New Web Platform PolicyHub Dedicated to Development of Social Research Launched
PolicyHub is an expression of our belief that research should play a key role and is fundamentally important for the adoption and implementation of public policies that respond to the needs of citizens, thus directly contributing to the development of a better and knowledge-based society. Starting from this assumption, our aim is to start a debate and contribute to the development of applied social research, as well as encourage the use of research in the development and implementation of public policies in the Western Balkans. In addition, our aim is systematic thematization of the relationship between research and decision-making processes, in order to encourage the development of better public policies based on knowledge, facts and the real citizens' needs.
PolicyHub is is a part of the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) in the Western Balkans. The RRPP is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg. The programme is fully funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, PolicyHub is also supported through the project Policy Initiative: Developing Capacity for Research in the Field of Public Policy, funded by the Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.