Past Projects

Social innovations promoting active and healthy ageing

2014-06-25 - 2015-12-31

The objectives of the INNOVAGE project directly address the current major barriers to innovation and to the achievement of the extension of healthy life years across the EU. INNOVAGE aims to achieve impact in the public, private and third sectors and is built on the closest possible partnership with end users and stakeholders, including older people themselves.The INNOVAGE project is dedicated to developing, testing as well as surveying and cataloguing social innovations that will have a solid impact on improving the quality of life and well-being of older people.


Long-term care markets and integrated care

2014-07-14 - 2015-12-31

The study focused on older people with needs for health care (e.g. acute, primary care) and long-term care (e.g. home care, residential care). It explored to what extent integrated care has been achieved in a context of market-oriented governance promoting competition and user choice, and how different stakeholders are coping with related challenges.


Public employee lab-in-the-field experimental study

2014-10-03 - 2015-12-31

This policy-relevant research project in collaboration with the University of Oldenburg aims to study the social, political and motivational drivers of public employment hiring and joining decisions in the German states. Its main goal is to use Lab-in-the-Field Experiments to study subject pool effects in the orientation of business administration as compared to public administration students towards social norms such as altruism, fairness, trustworthiness, as well as towards free-riding and risk aversion.


‘Good care’ from the perspective of care workers

2014-10-28 - 2015-12-31

This study identified key-factors of quality in long-term care delivery and potential improvements of working conditions from the perspective of care professionals in all settings of long-term care in Austria.


Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases

2014-01-01 - 2015-09-02

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.