Research Projects

The RESL.eu 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.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Feb, 2013 - Jan, 2018
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
May, 2013 - Apr, 2017
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.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2013 - Dec, 2016
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.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Dec, 2012 - Nov, 2016
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Apr, 2013 - Jul, 2015
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).
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Jul, 2013 - Jun, 2015
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.
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Nov, 2013 - Apr, 2015
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.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Feb, 2011 - Jan, 2015
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).
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Oct, 2012 - Dec, 2014
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.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2013 - Dec, 2014
Comparative project explaining domestic violence policy outcomes in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2007 - Sep, 2013
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Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Mar, 2013 - Jul, 2013
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2012 - Jun, 2013
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Mar, 2010 - May, 2013
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.
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Jun, 2012 - Jul, 2012
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.
Project status: 
Ongoing
Duration of Project: 
Dec, 2011
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.
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Completed
Duration of Project: 
Apr, 2010 - Sep, 2011
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Completed
Duration of Project: 
Sep, 2008 - Aug, 2011
The research examines the relations between multinational corporations and national business systems, analyzing Hungarian experience in a comparative international context.
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Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2010 - Aug, 2011
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Completed
Duration of Project: 
Apr, 2011
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Oct, 2006 - Mar, 2011
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Mar, 2008 - Feb, 2011
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2010 - Dec, 2010
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Sep, 2009 - Jul, 2010
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2009 - Jun, 2010
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2009 - Jun, 2010
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jun, 2005 - May, 2010
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Aug, 2009 - Mar, 2010
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Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2009 - Jul, 2009
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Sep, 2008 - Jul, 2009
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.
Duration of Project: 
Nov, 2008 - Jan, 2009
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Oct, 2005 - Oct, 2008
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jun, 2007 - Sep, 2008
This research investigated how social capital and civil society may stimulate social partnerships, improve administrative capacity and so help meet European development goals.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Feb, 2006 - Apr, 2008
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Feb, 2006 - Dec, 2007
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2006 - Dec, 2007
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).
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jun, 2004 - May, 2007
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Apr, 2005 - Apr, 2006
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2004 - Dec, 2005
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Sep, 2004 - Dec, 2005
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2003 - Sep, 2005
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jul, 2004 - May, 2005
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2005 - May, 2005
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jul, 2003 - Jun, 2004
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.
Project status: 
Completed
Duration of Project: 
Jan, 2003 - Dec, 2003
Project status: 
Completed