Past Projects

Medium briefing note: Social and employment policies in Austria

2018-03-28 - 2018-04-19

The briefing note describes and analyses recent developments in employment and related policies, recent developments in social affairs and related policies as well as priorities of the upcoming Austrian Presidency of the EU in the field of employment and social affairs.


Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases

2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31

Commissioned by DG SANTE, the Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases is developed in partnership by ICF International, the European Centre and LAMA Development Agency and aims to provide evidence and insights into the design of successful public health communication campaigns in a cross-border setting.


The role of performance indicators within the framework of the National Quality Certificate

2016-08-04 - 2017-12-31

Over the past few years about 40 Austrian care homes have attained a certification according to the Austrian National Quality Certificate. During this process, the assessment of results has reportedly been one of the major challenges for care home managers and for external auditors. These experiences offered an important basis for identifying and assessing the utilisation of performance indicators by care homes.


Survey on working conditions of the long-term care workforce in Austria

2016-10-01 - 2017-12-31

Demographic ageing has resulted in increasing need for long-term care services. In order to ensure the sustainability and efficacy of long-term care systems, it is paramount to have a well-qualified, motivated and healthy workforce. To this end it is important to have a good picture of the present working conditions of the long-term care workforce in order to anticipate future needs in this area.


Reviews of scientific evidence and policies on nutrition and physical activity

2017-03-02 - 2017-12-31

Following an increased interest at the EU level in the prevention of chronic diseases, the current project aims to carry out a comprehensive review of scientific evidence and policies related to nutrition and physical activity with particular focus on overweight and obesity. A series of expert workshops will be held to discuss and validate the reviews and to formulate conclusions that may be relevant for policy-making. Based on the review and the expert workshops a robust set of evidence-based policy options will be defined.