Current Projects

INTERREG Austria-Hungary: Age-friendly region

2016-12-22 - 2019-12-31

In 2010 the World Health Organisation launched the initiative ‘Age-friendly World’. The vision is to reshape all towns and regions into living spaces in which to grow old. The project ‘Age-friendly Region’ will contribute to bringing this vision to the Austrian-Hungarian border region by improving the situation of older people in need of care. The project will develop new approaches so that older people in need of care and their relatives can better cope within their familiar context to enjoy an appropriate quality of life in old age.


Peer reviews and other mutual learning processes in the fields of employment, social affairs and inclusion

2016-12-22 - 2020-12-14

The diversity of policy experiences in EU28 has made the need for Member States to learn from each other about the most effective policy responses to the challenges as well as the best-suited approaches to diverse national contexts. Such processes can potentially contribute to improvements in capacity building, to the better enforcement of EU and national policies overall, and it can also result in better performing and more inclusive labour market and social protection systems across the EU.


A new framework for integrating health services delivery and long-term care

2016-12-15 - 2019-01-31

This projects is addressing the multiple challenges at the interfaces between health systems and long-term care (LTC) to develop recommendations and solutions with improved outcomes in terms of quality of care from a patient’s perspective, effectiveness, efficiency and equity. Evidence will be gathered from experiences and models across seven countries of the WHO European Region.


European network on long-term care quality and cost effectiveness and dependency prevention

2016-08-11 - 2018-07-31
Against a backdrop of growing demand for long-term care, this project aims to draw and summarize existing evidence of cost-effectiveness of policies and interventions across a wide range of areas related to long-term care (e.g. informal care, integrated care, prevention and rehabilitation).

Public attitudes to welfare, climate change and energy in the EU and Russia

2016-07-04 - 2018-09-30

The goal of the PAWCER project is to conduct comparative research on public attitudes to welfare, climate change and energy, all of which are relevant to understanding conflict, identity, and memory. While economic challenges threaten the fundamental relations of solidarity in European welfare states, climate change is likely to become the leading environmental driver of human conflict, and energy to continue fueling geopolitical tensions.