Helvetas Mosaic - Spring 2021

Southeast Europe's Looming Demographic Crisis

For Southeast Europe it is the invisible catastrophe that is slowly engulfing the region. 

Welcome to Helvetas Mosaic — a quarterly published by Helvetas Eastern European team for our email subscribers and website visitors. Our articles explore new trends and fresh ideas of international development work in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.


Helvetas Mosaic — Spring 2021

Increasing Employers' Role in Childcare

How can the private sector help address childcare issues in the Western Balkans? And what is the role of the development sector?

Struggles of Paid and Unpaid Care Workers During COVID

Childcare, already weakened by legal and cultural factors, is coming under increasing strain from COVID and is largely ignored by policymakers in the Western Balkans.


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Chart of the month

Population change in Southeast Europe from 1989/1990 to 2020. The chart was featured in "Southeast Europe's Looming Demographic Crisis" by Tim Judah.

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 Sources: National statistical agencies, UN, World Bank, BIRN. The ex-Yugoslavia data refers to the resident population in 1989. For others, 1990. Serbia does not include Kosovo. Figures for Moldova include Transnistria. © Helvetas

Can the Western Balkans be carbon neutral by 2050?

In a joint project of the Helvetas Mosaic and the Reconomy program, we ask experts to give answers to tough questions. 

Read the full debate between Zvezdan Kalmar and Ana Colovic Lesoska. 

Can the Western Balkans Become Carbon Neutral by 2050?


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