11.12.2017. ANALYSING INCOME INEQUALITY IN SERBIA: FROM DATA TO POLICY. The study titled "Analyzing Income Inequality in Serbia: From Data to Policy" was presented today in the event Social Dialogue Forum - Income Inequality in Serbia, organized by the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia and Nezavisnost TUC in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Inequality in the... Read more


04-05.12.2017. Within the scientific conference "Economy: Employment and Labour in the 21st Century", organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, FREN associates presented analyzes of labor market institutions and policies in Serbia, with special emphasis on the position of young people and women. A minister without portfolio in charge... Read more


Serbia’s public debt and fiscal deficit are lower than projected in the original program agreement between the IMF and the Government of Serbia. Moreover, fiscal restraints have not significantly hampered economic growth over the past three years of program duration. Instead, economic growth has exceeded IMF’s projections at the onset of the implementation of fiscal consolidation measures. This... Read more


HOW AND TO WHICH EXTENT SHOULD POLITICAL ACTORS RELY ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH   The director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economic (FREN), Jelena Žarković Rakić, emphasized the importance of understanding the needs and capacities of the main actors in the political decision making process, during the conference Social sciences and political institutions: Challenging the boundaries... Read more


FREN Chairman of the Board Mihail Arandarenko attends the Annual IMF and World Bank Meeting in Washington, as one of eight invited academic guests of the IMF from around the world. He had the opportunity to meet with Mr. David Lipton, the first deputy of the director of the IMF Kristine Lagard, as well as to participate in the work of several panel discussions on the future of labour, the... Read more


Belgrade, October 4, 2017. Participants of the panel discussion "Youth in Serbia: Journey From School to Work", organized to present the third issue and topic on the internet platform for monitoring the social situation in Serbia, MONS, noted that the transition from school to work in Serbia is slow, and that the quality of jobs held by young people in the labor market is not satisfactory. In... Read more


FREN Director Jelena Zarkovic Rakic participated in the work of the Civil Society Forum CSF (Western Balkans Summit Series) held on July 11-12, 2017 in Trieste, Italy. The CSF brought together representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) to facilitate their impact on the so-called Berlin Process. The CSF covered topics such as Business Environment and Innovation, Rule of Law, Youth... Read more


Belgrade, June 29, 2017 - Children and young people from the lower social strata in Serbia do not have equal chances to gain education, fulfill their potentials and give maximum contribution to the  society. This is a main message from the panel discussion dedicated to inequalities in education, organized on June 29, 2017 on the occasion of the new issue and topic presented on the internet... Read more


Belgrade, 27th April 2017 – Today's presentation of the new online platform for Monitoring Social Situation in Serbia MONS ( highlighted that the great increase in inequality has negative consequences on economic growth and stability of the society. Serbia's Income and living conditions survey shows that our country has the greatest inequality in the distribution of... Read more


Belgrade, April 20, 2017 - Social enterprises, in addition to achieving their economic function, through the sale of products and services on the market, have an important social role - to contribute to solving social issues, stated participants at the FREN conference organized on April 19, 2017, in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran And Social Affairs Zoran Lalic;... Read more