We undertake and systematize state-of-the-art research in social sciences, highlighting their practical relevance for the democratic process in Romania and the post-communist world more generally.

We are particularly suited to do that as the MRC experts and fellows are highly qualified active research scholars who, at the time of their involvement with MRC, were based in Romania, Hungary, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Belgium, Croatia and Canada, a constituency rarely part of either the public or academic spheres in Romania but with significant relevant skills.

Our primary fields of expertise are public opinion, media, social policy, elections, political representation, political institutions, political economy and more generally quality of democracy. We focus on issues of information provision, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, citizen involvement, political accountability and substantive representation, media and user engagement by online media outlets.