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Capacity Building of Intersectoral Committees
Within the project Capacity building of Intersectoral Committees (ISCs) for additional support to children for inclusion into early childhood development programs and education implemented by CSP with support from UNICEF and the Austrian Development Agency, a training and mentoring program was implemented...
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Call for new positions within CSP
Center for social Policy announces call for two new positions: 1. Quantitative Researcher, and 2. Economic and Social Policy Researcher. Interested candidates should apply by sending CV and motivation letter by September 18, 2016. Click here for more information...
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Enhancing the role of local communities in preventing dropout from the education system
The Center for Social Policy has started the implementation of the project Tools for Preventing Roma Dropout with the objective to decrease dropout and early school leaving of children, particularly Roma girls and Roma children and returnees upon readmission from EU member states.
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Enhancing the role of local communities in preventing dropout from the education system
From Media
Our strategies are just wish lists
The State makes us pay contributions up to the level of four and five average wages, and then it says: sorry, I am short at the moment; it doesn’t make a difference if you paid in more money. The logic of insurance is – if you paid four times more, your pension should be four times higher. How can we now say that someone…
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Trust as a Precondition for Successful Reforms
Various international studies show that the income level, although important, is not the most important determinant of life satisfaction in a particular society. This rule is applicable only in very poor societies where higher income means meeting basic needs. When society meets a certain minimum – social trust gains advantage…
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World Bank: Social Capital, Trust, and Well-being in the Evaluation of Wealth
A key message from our analysis is that economists have tools that permit us to value trust as an asset, and the evidence we present suggests that social capital as a source of well-being is a major contributor to social welfare – indeed, as large as or larger than produced capital in many economies. The value of social…
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PUBLICATIONS
Long term care comprises of health and social care service provided at home or in institutions to individuals in need of support in performing activities of daily living (ADL) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). It is expected in the future, especially due to population ageing, that the state will have a more pronounced role in providing long term care. This study analyzes the challenges and offers possible solutions in the area of long term care.
The family is the main source of a child’s security, protection and wellbeing. A significant element of a child’s security is social care and in today’s family environment it gains in importance for children. Very different positions exist regarding the role of the state and society in the area of social care. The study on the analysis of cash benefits provides possible options for changing and enhancing the existing concept.
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Policy development

Our aim is improvement of key reform legislation and strategic frameworks that create a cohesive society and an effective and efficient welfare state.

Support to the most vulnerable

The focus of public policies should be improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable in the society: children, youth, elderly, and persons with disability, Roma, women, refugees and IDPs.

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