The first working meeting of the Academic Council of the ESS-BiH research network was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the premises of the CREDI Center in Sarajevo with the online presence of a number of members. The aim of the meeting was to agree on further activities of the ESS-BiH network, and it was organized as part of the celebration of the World Statistics Day.
During the meeting, the plan of activities for the implementation of the 10th round of the European social survey (ESS) was presented to the participants, as well as the procedures and benefits of its implementation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the second part of the meeting, dr Goran Basic, director of the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade, shared his experiences in conducting the ESS in Serbia, and its impact on the development of research infrastructure and overall importance for the Serbian society.
At the meeting, series of activities were agreed in order to support member universities of the network in the form of organizing training sessions, webinars, workshops, and the possibility of preparing joint academic articles that will be sent for publication in international journals. It was also concluded that the ESS-BiH network can provide support and services to other institutions and members of the research community in order to further strengthen the capacity and infrastructure for conducting complex social research in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Members of the Academic Board of the ESS-BiH Network stressed the need to continue to promote the ESS research in academia and society, as well as to use its results to make evidence-based policies and decisions.
You can find more about the ESS-BiH Network in the brochure.