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The First Newsletter of the Western Balkans Labour Market Research Network. Western Balkans Labour Market Research Network was established in June 2016 as a Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) projed 'Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network - Toward the Understanding of the Political Economy of Unemployment in the Western Balkans'. The key objectives of the network have been to... Read more

Belgrade, 2 December 2016 - Children in Serbia have significantly higher risk of poverty (30%) compared to the general population, as compared to children in the countries of the European Union (19%).  For existing social protection programs in Serbia to respond more adequately to the needs of families and children at risk of poverty, better identification of households in... Read more

Within the project "Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network – Toward the Understanding of the Political Economy of Unemployment in the Western Balkans", on November 24th 2016 the third workshop of the Network of researchers of the labour market in the Western Balkans, was held. The project is funded by the Swiss Government through the RRPP - Regional Research Promotion... Read more

On October 27-28, 2016, the second Workshop of the RRPP Western Balkans Labour Market Research Network was held at the Univeristy American College, Skoplje, Macedonia.  At the Workshop, project researchers from the Western Balkans region have presented comparative stock-taking papers covering the following topics: Migration and remittances, Informal employment, Public-... Read more

Within the "Migration as social protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian remittance-receiving households" project, financed by the Regional Research Promotion Program - RRPP and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, FREN published the Policy Brief "Money from abroad protects households in Serbia from deeper vulnerability". Please find attached the... Read more

Presenting the results of the "Migration as social protection: Analysis of Macedonian, Albanian and Serbian remittance-receiving households" project, financed by the Regional Research Promotion Program - RRPP and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Marko Vladisavljević held the presentation "The Impact of Remittances on Vulnerability in Urban and Rural Households in... Read more

Ministry of Economy and Faculty of Economics present the results of the research titled "Level of corporate governance in public companies founded by the Republic of Serbia"   Belgrade, October 6th 2016 – the presentation of the research findings of the study titled "Level of corporate governance in public companies founded by the Republic of Serbia" was organized at the Faculty of Economics... Read more

The Foundation for the Advancement of Economics as a local partner of the World Economic Forum on the "Global Competitiveness Report" announced today the results of the latest report on the Global Competitiveness Index. The event was held in the premises of the Serbian Association of Managers, FREN's partner on this project. Speakers: Žarković Jelena Rakic (Director FREN), Jelena Bulatovic (... Read more

Jelena Žarković Rakić, Director of FREN, participate at the EUROMOD conference which marked achievements so far and future developments, with plenary sessions, poster sessions, discussions and keynote presentations. EUROMOD developed by a team at ISER with collaboration from experts across the European Union, celebrated 20th anniversary with a special conference on September 5 & 6 at the... Read more

At this year’s Partnership for Economic Policy - PEP Annual Conference, held in Manila, Philippines between 4th and 8th of June, Jelena Žarković Rakić, director of FREN, presented the results of the project  "Reduction of child poverty in Serbia: balancing between improved cash transfers and policies that promote parental employment". The conference saw gathering of... Read more

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