Publications

The European Centre is publishing scientific reports, policy briefs, working papers, a bi-monthly newsletter and an annual report of activities. Furthermore, individual researchers and research teams are distributing their findings regularly in books, peer-reviewed articles, blogs and stakeholder magazines.

 

2016

Juggling family and work

Policy Brief

The findings highlight that, on the one hand, structural factors are crucial in convincing caring employees to take up care leaves: payment, duration, circle of eligible family members, and minimum care needs for which a leave is granted. On the other hand, societal and psychological considerations are found to be at least equally important, including the need to reduce stigma for caregivers at the workplace, and to maintain both complexity and financial risks at a minimum.

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Wie sich der öffentliche Raum gesundheitsfördernd gestalten lässt

Books & Reports (European Centre)

Ein kooperativ gestalteter öffentlicher Raum – so die Annahme – fördert mit den Worten der Weltgesundheitsorganisation „das Wohlbefinden“ der Kooperierenden, so wie der ihn Nutzenden. Darüber hinaus trägt er zur gesellschaftlichen Integration bei und hat eine demokratiepolitische Funktion.

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The view from within: 'Good' care from the perspective of care professionals

Policy Brief

This Policy Brief focuses on the question of how to more appropriately define and measure high quality LTC. The interviews and workshops reveal that while care professionals see a need for more frequent multidisciplinary dialogue, case management, time for actual interaction with users, and overall, a more holistic approach to care, certain framework conditions currently impede development in these areas.

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2015

From care in homes to care at home

Policy Brief

The path to deinstitutionalisation, the hallmark strategy of social and care services for individuals with limited autonomy, has been marked by idiosyncratic developments across European countries. The present Policy Brief capitalizes on this cross-country variability in order to draw lessons from experiences and strategies, which proved to be effective, and proposes a set of core principles for successful deinstitutionalisation.

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The future of welfare in a global Europe

Book series "Public Policy and Social Welfare"

The European welfare state is generally considered to be one of the finest achievements of the post-1945 world. Set up to eradicate poverty by providing a minimum standard of living and social safety net, the welfare state has come under increasing strain from ageing societies, growing unemployment, a deskilling society, and mass migration (both from inside and outside of Europe). With contributions from some of Europe’s leading experts on this subject, and edited by Bernd Marin, this path-breaking volume highlights the internal and external pressures on the welfare state and asks whether any European welfare model is sustainable in the long term. This book will be of interest to all students, academics and professions working in the field of European social policy.

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