Newsletter September 2021


Ongoing InCARE survey on long-term care: we need you!

Please help us collect a large number of contributions to the InCARE survey on attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care. The aim of the survey is to understand how people view care for older people with support needs and how they assess long-term care systems.

Findings from this study will be used to raise awareness of the challenges faced by older people with care needs and their families, to advocate for policies that can support them, and to help design better support systems for older people, their families and communities.

You can help ensure as many people as possible are given the opportunity to express their views:

  • By filling out the survey here. This should take no more than 20 minutes of your time!
  • By disseminating the survey in your professional and personal network. Everyone is, or will be affected at some stage in their life by a need for long-term care support, and each contribution counts. You can simply share this link, or disseminate the survey via Twitter, or Facebook. Read more about the InCARE project.

Ensuring all those who need it have access to high quality, affordable long-term care, in particular home-care and community-based services, is a major challenge throughout Europe and at the global level. Policy debates are ongoing on how to shape long-term care systems in the future: it is essential that people are given a voice and this survey will contribute to it.

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

Great success at the 2nd virtual BB Summer School

The European Centre hosted with great success the second virtual 2021 Bridge building (BB) Summer School on Evaluation in Social Policies, on 22-24 September 2021. 11 participants from the 'Bridge building' region, specifically Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, 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.


26 October 2021 Vacancy: Researcher for long-term care and health issues - closing date 26 October!

Do you want to work together with an experienced and highly motivated international team of researchers on a broad range of issues related to long-term care and health? Join us! The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on a more

Vacancy: Researcher in Labour Market Policy - apply now!

The European Centre has a vacancy for a researcher to work on a broad range of issues on labour market, labour migration and social policy in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region. These include inequalities in employment more

New project

New Project: “FELM” - Better Functioning of the European Construction Labour Market

The European Centre team is providing external expertise for which they are conducting research for the project Better Functioning of the European Construction Labour Market (FELM) implemented by the European Federation of Building more

New publications

Policy brief: Non-take up of housing allowance in Upper Austria

This Policy brief discusses general determinants, covariates, and consequences of non-take up of social benefits as well as potential policies to address them. Then it describes typical characteristics and features of housing allowances. After 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 events

ATHEA Conference: COVID-19 and inequalities in care presented

Ricardo Rodrigues has presented ongoing research carried out in the European Centre at the conference of the Austrian Association of Health Economics (ATHEA) in Vienna. The presentations focused on the AKCOVID survey in a jointly organized panel on more

ESPAnet Austria conference 2021: Minimum income benefits, inequalities & LTC

Colleagues Michael Fuchs, Selma Kadi, Ricardo Rodrigues and Cassandra Simmons presented findings from their research at the European Centre at the ESPAnet Austria conference held at the University of Graz from 27-28 September. Their 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

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

15 October 2021 CPop seminar: How policy and demographic ageing are shaping care patterns across time?

Ricardo Rodrigues takes a dynamic view of gender patterns in informal caregiving for older people across Europe to answer the following research questions: i) has there been an evolution in the gender gap in informal caregiving, due to changes 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

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