Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Kori Udovički opened the 12th European legal and political forum (EPPF) organized by the Republican Secretariat for Public Policy, with technical assistance from the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ. The focus of the forum were the lack of structure and insufficient capacity in public administration for analysis and... Read more


Roundtable participants tried to answer the following questions: - Whether and to what extent public policy in Serbia is created on the basis of scientific evidence? - Who implements the applicable scientific research, and whether their results and recommendations are used by decision-makers? - How can the role of researchers in the policy-making process be enhanced? Participants: prof. dr... Read more


In the Cultural News of RTS about the book of Thomas Piketty - Equity in the 21st century speaks Jelena Žarković Rakic, director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics. LINK: Read more


About poverty, inequality and economic migration on Radio Television of Serbia - Metropolis - speaks Jelena Žarković Rakic, director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics. Read more


At this year's Belgrade Security Forum, which brought together over a hundred speakers, 600 domestic and foreign high representatives of European countries and the countries around the world, as well as representatives of the European Union, NATO, the renowned scientific and research institutes, etc., Žarković Jelena Rakic, director of FREN, led a panel entitled: "Here to stay? the Rise of... Read more


On Monday, 02 November 2015 at 11am a round table: "Migrations as social protection: Analysis of socio-economic status of the remittance-receiving households" was organized by FREN. In addition to the representatives of the academic community round table was also attended by the representatives of relevant ministries and government agencies. The round table was held in the framework of the... Read more


30.05.2015. The Foundation for the Advancement of Economics as a local partner of the World Economic Forum on the "Global Competitiveness Report" announced today the results of the latest report on the Global Competitiveness Index. The event was held in the premises of the Serbian Association of Managers attended by Finance Minister Dusan Vujovic, Žarković Jelena Rakic (Director FREN), Jelena... Read more


At the initiative of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics, Faculty of Economics has recently submitted a request to Eurostat to be recognized as a scientific entity by that institution. We are pleased to inform you that the request is approved, which enables employees and doctoral students of the Faculty of Economics to access databases such as: o European Community Household Panel (... Read more


At the round table "System for supporting planning and decision-making in public policy", held on 28 August at the National Bank of Serbia, a package of legislation reforms of the public administration, prepared under the auspices of the State Secretariat for Public Policy and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, was presented. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Finance,... Read more


FREN's researcher Marko Vladisavljević talks about the extent to which remittances are important for families receiving it in the RTS radio program "In the Spotlight". According to the National Bank of Serbia during the last year Serbian Diaspora sent 2.6 billion of euros in Serbia. From 2001 to the end of 2012, in this way the country has received 34 billion euros. See full text at http://www.... Read more