Center for Social Policy (CSP) is an independent think tank, dedicated to the improvement of public policies, with the goal to catalyze inclusive growth, create a cohesive society and an effective and efficient welfare state.
CSP influences the creation of public policies through independent and innovative research aimed at solving key social challenges. CSP also provides capacity building of stakeholders in the area of social welfare, and organizes public debates that additionally enhance participation in the policy-making process.
CSP's mission is to conduct high-quality independent research on multiple issues in the field of social policy. Based on research CSP provides policy options for decision-makers and hands-on consultancy for local-self governments and NGOs as social welfare service providers, thus aiming on improving the lives of the most vulnerable (children, youth, elderly, persons with disability, Roma, women, refugees and IDPs). Our goal is to become a key civil society resource for social policies in Serbia and the Western Balkans region.
CSP's main policy areas are poverty and social inclusion, child and family protection, pension policy, long-term care and social welfare services, as well as multisectoral initiatives which cover areas of health, education and employment. CSP applies the concept of good governance, relevant for the efficient implementation of policies and management of public resources.