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


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 Vienna: European Centre (unpublished).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. 

Lupusor, A., Gumene, I., Sandu, V. et al. (2017). Mid-term evaluation of National Development Strategy Moldova 2020, key findings. Pension system: equitable and sustainable development priority. Chisinau: UN Moldova.

Brighidin, A., Buzu, A. & Sandu V. (2017). Inequalities in Moldova: Challenges and opportunities. Chisinau: East European Foundation.

Sandu, V. (2016). Promising practices in social protection for children in Europe and Central Asia. Geneva: UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.

Kuzminskyi, V., O’Brien, C., Rogers, J., Rayment, C. & Sandu, V. (2012). Social services in the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushambe: Study Report, European Union.

Sandu, V. (2011) Policy Review Paper Moldova: the situation of children and elderly left behind by migrants, Maastricht: University of Maastricht