Understanding the intellectual challenge of development has persuaded us to avoid the "accession" type of questions in searching for new innovative ideas regarding SEE and to structure the project around four research groups rather than around 24 individual research projects. The ambition of the project was to stimulate researchers to integrate their findings in the common product and not to focus on projects of their own. The research was organized in four research groups, each consisting of six scholars from the region/or born in the region/ and each focusing on a specific theme. It is significant that the groups were composed of scholars from different fields of knowledge.
- List of topics of the research groups
- In Search of Responsive Government: State Building and Economic Growth in the Balkans, Blue bird project report
Period: October 2000 - October 2003
Coordinators: Ivan Krastev, Roumen Avramov, Georgy Ganev
Financing Organisations: VolkswagenStiftung, Germany; United Nations Development Program
Partners: Central European University, Budapest; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin - Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin