Newsletter September 2020

Apply now: Vacancy Administrative Assistant

The European Centre is looking for a hands-on team member who provides administrative support in project acquisition, linguistic editing, desktop publishing and tasks related to meetings and business trips. We offer interdisciplinary co-operation more

COVID-19 emergency: We continue our research activities from home

Due to the COVID-19 measures many of our staff are currently working from home and can be reached by e-mail or phone. We continue our research activities and will be happy to respond to any queries.



Informal care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ricardo Rodrigues presented early findings on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on informal care at the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs webinar series of the OECD on 2 October 2020.

This webinar included early findings from a survey carried out in June/July among people aged 20-64 in Austria, as part of a larger project financed by the Arbeiterkammer Wien (Chamber of Labour of Vienna) that includes Nadia Steiber (coordinator, IHS), Cassandra Simmons (European Centre) and Andrea E. Schmidt (GÖG). The analysis focused on changes to prevalence and intensity of care, as well as the psychological impact on caregiving during the pandemic. Results will be available by the end of the year on the European Centre website and in a peer-reviewed article.

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

POW-BRIDGE Project Newsletter 1

The latest news on the POW-BRIDGE project can be found in its first Newsletter. Here, partners and associated partners introduce themselves, and we present the objectives and activities of the project. The first event is also featured. For more, please read here


SWaPOL on air: Stummvoll talked about the project on Ö1-Radio

Günter Stummvoll talked about the SWaPOL Project on the Austrian Ö1 Radio Programme Punkt Eins on Tuesday, 29 September 2020. Read more here: Nicht nur Law and Order: Bürgernahe Polizeiarbeit mit more

Project news: OECD webinar on FutureGEN

Ricardo Rodrigues presented early findings from two forthcoming papers from the project FutureGEN at the OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate webinar series, on 25 September 2020.  The first paper focuses on more


Bridge building: EESPN newsletter for September 2020 issued

The Eastern European Social Policy Network (EESPN) team of the European Centre announces the EESPN newsletter for September 2020. We feature EESPN blog contributions on the impact of and responses to COVID-19, and new calls and publications relevant more

Past online event

POW-BRIDGE online event: First Strategic Board Meeting Belgrade

The first Strategic Board Meeting of the POW-BRIDGE project was held in Belgrade (online setting) on September 29, 2020. The event brought together members of the Strategic Board composed of representatives of social partners and public more

Upcoming online event

International Seminar postponed to 12 November 2020: No country for the unemployed

Rafael Labanino from the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz is our upcoming guest speaker of the International Seminar that was originally due on 28 April 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel more