An excellent summary of the Balkan Criminology success story has been provided in early 2019 by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg/Germany (MPICC). After having evaluated Balkan Criminology’s research results and following a lively discussion with its Head, Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, the Advisory Board in its MPICC Evaluation Report to the President of the Max Planck Society stated:

“The Advisory Board is particularly impressed with the accomplishments of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology, headed by Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac. With only scarce funds, the nucleus for a successful and internationally compatible research institution has been established. It will in the future and in the long run define criminology in this region of Europe. The work performed by Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac has to be rated as outstanding; therefore, the Advisory Board proposes to secure a follow-up financing and to develop new models of cooperation.”