Past Events

Macedonian Delegation at the European Centre

A Macedonian delegation comprising approx. 15 experts from public authorities and NGOs visited the Euroepan Centre on 22 November 2017 to exchange knowledge on social policies.


Bridge Building Summer School on social welfare

Conference/Expert workshop
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-14

We are delighted to announce the Bridge Building Summer School on social welfare taking place from July 10 to July 14 2017 at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna).


EESPN Public Forum ‘Divided society – cohesive Europe?’

It is our pleasure to invite you to the EESPN Public Forum taking place on 12 July 2017 at the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna – room II/ 1st floor; 2:30-5:30 pm).


Care workers with migrant backgrounds in professional long-term care provision in Germany

The analysis examines the interrelated effects of migration backgrounds and skill levels as an indicator for social class in the female dominated work field. Two impacts can be found: 1) access to qualified care-related training programs for care workers with migrant backgrounds and a strong impact of the skill level on their employment situation and 2) features of a difficult working-situation in daily care provision for care workers with migrant backgrounds in residential care provision in a complex interrelationship to skill levels.


Reforms in long-term care

20 participants representing public administration, policy-makers, providers, users and the scientific community were invited to exchange information and experiences related to new developments and recent reforms in long-term care in Austria and Germany, with a special focus on dementia strategies and measures to support informal carers.