Consultancy

ESAP: An updated review of the performance of Western Balkan economies regarding the European Pillar of Social Rights and Action Plan

Published 22 MAR 2021 Deadline 15 APR 2021

The Employment and Social Affairs Platform 2 of the Regional Cooperation Council is seeking 7 qualified experts (1 international expert and 6 national experts, one per each economy: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) that will provide expert support in updating the existing 2020 reviews of the current situation and trends regarding the performance of the six Western Balkan economies in each of the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The updated reviews will include the latest data for the indicators of the Social Scoreboard, and its updates (including for 2020 where available), and recent policy developments, actions, legislation and implementation with regard to the implementation of the Pillar principles and Pillar Action Plan.

This consultancy is part of the Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) 2 - a regional project financed by the European Commission and implemented jointly by the RCC and ILO in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The project, which began its implementation in 2019 and lasts for 3 years, aims to strengthen regional cooperation and institutional capacities of national administrations, employers’ and workers’ organisations, enabling them to develop and effectively implement labour market and social policy reforms in their EU enlargement process.

Qualified bidders are invited to send an application in line with the Tender Dossier for Consultancy Services.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Download Open Call for Consultancy Services (Ref. No. 033-021)