Past Events

Cross-border mobility of health professionals

International seminar
2017-06-20 - 2016-06-20

According to the OECD, cross-border mobility of health professionals has constantly increased in Europe but the magnitude and directions of flows have changed following major geo-political and economic events. The presentation discusses current trends in cross-border mobility and its effects for parients, care professioanls and the care systems of sending and receiving countries.

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Care in crisis

The seminar will also draw attention to the longer-term implications of current policies, in undermining any notion that access to publicly-funded long-term care might be linked to concepts of citizenship and based on rights and entitlement; rather, long-term care is likely to become increasingly variable across the UK, dependent on local political priorities and discretionary decision-making.

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Explaining transformations of care in European societies

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

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

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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