POW-BRIDGE: Free videos with practical guides for posting companies

The POW-BRIDGE team produced video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries. You can access the videos in local language with English subtitles for free on VIMEO:

And also as a playlist on YouTube. Read more about the POW-BRIDGE project.

30/11/21 BBinar: Social spending in times of Covid-19

The first BBinar taking place on 30 Nov. 2021, will discuss the performance of countries in the Western Balkan region on issues covered under the European Pillar of Social Rights. The BBinar will take a critical view on some of the targeted social assistance programmes in Serbia and in other countries in the region. Register for the BBinar and read more details on the BBinars.

09/11/21 POW-BRIDGE final conference

The POW-BRIDGE consortium invites to attend the project’s Final Conference, taking place on 9th November on ZOOM.

The POW-BRIDGE (Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers) Final Conference took place on 9th November (9.00-13.30 CET) on the ZOOM platform. The conference brought together 85 participants representing public authorities, social partners and the research community from the eight project countries. The conference was opened by professor Fabio Perocco, University Ca’Foscari of Venice. Our colleague Sonila Danaj, POW-BRIDGE project coordinator, explained the project methodology and deliverables. In the next sessions, project partners presented findings on the posting regulatory framework and its intersection with other national regulation, public authorities practices and challenges with posting, posting companies practices and challenges, and posted workers protection mechanisms and challenges. During the engaging Round Table that followed, participants heard and discussed the insights provided by professor Silvia Borrelli, University of Ferrara, Jens Arnholtz, University of Copenhagen, Jean-Baptiste Boeri, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, and our colleague Sonila Danaj, who also delivered the concluding remarks. Throughout the conference participants could also watch the video podcasts produced in the frame of the POW-BRIDGE project.

New European Centre initiative: BBinars on social policies in Eastern Europe

The European Centre is launching BBinars, a series of webinars, on social policy in Eastern Europe. The new initiative offer EESPN members, European Centre colleauges and a wider audience, a possibility to exchange at a practical level about common challenges and progress on different social policy areas in the Western Balkans and the Easternship Partnership region.

The European Centre is launching BBinars, a series of webinars, on social policy in Eastern Europe. The new initiative offer EESPN members, European Centre colleauges and a wider audience, a possibility to exchange at a practical level about common challenges and progress on different social policy areas in the Western Balkans and the Easternship Partnership region.

The format includes input by our partners, policy makers , policy experts, or from an international organisation, 2-3 reflections from some actors/experts from the region, the European Centre staff or international organisations and Q&A.

The BBinars will take place every 2-3 months, for max 1.5 hours, via Zoom. We plan the first BBinar for 30 November 2021, 14:00. We are looking forward to your participation!

2021 Reviews of the European Pillar of Social Rights: Updates in the Western Balkans

The European Centre completed the 2021 updates of the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights.  This year, the European Centre also prepared a comparative overview report.

2021 Reviews of the European Pillar of Social Rights: Updates in the Western Balkans by the European Centre

The European Centre completed the 2021 updates of the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights.  This year, the European Centre also prepared a comparative overview report. For more information and to access the 2021 reports, please visit the project website. Read more about the project:  Updated review of the performance of Western Balkan economies regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights and Action Plan (2021).

05/12/21: CfA – REWI Fellowship Programme

The Faculty of Law offers Fellowships to ambitious early-stage-career researchers and senior researchers with outstanding international reputation.

05/12/21: CfA – REWI Fellowship Programme

The Faculty of Law offers Fellowships to ambitious early-stage-career researchers and senior researchers with outstanding international reputation. Fellows are given the opportunity to gain experience in an international scholarly environment and to benefit from the excellent know-how at the University of Graz while living in the “knowledge city Graz”. Read more about the call.

47th General Assembly Meeting 2021: Successful focus on intergovernmental cooperation

The 47th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of the European Centre closed with a great success with over 50 participants.  It was the first GAM 2021 which was open to the public and took place fully virtual for the second time on 19 & 20 October 2021.

The 47th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of the European Centre closed with a great success with over 50 participants online from various countries, namely Austria, Azerbaijan, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine etc. It was the first GAM 2021 which was open to the public and took place fully virtual for the second time on 19 & 20 October 2021. The GAM 2021 focused on intergovernmental cooperation in social policy and research and around 60 participants including our Board Members, NLOs, observers, as well as European Centre staff discussed international strategies regarding the UN Agenda 2030 or the WHO Decade on Healthy Ageing. The presentations are accessible with this link.

We look forward to continue our successful collaboration and see you in person next year for the GAM 2022 at  the UN Vienna premises.

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.

On-going InCARE survey on ltc

On-going InCARE survey on long-term care: help us collect timely data on people’s experiences, attitudes, and expectations about long-term care.

On-going InCARE survey on long-term care: help us collect timely data on people’s experiences, attitudes, and expectations about long-term care. Please fill in and disseminate the survey – every answer counts!

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