This report summarises insights gained during the Policy Review “Gender Equality and Care for Relatives”. The event served as a platform for the BB countries to explore their experiences, strategies, existing institutional structures and approach in care policies related to two crucial aspects for gender equality: policies that help women integrate into the job market and policies on support systems for those in need of care.
The EESPN team informs you on the BB activities and the EESPN blog on the Georgian Miners’ strike in the June issue of the EESPN newsletter.
At the 5th BBinar on 13 June 2023 about 40 stakeholders came together to discuss what role the social investment approach to social welfare policies can and should play in supporting sustainable development in the Western Balkan and the Eastern Partnership countries.
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.
In this policy brief, the team explores challenges and barriers persons with disabilities 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.
The team presents the results of the InCARE survey on attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care (LTC) for selected Balkan countries.
At the fourth BBinar on Informal Care and Gender Equality in the Western Balkans 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.
As part of an ongoing cooperation between the European Centre and the Central European University Vienna (CEU), four students from the Policy Lab support the Bridge Building work of the European Centre by preparing country profiles for Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Georgia for the EESPN website.