Closed (30/12/20) CfP: Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region

The peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal Problemy Polityki Społecznej/Social Policy Issues invites original paper submissions for a special issue to bring together papers exploring a broad array of research questions related to welfare state and social policies in the CEE region.

Journal of Social Policy Issues: Cfp on Special Issue “Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region: past developments, present challenges and prospects for the future”

Deadline: 30 December 2020

University of Warsaw invites to submit original papers to the special issue of Problemy Polityki Społecznej. Social Policy Issues – a peer-reviewed, OPEN ACCESS journal, published by University of Warsaw.

The planned Special Issue “Welfare state and social policies in the CEE region: past developments, present challenges and prospects for the future” aims to bring together papers exploring a broad array of research questions related to welfare state and social policies in the CEE region, that may touch upon past developments, present challenges as well as future prospects. By CEE region we mean a large group of countries including Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine as well as sub-country regions, e.g. east of Germany.

The best paper submitted to this issue will receive an award of 400 euro. Read more

Closed (7/12/20): Online project presentation: Intra Yugoslav Albanian migration

07/12; 17-18: To the Northwest! Intra Yugoslav Albanian migration (1953-1989)

In this talk, CSEES researchers Rory Archer and Mladen Zobec present the
research project “To the Northwest! Intra Yugoslav Albanian migration
(1953-1989)” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) which began earlier this year. The research examines the phenomenon of Yugoslav Albanian migration from the Yugoslav south (Kosovo, Macedonia) to the Northern republics of Slovenia and Croatia. Read more

2020 Updated Reviews: on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the Western Balkans

2020 Updated Reviews: on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the Western Balkans

The European Centre updated the existing reviews on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, and Serbia. The European Centre had already been engaged as international expert organization in the original reviews prepared in 2018. On behalf of the Regional Cooperation Council, the European Centre team was working with country experts and provided quality assurance to ensure that the reports were of high quality, consistent, clear, accurate, sourced, appropriate and timely. Read or download the six reports for 2020 here.

Journal Article: How does Informal Transnational Social Protection Bond Families Across Boarders?

Journal Article: How does Informal Transnational Social Protection Bond Families Across Boarders? The Case of Albanian Migrants and their Transnational Families by Dhembo

In this journal article Dhembo looks at the case of Albanian migrants and their transnational families to reconfirm old patterns and sketch new trends in informal transnational protection practices which construct main fundamental ties holding transnational families together and are key in building and strengthening intergenerational solidarity among Albanian migrants and their left behind family and kin. Read more

Report: Albania 2020

Report: Albania 2020 Report by the European Commission

The European Commission has just published 2020 Enlargement Package. The package contains the Reports in which the Commission services present their detailed assessment of the state of play in each candidate country and potential candidate, what has been achieved over the last year, and set out guidelines on reform priorities. Read here

Survey: South-East European local Governments Inpost Covid19 Socio-Economic Recovery

Survey: South-East European local Governments Inpost Covid19 Socio-Economic Recovery by NALAS

Within the BACID programme NALAS and KDZ implemented a study on Covid19. 150 mayors and local government representatives havev been interviewed for this study and reveal the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cities and municipalities in South-East Europe. Also good practices and recommendations for the socio-economic recovery on local level are provided. Read more

Closed: (17/7/20) Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania

This Call for Proposals aims to support active, critical and constructive citizenship in the public debate, particularly at local level.

Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania, Deadline: 17 July 20

European Commission, Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2018- 2019: Support to Active Citizenship in Albania

This Call for Proposals aims to support active, critical and constructive citizenship in the public debate, particularly at local level. There is a strong need to leverage on the expert knowledge of civil society in specific sectors by providing unique knowledge and experience to shape policy and strategy, and identifying and building solutions, as well as play the role of enabler in driving change in collaboration with other stakeholders such as business community, media, social partners etc. Participation in those decisions and policies requires appropriate processes and mechanisms of communication and exchange of information and expertise, such as interactive frameworks, creating safe processes of dialogue, develop skills, engagement and close work with media, exchanging good practices and professional knowledge, expanding civic participation, particularly of women and youth.

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum amount of EUR 850,000 and the maximum amount: EUR 1,700,000.

The Lead Partner and co-partners must be legal not-for-profit organizations established in an EU or accession country to the EU and be free of political affiliations. At least 1 (one) of the co-applicant(s) must be legally established in Albania.

Deadline for submission of concept notes: 17 July 2020 at 16:00 (Brussels date and time)

Please read further details here

Closed: 15/10/2020 EaSI call: Supporting people in vulnerable situations

This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches supporting in particular the delivery of Principle 14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

EaSI call: Establishing and testing integrated interventions aimed at supporting people in (the most) vulnerable situations, Deadline: 15 October 2020

This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches supporting in particular the delivery of Principle 14 of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The call will support innovative and experimental local/regional-level projects aimed at putting in place comprehensive strategies, mechanisms and services ensuring a holistic approach to support people in (the most) vulnerable situations.

EESPN countries that can participate in the call include EU Member States, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

The deadline for the call is: 15 October 2020.

Please read the details here

New project: Feasibility study on reforming child care system

The Feasibility Study will provide a comprehensive analysis of the current child protection policies in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, North Macedonia and Ukraine and will evaluate to what extent a new SOS Children’s Villages Worldwide regional programme will contribute to the fulfilment of human rights of children in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. The Feasibility Study will focus on children living in formal care (residential and alternatives to residential care), children temporarily separated from their parents, as well as children at risk of being separated from their parents.