Event Title

Social security in the Balkans – measures for future development

Session

Political Science

Description

Social security is one of the main sectors of state security - a mechanism for meeting human needs and providing protection against social risks. Thus, social security supports state development and social cohesion, affects social justice, and maintains social peace. Therefore, it is a fundamental component of ensuring the stability of the state on a sustainable basis. This article examines social security system development in Balkan states from a historical, economic, political, sociological, and security perspective. The theoretical framework for this research includes concepts of human needs, national security, and social security. The research questions are: “What are the challenges for social security in the Balkan states and Balkan region? What are the measures that should be implemented for the future advancement of social security? The research findings point out critical challenges for social security in Balkan states regarding the development and implementation of social policy, functioning of social welfare, pension system, and health care system. The measures for future development of the Balkan security will be discussed based on analyzing the conceptual model of a sustainable state social security system.

Keywords:

social security, national security, Balkans, human needs, social cohesion

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.260

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Social security in the Balkans – measures for future development

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Social security is one of the main sectors of state security - a mechanism for meeting human needs and providing protection against social risks. Thus, social security supports state development and social cohesion, affects social justice, and maintains social peace. Therefore, it is a fundamental component of ensuring the stability of the state on a sustainable basis. This article examines social security system development in Balkan states from a historical, economic, political, sociological, and security perspective. The theoretical framework for this research includes concepts of human needs, national security, and social security. The research questions are: “What are the challenges for social security in the Balkan states and Balkan region? What are the measures that should be implemented for the future advancement of social security? The research findings point out critical challenges for social security in Balkan states regarding the development and implementation of social policy, functioning of social welfare, pension system, and health care system. The measures for future development of the Balkan security will be discussed based on analyzing the conceptual model of a sustainable state social security system.