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06/05/2022 IFA Global Cafe: Older People of Ukraine in the Time of the Russian Invasion

The current conflict in Ukraine is disproportionately affecting the older people. Despite the enormous number and percentage of older people in conflict-affected areas, decision-makers – as well as humanitarian actors—seem to have paid little attention to this most vulnerable category of individuals. Our colleauge, Dr Aleksandre Sidorenko, will share his experience on productive and constructive work for and with older people in our society. This Global Cafe takes place at 1:00 pm (CET) on Friday 6 May 2022. Register here

25/05/2022 CfP for the co-financing of scientific research cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Serbia

The subject of the call for proposals is the co-financing of mutual visits of Slovenian and Serbian researchers carrying out joint scientific research projects (hereinafter referred to as bilateral projects) in the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2025 in all fields of research.

The subject of the call for proposals is the co-financing of mutual visits of Slovenian and Serbian researchers carrying out joint scientific research projects (hereinafter referred to as bilateral projects) in the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2025 in all fields of research.

The objective of the call for proposals is to strengthen scientific research cooperation with the Republic of Serbia, to increase the mobility of Slovenian researchers and the number of visits of top Serbian researchers to Slovenia, and to increase the number of applications by Slovenian researchers to calls for proposals under the European Union Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and to other international calls for proposals. Read more

25/05/2022 CfP for the co-financing of scientific research cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and Montenegro

The subject of the call for proposals is the co-financing of mutual visits of Slovenian and Montenegrin researchers carrying out joint scientific research projects (hereinafter referred to as ‘bilateral projects’) in 2023 and 2024 in all fields of research.

The subject of the call for proposals is the co-financing of mutual visits of Slovenian and Montenegrin researchers carrying out joint scientific research projects (hereinafter referred to as ‘bilateral projects’) in 2023 and 2024 in all fields of research.

The objective of the call for proposals is to strengthen scientific research cooperation with Montenegro, to increase the mobility of Slovenian researchers and the number of visits to Slovenia by top researchers from Montenegro, and to increase the number of applications by Slovenian researchers to the European Union Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and other international calls for proposals. Read more

01/06/2022 CfP for CSOs in Azerbaijan: Promoting and protecting human rights

The European Union in Azerbaijan invites all local CSOs to cooperate in the field of promoting and protecting human rights within the project ‘Protecting human rights of vulnerable groups in Azerbaijan’.

The European Union in Azerbaijan invites all local CSOs to cooperate in the field of promoting and protecting human rights within the project ‘Protecting human rights of vulnerable groups in Azerbaijan’.

The maximum amount for projects focused on human rights advocacy and other related activities (economic and social rights, women’s rights, children’s rights and disability rights) is $37,500. Read more

02/06/2022 CfA: French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme FIAS 2023-2024

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in six Institutes.

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars to develop their innovative research projects in France.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, FIAS offers 37 fellowship positions: 4 in Aix-Marseille, 3 in Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), 10 in Lyon, 3 in Montpellier, 4 in Nantes and 13 in Paris. Read more

30/06/2022 Call for innovative projects: EUREKA Danube

Are you an organisation based in Albania or Montenegro? From today until 30 June, you can apply for #researchfunding through this bottom up call, with no thematic restrictions!

The national funding bodies from Austria, Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland and Slovakia have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects.

You can submit your Eureka R&D project application for this call for projects between 1 MAR 2022 and 30 JUN 2022. Read more

SMUG Transnational Workshop: Discussing results at the comparative level

The SMUG Transnational Workshop took place in the premises of the European Centre in Vienna on 26 and 27 April 2022, and gathered project partners, external experts, representatives of public authorities and the European Labour Authority.

The SMUG Transnational Workshop took place in the premises of the European Centre in Vienna on 26 and 27 April 2022, and gathered project partners, external experts, representatives of public authorities and the European Labour Authority. During the 2-days-workshop, the participants discussed:

  • posting as a business model and recruitment strategies,
  • the intersection of migration and posting regimes, 
  • posted workers as labour market actors, 
  • the health and social protection of posted workers,
  • and rules and rights of posted workers.

In the final part of the workshop, the participants discussed and developed joint policy recommendations to the gaps that emerged in the thematic sessions. The results from the workshop will feed into the final project report. Read about the project

Training on integrated policy measures and services for the Armenian authorities

During April 2022 and May 2022, Anette Scoppetta and Veronica Sandu from the European Centre are providing training sessions on integrated case management, integrated employment and social protection support for the Armenian authorities.

During April and May 2022, Anette Scoppetta and Veronica Sandu from the European Centre are providing training sessions on integrated case management, integrated employment and social protection support for the Armenian authorities. The Armenian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the National Institute for Labour and Social Research, the Nork Social Services Technological and Awareness Centre are paired up with local level providers (Integrated Social Services Centres) to transfer knowledge and good practices on integrated policy approaches, integrated policy delivery, case management and activation measures. The training sessions are part of the project Integrated policy response on employment and social protection in the context of COVID-19 crisis mitigation and recovery, supported by social dialogue in Armenia and Tajikistan implemented with ILO Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Book chapter: The Integration of the Eastern and Western Balkans into the EU and NATO

Book chapter: The Integration of the Eastern and Western Balkans into the EU and NATO: A Longitudinal and Integrated Analysis by Lopes et al.

This chapter puts the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the Balkans into the spotlight and further analyzes the reactions from Russia. This integrative process is a relevant intention, especially after the revolutionary changes of the 1990s and the collapse of the communist bloc. This research seeks to fill this gap through an empirical, systematic, and comparative analysis of the integration and disintegration processes across the region. Read more

 

Book chapter: Challenges of Developing Open Policymaking in the Western Balkans

Book chapter: Challenges of Developing Open Policymaking in the Western Balkans by Vidačak

The level of openness of policymaking has gradually become an important indicator of the progress of public administration reform in countries aspiring for EU membership. This chapter seeks to identify main factors that affect the quality of openness of Western Balkans’ governments with particular emphasis on their ability to ensure adequate access to information, transparent and predictable decision-making, and timely public participation as key components of a wider concept of government openness. Read more