Updated review of the performance of Western Balkan economies regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights

Although these countries are not yet EU Member States it is important to monitor their achievements and reform efforts of social rights as candidate and potential candidate countries. This is particularly important given the challenges those countries face, including an aging population, challenges in the labour market, poverty, etc.

The European Centre was engaged as the international expert organization in the reviews prepared in 2018.

AIMS

The aim of the updated reviews is the 2020 actualization of the existing reviews on issues relevant to the European Pillar of Social Rights in Western Balkan: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, & Serbia. From a policy perspective, it is important to monitor the level of progress of the candidate and potential candidate countries, in terms of identifying important progress, persistent gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in order to inform policy makers on potential areas of intervention, reform and upgrade and/or further improvements.

METHODS

The updated reports will be based on European-level, international and country data sets. This includes data from Eurostat where available (e.g. on core labour market and social indicators) or relevant national data when Eurostat data are not available. Other relevant sources include data sets from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), OECD, WHO, the World Bank and regional platforms.

The European Centre team will provide quality assurance to ensure that the country reviews are of high quality, consistent, clear, accurate and sourced, appropriate and in time for the 2020 EU-Western Balkans Ministerial meeting on Employment and Social Affairs.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Updated reviews of the existing reviews on issues relevant to the European Pillar of Social Rights in Western Balkan: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, & Serbia.

 

Project type
  • Other
Country of the coordinating institution
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Acronym
Western Balkan EPSR
Geographical focus
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences
Runtime
March 2020 - April 2020

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on April 4, 2020
Modified on April 4, 2020