News
6.03.2019.
Center for Social Policy (CSP) in partnership with Women’s center Užice and the municipalities of Dimitrovrad and Priboj has been implementing the project Jobs, Opportunities, Businesses, Support – JOBS. The Project deals with inclusion of unemployed women who are going through difficult life situations – their households are recipients of financial social assistance, they have experienced family ...
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Collection of examples of good practices and challenges in regards to the access to rights and services for families with children during COVID-19 crisis is underway
28.02.2022.
Within the project "Support to Families with Children in Crisis Situations", the evidences of examples of good practices and challenges in regards to the access to rights and services for families with children during COVID-19 crisis are being collected...
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Research on Position of Families with Children During the COVID-19 Crisis Conducted
12.01.2022.
Within the project "Support to Families with Children in Crisis Situations" which deals with the issue of inadequate support to children and their families during the crisis COVID-19, both in terms of support through financial assistance programs and social services provided in the community...
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The gap between legal procedures and practices in posting rule enactment: a comparative working paper
16.11.2021.
This working paper investigates how the Posting of Workers Directive interplays with and is influenced by other EU and national rules and regulations on labour law, migration law, social security, health insurance, temporary agency work, and company law...
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The gap between legal procedures and practices in posting rule enactment: a comparative working paper
From Media
Our strategies are just wish lists
18.02.2016.
VREME, 18.2.2016. - 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…
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Trust as a Precondition for Successful Reforms
30.06.2016.
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
12.07.2016.
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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