Current Projects

Determinants of use of care in Slovenia and Austria

2017-06-22 - 2019-06-30

Like most countries in Europe, Austria and Slovenia rely heavily on the family for the provision of long-term care (LTC). They differ however, as to the nature and scope of support provided to family carers (more generous in Austria, while in Slovenia family is the carer “by default”). This study uses the different institutional settings between the two countries to explore the determinants of care use, both in terms of type of care (e.g. informal vs. formal care) and tasks provided.

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Integrated case management for employment and social welfare users in the Western Balkans

2017-06-21 - 2018-03-31

The project aims to improve labour market governance through expansion of institutional capacities of Public Employment Services (PES) and Centres for Social Welfare (CSW) to develop integrated support and outreach to individuals at risk of exclusion in the Western Balkan economies.

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Support for better social services for the most vulnerable groups in Kosovo

2017-03-27 - 2019-09-30

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the effective transformation of the social service system in Kosovo by focusing on improved quality, availability and sustainability of local social and community-based service delivery for children and vulnerable people living at social risk.

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Towards a rights-based approach in long-term care

2017-02-02 - 2019-02-02

The study takes as its starting point the increasing attention being afforded to the promotion of older people’s rights and to the implications of applying a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to the provision of care and support services. The aim of the index under development is to enable the monitoring of policies related to the care and support of older people across countries, and to assess the extent to which countries are protecting and enforcing the rights of older people with care needs.

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Occupational safety and health of posted workers

2017-01-12 - 2018-12-31

The project activities focus on the under-researched, underexposed and poorly addressed issue of labour/ working conditions and OSH of posted workers. While current research and policy-oriented initiatives tend to focus on issues such as tax avoidance, fictitious postings, social benefit frauds and challenges in establishing cooperation, more attention should also be placed on the assurance of decent working conditions, occupational safety and health, assessment of health-related risks, prevention measures and monitoring.

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