• 1 National Conference on the Future of Work

    National Conference on the Future of Work was organized on 5 May 2017 by the ILO and Social Council of Montenegro, with support of the University of Montenegro and United Nations in Montenegro. Conference was focused on the future of labour relations and the future of youth employment and achievement of SDG8. Director of ISSP, Jadranka Kaludjerovic spoke about youth employment and unemployment.

  • 2 ISSP received Gratitude from BMDA

    ISSP received Gratitude from Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) for being the partner of the 15th Annual BMDA Conference “You Don’t Have to Be Big to Be Successful”. The Conference was organized at University of Donja Gorica on 26-28 Apeil 2017. Representatives of ISSP participated in the Conference.

  • 3 Press conference: Projections of Montenegrin macroeconomic trends

    ISSP organized press conference on 24 April 2017. Researchers from ISSP and KOF Institute presented the first forecasts of macroeconomic trends of Montenegro. The key speakers at the conference were Jadranka Kaludjerovic, director of ISSP, Vojin Golubovic researcher and researcher from KOF Institute Michale Graff and Yngve Abrahamsen.

  • 4 Laguna Heritage Cluster on a study visit to Slovenia

    Members of Laguna Heritage Tourism Cluster have visited Slovenia in order to learn about best practices in tourism clustering and tourism branding, including Ljubljana Tourism Organization, Ljubljana Open Kitchen, Dobrote Dolenjske, Jarina, Adventure park Geoss.

  • 5 LSE Conference “Social Cohesion and Economic Governance”

    On 6-7 April of 2017, London School of Economics Research Network on Social Cohesion in SEE has organized 3rd Conference – “Social Cohesion and Economic Governance”. Three researcher of ISSP have participated in the conference. The program of the conference can be found here.

  • 6 Attract Danube

    Within The Danube Transnational Cooperation Programme, ISSP has started implementation of project Attract Danube, in cooperation with 10 European project partners from Danube Region, aiming at strengthening the influence on territorial development, regional development, business and tourism by setting up the capacity building activities and participation processes of relevant stakeholders.

  • 7 Laguna Heritage Tourism Cluster

    Within the IPA framework, ISSP is implementing a project  called Laguna Heritage Tourism Cluster, aiming to promote cooperation between several tourism providers from Montenegro and bring together a joint tourism product to the tourism market of Montenegro. Within the project, a Workshop with all the stakeholders was organized, with expertize of Slovenian Nativa Institute, on 03.02.2017, where the examples of good practices and ideas for future collaboration of identified cluster were discussed.

  • 8 COMPOSE Project

    ISSP has started a project in association with 15 partners from Mediterranean countries. COMPOSE is a three-year project whose main objective is to increase the share of renewable local energy sources in energy mix strategies and plans in 11 Mediterranean regions.

    The project builds on existing experience and know-how from previous projects and initiatives to provide a RES development planning synthesis model and therefore the increase thereof in energy mix of selected areas by promoting the development of local business in combination with the development of local added value chains.

    Altogether, COMPOSE will implement minimum 15 pilot activities aiming to promote, strengthen and increase the use of RES hand in hand with EE measures.

  • 9 From University to Employment: Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs In the Western Balkans

    European Commission has published a Synthesis Report called: “From University to Employment: Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs In the Western Balkans”. The Report for Montenegro was made by ISSP researchers: Jadranka Kaludjerovic, Milika Mirkovic and Jovana Strugar.

    Full version of the report can be found here.

  • 10 Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs

    The representatives of Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses Milika Mirkovic and Jovana Strugar presented country report “Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs in Montenegro” at Ministry of Education on Thursday, 7th July 2016. This project was implemented by the European Commission, while the study for Montenegro was prepared by ISSP and LSE. The study was realized in all Western Balkans country and separate report has been prepared for each country and the country report analyses HE provision and labour market opportunities by looking into four inter-related issues: the provision of HE, current labour market conditions for graduates, the challenges graduates face during the transition from HE to the labour market, and the type of skill mismatches and gaps. The report concludes with a set of recommendations.

  • 11 First meeting of the RRPP Western Balkans Labour Market Research Network

    Within the project ”Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network – Toward the Understanding of the Political Economy of Unemployment in the Western Balkans”, implemented by FREN from Belgrade in partnership with and Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses and American College Skoplje, a first working meeting was held in Kotor in the period between 7th and 9th of July 2016. This project is realized within Regional Research Promotion Programme supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

    You can find agenda here First meeting of the RRPP Western Balkans Labour Market Research Network

  • 12 First Annual Conference of the Western Balkans Migration Network (WB-MIGNET)

    The representative of Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses Mr. Vojin Golubovic participated at the First Annual Conference of the Western Balkans Migration Network (WB-MIGNET) in Tirana on 15-16 April 2016.  It was attended by a number of representatives from government institutions, international organisations, academia and students.It  was hosted by the Center for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Albania, one of the Network’s founders together with six other think tanks: Institute of Economics Zagreb, Croatia; Center for Development Evaluation and Social Science Research (CDESS), Bosnia and Herzegovina; Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP), Montenegro; South East European University (SEEU), Macedonia; Group 484, Serbia; and a group of independent researchers from Kosovo. The Conference is co-financed by the CEI Cooperation Fund

Books

In search of economic freedom

Authors: Igor Luksic, Milorad Katnic, Vladimir Kavaric

(Original title “U potrazi za ekonomskim slobodama”)
Published in 2010
Available in Montenegrin language

The book represents a set of articles and papers that are connected with a unique idea of economic freedom. The topics vary from history, optimal framework for economic growth and development, to analysis of implementation of economic liberalism and its effects on Montenegrin economic system and its competitiveness on the global market.

 

The unaccepted Agenda of Economic Reform and Development of Montenegro 2007-2011

Authors: Team of professionals led by Veselin Vukotic

(Original title “Neprihvacena agenda ekonomskih reformi i razvoja Crne Gore 2007-2011
Published in 2007
Available in English and Montenegrin language

The Agenda was written as ordered by the Government of Montenegro and was not adopted by it. The basis of the proposed Agenda lean on the long term vision of development of Montenegro (until 2030); on the need that Government focuses on the development while creating a high quality economy, instead of focusing on Keynesian policies that are oriented on macro-economic stability but tend to alleviate poverty instead of reducing it.

Demographic changes and economic development

 

Author: Maja Bacovic

(Original title “Demografske promjene i ekonomski razvoj”)
Published in 2006
Available in Montenegrin language

The book looks at both theoretical and practical part of the issue; compares domestic and international experience, and applies it to Montenegro. Besides quantitative analysis of demographic changes, the book also indicates the importance of human capital as an engine of economic growth.

Conceptual Basis of the New Economic System in Montenegro

Author: Veselin Vukotic

(Original title “Koncepcijske osnove novog ekonomskog sistema u Crnoj Gori”)
Published in 2005
Available in Montenegrin language

The author tends to provide an answer to the following question: What is the most appropriate economic system for Montenegro, considering the needs of increasing the economic efficiency and improving citizens’ standard of life.

CONSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS

Author: Veselin Vukotic

(Original title “Konstitucionalna ekonomija”)
Published in 2005
Available in Montenegrin language

The book Constitutional Economics represents a collection of selected texts and quotes selected and commented by Mr. Vukotic. In his review of the book Miroslav Prokopijevic has underlined following: “Vukotic has selected topics that are essential for constitutional economics, political theory and economics and by his short but lucid comments has pointed out key issues in selected texts. This book, undoubted, has educational character and is suitable for work with students, but it will be interesting to broader group or readers. This is true both, because of text selection as well as witted and important comments

This book serves as literature on the graduate course »Constitutional Economics«, as well as for the “Philosophy of Economics” on the Montenegrin School of Economics.

SYSTEM OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Author: Maja Bacovic, MSci

(Original title “Sistem nacionalnih racuna”)
Published in 2003
Available in Montenegrin language

The book System of National Accounts gives an overview of international statistical standards, by summarizing main concepts and definition of System of National Account, as developed by World Bank, IMF, OECD and UN. This book also gives an insight into Montenegrin statistical system, as well as review of necessary steps and activities in order to adjust the Montenegrin system to international standards.

This book is an additional literature for the graduate course “Macroeconomic accounts and models” on the Montenegrin School of Economics.

SPONTANEOUS ORDER AND TRANSITION

Author: Igor Lukšic, MSci

(Original title “Spontani poredak i tranzicija”)
Published in 2003
Available in Montenegrin language

This book describes a transition process as a return to liberal values and to the mechanism of spontaneous order. First part of the book refers to critics of collectivism and totalitarism. The second part analyses liberal state, while the third part discusses practical consequences of spontaneous order in the field different economic policies. The forth part gives an overview of Austrian school response to the transition process.

WHAT IS SEEN AND WHAT IS NOT SEEN

Author: Frederic Bastiat
Translation: Petar Ivanovic

(Original title “Ono što se vidi ono što se ne vidi”)
Published in 2001
Available in Montenegrin language.

What is Seen and What is Not Seen is a book that consists of translation of three essays of the Frederic Bastiat: State, What is Seen and What is Not Seen, and Law. The book is published in honor of 200 years from the Frederic Bastiat’s birth.