Event Title

Is Balkan following Europe: future oriented policies in focus

Session

Political Science

Description

The economic crisis has proven to have taken a toll on the world economies. The same has been with Europe and Balkan region that was affected as well. Recovery policies together with long term plans have been established but what are the results? The welfare state has been under strain even before the crisis but there are even stronger inclines to further adaptations and policy changes. One of the greatest alterations was adoption to the more future oriented model, the social investment state. The paper is looking into Balkan region, with special focus on Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, to see how these policies have been developed and adopted and what their effect has been. The paper will also look in the relationship between political forces that were in power and the pace investment policies were adopted. It is of the crucial importance to see whether changing governing parties meant changing policy profiles, as has often been the case in European Union member states. Finding this relationship may provide good insight into predicting future policy formation in the area of social policy and the way it will develop, depending on the political forces that have the majority. Social investment state can be broadened to many policy areas and due to the limited space in this paper, the focus here will be on the labour market policies. It is one the most debated areas at the moment, with social but also high political component. Policies in the Balkan states will be compared to EU member states to see whether these countries are prepared for the membership, at least in this area. It is of the highest importance to realise this as it will be the citizens who will bear the greatest share of the potential benefits of the EU labour market, once the membership is obtained.

Keywords:

Economic crisis, social investment, labour market, Balkans

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 5:00 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 6:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.396

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Is Balkan following Europe: future oriented policies in focus

Pristina, Kosovo

The economic crisis has proven to have taken a toll on the world economies. The same has been with Europe and Balkan region that was affected as well. Recovery policies together with long term plans have been established but what are the results? The welfare state has been under strain even before the crisis but there are even stronger inclines to further adaptations and policy changes. One of the greatest alterations was adoption to the more future oriented model, the social investment state. The paper is looking into Balkan region, with special focus on Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, to see how these policies have been developed and adopted and what their effect has been. The paper will also look in the relationship between political forces that were in power and the pace investment policies were adopted. It is of the crucial importance to see whether changing governing parties meant changing policy profiles, as has often been the case in European Union member states. Finding this relationship may provide good insight into predicting future policy formation in the area of social policy and the way it will develop, depending on the political forces that have the majority. Social investment state can be broadened to many policy areas and due to the limited space in this paper, the focus here will be on the labour market policies. It is one the most debated areas at the moment, with social but also high political component. Policies in the Balkan states will be compared to EU member states to see whether these countries are prepared for the membership, at least in this area. It is of the highest importance to realise this as it will be the citizens who will bear the greatest share of the potential benefits of the EU labour market, once the membership is obtained.