A major impediment to social science research conducted in the Western Balkans countries is the lack of access to relevant data. The Data Centre tries to address this issue by assembling existent survey data and by making it accessible on this webpage for all interested persons or institutions. You can find more information about the project design here.
The Data Centre Western Balkans was set up in September 2012, and is currently being financed for a pilot period by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), through the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) Western Balkans. For the duration of the pilot period, the centre is being hosted by the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich, in partnership with local and international universities.