The ISSA European Network (IEN) will organize a Technical Seminar on Gender mainstreaming in social security on 31 May-1 June 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland, hosted by the the Social Insurance Administration of Iceland (Tryggingastofnun ríkisins - TR) and the Ministry of Welfare in Iceland.

The issue of inequalities across the life course has been identified as one of the main challenges for social security in the ISSA landmark publication “10 global challenges for social security”.

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Moldovan employers report that inadequate technical skills, poor work ethic, and lack of motivation among the workforce have a negative impact on the performance of their firms. Inadequate knowledge of foreign languages appears to be the most pressing problem for high-skilled occupations, while insufficient analytical and problem-solving skills as well as low willingness to learn new things are most cited skills gaps for middle-skilled workers. Two policy measures can help to address the skills gap.

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Population aging is a global issue that is either affecting or will soon affect virtually every country around the world. With large numbers of older people experiencing significant losses of intrinsic capacity, leading a dignified and meaningful life is often only possible with the care and support of others. Long-term care (LTC) has therefore become one of the most rapidly developing policy areas in OECD countries, where significant institutional change and innovation have taken place over the last two decades.

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The 16th annual conference of the ESPAnet will be held in Vilnius, hosted by the Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology and Social Work. It will be an exciting opportunity to discuss the challenges, problems and future prospects of European welfare systems at a time of great political, economic and environmental uncertainties in the globalized world. For centuries, the welfare state in Europe and elsewhere has been perceived as a source of well-being, social stability, security and solidarity.

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Harvesting Child Nutritional Gains through the Graduation Approach: Results from a Randomized Control Trial on BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Program

This week’s webinar, titled Harvesting Child Nutritional Gains through the Graduation Approach: results from Randomized Control Trial on BRAC’s Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) Program , debated the implications of the TUP graduation programme, developed by BRAC. The event was hosted by socialprotection.org and organised by the Social Protection for Employment – Community (SPEC) , in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and BRAC. Lisa Hannigan (Director for Poverty and Social Transfers Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia) moderated the discussions, while Nazia Moqueet (Technical Specialist, BRAC USA) and Wameq A....Read more

The second Berlin Global Learning Forum, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Global Practice Group on Social Protection, Labor and Jobs of the World Bank Group, took place from 28 – 30 September 2016. The forum’s objective is to encourage global knowledge sharing by means of peer-to-peer learning among social protection practitioners.

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Through the emergence of nascent forms of regulating business activities in the 1830s, Britain was the first capitalist country to begin to put in place system of social protection. That system is now being undone. The emergence (and ironies) of ‘better regulation’ as an attack on social protection are charted through outlining a series of key processes and mechanisms. I conclude by asking what the decline in social protection means in terms of the incidence of social murder.

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This event aims to broadcast the most innovative initiatives in inclusive employment and entrepreneurship in Europe. It will also act as a meeting and discussion place for organizations working to assist groups facing difficulties in terms of their inclusion in the labour market.

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The conference will focus on the integration of refugees into the European labour market, and will aim to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive overview of the refugee situation today;
  2. Discuss important elements in the integration process; and
  3. Showcase measures on ways of dealing with this from a Public Employment Services (PES) point of view.

The conference will run in plenary sessions throughout the two days. 

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The European Social Services Conference (ESSC) is the European Social Network’s annual flagship event. Bringing together thousands of senior professionals from all sectors and across over the past 25 years, the ESSC has long been pioneering the value of knowledge exchange in improving services and transforming people’s lives. Since the first event in 1993, we have witnessed extraordinary developments of new ideas and technology impacting on our own lives and the lives of those we care for.

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