At the fourth BBinar on Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans on 16 March 2023, ca 35 stakeholders from international organisations, ministries, civil society, NGOs, universities, and research institutes throughout the UNECE region came together to discuss progress and challenges of developing accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for older adults. During the BBinar, the participants delved into a constructive discussion surrounding informal care’s crucial role in long-term care, the difficulties surrounding informal care for children with disabilities in Albania, and the existing gender disparity in informal care in the Western Balkans. Read more about the BBinars
The needs assessment provides a review of the capacities of the four candidate countries of the Western Balkans.
The European Centre completed the 2021 updates of the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights. This year, the European Centre also prepared a comparative overview report.
The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research conducted research on the situation of children at risk of losing the parental care and children that have lost the parental care in Albania, North Macedonia, Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.
The European Centre organised the 2nd BB Policy Review on ‘Gender Equality and Care for relatives’ on 05 and 06 June 2023. Around 40 representatives registered from ministries and public bodies from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, and Ukraine.
In this new Policy brief, the authors present language barriers faced by posted workers in nine European Union countries.
Across research institutions, gender imbalances still exist and are widely tolerated: few of the top positions in academia are occupied by women, and women still experience slow career progression. To tackle these issues, it is important to define concrete objectives and employ measures on an individual, cultural and structural level.