Our research assistants have started their doctoral studies in Barcelona and Florence. Ana Balković enrolled in the PhD programme in Politics, Policies and International Relations at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Ana's research aims to explore relationship between changes in welfare arrangements and protest participation in the aftermath of 2008 crisis. She works under the supervision of professor Eva Anduiza. Karlo Kralj enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science and Sociology at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. Karlo's project focuses on changing dynamics of depoliticization and repoliticization of civil society in Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.