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... fellowship@pontisfoundation.sk before 16 December 2013 at 9:00 CET. Applications will be evaluated by an independent selection committee by 18 December 2013. Follow these links for the original Call, Full Requirements, and Application Form. Applicants should be between 20-35 years old and permanent residents of FYR of Macedonia. Source: BCSDN Under the Visegrad-Balkan Public Policy Fund - Young Researches Programme, the Pontis Foundation (Slovakia), the Association of Czech Non-governmental Organizations - DEMAS (Czech Republic), the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights - Demnet (Hungary), the Balkan Civil Society Development Network – BCSDN (Macedonia), and the Kosovar Civil Sociey Foundation – KCSF (Kosovo) have ...
... of Reference for LCU).    General http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en.html  The Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP ), implemented by the University of Fribourg, started in 2008 and aims at fostering and promoting social science research in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).    The RRPP provides research grants for regional projects, offers methods and thematic trainings for researchers, organises international scientific conferences and promotes policy dialogues whose main goal is to trigger off systemic changes in the social science research sector. Furthermore, it focuses on ...
... addition two thematic panels were organized: 1) "Remittances, Jobs and Investment”  2) "Remittances, Poverty and Inequality”  Agenda of the Conference The main goal of the conference was to present the final research results of the RRPP–funded research project To Consume or Self-Employ: Evidence from the Use of Remittances in FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo* and Bosnia - Herzegovina. The aim of this research project was to investigate the impact of remittances on social disparities during the crises in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo* and FYR of Macedonia. The flow of remittances was carried out in various ways throughout their respective crises: They stagnated in Kosovo*, dropped sharply in BiH and continued to increase in FYR of Macedonia, which makes the ...
... demonstrates how media assistance in FYR of Macedonia has been effective in helping to establish media outlets, to build capacities and to support legislative drafting. Moreover, the policy brief reveals problems related to the politicization of media sector, the process which has yet to be effectively addressed by donors in FYR of Macedonia.  Intense discussions followed on the effects of media assistance in FYR of Macedonia, and more generally on the state of affairs in the country’s media sector. The promotion was well-attended by representatives from the media, business sector, civil society, academia and independent researchers. The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) held a promotional event in Skopje on November 7th, wherein the policy brief on the comparative study “Development ...
... He stated that the EU perspective of the Western Balkans is very alive and tangible, but it will be achieved only with strict, but fair conditionality. Also this period will be reserved for EU to see whether it is ready to absorb new members in near future. Florian Bieber, Professor of Southeast European Studies and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, who is a well-knoww-point of the Commission is that the EU Enlargement policy is going forward, having in mind the positive examples of the new member state of EU – Croatia, the accession negotiations of Montenegro, the historical agreement between Serbia and Kosovo*, but also the overall advancement of FYR of Macedonia, BiH and Kosovo* considering ...
... Deliverable D8.50 (collection of 45 good practice examples from EU Member States and the Western Balkans), eight innovation schemes were presented during a First Review Meeting in April 2012 in Tirana (Albania) and discussed with stakeholders from the region. In a Second Review Meeting in April 2013 in Skopje (FYR of Macedonia), four schemes chosen out of these eight measures were looked at in more detail and adaptation schemes in view of a possible implementation were discussed. These four schemes are: Innovation Officer, Strategic Innovation, Innovation Voucher Scheme and Soft Landing Platforms. The results of the First and Second Review Meetings are described in this deliverable. As ...
... COMPARING BUSINESS REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC FIRMS IN 185 ECONOMIES Regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business are covered: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers. The employing workers data are not included in this year’s ranking on the ease of doing business. Data ...
... to encourage banks to take and manage municipal credit risk. The Fund will therefore aim to build the capacity of commercial banks and municipal borrowers with a view to establishing a sustainable lending market for municipalities. To achieve its mission, MIDF has established a technical assistance facility, with initial contributions of €7 million from the governments of Austria and Switzerland to support project preparation and capacity building of the partner banks and the municipal borrowers. MIDF has been designed for the Western Balkans, and within this group the Fund’s strategy will be to focus on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in accordance with local needs. Eligible projects to be financed by the ...
... On this page you can find progress reports on recent developments regarding S&T cooperation in/with/for the Western Balkan Countries for download. These reports are currenltybeing provided by the members of the Steering Platform on Research for the Western Balkan Countries in preparation of the Platform Meeting taking place in Zagreb, Croatia on December 11/12, 2013. The previous reports can be accessed from the links below ...
The Country Paper Series aims to provide for each project beneficiary (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, 1 FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) a brief profile of the current conditions of the national research system (rather than an exhaustive assessment of the country’s national innovation system). Emphasis on selected issues reflected the priorities identified by participants during the implementation of the Technical Assistance.Please find attached the country papers related to the Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation. Source: Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation -- World ...
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