Belgrade, 28 November 2016 – Researchers from South-East Europe (SEE) in the field of decentralisation and subnational governance, who founded the regional research network in July 2016, met for the third time with the goal of finalising their work on their individual case studies for the regional publication on the process of decentralisation in their respective countries in the period from the beginning of the transition (1990) to today (2016). The workshop was led by Dr Sanja Kmezić, senior EURAK researcher and lecturer at the University of Graz, and William Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
In addition to the researchers from Serbia, Dr Sanja Kmezić and Prof. Dr Katarina Đulić, the workshop was also attended by fellow researchers from scientific and research institutions from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia – Elton Safa; Halko Basarić and Nina Branković; Jadranka Kaluđerović; Prof. Dr Anto Bajo and Dr Marko Primorac; and Dr Marjan Nikolov. At the workshop, the researchers came to an agreement concerning the finalisation of the interdisciplinary comparative study on the processes of decentralisation in the aforementioned period in eight countries of SEE and also prepared a plan for the Network’s activities in 2017.
The workshop was organised by EURAK as part of the project “Establishing a Regional Research Network on Decentralisation”, which is supported by the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) for the Western Balkans and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).