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). Participating countries exchanged experiences on creating new social services in the community that support beneficiaries and their families along the life course (e.g. foster care, personal assistance, or respite care), with special focus on how to operate and finance them in a sustainable way. Experts from Greece and UNICEF also provided useful insights on progress made in Europe to move people out of institutional care and create more inclusive communities for children and persons with disabilities. Check out the BB Peer Review activities here.
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.
The European Centre organised the 2nd BB Policy Review on ‘Gender Equality and Care for relatives’ on 05 and 06 June 2023. Around 40 representatives registered from ministries and public bodies from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The POW-BRIDGE team produced video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries.
Get a glimpse of the Armenian BB Policy Review on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Social Protection Programmes” in our story.