22-24/09/21: Great success at the 2nd virtual BB Summer School

The European Centre hosted with great success the second virtual 2021 Bridge building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021. 11 participants from the ‘Bridge building’ region, specifically Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, as well as Ukraine, and European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy-oriented monitoring and evaluation projects and programmes. We are looking forward to staying connected through the EESPN.

22-24/09/21: Second virtual BB Summer School upcoming

The European Centre is hosting the SECOND virtual Bridge Building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021.

22-24/09/21: Second virtual BB Summer School upcoming

The European Centre is hosting the SECOND virtual Bridge Building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021. The first virtual 2021 BB Summer School took place with great success of 13 participants from the BB region, on 25-27 August. The European Centre team is looking forward to welcoming the participants and exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy-oriented monitoring and evaluation projects and programmes. Read more

2021 BB Summer Schools: First of two virtual Summer Schools

The European Centre hosted with great success the first virtual 2021 Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies (Bridge Building), on 25-27 August. 13 participants from the ‘Bridge building’ region, like Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, as well as Ukraine, and European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy-oriented monitoring and evaluation projects and programmes. We are looking forward to stay connected through the EESPN. The European Centre team is looking forward to welcoming the participants for the second 2021 BB Summer School, on 22-24 September 2021. Read more

Closed (31/08/21) JVI webinar: The international investment policy regime

Closed (31/08/21, 11:00–12:30 CEST) JVI webinar: The international investment policy regime: the need to reform and implications for developing countries

There is growing tension between the international legal regime concerning foreign investment and the need to promote sustainable development, which has triggered a move towards reforming international investment agreement (IIA) investment regime. Pressing global health, social and environmental challenges have made the need for reform of the IIA regime even stronger. Most investment treaties still do little to support investment that advances sustainable development and the post-COVID recovery. Register here

30/07/21 JVI webinar: Fiscal Transparency in CESEE

Fiscal risks related to public investment, subnational governments, public guarantees, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have increased in CESEE countries, following the strong fiscal response to the COVID pandemic.

30/07/21, 15:00–16:00 (CEST) JVI webinar: Fiscal Transparency in CESEE

In the wake of the current global health crisis, fiscal transparency concerns have come to the forefront of discussion. Fiscal risks related to public investment, subnational governments, public guarantees, and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have increased in CESEE countries, following the strong fiscal response to the COVID pandemic.

While research has shown that fiscal transparency is critical to effective fiscal management and accountability, lack of fiscal transparency has contributed to periods of macroeconomic stress and sovereign debt crises in European countries. Underestimated fiscal risks and deficient fiscal reporting have led to large unexpected debt increases during the global financial crisis. Register here

30/06/21: Kick-off of the BB Peer Reviews & Trainings project

30/06/21: Kick-off of the BB Peer Reviews & Trainings project

The Bridge Building (BB) Peer Reviews and Trainings project kicked off yesterday. Andreas Schaller, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria and Anette Scoppetta, European Centre were opening the online event. Representatives of social protection and health care public authorities from six Bridge Building countires were present at the event.

By implementing mutual learning activities in the BB countries – 11  (potential) EU candidate countries and Eastern Partnership Countries (EaP) – the European Centre provides answers to countries’ needs:

  • better coping with the health and social consequences of COVID-19
  • fighting poverty, especially for vulnerable groups.

The project corresponds to the principles, objectives & priorities of the 3-years programme on Austrian development policy from 2019 to 2021. Read more

29/06/21 Webinar: COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries

Alexandre Sidorenko gives an input on Active and healthy ageing: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic on 29 June 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Division for Inclusive Social Development – is coordinating the webinar on COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries. Register here

28/06/21: Open Data for Impact

An opportunity to learn more about Open Data and discover the role of different stakeholders in this field in Luxembourg and Europe!

28/06/21 Open Data for Impact: How can Open Data be used to empower youth and citizens to create societal change?

29/06/21 Conference – Symposium – Forum: Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg

An opportunity to learn more about Open Data and discover the role of different stakeholders in this field in Luxembourg and Europe! Read more

28/06/21: V4-EaP-WB Virtual Seminar: Youth Digital Inclusivness

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people.

Conference – Symposium – Forum
30 June 2021 | online, Poland

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people. Read more