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Call for participants to the IV Social Regional Academy of IRIS Network

IRIS Network invites participants to take part in IV REGIONAL SOCIAL ACADEMY “Independent living and deinstitutionalization in West Balkan. Are we there yet?” Event will be held online from  20th to 22nd  October 2021. In order to apply to the Academy, please follow the link. The call is open until 14th October 2021. Further information […]

Iris Network Balkan Briefings

Under the ‘IRIS NETWORKing – CSOs for protection sensitive migration management’ project, we have developed one regional Balkan Briefings. Within the policy influencing pillar, this document serves to assess quality standards in migration management in the Western Balkan region. The Balkan Briefings on the quality standards are providing a regional perspective on a) Process and […]

Iris Network Public Hearing

Iris Network Public Hearing was held in Belgrade yesterday via the Zoom platform. IRIS Network National Coordinators, partner organizations, the Network’s members, representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of EU […]

Social services for All campaign is starting!

𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 #socialservicesforall 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗻! The campaign is focusing on the promotion of the needs of social services beneficiaries and migration-related policies in the WB countries. With the campaign itself, we wish to highlight the importance of social services provided by the civil society organizations in the countries of the region and their impact on […]

IRIS Network activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our partner LIR CD presented the IRIS network activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Network’s members highlighted the importance of the support they receive, especially during the ongoing pandemic. To learn what others had to say about the IRIS network, click on the video below

Iris Network presented Peer Review report

Regional IRIS Network Peer Review took place online on the 7th of July. This was the final Peer Review activity within the “IRIS Networking- CSOs for protection sensitive migration management” project where we will also promote Innovative Case Studies brochures. One of the contributors to the Innovative Case Studies publication and the IRIS Network member […]

Newsletter – Small grants of Iris Network 2019-2021

In the period of 2019/2021, IRIS Network awarded 39 small grants to its members to improve their social service provision and enhance local initiatives for advocacy in the social sphere. Grants were distributed in amounts up to 8000 EUR in five countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia. In the publication Small […]

Online Peer Review Best Practice Conference – best practice

We had the opportunity to hear from Iris Network members during the Online Peer Review Conference how important it is to react quickly and adapt activities to the new conditions caused by the pandemic. Below are their presentations where they showed the changes in their activities, organizational changes as well as the impact of these […]

Online Peer Review Best Practice Conference has finished

Over thirty participants from the IRIS network gathered for the 𝗣𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 organized by the Network to discuss the biggest challenges in social protection and service provision triggered by COVID-19. While the presenting organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Serbia shared their experiences in attaining financial sustainability and interaction at the local level, […]

Call for Mentoring for IRIS Network members

IRIS Network is publishing a Call for Mentoring – assisting CSOs in the acquirement of licenses for provision of social services (fulfillment of quality standards) and mentoring in the overall strategic development of the CSO in question”.  The Call is open in the framework of the project: “IRIS NETWORKing – CSOs for protection sensitive migration […]