Current Projects

INTERREG Austria-Hungary: Age-friendly region

2017-01-01 - 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.

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Exchanging prevention practices on polydrug use among youth in criminal justice systems

2017-01-01 - 2019-12-31

This project focuses on medical, social and psychological interventions for young criminal offenders with problems of poly-drug use within the criminal justice system in 6 European countries.

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Posting of workers in Eastern Europe

2018-01-01 - 2019-12-31

The two-year project aims to proactively address the issue of posting of workers at its pre-accession stage by assisting Eastern European countries, especially the four candidate countries Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, in implementing the Directive already before it gets into force, and by assisting in the prevention of social dumping, i.e. the use of cheap labour, to minimise associated risks for workers. It aims to do so through research, peer reviews and workshops involving stakeholders from the candidate countries and 4 EU member states, namely Austria, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia.

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Tailor-made training courses on social welfare issues

2019-07-18 - 2019-12-31

The European Cenre conducts tailor-made training courses for civil servants of the  Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in five selected topics in social welfare.

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Deinstitutionalisation in Hungary

2019-02-01 - 2019-10-01

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. 

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