Past Events

Explaining transformations of care in European societies

International Seminar
2016-03-22

An interesting research question then becomes the extent and nature of the ‘care deficit’ problem in European societies and how effective the different care regimes are in dealing with these problems through policy innovation. However, in comparative research the definition dependent and independent variables are often underspecified deriving in problems of causality. I will discuss the ‘care deficit’ issue using as dependent variables quantity and quality of care and working conditions of carers and the institutional and socio-economic contexts.

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Horizontal Europeanization and the double dualization of European societies

International Seminar
2016-01-27

In contrast to current comparative political economic and European integration research, which emphasizes vertical power shifts from national to EU levels, we suggest a transnational perspective that pictures Europeanization as a society wide process not only restricted to politics. This can explain why some actors, such as the European Commission, have been able to enforce their aims surprisingly easy and fast, while collective actors departing from relatively weak power positions are able to challenge orthodox views on European wage-policies only under certain conditions.

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Improving and measuring dementia care in OECD countries

International Seminar
2016-01-27

This seminar will start by outlining what we know about how well health and care systems currently serve people with dementia, and which strategies seem to be the most effective in improving this. Drawing on the 2015 publication Addressing Dementia: the OECD Response, we will identify ten key objectives that all countries should consider and look at some of the policies that can help to achieve these aims.

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Development of a web-based tool for the assessment of health and economic outcomes of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)

International Seminar
2015-11-12

This presentation outlined the approach for developing and implementing this web-based tool, its main characteristics and capability to provide specific outcomes that are of value to the developers of an intervention, as well as a series of case studies planned before wider rollout.

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Climate change and natural resources scarcity

International Seminar
2015-02-19

This presentation considers the impacts of these changes before setting out measures that social security systems need to consider and adopt, in order to address, mitigate and influence the negative effects. A number of examples of practical and effective measures that social security institutions have taken are highlighted.

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