Arms export and violence against women

The goal of the project “Arms export and violence against women: advocating for gender responsible and transparent implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) provisions in Serbia is to enhance the role of the Serbian parliament and civil society in overseeing Serbia’s compliance with the obligation taken under the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) as of 2014, which stipulates that exporters should take into account the risk of the conventional arms to be used to commit or facilitate serious acts of gender-based violence (GBV) or serious acts of violence against women (VAW) and children.

Serbia has strong motives to contribute to developing additional domestic mechanisms of compliance with ATT&GBV: it is one of the major exporters of the small arms (SALW). SALW is often used in cases of GBV; Serbia it intends to significantly increase the volume of the arms export and consequently needs to secure top notch alignment with the regulations governing transparent arms export including those arising from the ATT; due to armed conflicts in former Yugoslavia and widespread proliferation of small arms Serbia itself suffers from high rates of GBV and considerable percentage of femicide inflicted by SALW and therefore has strong motivation to adhere to the BV/VAW related ATT provisions.

 The project is supported by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation un Europe (OSCE).

Future of Work, Future is Now!

The first conference about the future of work that will take place in October 2018, sets the stage for a critical examination of the key drivers transforming the world of work and evaluation of potential policy and industry responses in Serbia within the context of digital revolution. As a developing country which grapples with thre...

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Increasing Effectiveness of Competent Police Officers as a Prerequisite for Prevention of Gender Based Violence in Serbia

The goal of the project Increasing Effectiveness of Competent Police Officers as a Prerequisite for Prevention of Gender Based Violence in Serbia is to improve response of the competent police officers specialized for the processing of the GBV cases and patrol police officers who are assist...

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Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic Foundation

Public Policy Research Centre (CENTER) cordially invites all interesting students regardless their level of studies to sumbit papers in the field of human security. The best papers will be rewarded. 

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Arms export and violence against women

The goal of the project “Arms export and violence against women: advocating for gender responsible and transparent implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) provisions in Serbia”  is to enhance the role of the Serbian parliament and civil society in overseeing Serbia’s compliance ...

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LOVE (Law, Order, Values) to migrants/asylum seekers/persons granted asylum in enjoying rights without discrimination

The main goal of the project is to enable sustainable protection of migrants/asylum seekers/persons granted asylum (MI/AS/PGA) against discrimination in Serbian local communities and society in general in line with EU values/standards. 

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Impact Analysis of Two Newly Introduced Services Designed to Support Minors among Migrants and Refugees

Public Policy Research Centre was commissioned by the Center for Research and Development of the Society IDEAS to conduct an impact analysis of two newly introduced services to support minors among migrants and refugees - temporary guardians and cultural...

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DEA – Woman Digital Entrepreneurship Awakening

The project “DEA – Digital Entrepreneurship Awakening: From new vulnerabilities to economic empowerment of women in Serbia” aims at increasing the level of formal employment through promotion of entrepreneurship among female digital workers from Serbia 

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Monitoring Serbia’s OSCE Chairmanship

In accordance with its program orientation and commitment to contribute actively to promotion and advancement of human security of the citizens of Serbia, the Public Policy Research Centre has started monitoring of Serbia’s OSCE Chairmanship, primarily in the area of its commitment related to human dimension. 

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How does Security Sector Reform Affect Human Security in Serbia? Reassessing the impact on LGBT

The Public Policy Centre conducts a research on development and reforms in the security sector reforms towards LGBT community as a vulnerable group. The project aims at increasing public awareness of specific issues aimed at enhancing de...

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Firearms Possession and Human (In)Security: Impact on youth and gender based violence

The Public Policy Centre is conducting a project concerning perceptions on firearms possession, especially among youth and women, since June 20. The aim is to contribute to reduction of human insecurity in Serbia for these vulnerable groups.  

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Firearms Misuse and its Impact on Gender-based Violence

Public Policy Research CENTRE has started a research project focusing on firearms misuse and its impact on gender-based violence (GBV). CENTRE's team will conduct interviews, focus groups and analysis of media reports on GBV and firearms possession. Based on collected data, the team will prepare a study and launch inte...

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Citizens on Watch: Public Participation and Localization of the Security Sector Reform

The aim of the project is to investigate a possibility of localization of campaigns for the SALW legalization and seizure of illegal firearms in Serbia. CENTER intends to explore viable possibilities of local communities to participate in legalization campaigns and to improve local security. The project relies on...

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Rural Development Network as a Framework for Research Collaboration

After succesfull research about formal and informal networks in rural areas, a research team from the Association of Agricultural Economists, Republic of Macedonia (AAEM) and a CENTER team, led by Natalia Bogdanov were engaged in the creation of a network of researchers on the topic of rural development...

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Local Security and Role of MPs

The aim of the project is to contribute to the strengthened cooperation between the state and civil society in identifying major (human) security issues affecting municipal level and strengthening horizontal and vertical cooperation within endeavours to enhance security governance and democratic contr...

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Digging into Digital Work in Serbia: Who are crowdworkers from Serbia and why they work on global digital platforms?

The PPRC is conducting a project “Digging into Digital Work in Serbia: Who are crowdworkers from Serbia and why they work on global digital platforms?“ aimed at providing an in-depth analysis of profiles of crowdworkers from Serbia and at identifying their needs. 

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Advocating for sustainable agriculture

The Public Policy Research Center is one of the partners of the Association Fenomena as a leading partner on the project, financed from EU funds through a broader program:  “Sustainable agriculture for sustainable Balkans: Strengthening advocacy capacities of CSOs and developing policies in the Western Balkans” is a...

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Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia

CENTER prepared the analysis of the data on arms related incidents reported by the press in last two years, as well as on the citizens’ opinions about the arms possession, justifications for carrying them in public, and their tips about weapons spotted which were submitted to the Targeting Wea...

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Security issues within Serbian 2016 election campaign

Public Policy Research Centre undertakes monitoring of the election campaign. Centre will assess the prominence of security-related issues in print and electronic media, the relevance of specific issues within the campaigns, and coherence of major coalitions compared against their party programmes and proclaimed reforms priorities.

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Advocating for successful integration of Roma migrants through better education/employment policies

Forum Roma of Serbia, (FRS) and Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC) Serbia are implementing the project „Documenting new experiences of “Otherness” and advocating for successful integration of Roma migrants through better education/employment policies...

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Enhancing the role of local communities in preventing dropout from the education system

Public Policy Research Center, in partnership with the Centre for Social Policy as a leading organization, is implementing a project Tools for Preventing Roma Dropout with the objective to decrease dropout and early school leaving of children, particularly among Roma children and returnees upon the Readmission Agr...

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Youth and Democratic Control of Security Sector

Project “Youth’s Local Security Issues and Democratic Control of Security Sector” will provide knowledge building and direct communication of youth, municipal authorities and MPs, and therefore will contribute to the strengthened cooperation between the state and civil society in identifying major (human) security ...

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Towards efficient policies on local level - budget line 481 for NGOs

A pilot project by Centre and CRNPS in three municipalities - Pirot, Kraljevo and Sombor - aims to initiate the dialogue between stakeholders in the process of appropriation from the budget line 481 for NGOs, analyze the situation on the ground, and based on findings, give suggestions to improve its transparency. ...

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National HDR 2016: How to improve security of vulnerable municipalities in Serbia?

The Public Policy Research Center is selected by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to conduct a research and compile the 2015 National Human Development Report (NHDR) for Serbia, titled “Resilience of Municipalities”. In the aftermath of May 2014 floods, UNDP and the Government of Serbia agreed that the

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Organizational development grant from the Think Tank Fund

CENTRE has received a grant for organizational development from the Open Society Foundations' Think Tank Fund. The Think Tank Fund supports independent policy centers that embrace inclusive policy change via analyses, advocacy and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders. In the forthcoming year, CENTRE will be i...

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Formal and informal networks in rural areas

How much do farmers know about rural developments programmes and subsidies? How they evaluate the process of application for these programmes and their experience with using measures of rural development programme? What motivates them to apply or not apply for the programme?   In the framework of the Regional Resea...

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Supporting municipalities in the promotion of social inclusion

Public Policy Research Center, in partnership with the Educational Center Leskovac and Centre for Social Policy as a leading organization, has implemented the project "Supporting municipalities in the promotion of social inclusion through employment of vulnerable and marginalized groups" fro...

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Inclusion of Roma Women and Men in Security Sector

The project’s key aim is to increase representativeness of Roma in police, in order to strengthen confidence of this population in the Ministry of Interior, to improve Roma community security, as well as to increase level of employment of young Roma women and men. 

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Research on family life-satisfaction in Serbia

When it comes to family characteristics, for the happiness of families with children is the most important parenting, family functioning and social cohesion, and to a lesser extent, family habits. On the other hand, family structure (marital status, number of children, whether they are on an extended or nucleus family and other char...

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Prevention, Protection and Integration of the Human Trafficking Victims in Serbia

The Public Policy Research Centre, in cooperation with the government Center for the Human Trafficking Victims Protection, conducted the research on the human trafficking victims in Sremska Mitrovica, Pirot, and Smederevo, where their numbers have been increasing in last two year.

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Roma in Serbia: How safe they feel and do they see improvements?

Publication ‘Roma women and men and security sector reform in the Republic of Serbia’ brings results of CENTRE's research on security problems of the Roma population. It is first research of this kind which analyzed perc...

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Mapping (Non)Discrimination Discourse in Military Education

Non-discrimination of the vulnerable groups (women, ethnic and religious minorities, LGBT population) and the attitude towards them are practically absent in the teaching process in the Military Academy and Military High School show the results of the most recent research project of the Public Policy Research Centre. The research re...

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Vulnerable Groups And Security Sector Reform: LGBT Case Study

The project was focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people’s perceptions about their safety and the relationship with security structures - police and the Army. Research was conducted via focus groups’ discussions with LGBT community in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis, in cooperation with the NGOs dealing...

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Support to the Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe (WPON)

Support to the women police officers network in South East Europe (WPON) in preparation of recommendations addressing the recruitment, promotion, retention and career building of women police officers in the region. The Center, via its representative, contribu...

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Regional Human Development Report on Social Inclusion - Follow-up Research

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Human Development Report on Social Inclusion for theEuropeand CIS countries examined social exclusion in the region around four different types of exclusions that people in the region can experience: exclusion from ec...

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Assessment of Results of the Social Innovation Fund

This evaluation – done jointly by the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) and CENTER - was an attempt to conduct systematic assessment of results of the activities undertaken by Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The objecti...

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Evaluation of Efficiency of the Local Mechanisms of Social Inclusion of Roma

This project resulted in recommendations for efficient and sustainable work of the local mechanisms for the social inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia. The CENTAR research team analyzed the work of the existing mechanisms - health mediators, pedagogical assistants, Roma coordinators, advisors at the National Employment Servi...

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