Newsletter November 2020


A holiday season unlike any other

This holiday season is unlike any other. We all miss our usual life, celebrations, and the comfort of gathering with friends and family. We wish you endurance, strength, health, and as much happiness as these times can allow!

YouTube presentation

The GENDER-ERA Net program of the EU has just released a video featuring the Principal Investigators explaining the aims and relevance of the project FutureGEN. Click here for the YouTube video to find out more about this project and visit the website for further information.

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

2020 Updated Reviews on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the Western Balkans

The European Centre updated the existing reviews on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, and Serbia. The European Centre had already been engaged as international expert organization in the original reviews prepared in 2018. On behalf of the Regional Cooperation Council, the European Centre team was working with country experts and provided quality assurance to ensure that the reports were of high quality, consistent, clear, accurate, sourced, appropriate and timely. Read or download the six reports for 2020 here. Future updates are planned.

New publications

EESPN newsletter: November 2021 issue

We would like to introduce the November 2021 issue of the EESPN newsletter. We feature new projects, calls & publications on new social policy measures relevant to the Bridge Building (BB) region. Read more more

Past online events

POW-BRIDGE Mutual Learning Lab 1: Challenges between procedures & practices

The First Mutual Learning Lab (MLL1) of the POW-BRIDGE project took place in Slovenia (online format via ZOOM) on 24 November 2020. It aimed to detail the problems in the enactment of posting legislation and to improve our understanding of more

Expert Workshop: Quality assurance for recruitment agencies in personal care

This expert workshop in German language served to exchange experiences regarding the quality assurance of agencies working in the recruitment of health and care workers as well as of personal carers in Austria and Germany. 


Upcoming online events

Online on 10 December: The Final Con3Post Conference

The final conference of the Con3Post project is taking place via Zoom on 10 December 2020. All interested stakeholders and researchers are invited to join by registering for the event until 8 December, 2020, by clicking on this link. The more

Jour Fixe on 17 December: Günter Stummvoll about Social Work & Policing – and Public Sociology

Our colleague Günter Stummvoll presented the ‘SWaPOL – Social Work and Policing’ project, which aims to improve the collaboration between social workers and the police. Applying Michael Burawoy’s concept more

International seminar on 13 January: N. Keating talked about Leaving no one behind? Family care across the life course

In an International Seminar on 13 January, Norah Keating gave a presentation about how the unfolding of life courses of family carers might contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind.