• 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


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LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in the Western Balkans, with support of Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognoses organized Regional Workshop “Barriers to Inclusive Growth in the Western Balkans”. The two days’ workshop brought together members of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in the Western Balkans to present their research findings on these issues, focusing on the sectors of Education, Employment and Social Protection. Ms. Jadranka Kaludjerovic, Mr. Milika Mirkovic and Mr. Vojin Golubovic presented their research on employment and education. The workshop also aims to lay the foundations for the production of an edited book and Continue Reading


Association of Economists and Managers of Montenegro organised the twentieth “Milocer Regional Development Forum” in the period  14-16 September 2015 in Hotel “Maestral” in Przno. The theme of this year’s forum was: “Globalization, Culture and New Business”. You can find agenda here: MRF 2015


Three ISSP researchers participated at MED Final Joint Capitalization seminar in Brussels, on 24. and 25. of March 2015. This event brought together institutions from across the MED region that have been implementing projects under MED Programme in the previous period. The seminar was carried out in the final phase of the MED Programme 2007-2013, bringing together outputs and results developed by previous projects with the purpose of delivering recommendations and new tools for the forthcoming programming period.  


The first meeting of the policy working group on Vocational Education and Training (VET) took place at the headquarters of the European Training Foundation (ETF) in Turin, Italy on the 16th & 17th June. Milika Mirkovic has presented results from the baseline survey across the seven schools in Montenegro.

6th SCM

ISSP was the organizer of 6th Steering Committee meeting held from 03.-05. December in Podgorica. The participants of the meeting were the representatives of 12 Institutions for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia. The aim of the meeting was to summarize the current implementation and progress of the project, as well as an overview of implemented activities. Also, they agreed on the next steps and identified the remaining obligations in the project and their dynamics, until the end of the project in May 2015 years. During the visit by 25 representatives of the Continue Reading