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 strong partnerships with the relevant decision makers and institutions representing and is actively involved in many aspects of the policy development, changing legislation and consulting processes. Representatives of the IRIS network are members of the various coordinating bodies and councils at the national and local levels. Principally, network encourages founding and the work of social councils which are counseling bodies of regional and local self-government.

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