North Macedonia: sustainably improve home care by the Red Cross

The Red Cross of North Macedonia (RCNM) will focus on piloting an innovative community-based approach to care for dependent elderly.

North Macedonia: Combination of two distinct funded projects to sustainably improve home care by the Red Cross of North Macedonia

Within the project InCARE – the Red Cross of North Macedonia (RCNM) will focus on piloting an innovative community-based approach to care for dependent elderly, through the integration of an Emergency Button Service within its home care package. Read more

InCARE newsletter: First issue out!

In this first InCARE newsletter, the team gathered a series of short articles illustrating the many developments since the project was kicked-off in November 2020.

InCARE newsletter: First issue out!

In this first InCARE newsletter, the team gathered a series of short articles illustrating the many developments since the project was kicked-off in November 2020. You will find information on how the piloting is taking shape in Spain, Austria and North Macedonia, how partners are using the Theory of Change methodology as a red thread across the various tasks, and the first InCARE publications. Read more

Eastern Partnership: a renewed agenda for recovery, resilience & reform

The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy outlined a proposal on how to take forward priorities for cooperation with our Eastern partners in the years to come. This agenda is based on the five long-term objectives, with resilience at its core, as defined for the future of the Eastern Partnership in March 2020.

Eastern Partnership: a renewed agenda for recovery, resilience and reform underpinned by an Economic and Investment plan

The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy outlined a proposal on how to take forward priorities for cooperation with our Eastern partners in the years to come.

The comprehensive agenda aims at increasing trade, growth and jobs, investing in connectivity, strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law, supporting the green and digital transitions, and promoting fair, gender-equal and inclusive societies. Read more

New project: Updated review of Western Balkan economies regarding the EPSR

The European Centre is currently updating the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).

New project: Updated review of Western Balkan economies regarding the EPSR

The European Centre is currently updating the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, & Serbia regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR). The European Centre team is working with country experts to create high-quality reports to monitor the countries’ achievements and reform efforts of social rights as candidate and potential candidate countries and preparing a comparative overview report for 2021. Within the framework of the Employment and Social Affairs Platform 2 (ESAP 2) project that is implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and funded by the EU. The European Centre was also engaged as the international expert organization in the reviews prepared in 2018/19 and coordinated the 2020 reviews. Read more

New project: Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings

The project builds on the need for mutual learning between countries of the Bridging (BB) Function. The European Centre offers Peer Reviews and Training dedicated to specific topics in social welfare.

New project: Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings

The project builds on the need for mutual learning between countries of the Bridging (BB) Function. The European Centre offers Peer Reviews and Training dedicated to specific topics in social welfare. By implementing mutual learning activities in the BB countries the European Centre collaborates with its National Liaison Officials (NLO’s). Read more

New project: Situation Analysis of children & adolescents in Moldova

The European Centre team will support UNICEF Moldova in drafting the Situation Analysis of children and adolescents in Moldova. The Situation Analysis examines the degree of realization of children’s rights, investigates the unequal realization of rights across different areas/dimensions and identifies the drivers of unequal realization (UNICEF, 2019).

New project: Situation Analysis of children and adolescents in Moldova

The European Centre team will support UNICEF Moldova in drafting the Situation Analysis of children and adolescents in Moldova. The Situation Analysis examines the degree of realization of children’s rights, investigates the unequal realization of rights across different areas/dimensions and identifies the drivers of unequal realization (UNICEF, 2019). The scope of the Situation Analysis is to underline ‘child development’ related problems as well as progress and ways to overcome these problems and sustain the progress. Read more

4 key principles for promoting social innovation in LTC

The recent Policy brief shows that local innovators should shift focus away from ‘best practice‘ initiatives and towards defining the ‘best fit for purpose‘ initiatives.

The recent Policy brief shows that local innovators should shift focus away from ‘best practice‘ initiatives and towards defining the ‘best fit for purpose‘ initiatives. The European Centre team highlight the need to match investment in social innovation design and development with investment in scale-up and sustainability of social innovation approaches, in order to increase societal impact. They propose four key principles that can guide social innovators in long-term care. More about the InCARE project

Bridge building: Continued cooperation with Azerbaijan

The European Centre continues its cooperation with Azerbaijan by signing the Letter of Intent (LoI).

Bridge building: Continued cooperation with Azerbaijan

The European Centre continues its cooperation with Azerbaijan by signing the Letter of Intent (LoI). Elshad Asadov, Chairman of the Board of the National Observatory on Labour Market and Social Protection Issues under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Kai Leichsenring, Executive Director of the European Centre, prolonged the LoI for the next five years.

(closed) EESPN survey: Look out for Bridge Building Survey!

The European Centre team will ask you to provide feedback on the EESPN and Bridge Building activities.

EESPN survey: Look out for EESPN and Bridge Building Survey!

In the next few days, the European Centre team will ask you to provide feedback on the EESPN and Bridge Building activities. Your responses are valuable and will help improve future activities. The survey will take maximally 10 minutes. Please look out for the survey in your mailbox. Thank you!

Open access research publishing platform

The European Commission has launched its own open access platform for publishing research funded through the Horizon Europe research programme and its predecessor Horizon 2020.

European Commission launched open access research publishing platform

Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe grant holders can publish their work on the new platform for free. All papers will be scrutinized by peers and the reviews published too.

All papers published on Open Research Europe (ORE) will be available free of charge to researchers and citizens alike. Read more