Newsletter April 2021


4 key principles for promoting social innovation in LTC

Our recent Policy brief shows that local innovators should shift focus away from 'best practice' initiatives and towards defining the 'best fit for purpose' initiatives. We highlight the need to match investment in social innovation design and development with investment in scale-up and sustainability of social innovation approaches, in order to increase societal impact. We propose four key principles that can guide social innovators in long-term care:

4 key principles for promoting social innovation in LTC


More about the InCARE project

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

BB Summer School of evaluation in social policies

The European Centre announces its BB Summer School taking place online on 25-27 August 2021. It aims to enhance skills and knowledge in commissioning and/or conducting social policy-oriented Monitoring and Evaluation projects and programmes. It will stimulate an interactive, participatory, and reflective learning among the participants and will bring together professionals to exchange and enhance their knowledge and expertise in monitoring and evaluation, and to contribute to regional cooperation for European integration. The BB Summer School targets professionals working particularly in or with Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries. Deadline for applications: 10 May 2021

New publications

Journal article: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on informal carers in Austria

A new article in the European Journal of Ageing presents results of a representative survey on the Austrian population (20-64), focusing on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on informal caregivers. We use a pre- and post-onset of the pandemic more

Report: Non-take-up rate of housing allowance in Upper Austria

In this study we estimate the non-take-up rate of housing allowance in the region of Upper Austria. The analysis is based on EU-SILC 2019 data. We find that 30% of households that were entitled to housing allowances in 2018 (12,000 out of more

EESPN newsletter: November 2021 issue

We would like to introduce the November 2021 issue of the EESPN newsletter. We feature new projects, calls & publications on new social policy measures relevant to the Bridge Building (BB) region. Read more more

Upcoming & past online events

FutureGEN Data Navigator webinar: Register until 10 May 2021! (closed)

The FutureGEN team is pleased to present the Data Navigator, an open-access tool that compares gender and socioeconomic differences in health and long-term care use for community-dwelling older people (aged 65+ years) in Europe over more

FutureGEN PhD Workshp on 7-8 June: Call for participants - 10 May 2021 (closed)

The FutureGEN project will hold a virtual PhD workshop on "Gender differences in health and care in old age" on 7-8 June, between 14h-16h. In this workshop, we will spend two afternoons discussing the gendered nature of health and more

POW-BRIDGE video animation Hungary: Cfa - 10 May 2021 (closed)

The The European Centre is looking for an applicant to produce a video animation which promote laws regarding the posting of workers. The video intends to provide practical information and a step-by-step guide for Hungarian employers who post more

POW-BRIDGE video animation Austria: Cfa - 10 May 2021 (closed)

The European Centre is looking for an applicant to produce a video animation which promotes laws regarding the posting of workers. The video intends to provide practical information and step-by step guide for Austrian employers who post more

Press conference with Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour: Non-take-up of housing allowance in Upper Austria

Johann Kalliauer, President of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour, and our colleague Michael Fuchs presented the main results and conclusions of the study on Non-Take-Up of Housing Allowance in Upper Austria in a press conference on 27 more