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The European Centre is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research. Executive Director is Prof. Dr. Bernd Marin.


Portability of Pensions and Health Insurance for Pensioners

PB August 2015

The August 2015 Policy Brief by Michael Fuchs looks at the portability of pensions and health insurance for pensioners in the migration corridors Austria/Germany vs. Turkey and focuses on the situation in Austria and Germany. It describes the migration history in the corridors and provides up-to-date statistics on re-migration and pension payments. The bilateral social security agreements between Austria/Germany and Turkey are assessed against the respective decrees of the European Union, which represent the most extensive regulations on the multilateral level. Read more

INNOVAGE - A Multilingual Web Platform for Carers


The European Centre hosts a networking event for family carers during which an Internet platform for informal care will be introduced. This platform was developed as part of the international research project INNOVAGE by the umbrella organisation EUROCARERS. The multilingual web platform enables carers to inform themselves about health and social care services in Austria, find opportunities for respite care, and additionally allows for stronger links between carers to be built. The platform will be available in all 28 EU Member States. The event is free of charge and will take place on 2 September from 9.30-12.30 at the European Centre (Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna). Afterwards, all participants are invited for a joint lunch. Any travel costs will be reimbursed. We look forward to seeing you there and kindly request that you confirm your attendance by telephone or e-mail. Contact: Mag. Andrea Schmidt, MSc