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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news and updates


INSTAT Publishes First Issue of the “Kërkimi” Journal, through the Support of PERFORM

INSTAT, AGENDA Institute and PERFORM have joined efforts in creating the biannual publication “KËRKIMI - Journal on Statistics and Socio-Economic Analyses”.

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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.

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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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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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