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Online workshop "Social Protection as a Part of Anti-Crisis Support Packages during Covid-19 Pandemic: Global and Russian Experience"

The Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics held on December 17, 2020 the 15th academic workshop on the topic of Social Protection as a Part of Anti-crisis Support Packages during COVID-19 Pandemic: Global and Russian experience. The event was organized on the online platform Zoom in the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-928) and in cooperation with the World Bank within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”.

                                                                                                   

The event inaugurated by Lilia OVCHAROVA, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and Nithin Umapathi, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank, heard the presentations assured by Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead for Social Assistance with the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice at the World Bank, Oksana SINYAVSKAYA, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and Alina Pishnyak, Director, Center for Studies at the same Institute. 

The workshop discussed key trends and features in social protection responses worldwide and in Russia, emerging innovations and challenges, possible implications for the future of social protection, and prospects for social protection development in the post-Pandemic recovery period, including through the prism of public expectations.

More information about the event is here

Russian medias about the event: Kommersant Newspaper (dated December 18, 2020)