• 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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Two representatives of ISSP have participated in consultative meeting on preparing Systematic diagnostic assessment for Montenegro, organized by the World Bank Group. Systematic diagnostic assessment is a document that comprehensively identifies the challenges and constraints to accelerate progress in the reduction of poverty and enhancement of general prosperity in Montenegro. This document will represent a basis for new strategic framework for partnership between the World Bank and Montenegro.

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ISSP Program Director, Jadranka Kaludjerovic has taken part in the second international multidisciplinary conference organized by Montenegrin Academy of Arts and Sciences: Main trends in young scientists research in modern science: Change of paradigm from atom to bit. Ms. Kaludjerovic presented her research on business cycles and economic crisis. The agenda of the event in Montenegrin can be found here.

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Association of Economists and Managers of Montenegro is organizing the nineteenth Milocer Regional Development Forum in the period  15.-18. September 2014 in Hotel “Maestral” in Przno. The theme of this year’s forum will be: Creativity, Innovation, Design. You can find agenda here: Agenda (english) Agenda (crnogorski)

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Representatives of ISSP Jadranka Kaludjerovic and Milika Mirkovic presented paper “Factors behind decision of VET studies regarding their career: why do most Montenegrin VET students go to university?” on conference Vocational Education and Training and Inclusive Education which was held in Skopje May 30, 2014. The conference was organized by University American College Skopje and LSEE, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Within the project Superfounders, ISSP has established a hub for support and development of innovative ideas of Montenegrin start-ups. On Friday, 13.06.2014 start-ups were invited to present their ideas in front of a three member jury and recieved feedback on further development of their ideas.

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