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SocialSecCoord   Regional Programme for Social Security Co-ordination and Social Security Reforms in South-East Europe

(Narrative) (Work Plan)
01/03/2008 - 31/08/2011
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Social Cohesion
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Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
Overall Objectives
(118 Activities) Narrative
To further enhance the co-ordination of the social security systems and to facilitate institutional, legislative and administrative reforms in the field of social protection according to EU standards.

-Improved regional co-operation in the social sector by creating national and cross boarder platforms;
-Reforms undertaken in the social sector, notably based on the result of speaking days and studies, legal analysis and compatibility exercises provided by the programme;
-Signature of bilateral or multilateral agreements
- Adoption of new legislation compatible with EU regulation and standards
 

-Evaluation forms;
-Minutes of Steering Committee meetings;
-Minutes of Ministerial meetings;
-Progress reports;
-Monitoring exercises from independent experts;
-Minutes from other programme activities and meetings
- Number and type of individual complaints examined under speaking days
- Effective number of proposal of legislative amendments.
 

-Political stability, notably in Kosovo;
-Willingness of governments to undertake reforms;
-Willingness of governments to engage in regional cooperation;
-Sustainability of the financial sector;
-Co-operation between donors, stakeholders and third party institutions (such as university, pension funds etc).
 


28 March 2020        


Official Duration: 01/03/2008 - 31/08/2011  (41 months)
Activities Planned from 01/03/2008 to 30/10/2011  (43 months)



1 - Management of the Programme


1.1 - Implementation of the Programme following Action Plan.

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(22293)
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Contract Local Project Office - March/April 2008   ## ##                                                                                    
(22494)
Completed
Functioning of the Regional Office of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme. Phase 1 - March/December 2008   ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##                                                                    
(22664)
Completed
Management meeting; new Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform team     ##                                                                                    
(23087)
Completed
Expert Meeting of the European Network of Agriculture Social Security Protection Systems     ##                                                                                    
(22941)
Completed
Functioning of the Regional Office of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme. Phase 2 - May/June 2008       ## ##                                                                                
(23290)
Completed
Contract for Local Project Office - May 2008/November 2010       ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##                      
(23239)
Completed
Meeting with the Academic Directors of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme       ##                                                                                  
(23148)
Completed
Bilateral Meeting CoE-ILO to discuss ILO potential participation in some activities to be organised in the framework of the SSCSSR CoE/EC Joint Programme       ##                                                                                  
(22286)
Completed
First Steering Committee Meeting         ##                                                                                
(23541)
Completed
Meeting of the Local Programme Officers         ##                                                                                
(24300)
Completed
Meeting with the EC Delegation in Skopje           ##                                                                              
(24902)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform - Interviews for the appointment of the Local Programme Officer in Kosovo                   ##                                                                      
(22287)
Completed
Second Steering Committee Meeting                     ##                                                                    
(25342)
Completed
Meeting with the representatives of the Pension Education Center                     ##                                                                    
(25525)
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Functioning of the Regional Office of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme. Phase 3 - January/December 2009                       ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##                                            
(26047)
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Management meeting in Skopje                         ##                                                                
(25966)
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Management meeting with EC (DG Employment) representatives to discuss the implementation of the SSCSSR joint programme                             ##                                                            
(26388)
Completed
Third Steering Committee Meeting                                 ##                                                        
(27312)
Completed
Meeting with Representatives of the Dutch Central Bank and participation in a Pension Seminar organised by the Dutch Central Bank to represent the SSCSSR Programme                                 ##                                                        
(27572)
Completed
Meeting with DG Enlargment concerning a donor meeting on the IPA Multi-beneficiary Programme                                   ##                                                      
(28226)
Completed
Management meeting with EC representatives to discuss the implementation of the SSCSSR joint programme                                         ##                                                
(28664)
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Fourth Steering Committee Meeting                                             ##                                            
(28864)
Completed
Functioning of the Regional Office of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme. Phase 4 - January/November 2010                                               ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##                      
(29227)
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Meeting with Representatives of the Dutch National Bank                                               ##                                          
(29191)
Completed
Meeting with Macedonian authorities to discuss the implementation of the SSCSSR Programme. Management meeting with the SSCSSR staff and appraisal (2009) and objective settings (2010) exercise.                                                 ##                                        
(29823)
Completed
SSCSSR Management meeting with Agota Kovacs (European Commission) and IPA Multibeneficiary Donor Coordination Meeting                                                 ##                                        
(30137)
Completed
Visibility meeting with authorities from Bosnia & Herzegovina                                                   ##                                      
(30287)
Completed
Meeting with representative of the EC Delegation in FROM Meeting with the Head of the Health Insurance Fund Meeting with Irena Risteska (representative of the Ministry of Labour) Management meeting with the staff of the SSCSSR Programme                                                     ##                                    
(30294)
Completed
Meetings with different stakeholders: (1)Representative of the EC Delegation; (2) Mr Gerry Fitzpatrick, IPA coordinator; (3) Mr Hauben, coordinator of the New national IPA Programme on Social Security; (4) national authorities; (5)visit three hotels                                                       ##                                  
(29627)
Completed
Fifth Steering Committee Meeting                                                       ##                                  
(30606)
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Administrative Meeting on Summer School                                                         ##                                
(30138)
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Sixth Steering Committee Meeting                                                           ##                              
(31054)
Completed
Management Meeting with Representatives of the European Commission                                                               ##                          
(31554)
Under way
Functioning of the Regional Office of the Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform Joint Programme. Phase 5 - December 2010/August 2011                                                                     ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##    
(31879)
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Management meeting with SSCSSR staff - Regional Office/Skopje Meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Labour. Meeting with representatives of the EC (Skopje Office)                                                                       ##                  
(31557)
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7th Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms Steering Committee meeting                                                                       ##                  
(32174)
Completed
8th Steering Committee meeting                                                                             ##            
(32861)
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Management meeting with Staff in the SSCSSR Regional Office in Skopje. Meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Health in Pristina. Conference on the EU and the inclusion of Roma: a Way forward for Kosovo                                                                               ##          
(32888)
Completed
9th Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms Steering Committee meeting                                                                                   ##      

2 - To improve institutional capacity for quality development and proficiency in the social sector.


2.1 - Improve the know-how of middle and upper level civil servants for the delivery of cross-boarder social welfare.

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Preparation First Summer School on Social Security Coordination (SSC SSR)       ##                                                                                  
(22290)
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First Summer School on Social Security (SSCSSR)             ## ##                                                                          
(22289)
Completed
Workshop on IT social security data exchange                 ##                                                                        
(24306)
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Presentation of the SSCSSR Programme in the School of Political Studies in Tirana (Albania)                 ##                                                                        
(22285)
Completed
First Workshop on Health care system coordination                   ##                                                                      
(25764)
Completed
First Regional Workshop on Pensions                           ##                                                              
(26387)
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Second Regional Summer School on Social Security (SSCSSR)                               ## ##                                                        
(27659)
Completed
Training Course on co-ordination instruments in social security                                       ## ##                                                
(28118)
Completed
Study Tour on Social Security Coordination (SSCSSR)                                         ##                                                
(28279)
Completed
Second Regional Seminar on Health Care                                           ##                                              
(29366)
Completed
Preparation Third Summer School on Social Security Coordination (SSC SSR)                                                 ##                                        
(29625)
Completed
Third Regional Seminar on Health Care                                                   ##                                      
(29626)
Completed
Second Regional Workshop on Pensions                                                   ##                                      
(29511)
Completed
National Training Event in Bosnia & Herzegovina                                                   ##                                      
(29638)
Completed
Co-ordination Meeting on Social Security Co-ordination in Pristina                                                       ##                                  
(29628)
Completed
Third Regional Summer School on Social Security (SSCSSR)                                                       ##                                  
(30833)
Completed
Regiona Training Event on Social Security Coordination in Belgrade, Serbia                                                               ##                          
(31019)
Completed
Regional Training Event on Social Security Coordination: social protection for farmers.                                                               ##                          
(31183)
Completed
Regional Training Event on Occupational Supplementary Social Security Schemes                                                                 ##                        
(31344)
Completed
Training Event on Social Security Co-ordination                                                                   ##                      
(32175)
Completed
Regional training event on EC and CoE Regulations on social security coordination                                                                             ##            
(32368)
Completed
Study Tour for civil servants working on social security coordination fields (health and pension) to EC, CoE and other International Organisation                                                                               ##          


2.2 - Create platforms to discuss social policies that are open to all governmental and non governmental actors.

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JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick off meeting with Bosnian authorities   ##                                                                                      
(22543)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick Off meeting with Albanian authorities   ##                                                                                      
(22780)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick Off meeting with Macedonian authorities     ##                                                                                    
(22777)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reform - Kick off meeting with Serbian authorities     ##                                                                                    
(22779)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick off meeting with Montenegro authorities     ##                                                                                    
(22781)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick off meeting with Croatian authoriteis     ##                                                                                    
(23368)
Completed
JP Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms - Kick off meeting with Turkish authorities         ##                                                                                
(24362)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Health of Albania                 ##                                                                        
(24663)
Completed
Preparation for the Third Steering Committee of the Regional Programme Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms (SSC SSR)                   ##                                                                      
(26116)
Completed
Information meeting with the representatives of the Permanent Representations of the Beneficiary Parties at the Council of Europe                         ##                                                                
(26049)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Fund for Health Insurance in Skopje                         ##                                                                
(26360)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Skopje                         ##                                                                
(26361)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance in Skopje                         ##                                                                
(26050)
Completed
Visibility meetings with the representatvies of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in Pristina                         ##                                                                
(26359)
Completed
Visibility Meeting with the EC Delegation in Skopje                         ##                                                                
(26362)
Completed
Visibility meetings with the representatvies of the Ministry of Health in Pristina                         ##                                                                
(26453)
Completed
Follow up meeting with the representatives of the Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance in the SSCSSR office                         ##                                                                
(26661)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Croatian Institute of Pension Insurance in Zagreb                           ##                                                              
(26662)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Zagreb                           ##                                                              
(26664)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Croatia in Zagreb                           ##                                                              
(25445)
Completed
Meeting with hotel/transport/restaurent managers to organise the Social Security Coordination Summer School and Steering Committee meeting (Izmir).                           ##                                                              
(27108)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare, as well as the Pension Fund and the Health Fund in Podgorica                               ##                                                          
(27299)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission to Montenegro                               ##                                                          
(27107)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Health in Belgrade                               ##                                                          
(27300)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the National Employment Service in Belgrade                               ##                                                          
(27301)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Belgrade                               ##                                                          
(27304)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission to Serbia                               ##                                                          
(27302)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Pension Fund and the Republican Institute of Health Insurance in Belgrade                               ##                                                          
(27303)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Institute for Social Security in Belgrade                               ##                                                          
(27561)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina                                 ##                                                        
(27562)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the representative of the Regional Cooperation Council                                 ##                                                        
(28283)
Completed
Visibility meeting with Representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Representatives of the EC Delegation in Ankara                                         ##                                                
(28606)
Completed
Visibility meeting with the new General Manager of the Macedonian Health Insurance Fund                                           ##                                              
(29629)
Completed
State Secretaries meeting (including RSC members)                                                           ##                              
(29631)
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Ministerial Conference: Social Security Co-ordination and social security reforms in South East Europe                                                                 ##                        
(31917)
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Regional event on ''Capacity raising and institutional development for the negotiation process on the adoption of bilateral agreements in the social security field''                                                                         ##                

3 - To support cooperation on the reform and viability of the social sector by coordinating and monitoring social policies.


3.1 - Support the development of the legislative framework for implementing social security policies.

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Preparation of 8 sets of studies (one per Beneficiary State) on selected social security topics                           ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##                                            
(30571)
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Supervision on Pension Funds                                                         ##                                
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Drafting of a legal analysis on Pension and Disability insurance in ''the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' with emphasis on developing of the revised version of the legal act and proposing norms and standards for working places                                                           ## ##                            
(31558)
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Regional Event on Informatization and Normatization of Social Security Database in South East Europe. The EESI approach (electronic exhange system)                                                                         ##                
(32366)
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Regional Meeting on Coordination of Disability Pension schemes                                                                                 ##        


3.2 - Streamline and strengthen processes of co-ordination of national plans for strategic reform in order to gradually align to the European standards in particular with respect to the modernisation, adequacy and viability of the social security and social protection systems.

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First Round of Speaking Days between ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' and Bosnia and Herzegovina     ##                                                                                    
(22283)
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Secont Round of Speaking Days between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia               ##                                                                          
(22284)
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Third Round of Speaking Days between Serbia and Croatia                     ##                                                                    
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Fourth Round of Speaking Days between Albania and Turkey                         ##                                                                
(25889)
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Fifth Round of Speaking Days between Croatia and Serbia                             ##                                                            
(26146)
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Sixths Round of Speaking Days between Bosnia and Herzegovina and ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''                             ##                                                            
(27131)
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High Level Meeting on Social Security Co-ordination in Bosnia & Herzegovina                                 ##                                                        
(28646)
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Ninths Round of Speaking Days between Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina                                             ##                                            
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Tenths Round of Speaking Days between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro                                                 ##                                        
(29639)
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Regional meeting of Health Insurance Funds                                                         ##                                
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Co-ordination Meeting on Social Security Co-ordination with the Authorities in Serbia                                                         ##                                
(32172)
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Regional meeting on reforms of the pension systems within the region: situation before the reform, reform directions, measures taken and planned and future perspectives.                                                                           ##              
(32176)
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Fully Funded Pension Insurance Conference                                                                             ##            
(32173)
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Regional meeting on transfer of know-how in the process of EU accession negotiations                                                                                 ##        
(32857)
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Meeting on Regional health insurance cards                                                                                   ##      
(33419)
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Publication of the Budva Declaration of the Third Ministerial Conference on Social Security Coordination and Social Security Reforms in South East Europe                                                                                     ## ## ##
   



 
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