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COVID-19 will change our lives. And our way of working.

This new reality forces us to think how we can develop a capability that addresses emergent issues in spaces of high uncertainty and what system…


Women’s empowerment key to Western Balkans’ efforts to build back better from the pandemic

If we fail to adopt a gender perspective in our responses to the pandemic, we fail to build resilient societies and reinforce growing inequalities.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


From an idea to a goal: an innovator’s journey to bring a medical device to those who need it

Slovak Challenge Fund recipients map their journey from innovative idea to product, and getting it into the hands of those who need it most.  


We need to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting human rights

As the pandemic rages on, here are four areas of growing concern for human rights.  


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  


What digital nomads have to teach us about emigration

Serbia is a country attractive to digital nomads. What can that teach us about depopulation and how to reverse it?  


The coronavirus pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for core government functions

Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us. It has completely changed our daily routines, social interaction norms, working habits and even our sense of time and space. The pandemic is…  


Towards a more inclusive election in Kyrgyzstan

With almost 55 percent of the electorate below the age of 40 - a very young voting population - the time is ripe for addressing five key areas in the upcoming elections.  


Why does access to (correct) information matter for peaceful societies?

In a world where advanced technologies provide us with unfettered access to mass global communication, we must rely on our conscience when making online decisions that affect our immediate families,…  


Can Covid-19 shift the burden on women?

Lockdown conditions have thrown into stark relief entrenched gender inequalities in care work. Extended school closures, overstretched health systems and housework and care responsibilities for the…  

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