The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Centre hosted the online peer review “Deinstitutionalisation of children and persons with disabilities” on 08-09 February 2023. Over 50 representatives from ministries from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Ukraine, as well as other stakeholders discussed experiences and challenges of transitioning children and persons with disabilities from institutional to community-based settings (deinstitutionalisation). Participating countries exchanged experiences on creating new social services in the community that support beneficiaries and their families along the life course (e.g. foster care, personal assistance, or respite care), with special focus on how to operate and finance them in a sustainable way. Experts from Greece and UNICEF also provided useful insights on progress made in Europe to move people out of institutional care and create more inclusive communities for children and persons with disabilities. Check out the BB peer review project
Get a glimpse of the Armenian BB Policy Review on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for Social Protection Programmes” in our story.
The 47th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of the European Centre closed with a great success with over 50 participants. It was the first GAM 2021 which was open to the public and took place fully virtual for the second time on 19 & 20 October 2021.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine aims to unite all departments into a single convenient and effective online system and make communication convenient and transparent.
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.
Four policy briefs have been published for the full transposition and implementation of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) of the candidate countries.
The third country workshop happened in Belgrade, Serbia on September 26, 2018. The workshop organized by the local partner, the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (MOLEVSA) with the support of the European Centre, brought together representatives from the Ministry themselves, Directorate for Employment, Labour Inspectorate, social partners,…