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.
26/10/21 Extended deadline! – Vacancy: Researcher for long-term care & health issues
The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on long-term care and health issues, include inequalities in health and care, and integrated care for older people etc, in Austria and on international comparative perspectives.
They offer flexible working hours and a remuneration package compatible with expertise and demonstrated experience.
Send a letter of motivation in English, a CV and two samples of publications by 26 October 2021 at the latest. Read more
15/10/21: CfP Leveraging the power of civil society
For 2022, the Federal Foreign Office is once again searching for organisations that wish to engage as partners of governance within the framework of its programme “Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia”. The programme targets a broad range of actors, and its regional orientation gives rise to considerable potential for activities. Read more
05/11/21 Vacancy: Researcher in Labour Market Policy
The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on issues on labour market, labour migration and social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region. These include inequalities in employment (including gender research) and aspects linked to social protection.
Candidates should send their CV and letter of motivation by 5 November 2021.
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 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!
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
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. 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
Ukraine: Digitisation of the social sphere in Ukraine aims to improve the quality of social support to citizens
The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine is currently implementing its largest digital project called “Action”. The aim of the project is to unite all departments into a single convenient and effective online system and make communication between citizens and businesses with the state convenient and transparent. Read more here.