At the 5th BBinar on ‘the Social Investment Approach in Western Balkan and Eastern Partnerhsip countries’ on June 13, 2023 about 40 stakeholders from international organisations, ministries, civil society, NGOs, universities, and research institutes throughout the UNECE region came together to discuss what role the social investment approach to social welfare policies can and should play in supporting sustainable development in the Western Balkan and the Eastern Partnership countries. There was agreement among the invited experts that inclusive growth requires both well-designed and targeted social investment policies as well as social protection systems. The BBinar further provided an opportunity for exchanges between representatives of organisations in the region with the panel and the Austrian social attaché in Skopje, Harald Fugger. Stay tuned and follow our BBinars here!
You’re invited to join Dr Leda Stott and Michelle Halse during the first session of the “Global Dialogues on Partnership” to discuss reframing SDG17 so it’s fit for transformation.
The first country workshop happened in Podgorica, Montenegro on May 7, 2018. The workshop organized by the local partner, the Employment Agency of Montenegro and another partner, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Slovenia with the support of the European Centre, brought together representatives from the Ministry of…
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection enabled the European Centre to extend the BB Peer Reviews and Trainings project in the Bridge Building countries until March 2024.
Sonila Danaj presented research on the integration of employment and social services in the Western Balkans at the 5th Conference, Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, 21-22 November 2019.
Referring to the latest annual report of State Social Services, during 2020 15 children from the public residential institutions of children in Albania have been reunited with their biological families, while 27 children have been adopted. The national program for the establishment of the new foster care service is institutionalized since 2008 in the Strategy of social protection and the action plan for its implementation.