27/09/21: CfP awareness raising campaign on trafficking in children in Serbia

the Council of Europe is launching a call for grant, which is to be opened to non-governmental organisations registered in Republic of Serbia.

27/09/21: CfP awareness raising campaign on trafficking in children in Republic of Serbia

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for grant, which is to be opened to non-governmental organisations registered in Republic of Serbia.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 27 September 2021. Read more

Book: Governing territorial development in the Western Balkans

Book: Governing territorial development in the Western Balkans by Berisha et al.

This book offers a multifaceted overview of the evolution of spatial development, governance and planning in the Western Balkans from an institutionalist perspective. Written by experts in the field, it features various regional and national studies covering topics such as regional and spatial planning, territorial development and governance, and regional and cross-border cooperation in the Western Balkans.  Read more

05/10/21: HORIZON – Twinning Western Balkans

The special Twinning call for Western Balkans will contribute to the wide policy initiative to support of Western Balkan countries.

05/10/21: HORIZON – Twinning Western Balkans

Twinning aims to enhance networking activities between the research institutions of the Western Balkan Countries and top-class leading counterparts at EU level by linking it with at least two research institutions from two different Member States or Associated Countries. Therefore, building on the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice between research institutions and partners. Twinning actions intend to help raise the research profile of the institution from the Western Balkan country as well as the research profile of its staff including a special focus on strengthening the research management and administrative skills of the coordination institution from the Western Balkan Country. Read more

28/06/21: V4-EaP-WB Virtual Seminar: Youth Digital Inclusivness

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people.

Conference – Symposium – Forum
30 June 2021 | online, Poland

The event will provide space for youth workers and youth activists from the Visegrad Group countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans to share experiences, establish contacts and discuss issues related to digital inclusion of young people. Read more

New project: Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings

The project builds on the need for mutual learning between countries of the Bridging (BB) Function. The European Centre offers Peer Reviews and Training dedicated to specific topics in social welfare.

New project: Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings

The project builds on the need for mutual learning between countries of the Bridging (BB) Function. The European Centre offers Peer Reviews and Training dedicated to specific topics in social welfare. By implementing mutual learning activities in the BB countries the European Centre collaborates with its National Liaison Officials (NLO’s). Read more

Online article: Evaluating the Involvement of Social Partners in Tackling Undeclared Work in the Western Balkans

The aim of this study is to evaluate the current involvement of social partners in tackling undeclared work in the Western Balkans.

Online article: Evaluating the Involvement of Social Partners in Tackling Undeclared Work in the Western Balkans by Williams

Although enforcement authorities play a key role in tackling undeclared work, social partners also have an interest in preventing undeclared work. Employer federations wish to tackle the unfair competition that results from other businesses operating in the undeclared economy and trade unions wish to protect declared workers and tackle unscrupulous employers who use undeclared employment. Read more

EC Country Reports: GENDER ANALYSIS 2020 for the Western Balkans

EC Country Reports: GENDER ANALYSIS 2020 for the Western Balkans

This is the third Kvinna till Kvinna Gender Analysis of EC Country Reports for the Western Balkans. The aim is to show progress year on year in the gender-mainstreaming of the Country Reports and attempt to identify areas where a gender perspective can be further strengthened across different chapters of the reports, beyond the fundamental rights section and the Chapter on Social Policy and Employment. This year, the report also includes country-specific recommendations on priorities to be addressed in the 2021 Country Reports. Read more

25/02/21 HERAS+: Call for Research Grants

HERAS+ Call for proposals for Research Grants open from 25/11/2020 to 25/02/2021

The ZSI and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Kosovo launch together a call for scientific networking and project cooperation between researchers from public universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria, in Kosovo and the Western Balkan region with special attention to young and early stage researchers.

25/02/21 HERAS+: Call for proposals for Research Grants open 

The ZSI and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Kosovo launch together a call for scientific networking and project cooperation between researchers from public universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria, in Kosovo and the Western Balkan region with special attention to young and early stage researchers. The call is part of the project “HERAS+” which is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). Read more

01/02/21: Visegrad+ Grants

Visegrad+ Grants support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries.

01/02/21: Visegrad+ Grants

Visegrad+ Grants support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries.

  • Projects must develop meaningful cooperation and ensure active involvement of at least 3 V4 countries and 1 entity from the EaP region or the Western Balkans countries at minimum regardless of the applicant
  • Maximum duration of project implementation is 18 months
  • Grants cover up to 100% of project budget with maximum 15% of the requested sum for overheads
  • Projects must clearly address one of the objectives of the program´s seven focus areas and be implemented in the region of EU´s Eastern Partnership or in the Western Balkans

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28/01/21: Danube Governance Conference – SAVE THE DATE!

28/01/21, 9:00 – 17:00 (CET) Online event: Danube Governance Conference: “Towards European integration with the SDGs” – SAVE THE DATE!

The Danube Governance Conference: Towards European integration with the SDGs is the final event of the program Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region (BACID).

It will gather stakeholders to discuss the topics identified as priorities in improving governance in the countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova on their way towards European integration and how the Sustainable Development Goals support this process. This event will bring together partners from public institutions, think tanks and civil society organizations from the whole Danube Region, as well as representatives of the EU and international organizations that are supporting European integration and public administration reforms in the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova. Read more