The Nordic and East / Central European Network
for Qualitative Social Research


The Nordic and East / Central European Network for Qualitative Social Research brings together Nordic and East / Central European social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists and others) doing qualitative sociological research in the East / Central European region. This region is defined broadly, as including the countries listed below (see left column).

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • The Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • (Former) East Germany
  • Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia, including Siberia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
The network was started in 2002, at the Fourth Nordic Conference on the Anthropology of Post-Socialism, which was held in Copenhagen, in April of that year, and was originally composed of researchers, Ph.D.'s and students participating in the conference.

The network is headed by a steering group, consisting of four members from the participating Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), and four members from countries in East / Central Europe. The composition of the steering group is not fixed, and may be expanded with members from other countries as necessary. The steering group plans to hold its first meeting in the spring of 2003

The network's secretariat is, for the time being, located at the Institute of Anthropology in Copenhagen (Denmark).

Further information will be posted to this site. Information may also be obtained by contacting the secretariat.