Newsletter August 2021


Risk and preventive factors in juvenile delinquency studies

Interventions shall address several social institutions that can influence the life-course of young people. As young people tend to drift and shift between different social environments there are a number of opportunities to initiate turning points in family life, at school, in sport clubs, and in the local community.

Source: Stummvoll 2021

Interventions should be designed with creativity to

  • establish a strong attachment with positive role models
  • elaborate social programmes that allow juveniles to be committed to an accumulation of achievements in life
  • involve young people in meaningful activities other than "hanging around"
  • influence their moral convictions that guide their actions.

Social programmes need to make an offer in various local settings such as schools, sports, music, religion, arts and craftwork to support adolescents to better cope with stress, status frustration and stigmatisation. Read more

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

First of two virtual Summer Schools

The European Centre hosted with great success the first virtual 2021 Bridge building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 25-27 August. 13 participants from the 'Bridge building' region, like Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, as well as Ukraine, and European Centre staff exchanged and enhanced knowledge in commissioning and conducting social policy-oriented monitoring and evaluation projects and programmes. We are looking forward to staying connected through the EESPN. The European Centre team is looking forward to welcoming the participants for the second 2021 BB Summer School, on 22-24 September 2021. Check it on the EESPN here


Policy brief on youth gangs: Risk factors and preventive factors in studies of juvenile delinquency

This is the first policy brief in a series of three that brings together findings from a scientific literature review on social measures against juvenile delinquency and gang crime. Criminal careers are the result of an accumulation of a number 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

Key-note presentation: Integrated care and the complexity of the health system

Kai Leichsenring presented a key note at the 9th Austrian Day of Health Professions on 2 September 2021. In context of the Covid-19 pandemic it became evident once again that measures to overcome the fragmented delivery of health and social care more

ESPAnet 2021 Conference presentation: Gender inequality in informal caregiving

Cassandra Simmons presented findings from the FutureGEN project at the ESPAnet Europe 2021 online conference on 2 September 2021 within the stream “Care inequality: Disparities in care arrangements and access to care benefits in different more

European Sociological Association’s conference presentation: What contributes to ageing well?

Selma Kadi gave a presentation titled ‘What contributes to ageing well? Perspective of older adults in Austria, Canada and Sweden’ co-authored by Erika Augustsson, Ricardo Rodrigues and Janet Jull at the European Sociological more

22-24 Sept. 2021 Bridge Building: Second virtual BB Summer School upcoming

The European Centre is hosting the SECOND virtual Bridge Building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on September 22-24, 2021. The first virtual 2021 BB Summer School took place with great success of more

47th General Assembly Meeting 2021: Successful focus on intergovernmental cooperation

The 47th General Assembly Meeting (GAM) of the European Centre closed with a great success with over 50 participants online from various countries, namely Austria, Azerbaijan, Finland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine more

08 Oct. 2021 International seminar: Pieter Vanhuysse explains intergenerational transfers by pro-elderly welfare states in a child-oriented Europe

What are the net inter-age group resource transfer burdens over the life course carried by working-age parents as compared to non-parents in Europe? Prof. Pieter Vanhuysse estimates all cash, in-kind, and time transfers of the market economy and the more

25 Nov. 2021 International seminar: Yuri Kazepov talks about the challenges of school-to-work transitions

The presentation clarifys how school-to-work transitions might be addressed considering different types of complementarities and the related structuring process they exert on youth. Register for the International seminar. Due to the new more