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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POW-BRIDGE Mutual Learning Lab 1: Challenges between procedures & practices
The First Mutual Learning Lab (MLL1) of the POW-BRIDGE project took place in Slovenia (online format via ZOOM) on 24 November 2020. It aimed to detail the problems in the enactment of posting legislation and to improve our understanding of the challenges that arise from the gap between procedures (legal basis) and practices…
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POW-BRIDGE Online Event: First Strategic Board Meeting Held in Belgrade
The first Strategic Board Meeting of the Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers (POW-Bridge) project was held in Belgrade (online setting) on September 29, 2020. The event was organized by the Center for Social Policy. The event brought together members of the Strategic Board composed…
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Mapping Social Care Services and Material Support within the Mandate of Local Self-Governments in the Republic of Serbia Published
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia has published the third edition of the research titled "Mapping Social Care Services and Material Support within the Mandate of Local Self-Governments in the Republic of Serbia". The research was conducted by the Center for Social…
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Mapping Social Care Services and Material Support within the Mandate of Local Self-Governments in the Republic of Serbia Published
From Media
Our strategies are just wish lists
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
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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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.
Guiding Principles
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.

Evidence-based policy making

CSP advocates that public policy decision making should be based on independent research of key policy issues

Local perspective

Policy implementation heavily relies on local level capacities. We advocate that the local perspective is included in policy development and that local capacities are constantly enhanced.


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