In accordance with the defined goals of the IIPE Program for the Development of Junior Researchers for the period from 2020 to 2025, the director of the IIPE, Prof. Branislav Đorđević, held a meeting as part of the Doctoral Seminar |aimed for research assistants and associate researchers. After the presentation of the achieved results and upcoming plans, this session of the Doctoral Seminar was marked by an open and constructive discussion about the key problems that researchers face when planning and preparing their doctoral dissertations.