Aging Populations and Land Use in Rural Europe
All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards European CITIZENship (BEUCITIZEN)
Assessing Integration Measures for Vulnerable Migrant Groups (ASSESS)

This project monitors and assesses the effectiveness of integration measures for three vulnerable migrant groups – women, children and victims of trafficking. The assessment aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the application of the Common Basic Principles on Migrant Integration when it comes to the integration of vulnerable migrant groups. In addition, it will serve to identify and initiate the exchange of good practice in the field between EU countries of different migration patterns, regimes and experiences.

Bridging Young Roma and Business: Intervention for inclusion of Roma youth through employment in the private sector in Bulgaria and Hungary (Bridge To Business)
Civil Society in Southeast Europe (Blue Bird)

The "Agenda for Civil Society in Southeast Europe" was a three-year long research project, surrealistically nicknamed Blue Bird, started with the assumption that the invention of the region requires the construction of a common regional vision and the emergence of a regional public debate. The Blue Bird was an attempt to formulate such a vision and to assist the emergence of civic regional debate in Southeast Europe. The project’s primary ambition was to reflect on the reconstruction of Southeast Europe, both as an intellectual challenge and a policy challenge. The current debate has never addressed the production of knowledge and innovative ideas about the region as a distinctive problem. The international community fails to recognize the lack of local knowledge as a specific and powerful obstacle for the region’s development. This is one of the reasons why the academic community and the intellectual community in general remained marginal in the initial stages of debate about what to do in the Balkans.

Comparative Evaluation of the Special pre-Accession Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (SAPARD)

SAPARD was introduced to help candidate countries reform their agricultural sectors and promote rural development. It also had the aim of creating the institutional arrangements that would enable the new member states to comply with the agricultural chapters of the acquis communautaire.

Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)

The general aim of the proposed project is to contribute to a better understanding of the determinants and effects of immigration from the Partner countries and the relevant labour migration dynamics of the EU. It further aims to propose a series of recommendations that could improve labour exchange impact on sending and receiving countries through labour migration management that facilitates human capital complementarities.

Countering Islamophobia through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States
Countering new forms of Roma children trafficking: Participatory approach (CONFRONT)

The CONFRONT project aims to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts in Europe by addressing two deficiencies in the current counter-trafficking response: lack of in-depth knowledge of the new forms of trafficking affecting children and lack of active involvement of the Roma community – a group at high risk of child trafficking. It will focus on three new forms of trafficking: child begging, labour exploitation for pick-pocketing and sexual exploitation of boys. Activities will take place in seven EU Member States, four of them typical countries of origin for victims of trafficking (Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia) and three of them traditionally destination points for Roma victims (Austria, Italy, Greece).

Derangement or Development? Political Economy of EU Structural Funds Allocation: Insights from the Hungarian Case

This research project was an attempt to reveal some insights on the interaction of political and economic aspects in Hungarian development policy and multi-level government financing mechanisms.

Derangement or Development? Political Economy of EU Structural Funds Allocation: Insights from the Hungarian Case

This research project was an attempt to reveal some insights on the interaction of political and economic aspects in Hungarian development policy and multi-level government financing mechanisms.

Eastern Enlargement - Western Enlargement: Cultural Encounters in the European Economy and Society After the Accession (DIOSCURI)

Invoking the mythological figures Castor and Pollux, DIOSCURI focused on current encounters in Europe to predict the ways of cohabitation between the twin economic cultures of the "East" and the "West". The research fields - entrepreneurship, governance and economic knowledge - were explored in four East-Central European countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia) and in four countries of South-Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia/Montenegro).

Employment 2025: How Multiple Transitions Will Affect the European Labour Market (NEUJOBS)

NEUJOBS is a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program. It's objective is to analyze likely future developments in the European labor market(s), in view of four major transitions that will impact employment and European societies in general.

Enhancing the EU's Transboundary Crisis Management Capacities: Strategies for Multi-Level Leadership (TransCrisis)
Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe (EDUMIGROM)

[img:1:small:left] The research project EDUMIGROM aims to study how ethnic differences in education contribute to the diverging prospects for minority ethnic youth and their peers in urban settings.

Ethnic Statistics and Data Protection

The topic of the research was data protection legislation and case-law of eight countries. In order to receive the required information a questionnaire was prepared, which focused both on the issue of data collection and on minority discrimination.

EU Disability Discrimination

The EU Disability Discrimination project aimed to build a framework for the implementation of the disability aspects of the EU Directive for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation (EU Directive 2000/78/EC) through the development and delivery of training programs for NGOs in Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania.

European Coalition for Community Living

The European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL) is a Europe-wide initiative working towards the social inclusion of people with disabilities by promoting the provision of comprehensive, quality community-based services as an alternative to institutionalisation.

Evaluation of the LEADER+ program 2000-06

As part of a consultancy project funded by the EC’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, CPS took part in an ex-post evaluation of the LEADER+ program 2000-06.

Evaluation of Visegrad Countries' Democratic Assistance Policies

The aim of this research was to evaluate the policies of the Visegrad countries in the area of democracy assistance and the protection and promotion of human rights.

Exploring 'Vulnerability of Roma' in the Anti-human Trafficking Policy Discourse in Serbia
Faces and Causes of Marginalization of the Roma in Local Settings

Contextual inquiry to the UNDP/World Bank/EC Regional Roma Survey 2011, focusing on Hungary, Romania, Serbia. A joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Open Society Foundation's Roma Initiatives Office (RIO), the OSF Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma Inclusion (MtM) program, and the Central European University/Center for Policy Studies (CEU CPS).

Feasibility Study for consular and Visa Cooperation Among the Visegrad States for Residents of Ukraine and Moldova

The basic goal of this project was to test the feasibility of introducing a system of consular cooperation among four Visegrad states on the territory of the Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in order to reduce the distance and time needed for obtaining visas.

GARNET Network of Excellence: Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU

The aim of the GARNET project was to develop a multi-disciplinary network of scientific excellence of researchers, analysts and practitioners with expertise in key issues and themes in global and regional governance.

How transferable is the French social model? French multinational companies and their influence on the evolution of industrial relations in Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland, 1998-2007 (DARES)

The research aimed to understand how French multinationals operating in the banking, retailing, hotel and energy sectors of Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland with different levels of French inward investment influence the industrial relations systems within their subsidiaries and the host countries.

Impact Assessment of Anti-Corruption Projects in Southeast Europe

This research project, carried out by CPS in partnership with the Soros Foundations Network, aimed to study best practices in the area of anti-corruption policies and projects in four South East European countries, namely Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Macedonia. Research covered projects initiated by the Soros Foundations Network and other leading multilateral and bilateral donor agencies as well as national government policies.

Included in Society (INCLUSION)

The objectives of INCLUSION were to collect quantitative information from as many residential institutions as possible; to determine the links between service characteristics and quality of life of the residents; and to develop political recommendations at the European, national and local level.

Industrial Relations in Multilingual Environments at Work (IR-MultiLing)
Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies (INTEGRIM)

The INTEGRIM research training programme aims to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers (predominantly PhD students) at the eight partner institutions fostering a multidisciplinary research career on International Migration and Integration within the European context. The network will apply a qualification framework with a compatible set of qualifications/knowledge/skills across the national systems for graduates of the INTEGRIM programme. Besides, the INTEGRIM research training programme will address the integration challenges that migration flows pose to policy makers, civil society and industrial partners in Europe.

Land Reform and Rural Development in the Former Soviet Union
Lessons Learned and Future Directions in Budget and Revenue Monitoring
Local State and Social Security in Rural Hungary, Romania, and Serbia
Mapping Global Knowledge Networks

The contention of this research project was that knowledge production is being utilized in global and regional policy deliberations and sometimes having substantial impact on governance processes. While at one level the project cast policy shadows, the project also addressed important scholarly questions concerning the fundamental changes in the way we understand and use knowledge.

Monitoring EU Structural Funds Expenditure in the Member States

Through EU Structural Funds (SF) allocations, new member states are receiving large sums of development assistance, offering a historical chance for ‘catching up’ with the wealthier countries of the continent. Despite the evident importance of the topic, research on SF impacts, particularly with respect to the new member states, is quite scarce.

Monitoring EU Structural Funds Expenditure in the Member States

Based on an earlier study of SF monitoring in Hungary, this project focused on mapping the modalities of funds distribution, particularly in terms of a potential change in practices of consultation and civil society involvement in development policy planning and implementation.

Multinational Corporations and National Business Systems: Integration or Separation?

The research examines the relations between multinational corporations and national business systems, analyzing Hungarian experience in a comparative international context.

Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the New Member States: Trade Regimes, the Private Sector and the Civil Society as Development Actors

The project overall objective is to build transnational alliances between new EU Member states so as to capitalize and disseminate their best network and advocacy practices on the occasion of the existent international trade systems with ODA recipients and the role of private and civil society sectors as development actors.

Overcoming Inequalities in Schools and Learning Communities: Innovative Education for a New Century (SALEACOM)

The main objective of SALEACOM is to address educational and social exclusion in schools and learning communities. SALEACOM seeks to create an International Research Network that has the following aims:
1. To increase worldwide cooperation in the study of successful actions with children and youth systematically underserved
2. To provide high-quality training programs for teachers and educational researchers aiming at overcoming inequalities
3. To develop interdisciplinary solutions for and with learners most heavily affected by inequalities, including access and quality of higher education
4. To design strengths-based methodologies for international comparative research to further the impact of research on the lives of students who have been historically excluded
5. To create a global program of successful educational actions to be implemented across educational systems.

Policy Frames and Implementation Problems: the Case of Gender Mainstreaming (MAGEEQ)

MAGEEQ was a three-year research project funded within the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme that started in January 2003. Next to a comparative study on the framing of gender inequality as a policy problem in Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, the project resulted in a conceptual framework on various dimensions of gender equality policy frames, a method for the assessment of inconsistencies in gender equality policy frames and in a set of debates at national and international level.

Political Consequences of Anti-Americanism
Political intersectionality in Central and Eastern Europe

Comparative project on institutional and discursive responses to multiple, intersecting inequalities in countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Public Institutions and Private Succession in an Aging and Shrinking Europe
Quality of Gender+ Equality Policies in Europe (QUING)

[img:1:small:left] QUING is a 54-month long international research project funded within the European Commission’s 6th Framework Program. It aims to address issues of gender and citizenship in the European Union and to provide innovative knowledge for inclusive gender and equality policies in present (and future) EU member states. QUING involves twelve project partners across Europe.

Quarterly Economic Indicators in the former Soviet Union countries

The case study assessed the development of "quarterly economic indicators" for policy analysis in the Ukraine, Moldova and Kazakhstan, in the context of networking and transfer of good practices between policy centers in the former Soviet Union.

Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU (

The project is positioned within the broad topic of Education systems in the 21st century by systematically studying from different angles the issue of early school/training leaving (ESL) in nine European countries, selected for their specific and relevant profiles with respect to this issue (Belgium, United Kingdom, Sweden, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Austria and Hungary). The rationale behind this approach is the belief that the high rate of ESL in the EU is a symptom of the traditional education system’s inability to adapt to these new realities.

Return to Europe - V4 Countries 20 Years After
Roma migration to and from Canada. Experiences of Hungarian, Slovak and Czech Roma returnees

Most research initiatives on Roma migration focus on Roma migrating from non-EU to EU or EU to EU countries. This project aims to look at another sub-component of this process, the transatlantic (Canadian) return migration.

Roma Placement Program
Rural Connections and Settlement Resilience
Social Cohesion, Trust and Participation: Social Capital, Social Policy and Social Cohesion in the European Union and Candidate Countries (SCSPN)

This network was formed in order to examine the importance of social capital for social policy. The aim was to demonstrate the ways in which informal and formal social networks influence social policy making and implementation in seven member states and the two candidate countries. In its first year the Network focused on various policy issues such as social capital and early childhood, pre-school education and the role of social capital in reducing old age dependency. The second year, ending in December 2007, resulted in a series of reports and policy briefs. The Network reported to the EU’s Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs and the studies fed into their annual Social Situation Report.

Solidarity in European Societies: Empowerment, Social Justice and Citizenship (SOLIDUS)
Success or Failure? Explaining Domestic Violence Policy Outcomes in East and Central Europe

Comparative project explaining domestic violence policy outcomes in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Challenge of Socio-economic Cohesion in the Enlarged European Union: Patterns of Social Capital/Civil Society and Development Policy Styles among Cohesion and CEECs and Lessons for Candidate Members (SOCCOH)

This research investigated how social capital and civil society may stimulate social partnerships, improve administrative capacity and so help meet European development goals.

The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers (ChangingEmployment)

The changing nature of employment in Europe in the context of challenges, threats and opportunities for employees and employers ‘ChangingEmployment’ is an exciting new international comparative European FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) preparing for doctoral and post doctoral research. It is amongst a small number of multi disciplinary social science programmes to be awarded funding in the current Marie Curie awards under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7). The ITN, co-ordinated by the University of Strathclyde-Glasgow, has successfully obtained 4,060,000 Euros to support the network bringing together new and recent post graduate researchers working on an international post graduate research programme supervised by internationally renowned senior academics.

The European Future of Turkey and Ukraine

The project was a joint initiative of four policy centers of the Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS), dealing with Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian policy debates on, and attitudes to, future or potential further rounds of enlargement to include Turkey and Ukraine in the EU.

The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification (COHESIFY)
The Impact of out Rural Migration on Land Use in Moldova
The Socio-Economic Culture of Eastern Europe in the Enlarged Union: an Asset or a Liability? (ACCESS)

The ACCESS project focused on current encounters between the "East" and the "West" in the European economy to predict the chances for convergence between the twin economic cultures. Instead of relying on a simplistic scheme, in which the "strong Western" culture devours the "weak Eastern" one, we found a great variety of lasting cultural hybrids in economic and social behavior.

Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe (ACCEPT PLURALISM)

ACCEPT PLURALISM aims to investigate whether European societies have become more or less tolerant during the past 20 years. Project questions how much cultural diversity can be accommodated within liberal and secular democracies in Europe.

Tracing the Changes in Policymaking and 'the Political' in European Periphery Under Crisis
Uncultivated agricultural in Europe
Understanding Nascent Capitalism in Eastern Europe (CAPITO)

CAPITO aimed at comparing the emerging capitalist regimes in six countries of Eastern Europe. The project applied a simple scheme of "tradition-emulation-invention" to identify the origins of institutional change in the economies of the region, and define the real types of nascent capitalism in an East-East and an East-West comparison.

Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings: A Cross-National Study (UP-KAT)

The overall aim of this 24-month project is to research, evaluate, and disseminate a broader understanding of how Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) is understood by the general public in countries of the enlarged EU and its neighbour states.

Women, Integration and Prison Analysis of the Processes of Socio-Labor Integration of Women Prisoners in Europe (MIP)