This February issue of the EESPN Newsletter features the 7th BBinar, delving into the topic of long-term care in the Western Balkans and presenting a study conducted by the Red Cross of Serbia. Additionally, we offer insights into the latest report on the implementation of the partnership principle in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.
The Analytical Center “Socioconsulting” published a study on monitoring the social integration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into host communities.
The seventh BBinar will take place on 20/02/2024, 10:00-11:30 CET and will focus on the situation of long-term care systems in the Western Balkans and discuss main questions, based on findings of recent research by the Red Cross of Serbia.
This report provides information on how the partnership principle is currently being implemented in the Bridge Building (BB) countries of the European Centre.
In this EESPN issue, we present the study visit of the Moldovan high-level delegation to the European Centre in Vienna, two new projects as well as two project events and our training for the Moldovan Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
The project “Addressing socio-economic inequalities in a time of global and regional instabilities” is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Employment and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan and UNDP. The European Centre has been commissioned by UNDP to carry out research, analysis and mapping of integrated approaches applied in employment and welfare services in Uzbekistan.
The European Labour Authority has commissioned a study on the participation of third-country workers in the provision of services through posting within the European Union to be conducted by the European Centre in collaboration with Milieu Consulting SRL during 2024. The study concerns the collection of background material and drafting of a report on contracting chains and recruitment patterns of posted third-country nationals for three case studies, namely Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia.
The new project ‘Sustainable and socially just transnational sectoral labour markets: Industrial relations and labour market adjustment to the rise in temporary labour migration’ kicked off on the 10 January 2024 with a two-day event in Bratislava, Slovakia.
On 17 January 2024 the Moldovan high-level delegation engaged in a study visit in the frame of the Data for Impact project (funded by USAID) at the European Centre in Vienna. This is part of the ongoing cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova as part of our Bridge Building function.
The European Centre organised the 6th (and last) BB policy review in social welfare on 07 and 08 November 2023 on Policy measures to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on vulnerable groups. Around 35 representatives registered from ministries and public bodies from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, and Ukraine. Excellent expert inputs were provided by UNFPA, Eurofound, the Slovakian Institute for Labour and Family Research as well as the Montenegrin Institute for Strategic Studies and Prognosis.