4th BBinar: Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans
The fourth BBinar on Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans took place on 16 March 2023. Ca 35 stakeholders from international organisations, ministries, civil society, NGOs, universities, and research institutes throughout the UNECE region came together to discuss progress and challenges of developing accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for older adults.
16/03/2023 BBinar: Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans
The 4th BBinar will discuss progress and challenges of developing accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for older adults as one way to improve gender equality in the Western Balkans.
BB Peer Review: Deinstitutionalisation of children and persons with disabilities
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Centre hosted the online Peer review “Deinstitutionalisation of children and persons with disabilities” on 08-09 February 2023. Over 50 representatives from ministries from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Ukraine, as well as other stakeholders discussed experiences and challenges of transitioning children and persons with disabilities from institutional to community-based settings (deinstitutionalisation).
Armenian Policy Review: M&E for Social Protection Programmes
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the European Centre hosted an online policy review “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Social Protection Programmes”, on 12-13 December 2022.
2nd BB Peer Review: The design of the social assistance benefit in Moldova
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova and the European Centre organised an online Peer review on “The design of the social assistance benefit in Moldova: Improving targeting and supporting employment”, on 6-7 September 2022.
06/07/2022 Webinar: Older People in Ukraine during the Russian Invasion
Join for an expert discussion with Ukrainian aging specialist Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko and HelpAge staff from eastern Ukraine who will discuss the significant impact Russia’s war has had on older people in Ukraine.
BB Peer Reviews and Trainings: Integrated policy approach applied in Kosovo for vulnerable groups of society
On 21-22 June 2022, the European Centre organised and facilitated the Peer Review “The integrated policy approach applied for vulnerable groups of society with the Active Inclusion Integration Platform (AIIP) of the Republic of Kosovo”.
06/05/2022 IFA Global Cafe: Older People of Ukraine in the Time of the Russian Invasion
Our colleauge, Dr Aleksandre Sidorenko, will share his experience on productive and constructive work for and with older people in our society.
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.
Armenia: Training on integrated policy measures and services
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.
02/06/2022 BBinar: Family type childcare in Western Balkans
The third BBinar will discuss models, progress, challenges, and ways forward for the development of the family type cares services for children in Western Balkans with country examples from Croatia, North Macedonia, and Albania.
22/02/2022 BBinar: Social care policy in the new reality
The second BBinar took place online on 22 February 2022. Ca. 40 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, etc. gathered to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond.
Social care policy in the new reality
The second BBinar will discuss the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond.
15-16/12/2021 Mutual learning in BB countries: Training on Ageing & ltc Care to the Ukrainian Ministry
On 15 and 16 December 2021, our colleagues, Kai Leichsenring, Magdi Birtha, and Veronica Sandu provided a training on Ageing and long-term care, as part of the Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings project.
9/12/2021: POW-BRIDGE: Final Steering Group Meeting
The POW-BRIDGE project had its final Steering Group Meeting, on 9 December 2021. The project coordinators of all seven partner organizations came together to discuss lessons learned, best practices and ideas for future collaboration.
30/11/2021 first BBinar: Social spending in times of Covid-19
The inaugural BBinar (Bridge-Building Webinar) took place on 30 November 2021 and focused on social spending in times of Covid-19 in the Western Balkan region. Members of the Eastern European Social Policy Network (EESPN), European Centre colleagues, and a wider audience participate in these BBinars in order to exchange at a practical level about common challenges and progress on different social policy areas.
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.
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.
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.
09/11/21 POW-BRIDGE final conference: The gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers
The POW-BRIDGE consortium is pleased to invite you to attend the project’s Final Conference.
22-24/09/21: Great success at the 2nd virtual BB Summer School
The European Centre hosted with great success the second virtual 2021 BB Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021. 11 participants from the BB region and European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy.
19 – 20/10/21 47th General Assembly Meeting 2021 of the European Centre
The 47th virtual General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of the European Centre is focusing on intergovernmental cooperation in social policy and research, on 19 and 20 October 2021.
22-24/09/21: Second virtual BB Summer School upcoming
The European Centre is hosting the SECOND virtual Bridge Building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021.
2021 BB Summer Schools: First of two virtual Summer Schools
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 BB region nd European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy.
30/06/21: Kick-off of the BB Peer Reviews & Trainings project
The Bridge Building (BB) Peer Reviews and Trainings project kicked off yesterday.Representatives of social protection and health care public authorities from six Bridge Building countires were present at the event.
29/06/21 Webinar: COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries
Alexandre Sidorenko gives an input on Active and healthy ageing: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic on 29 June 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET.
POW-BRIDGE MLL2: Solutions to main challenges of posting of workers rules
The Second Mutual Learning Lab (MLL2) of the POW-BRIDGE project took place on 26 May 2021. The aim of MLL2 was to follow up on the results from the first Mutual Learning Lab (MLL1).
25-27/8/21: BB Summer School of Evaluation in Social Policies
The BB Summer School takes place on 25-27/8/21 as part of the Bridging Function of the European Centre. It aims to enhance skills and knowledge in commissioning and/or conducting social policy-oriented Monitoring and Evaluation projects and programmes.