Social Protection Assessment for Values and Effectiveness. Cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency of the social welfare system, specifically deinstitutionalization (DI) of welfare services in Serbia.
Funded by: European Commission, PROGRESS Programme
2014 – 2016
Together with its partners from Serbia, the European Centre has won European funding from DG Employment under the PROGRESS framework for a new research project SAVE – Social Protection Assessment for Values and Effectiveness. This is the first project in the Serbian framework of PROGRESS that deals with the cost-effectiveness and cost-efficiency of the social welfare system, specifically deinstitutionalization (DI) of welfare services.
The project will generate evidence to help steer national reform in the deinstitutionalization, through economic analysis of deinstitutionalization as well as analysis of the Serbian deinstitutionalization policies and processes.
Access to EU and regional good practices and lessons learned will be provided through European Centre policy advice and through a study tour and workshop in Austria for 20 Serbian social welfare professionals, and organization of a Round Table with Serbian regional experts.
The recommendations and findings from the review, workshop, study tour and other events (including a final conference with 80 participants), and from the publication, will be fed into the policy-making and legislative processes, and support further legislative developments in the area of cost-effectiveness in Serbian social welfare.