We are shocked and appalled by the unprecedented aggression against Ukraine as one of our key partners in on-going bridge-building activities. Bridges cannot be built if pillars are being destroyed. Mutual exchange and dialogue – including those with Russian colleagues as in our recent BBinar – must continue, and we will also continue to promote peaceful development, with social protection and social policies as cornerstones of citizens’ wellbeing. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people, and with all members of the Eastern Partnership as important pillars for peaceful developments in the region – to facilitate welfare in Europe, warfare must stop!
In the August issue, we inform you about the current BB flag-ship project: ‘BB Peer Reviews and Trainings’ which implements mutual learning between the BB countries. Check out the timeline of the respective BB Peer Reviews and Trainings and enjoy reading the rest of the August issue of the EESPN newsletter here!
What has changed? What needs to be changed? The second BBinar took place online on 22 February 2022. Ca. 40 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, etc. gathered to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in…
The European Centre team will support UNICEF Croatia in drafting the Situation Analysis of children and adolescents in Croatia.
The main focus in the field of social development in 2019 focused on the following tasks:
creating a supportive environment for persons with disabilities;
social support for families in difficult circumstances and other categories of population;
creation of conditions for providing a decent old age for the elderly, development of the pension insurance system;
ensuring the protection of children’s rights.
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.