The European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) devotes considerable time and efforts to the fulfilment one of its major tasks – to carry out research activities intended to contribute to the solution of acute and chronic problems in general, and in the region of South East Europe in particular. Therefore its research activities are undertaken mostly in the following circumstances: 

•        In accordance with the needs and requests of interested institutions, governmental, national and international organizations, and

•        Upon the ECPD estimates of the situation and identification of acute and chronic problems which solutions could be interesting for some national or international organizations, public and private enterprises.

The ECPD research activities and studies are based on a synergistic, and multidisciplinary approach. They are performed by prominent, internationally known scientists, experts and researchers brought together from various parts of the world and organized in appropriate research teams.

Carried out

In the past eighteen years, the ECPD has conducted a few dozen research projects related to the issues of human and natural resource development, economic and technical development and the like. Some of the ECPD research projects were made in association with, and supported by, such international institutions as UNESCO, UNIDO, WHO, the International Agency for Atomic Energy etc. However, most of the ECPD research projects were made at the requests and for the needs of the Government of Yugoslavia, the ECPD – host country.

The ECPD has carried out the following research activities:

1. For the needs and in cooperation with UNESCO, ECPD elaborated the following research projects:

"Human Rights and the Right of disfavoured Groups and Disabled Persons to a Better Life", 1988, and "Research into the Consequences of Armament and Conditions that Favour Disarmament", with the following sub-projects:

•        Research into the Consequences of Armament and Conditions that Favour Disarmament,

•        Developing a General Theory of Disarmament, and

•        Contribution to the Founding of a Radical Theory of Responsibility, 1989.

2. At the request and for needs of the International Agency for Atomic Energy, Vienna, Austria, the following ECPD research has been made: "Guidelines for Elements of Industrial Feasibility Studies for Radiation Technology Projects", 1989.

3. The European Center for Peace and Development elaborated the following research projects and/or studies at the request and for needs of the Government of Yugoslavia (SFR, FR), and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, the ECPD host-country.

•        "System and Policy of Spurring the Development of Underdeveloped Regions in the SFR of Yugoslavia", 1990.

•        "Development Policy of Underdeveloped Regions – Classification and Comparative Analysis of the Practice of some European and non – European Countries", 1991,

•        "Federal Fund" – A Study of experience in crediting a faster development of economically underdeveloped regions of the SFR of Yugoslavia, 1991.

The Yugoslav Development Bank Organization, 1991,

•        "Reintegration of the Returned Emigrants from Foreign Countries and Employment of the Refugees and Displaced Persons", 1992.

•        "Damages Caused by the Disintegration of the Former Yugoslavia", 1993.

•        "Reconstruction and Revival of the Economy and Social Activities in the Ex-Yugoslavian Republics", 1993,

•        "The Impact of Sanctions on the Economy and Society of the FR of Yugoslavia" – In the international Prospect, 1998.

Development of Montenegro as an Ecological State", a research project on Sustainable Development of the Republic of Montenegro, 1999.

•        "Strategy of Far-reaching Sustainable Development of the Novi Pazar region". The Project was elaborated as per needs and acquisition of the Novi Pazar (Serbia) Municipal Assembly.

4. In cooperation with the UN Office for Project Services – UNIPOS, the following ECPD research project was elaborated: Danube – The Artery of the European Cooperation", 1998.

5. For needs of the multinational company ICN – East Europe, ECPD carried out the following research projects:

"Policy and Systems of Training Managers and Specialists in ICN – East Europe", 1996.

•        "Re-engineering projects":

•        "Re-engineering: The Marketing and Sales Functions", 

•        "Re-engineering: The Financial and Accounting Functions of the Company".


Turning to the future, the ECPD already has on the drawing board a number of forward looking projects on the regional basis (The Balkans/South-east Europe) and of the acute and chronic issues.

Being at the centre of a sensitive, unstable and underdeveloped area, the European Center for Peace and Development in planning and programming its current and future research activities focuses its attention towards the Balkan region. In that respect the ECPD launches its major project: The Balkans in the 21st Century - The Ways Leading to the Improvement of Peace of and Stability" ("The Balkans 21").


ECPD Strategic Scientific-Research Project Inclusion of Montenegro into Euro-Atlantic Integrations
Impact of Sanctions upon Economy and Society of the FR of Yugoslavia in an International Perspective
ECPD Research projects made for the Government of former Yugoslavia
ECPD Research Project made for the ICN Company
Research Project elaborated for IAFE
Research projects elaborated for UNESCO
ECPD research project for the Government of the Republic of Montenegro
Research projects elaborated for the Municipality of Novi Pazar
Research Project elaborated for the Municipality of Gornji Milanovac
Research Project Additional Therapy with Heloxor and Iscador in Breast Cancer Patients
The Balkans in the 21st Century
Education for Peace
Sustainable Development


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