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Belarusian State University (BSU-CSPR)
Center for Sociological and Political Researches

 Contact details
Contact personProf. David Rotman
Street31 Karl Marx 
Address 220030 - Minsk (Belarus) 
Social Media+375-17-2202879
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Ethnic studies
» Political science
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
Sociological research, academic surveys, opinion polls, qualitative resarch methods appliation in sociological studies.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Center for Sociological and Political Researches at Belarusian State University (BSU-CSPR) is historically
the first and at the contemporary moment a leading sociological service in the Republic of Belarus. The
staff of the Centre is more than 20 professionals working in the spheres of sociology, economy, political
science, social psychology, marketing research, electoral studies, theory, methodology and techniques
of sociological research, organisation of polls, surveys, qualitative studies and data processing.
The structure of the centre: two Analytic Departments; Data Processing Department; Interview-
Network Department; Technical Provision of the Research; Data Collection Quality Control Service. The
centre has a wide network of more than 200 trained and experienced interviewers, trained to work with
sensitive issues, who reside in all the regions of the republic, thus the CSPR can conduct national polls
in very short terms. Data collection control service of CSPR guarantees quality of research works,
applying the method of second visit up to 20% of the respondents.
The Centre has collected empirical data base since 1990-ies, and can trace the change in social,
political and economical situation in the country since than. CSPR deals with the study of the problems
of social structure of the society, economic behaviour, business environment, investment climate,
conditions and quality of life, education, culture, international relations, social identity.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleInterplay of European, National and Regional Identitites: Nations between States along the New Eastern Borders of the European Union
Specific ThemeHistories and identities - articulating national and European identities
Project websitewww.enri-east.net
CoordinatorDr. Alexander Chvorostov
Project #3
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleFamily and Fertility in Belarus (UNFPA project)
CoordinatorMinistry of Labour and Social Care
Project #4
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleEuropean Values Study
Project websitehttps://europeanvaluesstudy.eu/
CoordinatorPAUL DE GRAAF (NL)
Project #5
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleWorld Values Survey
Project websitehttp://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs.jsp
CoordinatorChristian Haerpfer, President WVSA, Research Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna
Project #6
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleComparative Study of Electoral Systems
Project websitehttp://cses.org/
CoordinatorDavid Howell (USA)

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
CSPR-BSU participates in international comparative surveys like “European Values Study” (EVS), “World Values Survey”
(WVS), “New European Barometer”, Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). CSPR has conducted researches for
the UNO office in Belarus, worked for the UNICEF, International Finance Corporation, participated in ten INTAS
international projects, took part in TASCIS, FP5,7; Copernicus projects. Center’s research was funded by the British
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Austrian National Bank; Volkswagen Fund; Friedrich Ebert Foundation;
Fund for Fundamental Researches of Belarus; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the World Bank.
CSPR-BSU has partnership relations with the sociological research centres in the NIS countries and Western Europe
– Berlin Research Center (Germany, Berlin), Institute of Advanced Studies (Austria, Vienna), Institute for Social Research
(Lithuania), European Centre for Survey Research at College of Arts and Social Science of University of Aberdeen
(Scotland, UK), Eastern-Ukrainian Fund for Social Research (Kharkiv, Ukraine), TNS-Opinion (Kiev, Ukraine), Center for
Sociological Research at Moscow State University (Russia, Moscow), GORBI Gallup International (Georgia), Bialystok
University Sociological Center (Poland), etc.

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