Entries by Tijana Laban

Assessing social progress in the Western Balkans 2016

Assessing social progress in the Western Balkans 2016 This country report provides policy recommendations on how to strengthen social inclusion and protection of minorities in the Western Balkan region and how to enable the environment for CSOs to provide social services. It focuses on recent developments that have taken place since  January 2016. This country […]

Framework Partnership Agreements Closing Event in Skopje

IRIS Network members: ASB, Solidar, LIRCD, ASYD and EDC,  participated in Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) Closing Event on 10 -11 November 2016 in Skopje. The aim of the event is to discuss issue concerning general development of the civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to generate concrete self-reflective recommendations for further improvements […]

IRIS Network- Influencing policies and social service provision in South East Europe

The IRIS Network is led by Arbeiter Samariter Bund e.V who is main social partner in Germany, and trough Forieign aid to South East Europe and other regions/countries around the world. Countries of Western Balkans (WB) are characterized with the transitional situation affected by extreme levels of unemployment, social exclusion and poverty. IRIS Network established […]

Innovative Social Inclusion Approach – Case Studies and Examples of Good Practices

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 […]

Case Studies on Innovative Social Inclusion Practices

The experiences, best practices and lessons learned through the project “Improving the provision of Social Service Delivery in South Eastern Europe through the empowerment of national and regional CSO networks”, implemented through IRIS Network, are represented within Case Studies on innovative social inclusion practice. Six national innovative Case Studies have been developed, as a result of  social […]

Professional Staff Training Programme in Greece – Call for Applicants

In the framework of the EU-funded project “Improving the provision of Social Service Delivery in South Eastern  Europe  through  the  empowerment  of  national  and  regional  CSOs”,  IRIS Network is organizing  a  Professional  Staff  Training  Programme  open  to  staff  members  of CSOs providing social services in the Western Balkans, members of the Network. The programme offers to two selected […]

SAM.I. General Secretariat opened Brussels office

Last week, General Secretariat of the SAMARITAN INTERNATIONAL (SAM.I.) has officially opened its office in Rue de Pascale 4 in Brussels. The event was supported by President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz and Chairman of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Knut Fleckenstein. The opening was attended by Secretary General Ivo Bonamico, representatives of ASB – SEE and […]

Roundtable Debate in Brussels – Challenges & Opportunities for Social Services’ Providers in WB

Yesterday’s Roundtable Debate “CSOs providing social services in the Western Balkans: Challenges & opportunities”, which took place in Brussels in organization of the IRIS Network in cooperation with SOLIDAR, brought together policy makers and social services’ providers from relevant CSOs from the Balkan region. The Round Table was attended by  Regional and Country Directors of ASB-SEE, […]

CSOs PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

IRIS Network in cooperation with SOLIDAR is organizing the Round Table “CSOs PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES”, dedicated to challenges and opportunities for CSOs providing social services in the Western Balkans, which are related to overcoming current refugee crisis and the latest political and economic pressures inside the European Union […]

Traineeship in UK awarded to IRIS Network candidate Gonxhe Kandri

In the framework of the EU-funded project “Improving the provision of Social Service Delivery in South Eastern Europe through the empowerment of national and regional CSOs”, IRIS Network in cooperation with Solidar has selected the candidate for participation in four weeks long Professional Staff Traineeship Programme in United Kingdom. The candidate is provided with the […]