News archive - A new Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans (RRPP) for Social Sciences

The Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans (RRPP) aims at strengthening research capacities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo/UNMIK, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

The programme has an implementation perspective of ten years and will support the development of research capacities in the area of social sciences, especially in transformation-relevant topics. It should offer a cooperation platform to researchers in the region, particularly those who are to become the driving force of higher education reforms and can effectively promote greater recognition of the social sciences and above all the significance of research in this area. The programme should respond to explicit needs put forward by local researchers and their respective institutions. Therefore, great emphasis is on the transfer of ownership to regional structures in order to ensure sustainability of results and capacities that will be further developed during the implementation phase of the programme.
RRPP is currently in its inception phase, while its implementation is expected to begin by mid 2008. The programme is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the University of Fribourg has been entrusted with its implementation.

Nicolas Hayoz /users/2504.html and Jasmina Opardija /users/2505.html, University of Fribourg (CH)

Article published in eJournal fall/winter 2007.

Entry created by Jasmina Opardija on December 16, 2007
Modified on December 17, 2007