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 - 2021-12-31

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.


Bridging the gap between legislation and practice in the posting of workers

2020-01-01 - 2021-12-31

The project studies the gap between procedures (legal basis) and practices (experiences) in posting rule enactment, identifies challenges and develops and shares effective ways of addressing these challenges for posting companies and implementation agencies. The strategic objectives include: to promote and enhance effective and transparent application of EU rules on posting; to promote a more active participation of employers in the process of evidence-based policy-making; and to establish, consolidate and expand multi-stakeholder cross-border collaboration among EU Member States and candidate countries.


The EUROMOD microsimulation model

2012-02-01 - 2021-08-31

The EUROMODupdate2 draws on the first update round (2009-2011). Its aim is to further develop and update the EUROMOD microsimulation model. The following updates are part of this round: Policy update 2012–2020; and update to 2010 EU-SILC data (in 2013), to 2012 EU-SILC data (in 2014), to 2014 EU-SILC data (in 2016), to 2015 EU-SILC data (in 2017), to 2016 EU-SILC data (in 2018), to 2017 EU-SILC data (in 2019) and to 2018 EU-SILC data (in 2020).


Alpine Space Transnational Governance of Active and Healthy Ageing

2018-04-16 - 2021-04-15

Governments in the Alpine Space (AS) recognise the need to promote policies for active and healthy ageing (AHA). To do this efficiently, efforts to design, implement, and evaluate policies should be coordinated between authorities of different sectors, private operators, local governments, and researchers. ASTAHG will establish a transnational governance board involving AS Quadruple Helix actors to identify and tackle common challenges for promoting AHA within and across regions. ASTAHG will help AS regional governments to implement and monitor their AHA policies, local governments in identifying the most suitable initiatives for their territorial context and social innovators in channelling their services and products through local and international funding opportunities.


Social reform microsimulation Austria

2012-09-01 - 2021-01-31

SORESI is a web application for Austria, based on the microsimulation model