Timetable for the project
The work on the project will be divided into two periods:
1. The first one will be the examination of the laws regulating the higher-educational sphere of as many Balkan countries as possible. During the interview one of the colleagues-interviewers told me that there is a site and a link through which it will be easy to read many legislative documents already translated into English. That will make the work easier and faster. I will read everything that is already translated into English and in a case I need more specified information I will look for additional documents. I rely on some close friends who can translate (from Greek, Turkish and Slovenian) and help me for my work. This work - the reading and the analytical examination of the documents from the point of view of the tasks of the project (enumerated in the brief description of the project in 5 objectives of analysis) - will be done till the end of September.
2. The research travels to Greece/ or Turkey and Serbia/ or Slovenia probably will be made in the period June-September 2002.
3. The writing will be done in the period September 2002 - February 2003. I have written already three books, two of which are already published. Knowing my personal process of writing on a theme, which is not only interesting, but even existentially important for me, I could preview that the writing will be relatively slow and the writing as usually will provoke very intense over-reading and additional reading of as many sources as possible. I will try to write straightforward in English, because it is better: the language in which one originally writes a theoretical text somehow influences not only the phrases but even the viewpoint of the interpretation. Probably thus I will write no more than 20 pages per week. I suppose that I will be ready by the end of February 2003 and the whole text will be 100 - 150 pages (30 lines, 60 signs). But the proper amount cannot be foreseen. I will read everything available for the sphere of the higher education in all Balkan countries, but the text and the analysis will be confined with some of them - my country; Greece, which I know mostly than all the rest Balkan countries; probably Turkey, and at least two of the former socialist countries - Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia or Slovenia.