About: Monika Hunjadi

Organisation: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Assistant International and Public Relations

Contributions

17/06/22 2022 JVI Annual Lecture on Central and Eastern Europe after 30 years

Joint Vienna Institute invites to attend the 2022 JVI Annual Lecture on

Central and Eastern Europe after 30 years. Success and Challenges Ahead

Speaker: Mr. Marek Belka

Member of the European Parliament, Professor of Economics (College of Europe Natolin / LSE Institute of Global Affairs)

17 June 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the Joint Vienna Institute, room 700 A-B-C, 7th floor, Mariahilfer Straße 97, 1060 Vienna. Please note that the JVI asks for advanced registration by emailing to events@jvi.org by 15 June 2022.

Job vacancy: Social Policy Analyst wanted

The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on topics related to social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region.

The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on topics related to social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region. These include social protection (benefits and services), poverty and inequalities (including gender, age), evaluation of public policies in these areas, policy analysis and consultancy.

The European Centre offers the possibility for researchers to develop and grow in a working environment that emphasises excellence, interdisciplinary co-operation between colleagues inside and outside the European Centre, independence and autonomy at work.

Application deadline: 25 June 2022  – read more

14/06/22 CfP: EU4Youth programme – Fostering Youth Employment & Societal Change through Social Entrepreneurship

EU4Youth phase III Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship: Fostering Youth Employment & Societal Change through Social Entrepreneurship

The Call is divided into two Lots:

 

Lot 1:            Upskilling of disadvantaged youth in terms of digital competences (incl. critical digital literacy) as well as the promotion of entrepreneurial competences and support towards related networking and partnerships: indicative allocation is € 2,200,000.

 

Lot 2:            Development of social entrepreneurship and career management skills, linked to the promotion of youth entrepreneurship in the areas of green and digital economies and support to related networking and partnerships: indicative allocation is € 3,800,000. Read more

14/06/22 CfP: Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP)

The Call for Proposals 2022 in the framework of the Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) with funding made available by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government is now open.

The Call for Proposals 2022 in the framework of the Know-how Exchange Programme (KEP) with funding made available by the CEI Fund at the EBRD, entirely financed by the Italian Government is now open.

Launched in 2004, the KEP is a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of expertise from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region. Read more

Deadline: 14 June 2022 

30/06/22 CfA for side events: #EURegionsWeek 2022

​​Would you like to organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2022? The side events are related to the thematic priorities of the #EURegionsWeek 2022.

​​Would you like to organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2022?

The side events are related to the thematic priorities of the #EURegionsWeek 2022 and they must be organised between 10 October and 10 November 2022 in a hybrid or digital format. The call for side events and the online application is available on the Side events section of the #EURegionsWeek event site. To organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2022, please read carefully the #EURegionsWeek 2022 Call for Side Events and submit your online application by 30 June 2022 at the latest. Read more

01/09/22: Ad-Hoc Support Grants 2022

A second round of our Call for Ad-Hoc Support Grants is now open and welcoming new applications and innovative initiatives from the WB6!

On the basis of the Grant Agreement No. 12715 01 signed between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN), for the provision of financial support to the Project “Protecting Civic Space – Regional Civil SocietyDevelopment Hub”, the Balkan Civil Society Development Network publishes an Open Call for Proposals to Receive Funding for Ad-Hoc Support Grants.

A second round of our Call for Ad-Hoc Support Grants is now open and welcoming new applications and innovative initiatives from the WB6! Read more

Article: International Negotiations & Domestic Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood

Article: International Negotiations and Domestic Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Deconstructing Antidiscrimination Reforms in Moldova by Axyonova et al.

Democratic reforms, or lack thereof, in countries addressed by the European Union’s (EU’s) Eastern Partnership initiative (EaP) have attracted considerable scholarly attention. Yet many studies approach these countries’ political and policy developments through the lens of external actors’ (especially the EU and Russia’s) engagements. While accounting for international influences, this article lends agency to the domestic actors by scrutinizing the antidiscrimination reform process in Moldova, one of the EaP countries with closer relations to the EU, against the background of their negotiations. Read more

Report: ICMPD Migration Outlook 2022 Western Balkans & Turkey

Report: ICMPD Migration Outlook 2022 Western Balkans & Turkey by Blum

Given the declining human rights situation in Afghanistan and the continued adverse impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economies of the major countries of origin, 2022 could witness a further increase in the numbers of forcibly displaced notably Afghans in the region and fresh migratory flows towards Turkey. […] On the other hand, in the Western Balkans region, the total cumulative number of irregular entries in 2021 was 45% lower (26,280) compared to the trends observed in 2020 (47,460) and 2019 (42,450) for the same period. Read more

Book: Western Balkans Social Protection Situational Analyses

An effective and equitable social protection system can help Kosovo to promote human capital, foster productivity, and reduce poverty. Since its independence in 2008, the country has made considerable socioeconomic progress, benefiting from the support of the international community and its own diaspora.

Book: Western Balkans Social Protection Situational Analyses by the

An effective and equitable social protection system can help Kosovo to promote human capital, foster productivity, and reduce poverty. Since its independence in 2008, the country has made considerable socioeconomic progress, benefiting from the support of the international community and its own diaspora. Kosovo’s economic growth has not been sufficient to reduce the high rates of unemployment or create formal jobs. It stands out as the Western Balkan country with the lowest labor market outcomes, especially for women, and is one of the poorest countries in Europe and the poorest in the Western Balkans, secondly to Albania. Read more

How to benefit from Bridge Building?

Bridging Building connects the knowledge and policy evidence on social welfare of the EU Member States with the Bridging Building (BB) countries.

Bridging Building connects the knowledge and policy evidence of its partners in the EU Member States with those in the Bridging Building (BB) countries, namely Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The European Centre supports its partners in finding policy solutions through comparative research, policy analysis, evaluation and assessment, transfer of know-how and good practice, cooperation, and capacity building in the BB countries. Read more about the benefits of Bridge Building