Past Projects

Make or buy?

2014-01-24 - 2015-12-31

The “Make or buy” project, commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, seeks to provide an answer to the question whether to ‘make or buy’ the provision of long-term care.The project aims to review evidence from several countries and provide policy lessons and mutual learning opportunities on the introduction of market mechanisms in long-term care and its impact on the outcomes for users, on quality of care, the management of care markets and quality management systems.


Social innovations promoting active and healthy ageing

2014-06-25 - 2015-12-31

The objectives of the INNOVAGE project directly address the current major barriers to innovation and to the achievement of the extension of healthy life years across the EU. INNOVAGE aims to achieve impact in the public, private and third sectors and is built on the closest possible partnership with end users and stakeholders, including older people themselves.The INNOVAGE project is dedicated to developing, testing as well as surveying and cataloguing social innovations that will have a solid impact on improving the quality of life and well-being of older people.


Long-term care markets and integrated care

2014-07-14 - 2015-12-31

The study focused on older people with needs for health care (e.g. acute, primary care) and long-term care (e.g. home care, residential care). It explored to what extent integrated care has been achieved in a context of market-oriented governance promoting competition and user choice, and how different stakeholders are coping with related challenges.


Public employee lab-in-the-field experimental study

2014-10-03 - 2015-12-31

This policy-relevant research project in collaboration with the University of Oldenburg aims to study the social, political and motivational drivers of public employment hiring and joining decisions in the German states. Its main goal is to use Lab-in-the-Field Experiments to study subject pool effects in the orientation of business administration as compared to public administration students towards social norms such as altruism, fairness, trustworthiness, as well as towards free-riding and risk aversion.


‘Good care’ from the perspective of care workers

2014-10-28 - 2015-12-31

This study identified key-factors of quality in long-term care delivery and potential improvements of working conditions from the perspective of care professionals in all settings of long-term care in Austria.