. The news on this event will be regularly updated so stay tuned.

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14.10.2014

Policy Bridging Initiative (PBI) for the newly selected RRPP-funded projects has been launched


The Policy Bridging Initiative (PBI) is a capacity development programme designed and implemented by the International Centre for Policy Advocacy (ICPA) to support the current 21 RRPP-funded regional research projects. It aims at maximizing the production of policy-relevant outputs, as well as linking the resulting analysis into a target policy-making process.

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14.10.2014

RRPP Young Researchers Club (YRC) officially launched on 9 October 2014 in Tirana


The inauguration meeting of the Club braught together 24 young researchers. From now on, the Young Researchers Club in Albania will gather regularly and constitute an interactive forum for young scholars to discuss with invited policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders the enhancement of social science research in the country.

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10.10.2014

Workshop "Research-led Teaching" was held on 18-19 September in Tirana


The two-day training brought together 20 researchers in social sciences from Western Balkans, who had opportunity to analyse thoroughly different approaches on how to design, teach and foster student learning in their respective disciplines.

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08.10.2014

Available online: Briefing Paper on the Strategy of Scientific/Artistic Research and Development Activities 2013-2016 and its Impact on the Work of the Research Institutes at the University of Prishtina


The document published by the RRPP Local Coordination Unit (LCU) in Kosovo provides a thorough overview of the state of research at the University of Prishtina (UP), assesses the implementation of the “Strategy on Research/Artistic and Development Activities 2013-2016”, and summarizes the discussions at the roundtable “The Strategy and its Impact on the Work of Research Institutes of the UP”, which took place on 27 June 2014 at the premises of the UP Rectorate.

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23.09.2014

Online Bulletin on National Policy Dialogue Activities in Serbia


Get on track with the latest research results about prospects for young academics in the field of social sciences and related activities conducted by the RRPP Local Coordination Unit in Serbia.

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23.09.2014

RRPP Call for Applications: "Publish or Perish" - A Workshop on Academic Writing on 6-7 November in Skopje, Macedonia


How can research be converted in publications? What are the challenges involved in academic writing, and how can these be overcome? These are the key questions that this workshop seeks to address. It is designed for researchers or junior academics in social sciences from the region who work on or have completed research and would like to publish their findings. Apply quickly. Deadline for submissions: 2 October 2014.

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12.09.2014

Kick-off meeting for selected research projects in BiH


The event took place on 9 September 2014 in Hotel Europe in Sarajevo and was hosted by the Center for Social Research Analitika, the Local Coordination Unit. It brought together new grantees who could get familiar with the RRPP rules in managing and administering projects and exchange ideas on future scientific cooperation.

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27.08.2014

RRPP Call 2013: Results


166 applications received, 21 projects selected for funding: nine in the thematic area Governance/ Decentralization, five in Migration and seven in Welfare State/ Social Disparities.

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27.08.2014

RRPP Web Directory: sign up and find the research partners from Western Balkans


Organizations in the field of social sciences from the region are welcome to sign up and make their profile visible. All you need to do is to fill in the form under “get listed in Directory”.

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26.08.2014

RRPP Call for Papers: Joint volume “Diversity of migration in South East Europe”


The edited volume aims to discuss diverse and concurrent migration movements in South East Europe – a space of emigration, but at the same time also of internal migration from rural to urban areas, of forced migration and – most recently –a space of transit migration and immigration from outside Europe. Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2014.

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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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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.

25.11.2014

"Publish or Perish" - Workshop on Academic Writing was held on 6-7 November in Skopje, Macedonia. It was composed of multiple sessions for 21 participants to get acquainted with academic writing, its indispensable skills and techniques.
learn more

19.11.2014

PBI Day 1: Enhancing the contribution of research to policy making in the Western Balkans – lessons from practice; Belgrade, 19 November
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17.11.2014

Upcoming: Policy Conference and Orientation Meeting for the Policy Bridging Initiative (PBI) in Belgrade, November 19-20, 2014. Stay tuned for more updates during the two-day conference.
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14.10.2014

Policy Bridging Initiative (PBI) for the newly selected RRPP-funded research projects has just been launched. It aims at maximizing the production of policy-relevant outputs, as well as linking the resulting analysis into a target policy-making process.
learn more

14.10.2014

RRPP Young Researchers Club (YRC) was officially launched on 9 October 2014 in Tirana. It constitutes an interactive forum for young scholars to share knowledge and ideas as well as discuss with policy-makers and other stakeholders the enhancement of social science research in the country.
learn more

10.10.2014

Workshop "Research-led Teaching" held on 18-19 September in Tirana, brought together 20 researchers in social sciences from Western Balkans, who had opportunity to analyse thoroughly different approaches on how to design, teach and foster student learning in their respective disciplines.
learn more

08.10.2014

Now available: Briefing Paper on the Strategy of Scientific/Artistic Research and Development Activities 2013-2016 and its Impact on the Work of the Research Institutes at the University of Prishtina.
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23.09.2014

Online Bulletin on National Policy Dialogue Activities in Serbia - get on track with the latest research results about prospects for young academics in the field of social sciences and related activities conducted by the RRPP Local Coordination Unit in Serbia.
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23.09.2014

RRPP Call for Applications: "Publish or Perish" - A Workshop on Academic Writing on 6-7 November in Skopje, Macedonia. Apply quickly. Deadline for submissions: 2 October 2014.
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12.09.2014

Kick-off meeting for selected research projects in BiH took place on 9 September 2014 in Hotel Europe in Sarajevo. Organsied by the LCU Analitika, it brought together new RRPP grantees willing to exchange ideas and get familiar with RRPP rules in managing projects.
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27.08.2014

RRPP Call 2013 Results: 166 applications received, 21 projects selected for funding.
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27.08.2014

RRPP Web Directory: sign up and find the research partners from Western Balkans.
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26.08.2014

RRPP Call for Papers: Joint volume “Diversity of migration in South East Europe”. The edited volume aims to discuss diverse and concurrent migration movements in South East Europe. Deadline for abstracts: 15 October 2014.
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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 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.
learn more

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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