The progress on the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) has not only been monitored in EU countries, but also in Western Balkan countries. Some progress in social indicators has been recorded in the last few years, but welfare and labour market outcomes remain generally weak in the region. In this policy brief we focus on the six 2020 reports covering EPSR indicators in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, & Serbia. Read more
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…
The European Centre completed the 2021 updates of the six reviews of the Western Balkan countries regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights. This year, the European Centre also prepared a comparative overview report.
The article positions partnership as central to meeting the targets of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals that make up the United Nations Agenda for 2030 with Goal 17, ‘Partnerships for the Goals’, often described as pivotal to the transformational efforts required for its realisation.
Call for Applicants for the Bridge Building (BB) Summer School of Evaluation in Social Policies (25-27 August 2021) as part of the Bridging Function of the European Centre.
In support of policy-makers and organizational stakeholders that wish to engage directly in the implementation of social innovation initiatives in LTC, the InCARE project team has derived the key lessons arising from a decade of European experiences – with a focus on doing rather than analysing social innovation. Read more
Journal article: Theory and practice of aging upon covid-19 pandemic by A. Sidorenko & A. Golubev Never before in history aging has been such a significant factor for epidemics as it is now for the current COVID-19 pandemic, which features a drastic shift of mortality towards older ages. Our analysis of data on COVID-19-related mortality in Spain,…