Social engagement and good cooperation between national IRIS network members in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, resulted in development of 6 national innovative case studies, created under the Project “Improving the provision of Social Service Delivery in South Eastern Europe through the empowerment of national and regional CSO networks”.
The studies are promoting inventive and sustainable solutions based on a social investment approach. Innovative models of social services are aimed to improve the system of social protection, support and integration of the most vulnerable groups, with the special focus on youth in need. The very heterogeneous group of beneficiaries also includes victims of domestic violence, elderly and persons with disabilities
The implementation of the services, represented within the publications engaged more than 500 social workers, physiologists, doctors and other professionals of social and health protection sectors, personal assistants and volunteers on regional level. The number of final beneficiaries currently is measured in hundreds with a potential of being increased to thousands in the future.
Summary of the models promoted by Case Studies and some of extraordinary success stories on their implementation could be found within the latest IRIS publication.