BB Peer Reviews and Trainings
Mutual Learning Activities in BB countries
Funded by the
Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria
The project ‘BB Peer Reviews and Trainings’ builds on the need for mutual learning between the BB countries. The BB Peer Reviews and Trainings are dedicated to specific topics in social welfare. The mutual learning events provide answers to countries’ needs related to the better coping with the health and social consequences of COVID-19 and to fighting poverty, especially for vulnerable groups. The BB Peer Reviews and Trainings project pursues three priority strategic goals:
Activities of the BB Peer Reviews and Trainings
We illustrate the timeline of the BB Peer Reviews and Trainings activities from 2021 bis 2024. The timeline includes the mutual learning events focusing on the BB region. Below are the following project-related activities:
Training on ageing & long-term care to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
The European Centre provided a training on ‘Ageing and long-term care’ to the government officials from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine working on improving long-term care policies and developing social services for older people with care and support needs. Read more here.
Training on financing social services for the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of North Macedonia
The European Centre team provided a training on ‘Financing social services’ for the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of North Macedonia. Besides the nature of social services and funding, the team gave specific input on funding long-term care services, governing prices, quality and provider organisations in long-term care. Read more here.
1st BB Peer Review on integrated policy approach applied in Kosovo for vulnerable groups of society
The European Centre organised the BB Peer Review ‘The integrated policy approach applied for vulnerable groups of society with the Active Inclusion Integration Platform (AIIP) of Kosovo’ that acted as a host country and four peer country delegations shared their experiences about ongoing reforms linked to integrated case management to support vulnerable groups. Read more here.
BB Peer Review on the design of the social assistance benefit in Moldova
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova and the European Centre organised the online BB Peer Review on ‘The design of the social assistance benefit in Moldova’. BB ministries and public authorities discussed Moldova’s approach towards minimum income guarantee and its attempts to improve social assistance targeting for the most vulnerable groups of society. Read more here.
BB Policy Review on monitoring & evaluation of social protection programmes
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the European Centre hosted the online Policy Review ‘Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of social protection programmes’. Representatives from various ministries presented their national architectures for monitoring and evaluation in social protection. Read more here.
BB Peer Review on the deinstitutionalisation of children and persons with disabilities
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Centre hosted the online Peer Review ‘Deinstitutionalisation of children and persons with disabilities’. Representatives from ministries of the BB countries, and other stakeholders discussed experiences and challenges of transitioning children and persons with disabilities from institutional to community-based settings. Read more here.
2nd BB Policy Review on gender equality and care for relatives
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. Read more here.
Training for the Armenian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
The team of the European Centre provided an online training on ‘Quality assurance in delivering social services – from commissioning to monitoring performance’ to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Armenia. Public authorities exchanged and discussed about how to define quality of delivering social services and organise quality management systems for services that support persons with disabilities, older people with care needs and children. Read more here.
BB Policy Review: Cost-of-living crisis
What are our partners saying about us?
Please find below some comments of our members, partners and stakeholders after our Peer Reviews & Trainings:
Ukrainian BB Training
“I suggest to conduct such trainings more often if possible.”
Kosovo Peer Review
“This meeting organized by you was welcomed as we had the opportunity to exchange experiences with the countries which were present“.
North Macedonian BB Training
“Thank you for the efforts.
I really enjoyed it“.
Policy Review on gender equality
“Thank you so much for this great session! The experience of other states in different areas such as gender equality was welcomed. At the same time, we would greatly appreciate further cooperation with you in other social areas“.