The final international conference of the Posting of Workers in Eastern Europe project was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 24 October 2019. The conference that brought together all project partners, associated partners and other stakeholders from the eight participating countries, was opened by Mrs Mojca Vah Jevšnik, project coordinator for the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Our colleague Sonila Danaj presented the project and the deliverables achieved in the two years of project implementation. The keynote speech was delivered by Ms Carita Rammus, European Commission, who spoke on the Posting of workers Enforcement Directive’s implementation in Member States. The conference continued with presentations of the country reports for the candidate countries of the Western Balkans: Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia by Mrs. Mimoza Agolli, EMA, Albania, Mrs. Sanja Cukut Krilić, ZRC SAZU, Ms. Aleksandra Iloska, PUBLIC, and Ms. Kristina Djurić, Public Policy Institute, respectively. In the afternoon session, Sonila Danaj, European Centre, presented the Needs Assessment followed by a discussion, the concluding remarks and future opportunities. The next day, the final Steering Group Meeting was also held in Ljubljana, Slovenia with SG members reflecting on the implementation of the project and potential future collaborations for the EEPOW consortium. Read more about the project.
In this first InCARE newsletter, the team gathered a series of short articles illustrating the many developments since the project was kicked-off in November 2020.
The POW-Bridge Kick-Off and Methodology Seminar brought together partners from six countries & two candidate countries in Vienna on 27 February 2020.
The European Centre together with the CEI-Central European Initiative implemented the ‘Bridge Building Summer School on Social Welfare‘ to buil capacities and overcome societal challenges from January until August 2017.
Sonila Danaj presented research on the integration of employment and social services in the Western Balkans at the 5th Conference, Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, 21-22 November 2019.
The needs assessment provides a review of the capacities of the four candidate countries of the Western Balkans.
Across research institutions, gender imbalances still exist and are widely tolerated: few of the top positions in academia are occupied by women, and women still experience slow career progression. To tackle these issues, it is important to define concrete objectives and employ measures on an individual, cultural and structural level.