The leading organization in this network is the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in close cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences. Both organizations are affiliated with the University of Belgrade. The Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory is engaged in systematic and long-term research in the fields of philosophy and social theory. While committed to interdisciplinary research, the Institute’s mission is to further theoretical and practical knowledge of global and local concerns. The research fellows of the Institute are also employed as teachers at the humanities departments at the universities in Serbia and the region. Faculty of Political Sciences focuses on research and teaching in the field of political science, international relations, journalism and communication studies, and social policy and social work. Faculty’s public mission is to raise the quality of contemporary political debates and of shaping major political developments in the region.