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   Spasova Slavina    Researcher 

Specialist fields : Social Protection, Social dialogue, Trade Unions, Pension reforms



   Short Biography

Slavina Spasova is a researcher in the area of social protection at the OSE.
She holds a PhD in Political Science (September 2015) and is a Research Associate at the Centre d’étude de la vie politique (
CEVIPOL (http://cevipol.ulb.ac.be) Université Libre de Bruxelles).
Her work has explored the transformation process of the Bulgarian trade unions since 1989, and their involvement in building social institutions through the mechanisms of international socialisation and ‘usages of Europe’. Her research agenda focuses on various social protection and employment related subjects, including systemic pension reforms in Central and Eastern European countries, labour market reforms, work-life balance and social dialogue. Additionally, Slavina has been involved in projects carried out for the Norwegian government and the International Labor Organisation, and has followed Belgian social developments for the social monitoring website « Planet Labor » (www.planetlabor.com) since August 2015. 

Access to social protection for people working on non-standard contracts and as self-employed in Europe. A study of national policies 
Spasova S. ; Bouget D. ; Ghailani D. and Vanhercke B. (2017)
European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Brussels: European Commission, 100p.
Listened to, but not heard ? Social partners' multilevel involvement in the European Semester
Sabato S. and Vanhercke B. with Spasova S. (2017)
OSE Paper Series, Research Paper No.35, March 2017, 46p. 
Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. Europeanization and beyond
Spasova S. and Vanhercke B. (2016)
Review of the edited volume, by Delteil V. and Kirov N. (Eds.), Employment and economy in Central and Eastern Europe, Special Issue No. 1/2016, 5p.
Sick pay and sickness benefit schemes in the European Union
Spasova S. ; Bouget D. and Vanhercke B. (2016) 
Background report for the Social Protection Committee’s In-depth Review on sickness benefits (17 October 2016), 
European Social Policy Network (ESPN), Brussels, European Commission. 42 p.
Retirement regimes for workers in arduous or hazardous jobs. A study of national policies
Natali D. ; Spasova S. and Vanhercke B. (2016)
European Social Protection Network (ESPN), Brussels: European Commission, 52 p.
Work-life balance measures for persons of working age with dependent relatives in Europe. A study of national policies
Bouget D. ; Spasova S. and Vanhercke B. (2016)
European Social Protection Network (ESPN), Brussels: European Commission. 
Bulgarie : La conciliation vie familiale-vie professionnelle à l’épreuve de la transition politique, économique et sociale et de la crise
Kovacheva S. and Spasova S.
Chronique internationale de l’IRES, n° 152, pp. 86-103.
Les réformes des retraites dans les Pays d’Europe centrale et orientale: entre influences internationales et déterminants nationaux
Spasova S.
La Revue de l'IRES, n° 77 (2), pp.129-163.
Building Social Dialogue Institutions in Bulgaria: Between EU Conditionality and Domestic Social Actors
Spasova S. and Tomini L.
Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 21(1), pp. 3-24.

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