Veronica Sandu



MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (The Netherlands)

MSc in Economic Development, Université Montesquieu IV (France)


Romanian (mother tongue), English, French, Russian, Spanish


Phone: +43 1 3194 505-11


Social safety net: cash benefit systems, means tested benefit schemes, social payments impact evaluation; social services development: de-institutionalization reform, social services development and financing, integrated care, individual needs assessment.


Fuchs, M., Sandu, V., Zólyomi, E., Simmons, C., Geyer, L., Rodrigues, R. & Birtha, M. (2021). Mapping trends and policies to tackle homelessness in ten European countries, Policy Brief 2021/4. Vienna: European Centre.

Birtha, M. & Sandu, V. (2021).  Conceptual framework: developing a tool to collect and assess good practices in the context of non-residential community-based services for older people. Vienna: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

Sandu, V. & Birtha, M. (2020). Mapping promising social services and policy measures to support the independent living of older people. Literature review: Definitions, models and dimensions of good practices. Vienna: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Sandu, V. & Kahlert, R. (2019). Monitoring and evaluation of social services in Kosovo – policy challenges and recommendations, Policy Brief 2019/14. Vienna: European Centre.

Sandu, V., Zólyomi, E. & Leichsenring, K. (2019). Social isolation and loneliness among older people in Europe: Evidence, policies and interventions. Vienna: European Centre (unpublished).

Birtha, M., Sandu, V., Zólyomi, E. & Rodrigues, R. (2019). Taking a human rights-based approach in monitoring policies for older people in Europe, Policy Brief 2019/11. Vienna: European Centre.

Birtha, M., Rodrigues, R., Zólyomi, E., Sandu, V. & Schulmann, K. (2019). From disability rights towards a rights-based approach to long-term care in Europe: Building an index of rights-based policies for older people. Vienna: European Centre.