Past Projects

Occupational safety and health of posted workers

2017-01-12 - 2018-12-31

The project activities focused on the under-researched, underexposed and poorly addressed issue of labour/ working conditions and OSH of posted workers. While previous research and policy-oriented initiatives tended to focus on issues such as tax avoidance, fictitious postings, social benefit frauds and challenges in establishing cooperation, in this project the attention was placed on the assurance of decent working conditions, occupational safety and health, assessment of health-related risks, prevention measures and monitoring.


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

2016-03-01 - 2018-09-30

The goal of the PAWCER project was 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.


Analysis of people not covered by health insurance in Austria

2016-07-04 - 2018-08-31

The project - as a follow-up of our study in 2003 - aimed at the quantitative and qualitative assessement of people not covered by health insurance in Austria. It focused on an estimation on the number of people concerned, their socio-demographic characteristics, causes for non-coverage and their coping behaviour in case of illness.


Simulations of planned government reforms with EUROMOD/SORESI

2017-12-21 - 2018-07-31

This project, financed by the Vienna Chamber of Labour, aimed at analyzing the budgetary and distributional outcomes of planned tax-/benefit reforms of the new Austrian government. With our expertise in microsimulation modelling, using the Austrian EUROMOD module and the SORESI model, we sought to provide an in-depth analysis of the envisaged reforms in terms of income distribution both at the household (incl. at at-risk-of poverty rates) and individual level.


Albania working life country profile

2018-05-14 - 2018-07-31

Albania working life country profile aimed to prepare the country profile and provide an overview of the processes, actors and trends in the fields of industrial relations and working conditions in Albania.