06/07/2022 Webinar: Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion  

Grantmakers in Aging, in collaboration with HelpAge USA and American Society on Aging, invites you to a webinar:  

Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion  

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Please join us for an expert discussion with Ukrainian aging specialist Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko and HelpAge staff from eastern Ukraine who will discuss the significant impact Russia’s war has had on older people in Ukraine and what steps funders, advocates and others can take to ensure immediate and longer-term protection and support for this at-risk population.

07/07/2022 webinar: EU Membership & Convergence – The Experience of Central and Eastern Europe

Webinar: EU Membership and Convergence – The Experience of Central and Eastern Europe

7 July 2022 at 14:00-15:30 Vienna time (CEST)

Presenter

István P. Székely, Principal Advisor, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, and Honorary Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest

Moderator

Hervé Joly, Director, Joint Vienna Institute

What difference did it make, relative to other converging economies, that these countries were part of a closely knit supranational organization? And is the EU integration process of these countries completed yet? This webinar will address these questions and provide the insights of István P. Székely, a senior EU official, academic from the region, and editor of a recent book on the topic. The Open Lecture will be held in English. Register here

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.

06/05/2022 IFA Global Cafe: Older People of Ukraine in the Time of the Russian Invasion

The current conflict in Ukraine is disproportionately affecting the older people. Despite the enormous number and percentage of older people in conflict-affected areas, decision-makers – as well as humanitarian actors—seem to have paid little attention to this most vulnerable category of individuals. Our colleauge, Dr Aleksandre Sidorenko, will share his experience on productive and constructive work for and with older people in our society. This Global Cafe takes place at 1:00 pm (CET) on Friday 6 May 2022. Register here

02/06/2022 BBinar: Family type childcare in Western Balkans

The third BBinar will discuss models, progress, challenges, and ways forward for the development of the family type cares services for children in Western Balkans with country examples from Croatia, North Macedonia, and Albania. The Western Balkan countries are implementing complex reforms to prevent child separation and provide adequate care for children that lost the parental care. Read more & register here

22/02/2022 BBinar: Social care policy in the new reality

What has changed? What needs to be changed?

The second BBinar took place online on 22 February 2022. Ca. 40 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, etc. gathered to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond. The speakers, Kai Leichsenring, Irina Grigoryeva, Svitlana Aksyonova, and Natia Partskhaladze presented case studies from Austria, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Check the PPP about the second BBinar.

Social care policy in the new reality

The second BBinar will discuss the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond.

What has changed? What needs to be changed?

The second BBinar will discuss the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond. Basic parameters of “good social care”, like appropriateness, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability seem to have deteriorated during the last two years. Therefore, it is important to reflect on the status of this sector of social policy and identify innovative policy approaches and practices that emerged in the new reality – at home, in the community, and in institutions. Read more & register here

15-16/12/2021 Mutual learning in BB countries: Training on Ageing & ltc Care to the Ukrainian Ministry

On 15 and 16 December 2021, our colleagues, Kai Leichsenring, Magdi Birtha, and Veronica Sandu provided a training on Ageing and long-term care, as part of the Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings project. The training was attended by almost 20 participants, including government officials from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, as well as by actors from regional authorities, researchers and civil society representatives, who are working on improving long-term care policies and developing social services for older people with care and support needs.

2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

The 2022 RSA CEE Conference will be held in the first half of 2022. It is the third event in a series which started in 2017.

2022 RSA Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Bridging Old and New Divides: Global Dynamics & Regional Transformations

The 2022 RSA CEE Conference is the third event in a series which started in 2017 in Cluj, followed by Lublin in 2019. The format of the 2022 conference (online, hybrid or in-person) will be decided on in the first half of 2022. Read more about the conference.

9/12/2021: POW-BRIDGE: Final Steering Group Meeting

The POW-BRIDGE project had its final Steering Group Meeting, on 9 December 2021.  The project coordinators of all seven partner organizations came together to  discuss lessons learned, best practices and ideas for future collaboration.

In the POW-BRIDGE project coordinated by the European Centre, the partners delivered 8 case study reports, 8 policy briefs, 8 video podcasts, and one comparative working paper. At the same time, the partnership organized six events: one Kick-off meeting in Vienna, two Strategic Board Meetings online and organized by our partners in Belgrade and Warsaw, two Mutual Learning Labs online and organized by our partners in Koper and in Bratislava, and one Final Conference organised online by our partners in Venice. All partners expressed their willingness to continue their collaboration in the future.