Bridge Building key competence
Anette Scoppetta, the Deputy Director & Head of Work & Welfare Unit, explains our Bridge Building key competence via the first video podcast. Watch the video podcast and inform yourself about
- What does the Bridge Building research aim at?
- What is the challenge Bridge Building addresses?
- What is an essential new finding of the Bridge Building research?
- How does society benefit from the Bridge Building research?
Read more about what the Bridge Building is made for and what we offer.
Bridge Building in the Spotlight
Social spending in times of Covid-19
The inaugural BBinar (short for Bridge-Building Webinar) took place on 30 November 2021 and focused on social spending in times of Covid-19 in the Western Balkan region. Members of the Eastern European Social Policy Network (EESPN), European Centre colleagues, and a wider audience participate in these BBinars in order to exchange at a practical level about common challenges and progress on different social policy areas.
Mihail Arandarenko (University of Belgrade) gave an introductory input on social spending in Serbia. Veronica Sandu (European Centre) took a comparative look on social spending in the Western Balkan Region. Amira Ramhorst (Regional Cooperation Council) and Rahel Kahlert (European Centre) presented the status quo of the Western Balkan region regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights, building on the recently published country reports and the cross-country overview report. A highlight was the showcasing of the newly developed interactive Social Scoreboard that allows for a comparative perspective. Download the document to know more.
This BBinar fostered a lively discussion on the impact of social assistance programmes in the Western Balkan region and concluded with ideas how to overcome challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis.
The next BBinar will take place in February 2022 and will focus on social policies in the Eastern Partnership region. Please stay tuned for the exact time and topic!
New project: European Community of Practice on Partnership
The new project European Community of Practice on Partnerships (ECoPP) is set up to review the existing European Code of Conduct on Partnership. The European Code of Conduct on Partnership fosters partnership as mechanism within the EU funds. Anette more
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
Upcoming & past online events
InCARE: Ongoing survey on long-term care - we need you!
Please help us collect a large number of contributions to the InCARE survey on attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care. The aim of the survey is to understand how people view care for older people with support needs and more
23/11/2021 FutureGEN: Policy dissemination event
On 23 November, the European Centre together with the University of Vienna hosted an online policy dissemination event to publicize results from two projects which are funded through the Gender-Era-Net program. From FutureGEN, research on more