• 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



MONET represents an international publication that is, in cooperation with European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR), issued by Institute for Strategic Studies and Projections, started from 2000. MONET is quarterly monitor of Montenegrin economy which offers different types of economic research and analysis. MONET will introduce you with new statistical data in different parts Montenegrin economy and offer to you regional comparisons. MONET, by that, offers real insight on Montenegrin economy and the region, as well. MONET offers continual analysis of:

  • Real sector
  • Employment
  • Wages
  • Prices
  • Budget
  • Money
  • Capital market
  • Telecommunication market
  • External sector
  • Regional comparison

MONET is new real step into actual Montenegrin economy trends!

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MONET 34: Security edition

MONET 33 (June 2013)

MONET: Nato terminology glossary (June 2012)

MONET 28 (June 2010)

MONET 27 (January 2010)

MONET 25 (December 2006)

MONET 24 (September 2006)

MONET 23 (June 2006)

MONET 22 (March 2006)

MONET 21 (December 2005)

MONET 20 (July 2005)

MONET 19 (April 2005)

MONET 18 (November 2004)

MONET 17 (July 2004)

MONET 16 (February 2004)

MONET 14 (September 2003)

MONET 13 (April 2003)

MONET 12 (December 2002)


The general socio-economic status of the Montenegrin population has severely declined over the last decade of political and economic instability, and economic transition. In addition, regional conflicts caused huge in migration of Roma, Ashkaelia and Egyptians (RAE), Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), depriving these most vulnerable groups of basic living standards. These groups joined an already historically marginalized resident RAE population.

In order to design policies whose focus is the eradication of poverty in all its dimensions, the Montenegrin Government, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank (WB) and the Department for International Development (DFID), is to complete a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) by the end of 2003. To date however, Roma Ashkaelia & Egyptians (RAE), Refugees and IDPs, many of whose members are among the most vulnerable groups in society, have not been included in the poverty assessments produced with the The World Bank and Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses and therefore have not been adequately included in the existing version of the PRSP document. The reasons for the non-inclusion relate to the complexity of establishing an accurate population sample for these groups and for acquiring in an appropriate manner data on the RAE population.

The UNDP Report Household Survey of Roma, Ashkaelia and Egyptians, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and the survey it draws upon, conducted by the Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses (ISSP), were intended to complement the existing sources of household data for the regular Montenegrin population. Here you can download the Report as well as the questionnaire used for data collection.