Working Paper17: Ideas and ReflectionsAbout the Application and Elaboration of the Social Quality Approach (Sqa) in Central & EasternEuropean countries: The Case of Ukraine

Working Paper 17: Ideas and Reflections About the Application and Elaboration of the Social Quality Approach (Sqa) in Central and Eastern European countries: The Case of Ukraine

Starting Points of the previous international Joint Research Project Ukraine (INRU project), as well as new SQA-Projects in EuropeSouth-East Asia, Australia and Beyond

The IASQ’s working papers are outcomes of preliminary research and provisional discussions about topics, concerning the Social Quality Theory (SQT) and Approach (SQA).The present working paper is an outcome of a dialogue between scholars from Ukraine and scholars from member states of the European Union. The initiative for this in fact globally oriented dialogue has comefrom the Institute for Economics and Forecast of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (IEF/NASU). Read more

InCARE Policy Brief no.1: Promoting Social Innovation in long-term care

InCARE Policy Brief no. 1: Promoting Social Innovation in long-term care: A common narrative for change across Europe by Ilinca et al. 

In support of policy-makers and organizational stakeholders that wish to engage directly in the implementation of social innovation initiatives in LTC, the InCARE project team has derived the key lessons arising from a decade of European experiences – with a focus on doing rather than analysing social innovation. Read more

Western Balkan Countries Factsheets

Western Balkan Countries Factsheets by various authors

Factsheets for the Western Balkan Countries are now available on the MSCA Website. They contain facts and figures about Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the respective countries:

  • key facts and figures (2014 – 2020)
  • the numbers of organisation participations and the budget awarded to them, as well as the number of researcher mobilities involving these organisations
  • rankings among the countries’ respective country groups (AC or OCAF) concerning success rates, read more

Online publication: Decentralisation and Local Public Administration Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Online publication: Decentralisation and Local Public Administration Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Learning from the past – preparing for the future by Schantl et al. 

The Publication and Status Reports on the Progress of Decentralisation Reform in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine aim to consolidate lessons learned over three decades of reform and help the local government associations prepare for the reform next steps in their countries. Read more

EC Country Reports: GENDER ANALYSIS 2020 for the Western Balkans

EC Country Reports: GENDER ANALYSIS 2020 for the Western Balkans

This is the third Kvinna till Kvinna Gender Analysis of EC Country Reports for the Western Balkans. The aim is to show progress year on year in the gender-mainstreaming of the Country Reports and attempt to identify areas where a gender perspective can be further strengthened across different chapters of the reports, beyond the fundamental rights section and the Chapter on Social Policy and Employment. This year, the report also includes country-specific recommendations on priorities to be addressed in the 2021 Country Reports. Read more

Online article: Working with marginalized groups: towards more holistic strategies for social exclusion reduction of the Roma community in Kosovo

Online article: Working with marginalized groups: towards more holistic strategies for social exclusion reduction of the Roma community in Kosovo by Balidemaj

This paper aims to identify the successful strategies, through literature review, to be used in Kosovo to help integrate the Roma community and to reduce the community’s overall social exclusion. This paper further examines the gaps between strategies and implementation results in reducing the social exclusion of the Roma through experiences of other European countries with similar political and socio-economic history as Kosovo. Read more

POW-BRIDGE Country Reports: Posting of Workers Directive’s interplay with national regulations

POW-BRIDGE Country Reports: Posting of Workers Directive’s interplay with national regulations

In the frame of the POW-BRIDGE, we have conducted eight case studies and published eight country reports on Austria, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The country reports present how the Posting of Workers Directive interplay with national rules and regulations on social security, health insurance, temporary agency work, and company law. They identify existing gaps in implementation and practice from the perspective of public authorities, social partners and employers and provide recommendations on how to address these gaps. Read the reports

Report: The UN Common Country Analysis for the Republic of Moldova 2020

Report: The UN Common Country Analysis for the Republic of Moldova 2020 by the UN Moldova Country Team

The United Nations Common Country Analysis for The Republic of Moldova (UN CCA) analyses the country’s socio-economic development and political context, along with critical challenges and root causes, and has been conducted jointly by United Nations organizations working in the Republic of Moldova. Read more

Online article: Every child matters? Ambivalences and convergences in migration management and child protection in Albania

Online article: Every child matters? Ambivalences and convergences in migration management and child protection in Albania by Vathi et al.

Based on fieldwork with policymakers and service providers in Albania, a middle-to-high income country with a significant history of emigration, this paper aims to shed light on the interaction of these institutional and policy domains and the impact they have on professional practice. The State’s impact on migrant children’s rights at the domestic level is affected by the resourcefulness of its system of social and child protection. Read more

Online article: Factor structure and internal consistency of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Parent Version (ICAST-P) in a cross-country pooled data set in nine Balkan countries

Online article: Factor structure and internal consistency of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool Parent Version (ICAST-P) in a cross-country pooled data set in nine Balkan countries by Meinck et al.

Researchers are increasingly using parental report measures in population-based surveys of violence against children. No research thus far has examined the factor structure of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Child Abuse Screening Tool Parent Version (ICAST-P), a non-commercialized measure for prevalence studies. Read more