Past Projects

Study on the 'social dimension' of the EU

2016-08-04 - 2016-11-15

The study on the "social dimension" of the EU aimed at identifying thematic key areas that should be covered by benchmarking processes during the next upward policy convergence in order to strengthen the social dimension of the EU. The study not only suggested potential benchmarking indicators but discussed their pros and cons. This includes considering the pitfalls for benchmarking the “Social Union”. Accompanying measures are suggested that help the EU to benchlearn from their manifold experiences and social systems.


Innovating health and social care in rural areas

2016-03-02 - 2016-09-30

This project consisted in preparing a background paper to be presented at a capacity-building workshop for local stakeholders in Krivogaštani (6-7 June 2016) and the development of innovative projects in rural Macedonia.


Gender and social class inequalities in active ageing

2016-01-01 - 2016-06-01

Taking a critical look at existing active ageing policies and measurement tools, the project focuses on socio-economic inequalities in the ability to actively age and investigates the links between the unequal distribution of resources needed to lead a fulfilling life (e.g. health, education, social inclusion) and AA achievement in European countries.


Addictions and lifestyle in contemporary Europe

2011-04-01 - 2016-03-30

ALICE RAP is a five-year Europe-wide project of a large number of researchers and research institutions from 25 European countries, which endeavour to analyse the place and challenges of addictions and lifestyles to the cohesion, organization and functioning of contemporary European society.The scope of addictions is substances and gambling.The work will be organised in seven Working Areas each split into work packages.


Make or buy?

2014-01-24 - 2015-12-31

The “Make or buy” project, commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, seeks to provide an answer to the question whether to ‘make or buy’ the provision of long-term care.The project aims to review evidence from several countries and provide policy lessons and mutual learning opportunities on the introduction of market mechanisms in long-term care and its impact on the outcomes for users, on quality of care, the management of care markets and quality management systems.