Past Projects

Social situation monitor

2013-04-03 - 2017-03-31

We analyse issues related to living conditions and its various determinants and aspects such as income, wealth, poverty, taxes and benefits, consumption, access to health, long-term care and other services, time use, social mobility, social inclusion and social participation. It helps identify socio-economic groups (such as the elderly, families with children, youth, ethnic minorities, migrants etc.) which may be at a particular disadvantage and would need to be targeted by policies.


Social enterprises in active labour market policies in Macedonia

2016-10-01 - 2017-03-31

The project investigated and compared fruitful frameworks for social enterprises in Macedonia within existing active labour market programmes across the European Union to build a strong pillar for the development of social entrepreneurship in Macedonia.


Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe

2013-03-01 - 2017-02-28

MOPACT provided the research and practical evidence upon which Europe can begin to make longevity an asset for social and economic development.


Social protection assessment for values and effectiveness

2014-10-03 - 2016-12-31

The SAVE project contributed to generating an evidence-base for on-going social and long-term care reforms in Serbia, through an in-depth analysis of  deinstitutionalization policies and processes in several European countries. The project reflects on the leassons that could be learned and the potential for transferability of best-practices into the Serbian context.


Comparative study of family care leave policies and legislation

2015-11-23 - 2016-12-31

Supporting endeavours for an improvement of the framework conditions for employed relatives providing care in Switzerland, the European Centre is carrying out a study for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health with the aim of providing in-depth analysis of good practices related to care leave policies and legislation from other countries (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, and the Netherlands) , and developing a conceptual framework for the analysis of (typical) care leave models in European countries and beyond.