The RRPP is aimed at fostering and promoting social science research in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). Social science research aids in the understanding of the specific needs for reform and in identifying the long-term implications of potential policy choices. Researchers receive support through research grants, methodological and thematic trainings, as well as opportunities for regional and international exchange and networking. The RRPP is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). The programme is fully funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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‘Street Children in Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo: Spaces and identities in a struggle for survival’
This research project examines the dynamics of lifestyles and diversity of profiles of street children in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Macedonia and Kosovo with a particular focus on socialisation processes and identity construction within spaces of ‘the street’.