Social care policy in the new reality

What has changed? What needs to be changed?


Introductory input

Dr. Kai Leichsenring, European Centre (Austria)


Brief reflections

Prof. Irina Grigoryeva, School of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

Dr. Svitlana Aksyonova, M.V. Ptukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Dr. Natia Partskhaladze, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)



Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko, European Centre (Austria)


The invited experts at the second BBinar discussed the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people, persons with disabilities and other groups with support needs in the Eastern Partnership region, and beyond. Basic parameters of “good social care”, like appropriateness, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability seem to have deteriorated during the last two years. Therefore, it is important to reflect on the status of this sector of social policy and identify innovative policy approaches and practices that emerged in the new reality – at home, in the community, and in institutions.

Please find the PPP of the 2nd BBinar:

1. Kai Leichsenring: The impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on social care provision for older people

2. Irina Grigoryeva: New reality of ageing in Russia

3. Svitlana Aksyonova: Reforming the System of Social Services in Ukraine

4. Natia Partskhaladze: Social Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Georgia


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