Our Senior Advisor, Alexandre Sidorenko, contributed two chapters of the book ‘The United Nations Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA)’ focusing on ‘The journey to the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing’ and on ‘Challenges and opportunities of Ageing in Eastern European Countries’. The book offers a bold new agenda for handling the issue of ageing in the 21st century. It focuses on three priority areas: older persons and development; advancing health and well-being into old age; and ensuring enabling and supportive environments. Read more
The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research conducted research on the situation of children at risk of losing the parental care and children that have lost the parental care in Albania, North Macedonia, Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Report: Western Balkans Regular Economic Report, No. 17, Spring 2020: The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 by the World Bank In Spring 2020, Western Balkan countries – like most others in the world—have been forced to impose tight restrictions on economic life to contain the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. In the first half of 2020,…
The EESPN team launch of the new EESPN with interconnected activities, events and publications linked to each BB country.
Policy Brief: The Western Balkans in Times of the Global Pandemic by Bieber et al. The global COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by governments around the world constitute a major rupture to the “business as usual”, and this includes the Western Balkans, too. The pandemic has been overshadowing other developments while also accelerating existing…
Persons with disabilities are among the most affected groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) recently reported that the pandemic continues to affect the provision of essential services such as education, healthcare, community-based support and transport for persons with disabilities.