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


FREN has become a member of the “Eastern European Social Policy Network” (EESPN) that was established in 2016 by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (affiliated to the United Nations) in Vienna. The European Centre is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research.The Centre aims to improve social... Read more


On Friday, 17 March 2017 at 11.00 am promotion of the new issue of the Quarterly Monitor - QM47 will be held in the Professors hall at the Faculty of Economics. Participants: Prof. Dr Milojko Arsic - Editor in Chief of the Quarterly Monitor, Will Bartlett - London School of Economics and Political Science, Milica Uvalić - Department of Economics of the University of Perugia,... Read more


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