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Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Regional Meeting

Supporting Election Studies in the Balkans
Institute for Social Sciences (IDN), Belgrade
April 21-22, 2012
Belgrade, Serbia

We would like to thank the American National Science Foundation for for its financial support of the meeting,
and the Institute for Social Sciences (IDN), Belgrade for its organizational support and meeting space.


Institute for Social Sciences (IDN)

Meeting Room

Presentation by
Bojan Todosijevic

Presentation by
Goran Cular

Group Picture

Serbian Parliament Building



Regional Meeting: Supporting Election Studies in the Balkans

Saturday April 21, 2012

08:00 - 09:00 ... Registration

09:00 - 12:00 ... Opening 13:30 - 17:00 ... Country-specific overviews of electoral research

- Individual substantive interests in election studies
- Local interest and capacity in election studies and surveys
- Information about election studies conducted in the past, or being planned

Sunday April 22, 2012

09:00 - 12:30 ... Discussion sessions: Supporting Election Studies and CSES collaboration in the Balkans

The following is a list of themes, discussion of which may be helpful in developing and coordinating electoral research in the Balkan countries. The list can be elaborated and adjusted according to the interests of the participants.
  1. How to encourage locally-based election studies in the Balkan countries, and related challenges
  2. Possible collaborations between CSES and post-election surveys in the Balkans
  3. Coordination and funding strategies; Possible coordinated grant application
  4. Methodological issues: Improving survey methodology; data archiving; public access to data; training in the analysis of comparative survey data

Facilitators:
Goran Cular, CSES and University of Zagreb, Croatia
David Howell, CSES
Bernhard Wessels, CSES and WZB, Berlin

12:30 - 13:00 ... Wrap-up session and action items from here
David Howell, CSES




Participants

CSES
- David Howell, CSES and the University of Michigan, United States
- Bernhard Wessels, CSES Planning Committee, CSES Collaborator, and WZB, Berlin
- Goran Cular, CSES Planning Committee, CSES Collaborator, and University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Bojan Todosijevic, CSES and IDN, Serbia

Albania
- Altin Ilirjani
- Blendi Ceka

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska
- Srdan Puhalo, Banja Luka College of Communications

Bulgaria
- Alina Dobreva, TNS Gallup, Bulgaria

Croatia
- Goran Cular, CSES Planning Committee, CSES Collaborator, and University of Zagreb

Greece
- Theodore Chadjipadelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Macedonia
- Zhidas Daskalovski, University of Kliment Ohridski, Bitola

Montenegro
- Miloš Bešic, Belgrade University
- Olivera Komar, University of Montenegro

Serbia
- Dragomir Pantic, IDN
- Ognjen Pribicevic, IDN & FPN, Belgrade
- Zoran Pavlovic, Belgrade University
- Bojan Todosijevic, IDN, Belgrade

Slovenia
- Janez Štebe, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
- Simona Kustec-Lipicer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Kosovo
- Leon Malazogu, Priština