The 4th BBinar will discuss progress and challenges of developing accessible, affordable, and high-quality care for older adults as one way to improve gender equality in the Western Balkan countries. Informal care remains an important component of long-term care systems for older adults across most Western Balkan countries. Lack of alternative care services has meant that the responsibility for providing care for older adults falls on the family, and more often, women. In turn, this has led to women remaining out of the labour market to provide care for their older family members, leading to a larger gender gap in employment. This BBinar will present a snapshot of the care situation and associated gender inequality in some Western Balkan countries, as well as discuss solutions and challenges. Register here
The inaugural BBinar (Bridge-Building Webinar) took place on 30 November 2021 and focused on social spending in times of Covid-19 in the Western Balkan region. Members of the Eastern European Social Policy Network (EESPN), European Centre colleagues, and a wider audience participate in these BBinars in order to exchange at a practical level about common…
You’re invited to join Dr Leda Stott and Michelle Halse during the first session of the “Global Dialogues on Partnership” to discuss reframing SDG17 so it’s fit for transformation.
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.
The European Centre is launching BBinars, a series of webinars, on social policy in Eastern Europe. The new initiative offer EESPN members, European Centre colleauges and a wider audience, a possibility to exchange at a practical level about common challenges and progress on different social policy areas in the Western Balkans and the Easternship Partnership region.
Alexandre Sidorenko gives an input on Active and healthy ageing: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic on 29 June 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Division for Inclusive Social Development – is coordinating the webinar on COVID-19 & its impact on older persons in low-and-middle-income countries. Register 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…