Main objective of the action was to provide up-to-date and relevant analysis and information on Montenegrin structure of social protection system, extent and pattern of poverty and social exclusion, as well as anticipated reforms for social protection system (pensions and health sector) and social exclusion for the needs of the European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity.
Result of the project is clear diagnostic document on the state of affairs in the social protection sector, with special emphasis on the pensions, health and poverty issues in Montenegro. The study gives an up-to-date analysis of the current system, based on an analysis of economic, demographic, and labor market trends that influence social protection, as well as analyses of the social welfare system and the pension and health systems. The study describes the main institutions and the legislation of the current social protection system, as well as current reforms and challenges. The purpose of this study is to inform, within the context of launching similar studies in Albania, BiH, Serbia and Kosovo, the Montenegrin perspective on the process of accession in the area of social protection and social inclusion in the Western Balkans. The study is presented in line with EU objectives on social protection and social inclusion.
Social protection and inclusion (executive summary)