Six Researchers Selected for Fellowship through the International Visegrad Fund, Young Researchers Programme

Call for Proposals: Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund
September 5, 2013
Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund: First Statistical Results of the CfP
September 12, 2013

The Balkan Civil Society Development Network has the pleasure to inform you that after a successful application process within the Call for Proposals of the International Visegrad Fund, Young Researchers Programme, the evaluation of submitted applications is terminated and the successful candidates have been selected. The selection was conducted jointly by all project partners, namely, BCSDN, the Pontis Foundation (Slovakia), the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (Kosovo), the Association of Czech Non-governmental Organizations – DEMAS (Czech Republic), and the Foundation for Development of Democratic Rights – Demnet (Hungary). The partners took in consideration the quality of the research proposals and the applicant’s expertise, motivation, and expectations during this selection. The aim of this programme is to provide fellows with an opportunity to learn from successful accession and transformation processes as well as civil society’s involvement in policy making during these and we would like to wish all the selected candidates luck in making the best of this opportunity. The selected applicants for the Young Researches Programme are:

1. Aleksandar Jovanovski, European Policy Institute (EPI)

Country: Macedonia

Research topic: Use of EU funds in the accession phase of the Western Balkans

Host country/organization: Slovakia, Pontis Foundation

2. Arta Uka, PhD Student at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht

Country: Kosovo

Research topic: Monitor of waiting lists and corruption in the health care system

Host country/organization: Slovakia, Health Policy Institute

3. Drenusa Myha, Balkan Institute

Country: Kosovo

Research topic: National Aspects in Transitional Processes

Host country/organization: Czech Republic, the Association of Czech Non-governmental Organizations – DEMAS

4. Alban Haliti, Initiative for Progress (INPO)

Country: Kosovo

Research topic: National Aspects in Transitional Processes

Host country/organization: Czech Republic, the Association of Czech Non-governmental Organizations – DEMAS

5. Abdulena Shabani , Terre des Hommes

Country: Kosovo

Research topic: Reproductive Rights – Birth Rights

Host country/organization: Hungary, NőKép Egyesület (Women’s Place Hungary – Women’s Information and Advocacy Center)

6. Elena Anchevska, Center for Research and Policy Making

Country: Macedonia

Research topic: Reproducive Rights – Birth Rights

Host country/organization: Hungary, NőKép Egyesület (Women’s Place Hungary – Women’s Information and Advocacy Center)

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who applied to the International Visegrad Fund, Young Researchers Programme for their interest and effort and want to encourage them to keep their eyes on our Facebook page, website, and E-mail Alerts to be informed about and apply for future programmes with us.

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