During 2009 and 2010. Center for Democracy Foundation, as a PONTIS Foundation local partner, implemented the project which goal was to help EU integration of Serbia through research and analysis of Slovakian good and bad experiences in her EU integration process.
Within the project, the support in the form of small grants for 12 young researchers and journalists from Serbia (up to 35 years of age) was provided.
The following topics were covered:
· Financial applications of EU environmental regulations in Serbia: critical issues ahead
· EU pre-accession funds for Serbia: practical lessons from Slovakia
· Slovakia's "catching up" with more advanced Central European countries (H, CZ, PL) in the EU enlargement: example for the Western Balkans countries?
· Serbia as an EU candidate country: the issue of internal coordination
· Developing Serbia through balanced regional development - Slovak experience in implementing the principles of regional development
· Problem of shadow economy in Serbia - Slovak experience in fighting shadow economy (It includes illegal activities and activities that are in themselves legal but go unreported or under-reported for purposes of tax evasion)
· Environment: a path from legislation to implementation - what lessons can Serbia learn from Slovakia
· How to enforce legislation on the protection of economic and social rights in the light of Serbia's future in the EU?
Research grants were alocated to: