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  • Representation of women in the Polish parliament

    The aim of the project is to critically assess possibilities for the implementation of gender equality legislation in the area of electoral law (quotas) in light of Polish parliamentary elections; constructively contribute to debate on the issue within Poland and in other Central and East European countries; and write a research and policy paper recommending legislation and related action to increase women's participation in politics for Polish women politicians and parliamentarians interested in equal opportunity, non-governmental organizations working in the area of women's political activism in Poland, and other relevant actors in countries of the region. Read more
  • Reproductive health and Roma women in Romania

    The objectives of the project are to present recommendations for action, based on a study of Romanian policy on reproductive health; examine local medical practice and the gender-and Roma-specific conditions and cultural conceptions that affect Roma women's access to reproductive health services; and write a research paper and policy study with recommendations for the Society for Sexual and Contraceptive Education, the Resource Centre for Roma Communities, several Roma women's organizations, and the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • Reproductive health policy in Latvia

    The objectives of the project are to explore public health policy and the delivery of health services, focusing on best practices in policymaking and advocacy in the area of reproductive health policy; evaluate and distribute public health reform strategies to relevant central and local health authorities, professional and lay persons; elaborate recommendations for training necessary to empower participants and strengthen public involvement; and write a research and policy paper for the Institute for Public Policy and municipal and governmental agencies engaged in public health issues. Read more
  • Reproductive rights and health in Armenia

    The goals of the project are to evaluate the current situation of reproductive rights and reproductive health-related rights in Armenia in light of internationally recognized human rights; contribute to the discourse on reproductive rights promotion with a focus on Armenia, raise professional and public awareness on reproductive rights; develop a research and policy paper for key stakeholders including women's consultancies and other reproductive health service providers, the Ministries of Health, Justice, and Education; the National Health Agency, National Institute of Health Care, and other centers for SRH research, as well as other relevant agencies and NGOs. Read more
  • Residential segregation in Romanian housing policy: Problems and solutions

    The objectives of the project are to study residential segregation based on ethnic and income criteria and its influence on educational segregation in several existing housing initiatives (around 3-4 housing projects) in / for Roma communities; discuss these empirical findings with stakeholders in order to define a clear, operational strategy to address specific risks of residential segregation associated with such housing projects (especially the risks of segregation in current and future public housing projects); and write a research policy study with policy recommendations for Romanian policy makers. Read more
  • Resource curse in Nigeria: perception and challenges

    The objectives of the project are to examine public perception of attempts by the Nigerian government to combat the resource curse in Nigeria since 1999; identify institutional bottlenecks in combating the resource curse and recommend ways of reforming them utilizing pressure from civic and international groups; identify the limitations of civil society in ensuring greater transparency and accountability in government despite its initiatives since 1999 and develop a methodology for ensuring a more effective civil society/government partnership in ensuring a greater transparency and accountability in government; and write policy study and research paper for informed civil society organizations, ministries, departments and agencies including the Ministry of Finance and the Budget Office of the Government in Nigeria. Read more
  • Restructuring of enterprises in Serbia

    The objectives of the project are to examine the issue of restructuring the privatized Serbian enterprises; conduct a case study of 80 Serbian firms; test the decision to switch from MEBO to a direct sale model of privatization within the Serbian context; develop policy recommendations regarding either amendments within the existing model or an entirely new model of privatization depending on the research results; and write a policy paper for the Ministry of Privatization and the Agency of Privatization in Serbia. Read more
  • Revisiting pharmaceutical policy in Hungary

    The aims of the project are to examine the formulation of Hungarian pharmaceutical policy including pricing, reimbursement and access regarding medicines; examine the process of Hungarian pharmaceutical policymaking; identify the main actors in the policy process since the foundation of the Health Insurance Fund in Hungary; examine the effects of cost-containment policies on access to medicines in previous years; review the evidences regarding best practices in international pharmaceutical policy initiatives and their applicability in Hungarian context; and produce a policy paper for the Hungarian Health Insurance Fund, the Ministry of Health and intergovernmental organizations responsible for pharmaceutical policymaking in Hungary. Read more
  • Rights of people with mental disabilities: Media strategies for raising awareness

    The objectives of the project are to investigate how people with mental disabilities are represented by the mass media in Latvia; develop and test media communication strategies regarding this issue; prepare guidelines for journalists and journalism students; compile a handbook for mental disability advocacy institutions and individuals (e.g. the Mental Disability Advocacy Program, Association of Mental Health Care Professionals and Human Rights and Ethnic Studies Center, etc.); and write a research and policy paper for the Latvian Ministry of Welfare. Read more
  • Roma access to health care and improved medical school curricula in Hungary

    The objectives of the project to provide an overview and analysis of medical school curricula in Hungary for revision and possible improvements in the interest of preparing health care personnel for more effective communication and cooperation with Roma patients to ensure better Roma access to quality health care services and increase the life expectancy of the Roma population; and write a research paper and policy study with recommendations for the Ministry of Youth, Social and Family Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the National Institute of Public Health, the Hungarian Office of the Wold Health Institution, the National Institute for Strategic Health Research and the National Chamber of Doctors. Read more
  • Roma and political representation of the ethnic minorities in Bulgaria

    The objectives of the project are to evaluate the current status of Roma representation in Bulgarian political life; examine legal, institutional and political policies of the Bulgarian state and the ways in which they impact the political representation of the Roma minority; identify ways in which state policies have impeded the appearance of a viable and strong Roma political party and the promotion of more active Roma political participation at the individual level; and write a research and policy paper for the International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR) in Sofia, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, United Roma Union, Confederation of Roma "Europe", and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. Read more
  • Roma minority political representation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland

    The objectives of the project are to examine the process of public policy formulation regarding the political representation of Roma in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland in the 1990s and evaluate international policy alternatives; define the role of informal and formal mechanisms and policy networks via an analysis of case studies and consultations with regional experts and practitioners; and write a research and policy paper for politicians, governments officials, and academics in relevant countries, international organizations such as ODIHR's Contact Point for Sinti and Roma in Europe of the OSCE, and Romani non-governmental organizations such as the Romani Union, Roma National Congress and Opre Roma. Read more
  • Romanian health care reform: Markets in health and experiences from other Central and Eastern European countries

    The objectives of the project are to develop a policy paper in the field of public medicine and health, conduct research on the main features of current reforms in the Romanian health sector and to compare the results of the research with the experiences of other countries in the region, provide an evaluation and critique of the reform process, and advance public debate on health policy in the region. Read more
  • Romanian higher education reforms and university financial and academic management

    The project goals are to study higher educational reforms in Romania focusing on reforms launched in 1998 to decentralize decision-making by giving autonomy to universities with respect to academic and financial decisions; conduct two case studies and a nationwide survey on how the enacted legal framework governing university autonomy is perceived and implemented at the institutional level; and write a research and policy paper for the Romanian Ministry of Education, the Romanian Center for Economic Policies, and relevant university managements. Read more
  • Romanian-Hungarian-Ukrainian border area regional economic and social policies

    The objectives of the project are to define and assess social marginality within the Ukrainian-Romanian-Hungarian border region; identify available resources for poverty reduction; elaborate a plan for the harmonization of legislative frameworks and economic, fiscal, social and employment policies within the region; write a research monograph and a policy paper with recommendations promoting cross-border cooperation initiatives in the field of European integration for concerned national governments (Romania, Hungary and Ukraine), local governments (Satu-Mare and Bihor counties in Romania, Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg and Hajdu-Bihar counties in Hungary, and Zakarpapska region in Ukraine) and international agencies such as the European Commission, the Committee of Regions of the Council of Europe, and the Council of the Carpathian Euroregion. Read more
  • Romanian private versus public higher education: Success or failure in the labor market?

    The objectives of the research are to assess the efficacy of public and private higher education in Romania by conducting comparative research on the professional integration of the graduates of private and public universities, their employability, allocation of jobs and compensation; and develop a policy paper in the field of higher education. Read more
  • Romanian Roma: From micro projects to macro policy

    The objectives of the project are to a conduct comparative analysis of public policies affecting Roma and the implementation of such policies in European countries with a special focus on Romania; underline the major debates in the field; and write a research and policy paper for the National Office for the Roma within the Ministry of Public Information, the Minorities' Department within the Ministry of Education and Research, and the Anti-Poverty Governmental Commission. Read more
  • Romani women's issues and priorities and the accountability of EU funding: Achieving the goals of the Decade for Roma Inclusion at the European level

    The objectives of the project are to design a methodology for monitoring the accountability of EU funding to promoting the goals of social inclusion and gender equality, particularly for Romani women; carry out a pilot monitoring project in one of the priority areas of the Decade for Roma Inclusion; and write policy study and research paper for various OSI programs, European Commission's directorates general on enlargement, employment, social affairs and equal opportunities and regional policy: Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak governments; national offices for Roma, and national women's organizations. Read more
  • Rural development policies and knowledge transfer

    The objectives of the project are to conduct comparative analysis of EU and domestic policies aimed at local development and self-organization in backward rural areas in Spain and Hungary; suggest the ways of adapting the Spanish experience under Central and Eastern European circumstances; and write research and policy papers for the Hungarian Rural Parliament, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and European Agricultural Convention. Read more
  • Rural development policies in Central and Eastern Europe

    The objectives of the project are to explore the evolution of rural policies and institution-building in CEE with special regard to Hungary and contribute to the development of an integrated, sustainable approach to this process; write a research paper and develop policy recommendations for officials, civil organizations and academics including the Rural Development Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development, regional development councils and agencies, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including World Wildlife Fund-International, nationwide NGOs including the Hungarian Rural Parliament and Ökoszolgálat, and selected local development groups. Read more
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