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.
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 Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection enabled the European Centre to extend the BB Peer Reviews and Trainings project in the Bridge Building countries until March 2024.
Across research institutions, gender imbalances still exist and are widely tolerated: few of the top positions in academia are occupied by women, and women still experience slow career progression. To tackle these issues, it is important to define concrete objectives and employ measures on an individual, cultural and structural level.
Bridge Building connects the knowledge and policy evidence on social welfare of the EU Member States with the Bridging Building (BB) countries.
Posting workers as a concept is not straightforward and it is often confused with some forms of emigration. Four situations are related to the concept of posting. Different situations imply different policy responses, though there are common recommendations for all. The clarification of the workers status is the first step in identifying the social protection…
The latest news on the POW-BRIDGE project can be found in its third and final Newsletter.
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. In the POW-BRIDGE project coordinated by the European Centre, the partners delivered 8 case study reports, 8 policy briefs, 8 video…
The POW-BRIDGE team produced video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries.