Newsletter December 2021


Inequalities in health & care key competence

Ricardo Rodrigues, the Deputy Director and Head of Health & Care Unit, explains the Inequalities in health & care key competence via the video podcast. Watch the video podcast and inform yourself about

  • What is the challenge of Inequalities in Health and Care?
  • What is an essential new finding of the research?
  • How does society benefit from the research?

Read more about what are the inequalities in health and use of care and what we offer.

Bridge Building in the Spotlight

Training on the topic of ageing and long-term care to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

On 15 and 16 December 2021, our colleagues, Kai Leichsenring, Magdi Birtha, and Veronica Sandu provided a training on the topic ageing and long-term care, as part of the Bridge Building Peer Reviews and Trainings project. The training was attended by almost 20 participants, including government officials from the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, as well as by actors from regional authorities, researchers and civil society representatives, who are working on improving long-term care policies and developing social services for older people with care and support needs.

Free videos with practical guides for posting companies

The POW-BRIDGE team produced video podcasts in the form of practical guides for posting companies in the eight project countries. You can access the videos in local language with English subtitles for free on VIMEO:

Austria                     → Poland

Hungary                   → Serbia

Italy                          → Slovakia

North Macedonia    → Slovenia

And also as a playlist on YouTube.


POW-BRIDGE: Project Newsletter 3

The latest news on the POW-BRIDGE project can be found in its third and final Newsletter. Here, partners present the deliverables of the project, namely the eight policy briefs published in both English and national language, the more

EESPN newsletter: December 2021 issue

We issued the EESPN newsletter December 2021 issue. We highlight the first BBinar on Social spending in times of Covid-19 and POW-BRIDGE free videos with practical guides for posting companies. Additionally, we feature news from the region, calls, more

Upcoming & past online events

InCARE: Ongoing 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 more

CIRCLE podcast: Migrant workers & the delivery of LTC in Austria, Australia & the UK

Ricardo Rodrigues is dicussing the impact of the pandemics on migrant care workers and the delivery of long-term care in Austria in the podcast discussion series of the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE). This more

POW-BRIDGE: Final Steering Group Meeting

The POW-BRIDGE project had today its final Steering Group Meeting. The project coordinators of all seven partner organizations came together to report on the implementation of the project deliverables, as well as discuss lessons learned, best more

International Workshop: SARS-CoV-2: What have we learnt to strengthen long-term care systems?

On 6 and 7 December 2021 more than 100 researchers from around the globe participated in the international workshop on COVID-19 and long-term care systems, organised online by the International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN). “What have more

ESN Conference: Towards a common understanding of quality social services in Europe

The European Social Network (ESN) discussed the right to quality social services as a key element of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) with EU decision makers, care quality experts, representatives of people using social services and more

Slovenian EU Presidency Conference: Promoting a life-course perspective to combat institutional ageism

Kai Leichsenring contributed to the online conference ‘Human Rights for All Ages: Promoting a Life Course Perspective and Intergenerational Cooperation to Combat Ageism’ with a presentation on ‘A life-course perspective more

Christmas wishes

Season’s Greetings: Kindest wishes for a peaceful New Year 2023

The end of the year brings no greater joy than to express how grateful we are for our collaboration with all of you. The European Centre wishes you a blessed holiday season with happiness, peace and love to share with your families and friends. more