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Implementation of Kazakhstan-EU Social Projects by Expert Center SOCIEUX+ discussed in Brussels

Implementation of Kazakhstan-EU Social Projects by Expert Center SOCIEUX+ discussed in Brussels
Фото: MFA 23.02.2024 10:54 940

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belgium organized a presentation of projects implemented in Kazakhstan in 2023 by SOCIEUX+, the Expert Center of the European Union on Employment, Labor Protection and Social Welfare, El.kz cites MFA.

Established and co-funded by the EU, SOCIEUX+ facilitates knowledge and experience exchange between European experts and institutions in partner countries on social security matters. This organization was established and operates with the financial support of the EU.

Representatives from diplomatic missions of Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia were invited to the event, where the participants discussed the technical cooperation opportunities with SOCIEUX+ alongside European experts.

Ambassador of Kazakhstan Margulan Baimukhan shared insights into successful SOCIEUX+ projects in Kazakhstan, emphasizing collaborations with various Kazakh organizations.

In recent years, SOCIEUX+ has forged successful collaborations with Kazakh organizations, including the Institute of the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, the Center for Support of Civic Initiatives, the Center for Development of Human Resources, the Department of Employment and Social Protection in Astana, as well as the Institute of Economic Research. To date, the Center has successfully completed five projects in Kazakhstan focused on enhancing social protection, labor protection, and employment”, he said.

SOCIEUX+ representative, Marzhena Breza, presented collaboration opportunities with Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia, highlighting the organization’s role in knowledge exchange and expertise through short missions and activities.

Breza stated, “SOCIEUX+ serves as a tool for knowledge and experience exchange among specialists of government institutions, expanding possibilities for developing, managing and monitoring inclusive, effective, and sustainable employment and social protection strategies. For the last 2 years we have been actively cooperating with Kazakhstan and are interested in expanding the network of our partners in new countries”.

Additionally, participants from the Astana Civil Initiatives Support Center and the “Dom” Public Foundation shared positive experiences of cooperation with SOCIEUX+, particularly in enhancing the monitoring and evaluation system for social projects under NGO grant financing, as well as establishing a mentorship system for children without parental care.

Overall, forum participants and guests recognized the significant potential and prospects for mutually beneficial collaboration with SOCIEUX+ and agreed to enhance practical interaction in the social sphere.

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