April 25, 2018

The ideological divides and the uptake of research evidence – The case of the United Nations World Population Conferences

The authors review policy achievements and missed opportunities of the three last world population forums from a scientific point of view by examining how research evidence was used for informing and transforming global population policies. Download document  

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April 25, 2018

People, Population Change and Policies

From the reviews:  “This publication is a welcome exception to the rule that an international study yields one volume of comparative chapters and another devoted to analysis of the data of each participating country. … The first volume focuses on family change … . The different chapters and consequently, the summary contain a great many […]

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December 25, 2017

Use of research evidence from Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) for achieving policy and social impacts

Journal article published in: “Moulding” or Overcoming Barriers: Social Sciences in Contemporary Society, December 2017; Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade Dr Dragana Avramov Director, Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC), Brussels   Abstract: Science and technology are seen as driving forces of modern society. There is general agreement that they shape many aspects of public […]

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December 22, 2017

Evolution Science and Ethics in the Third Millennium

The book aims to revitalise the interdisciplinary debate about evolution science and substantiate the idea that science can provide a rational and robust framework for understanding morality. It also traces pathways for knowledge-based choices to be made about directions for future long-term biological evolution and cultural development in view of adaptation to expected, probable and […]

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January 24, 2017

Study of the Achievements of Tempus IV Projects in Improving Student Services in Higher Education Institutions in the Western Balkans

This report provides an analysis of the main achievements, the impact and the sustainability of the Tempus IV projects in the development of support services for students at universities in the Western Balkans. The report also identifies obstacles and shortcomings. Student support services are understood to include a broad range of assistance provided to students […]

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March 31, 2016

Perspectives on youth Healthy Europe: confidence and uncertainty for young people in contemporary Europe

Chapter 5 Youth transitions: chances and choices – Global demographic and social challenges Dragana Avramov INTRODUCTION When addressing the question “How healthy is the present and the future in Europe”, I take the approach which deals with both the macro-scale socio-demographic  change, following the logic of the world-system analysis (for example, Wallerstein 1974), and the […]

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February 23, 2016

FP7 ex-post evaluation PEOPLE Specific Programme (2007-2013): Rationale, implementation and achievements

The human resource dimension, a key aspect of the European Research Area (ERA),was endorsed by the March 2000 European Council and ERA is anchored in the 2007 Treaty of Lisbon. Article 179 of the Treaty foresees a single market in which researchers, scientific knowledge and technology will circulate freely. The broader ERA aim is to […]

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New Picture

January 9, 2014

Joint International Master Programmes, EACEA synthesis report, European Commission (drafted by D. Avramov), 2013

Lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus, The first generation Foreword With the launch of the Erasmus Mundus programme in 2004, the European Commission pursued a double objective. On the one hand, the programme was meant to contribute to the European higher education convergence process that started in the late 1980s with the Erasmus programme and is at the […]

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New Picture

January 9, 2014

Global Europe 2050, European Commission (Expert Group including D. Avramov), 2012

The World and Europe up to 2050: EU policies and research priorities, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation Foreword We can rise to the Europe 2020 challenges of dealing with an ageing population, securing sustainable resources, developing clean energy supplies, improving healthcare and combating climate change – but only if we take effective short, medium and long term […]

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December 11, 2013

People, Population Change and Policies, Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study – Volume 1, 2008

Editors: Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov, Irena Kotowska This two-volume book presents social cohesion and demographic challenges that are associated with low birth rates and population ageing. It does so from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors. The work analyses peoples’ attitudes about demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. It […]

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