An Overview of the Current Situation, Main Challenges and Policy Recommendations for Improving Social Science Research in Serbia

The recommendations for improving social science research in Serbia have resulted from the project Establishing a Dialogue between the Research Community and Decision Makers with a View to Improving Social Science Research in Serbia, carried out under the Regional Research Promotion Programme in Social Sciences in the Western Balkans (RRPP) between October 2011 and June 2013.
The project was realised by a Working Group and the Institute of Economic Sciences, the local RRPP coordination unit, with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. In 2012, after a series of working meetings and having conducted a survey of a sample of 626 respondents (which is more than a third of all social science researchers in the country), the Working Group analysed the current situation of social sciences in Serbia and defined the recommendations for its improvement. The results of the conducted survey, the analyses of the key challenges and the recommendations have been published in the study Social Science Research in Serbia: An Overview of the Current Situation, Main Challenges and Policy Recommendations.

This policy brief was prepared within the RRPP Policy Dialogue project Establishing a Dialogue Between Research Communities and Decision-Makers to Improve Social Science Research in Serbia. The promotion meeting at the Media Centar, Belgrade 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.

Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


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Geographical focus
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Philipp Brugner on February 25, 2014
Modified on February 25, 2014