Launch event 'Building bridges in social welfare policy in Eastern Europe'

19 September 2016, Vienna

SPEAKER

Marc Pointecker, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer (Austria)

Thomas Bender, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission (Belgium)

European Centre staff

DESCRIPTION

Innovative approaches can provide answers to economic and societal challenges such as demographic change, the current migration wave, and the unequal distribution of wealth. Exchange of expertise between researchers, policy makers and practitioners on different approaches applied in the EU and (potential) candidate countries and the countries of the Eastern partnership, however, is a necessity in order to learn from others’ experiences. To improve European cohesion, bridges between stakeholders, sectors, countries, policies, and systems thus need to be created in the field of social welfare.

Innovative approaches in labour market policy and health and social care (long-term care) arrangements in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine are presented, discussed and transformed into joint project ideas. The workshop’s guiding questions are:

  • Which challenges are primarily addressed by the regional policies in the EU (potential) candidate countries and the countries of the Eastern partnership at present?
  • Which innovative responses are provided in the area of labour market policy and health and social care?
  • Which links between stakeholder, sectors, countries, policies, and systems need to be established to enhance the impact of policy actions?

Participatory methods will be used to enable for networking and building the ground for collaborative project proposals. Based upon both up-to-date research results and applied knowledge, the workshop provides governments, research institutes and civil society organisations the unique opportunity to exchange relevant know-how for improving structures and policies in the social welfare field.

Registration for the event is closed.

The presenters were selected according to a Call for papers. Registration for the event has closed. Relevant information such as slides, good practice and academic papers and other material will be published on this site soon after the event.

EVENT DETAILS

Conference/Expert Workshop
2016-09-19

VENUE

Amedia Hotel

Landstraßer Hauptstraße 155
1030 Vienna