The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the European Centre hosted an online policy review “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Social Protection Programmes”, on 12-13 December 2022. The representation of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria opened the Armenian Policy Review by giving an overview of M&E systems and the increasing importance and necessity for evaluating social policies. Representatives from Ministries from Armenia, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine presented their national architectures for M&E in social protection. Along with representatives from other Bridge Building countries, namely North Macedonia, Moldova, and Albania, the participants of the policy review discussed how national M&E systems in social protection (with a focus on child protection and population policies) can be further strengthened. The host and participating countries additionally shared practical information about their staff-, skills-, data-, methods-, and cooperation-related characteristics at the national level. Read more about the project here
As part of an ongoing cooperation between the European Centre and the Central European University Vienna (CEU), four students from the Policy Lab support the Bridge Building work of the European Centre by preparing country profiles for Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Georgia for the EESPN website.
This comparative report on integrated case management for employment and social welfare users analyses the legal, policy and institutional framework for collaborative approaches and the practices applied by national and local actors as a basis on which to build up an integrated case management system in the Western Balkans.
The final international conference of the Posting of Workers in Eastern Europe project brought together all project partners, associated partners and other stakeholders from the eight participating countries on 24 October 2019. Our colleague, Sonila Danaj, presented the project and the deliverables achieved in the two years of project implementation.
The European Centre hosted with great success the second virtual 2021 BB Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021. 11 participants from the ‘Bridge building’ region, specifically Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, as well as Ukraine, and European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning…
The POW-BRIDGE team produced video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries.