Project DEMOS led by the Centre for Social Sciences wins HUF 1 billion grant from the EU

The project Democracy Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe (DEMOS), led by the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences with the budget of HUF 1 billion successfully reached the grant agreement preparation phase within the H2020 European research support scheme, that funds outstanding research projects evaluated according to their professional excellence, societal impacts, expected level of implementation.  The evaluators of the proposal emphasized among others the proposal's excellent interdisciplinary approach and its ability to re-frame populism in a new way. The principal investigator of the three-year research program is Zsolt Boda, Director of the Institute for Political Science Centre for Social Sciences, the consortium consists of 15 European partners. Besides the scientific excellence the  impact, communication and implementation part of the project proposal  prepared by the Centre's Research Support Team contributed to its success, earning 4,5 and 5 points out of the 5 score maximum by the evaluators.


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Journal of East Central Europe published a Special Issue edited by Tibor Valuch

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The latest ECE issue  - Volume 46 (2019): Issue 1 (Apr 2019) - has got published at Brill. The guest editor of this issue was Tibor Valuch. The set of articles included in the current issue presents a cross section of some of the newest research results of modern East-Central European labor history. The authors thematically investigate different sections and topics of ECE labor history. Even though they are using different methodological approaches, all of them share the common idea of a global perspective on labor issues when analyzing different countries of modern East-Central Europe.

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The activities of the research group Give Kids a Chance in 2018

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The research team provides professional-methodological support for district and settlement programs aimed at improving children's chances and preventing the reproduction of disadvantages in the framework of a European Union co-financed consortium tender (EFOP-1.4.1-15 "Professional Support for Integrated Program for Children"). The primary objective and task of the research group is to assist the planning of Hungarian social policy interventions with policy-oriented research, analysis and evaluation.