Past Projects

Towards a rights-based approach in long-term care

2017-02-02 - 2019-02-02

The study takes as its starting point the increasing attention being afforded to the promotion of older people’s rights and to the implications of applying a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to the provision of care and support services. The aim of the index under development is to enable the monitoring of policies related to the care and support of older people across countries, and to assess the extent to which countries are protecting and enforcing the rights of older people with care needs.


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

2016-12-15 - 2019-01-31

This projects addressed 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 was 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

2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31
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).

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.