Our currently ongoing projects are:
Social Situation Monitor
2013 – 2016
Within the European Centre's "Health and Care" Unit, we design, coordinate and implement projects in the fields of:
- long-term care for older people,
- health services and system analysis, and
- public health.
- Research: we have specific expertise in comparative and applied research on topics such as inequalities in use of care, health and long-term care workforce, informal care and integrated care, cross-border health care, public health (e.g. alcohol and illicit drug consumption), user choice and competition and ICT. The research team has also expertise on qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as mixed methods methodology, including interviews, focus groups, case-studies, literature reviews, cross-sectional and panel data analysis and instrumental variables.
- Policy analysis and consultation: planning, monitoring and evaluation of policies and initiatives in the areas of public health, health and long-term care at different levels (e.g. local and regional levels of government). We have specific expertise in user and policy-maker involvement in research, networking of different stakeholders and social policy dialogues.
Many of our projects are grounded in international cooperation and networks with partners from within the EU and beyond. Our funding partners include, among others, the European Commission, the World Bank, United Nations institutions, EUROFOUND, the European Social Network (ESN), NGOs, and various regional governments (e.g. Municipality of Vienna, Region of Alto Adige) and national ministries (e.g. Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, and the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs).
We aim to build bridges between stakeholders, sectors, countries, policies, and disciplines in the fields of health and long-term care and are currently developing cooperation with EU acceding countries of Eastern Europe and countries of the Eastern Partnership as part of the larger bridge building strategy of the European Centre.
Our current team consists of:
Long-term care, migration, ageing, quality of care, (migrant) care workforce
Economic evaluation of health & care technologies, Geographic transferability of evidence to support healthcare decision making, Early Stage Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Impact of innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, Multilevel Statistical Modelling (MLM), Decision Analytic Modelling (DAM)
Aging and health care utilization; Innovation in health care delivery; Chronic disease prevalence and prevention; Access to and inequality in health care; Health care services in developing countries
Public health, integrated care, health literacy, health promotion and prevention, social determinants, Policy and program evaluation in health care, education and social sector, Ethics in research, mixed-methods approaches in the social sciences
Rodrigues, Ricardo - Head of Health & Care, Deputy Director
Health economics, long-term care, ageing and welfare, financing long-term care and social protection systems.
Care Regimes and Social Protection, Access to Care and Health Systems Equity, Chronic Disease Prevention, Ageing and Long-term Care.
Social control in cities, Social segregation, Territoriality and local identity, Sociologogy of norms, deviance and control, Crime prevention theory, policy and practice, Social geography of crime
Economic evaluation and health technology assessment, Mental health economics, Pharmacoeconomics, Public health and health services research