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 framework 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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news and updates


Field Research Results on City Methodology Presented in Tirana

On October 31, project participants presented results of their field research at the premises of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies Institute (IAKSA).

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State Funding of Science in Serbia

State funding of science is currently a burning issue in Serbia. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development has announced improvements in the legal framework, so PERFORM supported the Institute of Comparative Law to do a comparative study of state funding of science in 10 European countries, selected for their good practices in science funding.

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Serbian Researchers Join the European Social Survey ERIC

Serbia is not participating in the comparative research projects that are conducted on the European or regional level. This is excluding Serbian researchers from using comparative data and providing high quality outputs. PERFORM supported Serbian research community in joining the European Social Survey (ESS), methodologically and theoretically the most comprehensive international comparative research in the field of social science.

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Collaborative Online and Offline Research Platform

Public funding for research in Albanian Universities is virtually inexistent. The Government has been paying into European Research Funds in hopes of seeing researchers win more research funding from these sources. However, less research money flows from Brussels to Albanian researchers than the Albanian Government has contributed to them. PERFORM supported the establishment of COORP - Collaborative Offline & Online Research Platform that will meet and match researchers for funding applications.

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