In this policy brief, the team explores challenges and barriers persons with disabilities (PwD) face to full social inclusion and propose policy options to address them through investment in and better access to (vocational) education, public funding of personal assistance, and improved data collection for evidence-based policy making. They focus on the Western Balkan countries Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, and Serbia. Get full access to the paper
The Bridge Building (BB) Peer Reviews and Trainings project kicked off yesterday. Andreas Schaller, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria and Anette Scoppetta, European Centre were opening the online event. Representatives of social protection and health care public authorities from six Bridge Building countires were present at the event….
The guidelines and toolkit presented here are intended to assist Public Employment Services and Centres for Social Welfare in the Western Balkans to build up integrated case management systems.
The sharing economy has been predominantly introduced by globally operating firms. Following the trends in international markets, Albanian companies have become crucial drivers to innovation in the domestic market. Two sectors have been mostly influenced by the collaborative economy in Albania: agriculture and tourism.
The Peer Review Kosovo Report gathers important insights gained during the Kosovo Peer Review and aims at further sharing these insights and lessons learnt of the participating delegations of the BB countries to a wider audience.