Vacancy note: Senior Labour Market Expert

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research is searching for a researcher to work on a broad range of issues related to labour market, migration and social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region. These include inequalities (including gender) in employment and social security, evaluation of public policies in these areas, policy analysis and consultancy.

We offer a supportive and flexible working environment and a remuneration package compatible with expertise and demonstrated experience.

We would welcome candidates to send their CV and letter of motivation by 4 May 2018 at the latest.

Further details concerning this position are available in the vacancy note.


Launch of the OSH e-Observatory, developed under the POOSH project

The OSH e-Observatory, developed under the ‘Depicting the existing and future challenges in assuring decent working conditions and wellbeing of workers in hazardous sectors (POOSH)’ project, VS/2016/0224, has been launched.

In a world of continuous globalization, with companies and organizations deploying more and more workers across borders, it is essential to provide information about the labor field, posted workers, rules and general updates concerning the safety and health of posted workers in the EU.

The purpose of the e-Observatory is to collect and enhance relevant information for stakeholders (posted workers, employers, competent public authorities, trade unions, employers’ associations, NGOs), researchers and media about the overlooked issue of OSH in the context of posting abroad to provide services.

The OSH e-Observatory presents

  • information and evidence-based analysis of data on occupational safety and health of posted workers in the EU;
  • information on OSH related campaigns and events;
  • information from the European Commission, with links to relevant web pages;
  • information on competent national public authorities, European institutions and supporting organizations.

It is also a informational platform for all the project’s deliverables (conference proceedings, brochures, pocket guide, reports and other results of the research developed within the project), posted in different languages, with a regular update, in order to become and remain a useful tool for posted workers, employers, researchers, policy makers and other users.

Integrated Case Management for Employment and Social Welfare Users in the Western Balkan economies

The European Centre together with UNDP – Istanbul Regional Hub implements ‘Integrated Case Management for Employment and Social Welfare Users in the Western Balkan economies‘ from July  until November 2017. It contributes to the project ‘Promoting Inclusive Labour Market Solutions in the Western Balkans’.

The Launch event ‘Building Bridges in Social Welfare Policy in Eastern Europe’ as starting point of the EESPN

The European Centre organised the Launch event “Building Bridges in Social Welfare Policy in Eastern Europe” that took place on 19 September 2016 in Vienna. It aimed at exchanging expertise from researchers, policy makers and practitioners on Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia*, Moldova**, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Scholars and experts with expertise in innovative approaches in labour market policy, health and social care (long-term care) arrangements in the above-mentioned countries discussed recent research findings and good practice implementation. As a result of the event, the Eastern European Social Policy Network, in short EESPN, was launched gathering researchers, civil servants of respective ministries and other public authorities as well as civil society organisations to intensify exchange and mutual learning in social policies. For more information see following link.

* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

** Republic of Moldova