About Us

ASSOCIATION "CENTRE": WHO ARE WE?

The Public Policy Research CENTRE is an independent think tank established in 2010. It analyzes the impact of public policies on citizens, particularly in the field of security and social-economic policies, with the goal to improve implementation of these polices or to propose necessary changes.


WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?

CENTRE’s founders are: Branka Andjelkovic, Pavle Golicin and Svetlana Djurdjevic Lukic (Director until september 2016).

CENTRE gathers researchers with significant experience gained domestically and abroad. CENTRE’s members are: Tanja Jakobi executive director, Maja Kovac PhD, Jelena Sapic, Marina Tadic,  Darko Stalevski, Srđan Korać, Filip StojanovićJelena Radoman i Milan Lukic.

Members of the Advisory Board are: Vladimir Bilandzic, PhD, prof. dr Natalija Bogdanov, prof. dr Dejan Milenkovic, and Miroslav Ruzica, PhD.

 

WHAT PROJECTS HAS CENTRE CONDUCTED AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT? 

CENTRE's research focus is on security, inclusivness, and representation of vulnerable groups. CENTRE applies a multidisciplinary approach and prioritizes qualitative fieldwork which provides an opportunity for in-depth impact assessment of cross-sectoral policies. To formulate sustainable public polices, it is necessary to take stock of both central and local level dynamics.  

By the middle of 2016, CENTRE has conducted 20 projects, including those at regional level. Findings and recommendations stemming from the projects are available at CENTRE’s website in the form of policy briefs, reviews, policy papers, and research studies. CENTRE's activities include media analyses as well as education and capacity-building in the key areas of its work. 

 

WHO SUPPORTS CENTRE?

CENTRE’s projects have been supported by international organisations and agencies (OSCE, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, DCAF), governmental organisations and bodies, ministries, private donors – SDC and OSI, and international academic institutions, such as the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University and the London School of Economics.

CENTRE has been supported by the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations through a grant for organizational development.

 

WHO DOES CENTRE COOPERATE WITH? 

CENTRE cooperates with a wide range of organisations, both govermental and non=governmental, including national Center for Human Trafficking Victims Protection, “European Police Officers of Roma Nationality”, Centre for Social Policies etc. Likewise, it is active in various working groups such as the Serbian Government’s Working group on preparing the National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN SC Resolution 1325 for 2016-2010, and working groups on the chapters 24, 30, 31 within the National Convention on the European Union. CENTRE cooperates with domestic and international academic institutions, such as the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University and the London School of Economics. 

 

Selected CENTRE’s projects:

Security of Vulnerable Groups

 

Socio-economic Policies - Innovative Approaches

 

Participation and Human Rights

 

Social Inclusion