Current Projects

Posting of workers in Eastern Europe

2018-01-01 - 2019-12-31

The two-year project aims to proactively address the issue of posting of workers at its pre-accession stage by assisting Eastern European countries, especially the four candidate countries Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, in implementing the Directive already before it gets into force, and by assisting in the prevention of social dumping, i.e. the use of cheap labour, to minimise associated risks for workers. It aims to do so through research, peer reviews and workshops involving stakeholders from the candidate countries and 4 EU member states, namely Austria, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia.


Tailor-made training courses on social welfare issues

2019-07-18 - 2019-12-31

The European Cenre conducts tailor-made training courses for civil servants of the  Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in five selected topics in social welfare.


Past Projects

Deinstitutionalisation in Hungary

2019-02-01 - 2019-10-01

The European Strategic and Investment Funds (ESIF) support two operational programmes to transform institutional care to community-based services (deinstitutionalisation) in Hungary. The programmes aim to ensure the deinstitutionalisation of 10 000 people through the ESIF funds. The purpose of this project is to provide support to DG EMPL for the assessment of the calls for proposals and selected projects for deinstitutionalisation in Hungary. 


Support for better social services for the most vulnerable groups in Kosovo

2017-04-01 - 2019-09-30

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the effective transformation of the social service system in Kosovo by focusing on improved quality, availability and sustainability of local social and community-based service delivery for children and vulnerable people living at social risk.


Work Forum on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the EU and its Member States 2019 - Rapporteur

2019-05-01 - 2019-08-30

The annual Work Forum on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) will take place on the 13th of May 2019. Hosted by the European Commission, the Forum brings together representatives of those responsible for implementing and monitoring the UN CRPD, both at EU and national level; these are Focal Points, Coordination Mechanisms and Monitoring Mechanisms. Civil society and disabled people's organisations also actively participate in the Work Forum. Dr. Magdi Birtha, Researcher at the European Centre is acting as Rapporteur at the Wok Forum and will prepare the conference report.