Current Projects

The European Centre is constantly implementing a range of up to 20 national and international research projects in the fields of work & welfare and health & care. Comparative and applied research aims at increasing the evidence and the knowledge-base to design policies responding to societal challenges such as population ageing, poverty, social inclusion and inequalities, innovative employment and long-term care policies, labour migration and digitalisation.

Please refer to the Annual Report of Activities for older projects.



2019-03-01 - 2022-02-28

FUTUREGEN aims to understand how entwined GENder inequalities in health and care-giving/receiving evolve across GENerations in connection with cultural and social contexts and individual realities, and how identified sex/gender inequalities may evolve in the FUTURE.


Deinstitutionalisation in Hungary

2019-02-01 - 2019-08-15

The European Strategic and Investment Funds (ESIF) support two operational programmes to transform institutional care to community-based services (deinstitutionalisation) in Hungary. The programmes aim to ensure the deinstitutionalisation of 10,000 people through the ESIF funds. The purpose of this project is to provide support to DG EMPL for the assessment of the calls for proposals and selected projects for deinstitutionalisation in Hungary. 


Posting of third country nationals

2019-01-01 - 2020-12-31

The Con3Post project is set up to explore the growing phenomenon of recruitment and posting of third country nationals (TCN), most notably from the Western Balkans, non-EU Eastern Europe and
North African regions, to work as posted workers in the EU construction sector. Experts and key stakeholders from seven carefully selected EU Member States that represent a mix of TCN sending
(Slovenia, Poland, Italy) and receiving countries (Austria, Finland, Belgium, Estonia) are brought together to establish transnational cooperation, share information and conduct empirical research to outline current
challenges, future scenarios and possible strategic responses to the far-reaching yet largely unexplored consequences/implications of this persistent trend.



Sustainable Development multi-stakeholder workshops in Austria

2019-01-01 - 2020-06-30

The implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is discussed with various stakeholders form the public, the private and the civil society sector during five multi-stakeholder workshops. These workshops take place in different Austrian cities (e.g. Linz, Vienna, Graz, etc.) in the course of 2019 and 2020. Each one-day lasting workshop focusses on a specific topic relevant for achieveing the SDGs. The first Workshop on the implementation of the SDGs in the field of disabilities takes place in Linz, March 2019. The European Centre is co-organising the workshops together with the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection and other partners working in the respective SDG areas.


Social work and policing

2018-11-01 - 2020-10-31

SWaPOL is an education & training project that focuses on policies of public order management in urban places. This project will contribute to balance welfare and law enforcement policies by developing a joint training for social workers and crime prevention officers in the police in several European countries. A pilot course (2+3 days) will be elaborated and tested before it can be integrated in existing vocational training schedules at schools of social work and in the police force. SWaPOL will support exchange, cooperation and mutual trust between social workers and police officers for a better collaboration in practice to foster social inclusion of marginalised people in public places.