Report: COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses. North Macedonia

Report: COVID-19 and the World of Work: Rapid Assessment of the Employment Impacts and Policy Responses. North Macedonia by the ILO in collaboration with EBRD

The ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) established a joint task force to assess the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the region’s economies. The EBRD/ILO Task Force was invited by the Economic and Social Council in North Macedonia in 2020 to support the development of policy responses when the public health threat developed into a global pandemic with economic consequences. Read more

New policy briefs on posting in the Western Balkans

Four policy briefs have been published for the full transposition and implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) of the candidate countries.

In the frame of the Posting of Workers in Eastern Europe (EEPOW) project, four policy briefs have been published on the existing institutional capacities as well as their needs and requirements for the full transposition and implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) into the national legislation of the candidate countries, namely Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. In order for the briefs to be accessible to national practitioners and general audiences, each brief is also going to be published in the local languages by our project partners.

Russian versus European welfare attitudes

The new report of the PAWCER project presents welfare attitudes in Russia and the European countries.

The new report of the PAWCER project presents welfare attitudes in Russia and the European countries. It covers public support for changes in social protection systems as well as in current social policies. The vulnerable groups include: the poor and concern about income redistribution, the unemployed and unemployment benefits, the elderly and public pensions, working parents and childcare, as well as migrants and accessibility to social rights. See project here

New policy brief: Integrated Case Management for Employment and Social Welfare Users in the Western Balkan economies

This policy brief provides insights into the application of integrated case management by Public Employment Services and Social Services institutions in the Western Balkans. The authors describe the status quo of case management and cooperative practices in the region and discuss the potentials and caveats of implementing integrated case management in such contexts. Based on current practices in the individual countries as well as the lessons learned from EU member states that have developed their own ICM models, the development of Integrated Case Management Standards agreed upon jointly among all actors across all countries is recommended. ICM models, however, should take into account local requirements and make best use of available resident potentials.

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Agenda BB Summer School on Social Welfare

Agenda for the Bridge Building Summer School on Social Welfare

10 – 14 July 2017, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

(Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna, Austria)

Monday, 10th July 2017 Session type Lecturer/ Facilitators
Morning Travel time/Arrival
13.30-14.00 Registration
14.00-15.00 Welcome & Introduction

 

Working session
15.00-15.45 Key societal challenges

 

Input session Kai Leichsenring
15.45-16.00  Coffee break
16.00-17.00 EU-funded programmes: Overview of funding options in Eastern Europe, hints and experiences Training session Anette Scoppetta
17.00-18.00 Pecha Kucha preparation Participant contribution to the Public Policy Forum Working session
Tuesday, 11th July 2017 Session type Lecturer/ Facilitators
9.00-11.00 Marketplace of project ideas Working session
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 Thematic focus – Labour market: Employment & migration challenges in Eastern Europe Input session Sonila Danaj
12.00-12.30 Brainstorming on regional challenges and innovative solutions Lab session Sonila Danaj
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.30 Thematic focus – Health & Social Services: Inequalities in health Input session Ricardo Rodrigues, Gudrun Bauer
14.30-15.00 Brainstorming on regional challenges and innovative solutions Lab session Ricardo Rodrigues, Gudrun Bauer
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.45 Proposal Writing: From the idea to a successful application Training session Kai Leichsenring, Ricardo Rodrigues
16.45-18.00 Proposal Development I Working groups  
Wednesday, 12th July 2017 Session type Lecturer/ Facilitators
9.00-11.00 Proposal development: Networking & Partnering Training session Rahel Kahlert,
Christian Böhler
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 Thematic focus – Social protection: Challenges and policy answers in Eastern Europe Input session Katarina Hollan
12.00-12.30 Brainstorming on regional challenges and innovative solutions Lab session Katarina Hollan
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.00 Travel to BMASK by public transport
14.00-17.00 EESPN Public Forum “Divided Society – Cohesive Europe?” Towards evidence-based social policies in Eastern Europe Public event
15.00-15.10 Unequal distribution of wealth between and within Europe European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
15.10-15.30 Pecha Kucha: Brief research insights from the East Summer School participants
15.30 – 17.00 Key note by Andrew Cartwright,
CEU – Central European University, Budapest
Andrew Cartwright
Key note by Sena Maric,
European Policy Centre, Belgrade
Sena Maric
Thursday, 13th July 2017 Session type Lecturer/ Facilitators
9.00-09.45 Thematic focus – Social innovation and social entrepreneurship: Novel solutions for societal challenges? Input session Anette Scoppetta
09.45-10.30 Thematic focus – Social entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe Input & lab session Orsolya Lelkes
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-12.30 Proposal development: Project management & evaluation Training session Rahel Kahlert,
Christian Böhler
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.30 Thematic focus – Wellbeing & Social Policies: Challenges and policy answers Input session Orsolya Lelkes
14.30-15.00 Brainstorming on regional challenges and innovative solutions Lab session Orsolya Lelkes
15.00-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.45 Proposal development: Budgeting Training session Judith Schreiber,
Anette Scoppetta
16.45-18.00 Proposal Development II Working groups
Friday, 14th July 2017 Session type Lecturer/ Facilitators
9.00-10.00 Thematic focus: Aging in Eastern Europe Input session Alexandre Sidorenko
10.00-10.30 Regional challenges and innovative solutions Lab session Alexandre Sidorenko
10.30-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-13.00 Next steps in the joint project proposal/s, wrap up, evaluation and Closing Working session
13.00-14.00 Joint farewell lunch
Afternoon Travel time/Departure

Contact: Anette Scoppetta, esspn@euro.centre.org, phone: +43 1 319 45 05 – 49

The summer school is co-funded by the Central European Initiative.