The European Centre is publishing scientific reports, policy briefs, working papers, a bi-monthly newsletter and an annual report of activities. Furthermore, individual researchers and research teams are distributing their findings regularly in books, peer-reviewed articles, blogs and stakeholder magazines.

Please refer to the Annual Report of Activities for older publications.



Thematic Discussion Paper

This Thematic Discussion Paper was written for the Peer Review on "Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system" that took place on 11 and 12 January 2018 in Berlin.


From disability rights towards a rights-based approach to long-term care in Europe: Literature review

The authors investigate the key concepts of the movement to secure the rights of people with disabilities in order to understand how the disability rights movement can inform the ongoing policy debate surrounding older people's rights, and potential limitations of the former model in securing the rights older people with care and support needs.


The Buurtzorg idea as an evolution in Austrian community care

Kai Leichsenring and Heidemarie Staflinger (Chamber of Labour Upper Austria) examined the opportunities and caveats to transfer the model of community nursing by autonomous teams to the Austrian realms of home care delivery.


Realizing the potential of living longer

This UNECE Policy Brief addresses the potentials of population ageing and necessary steps to enable people to live active and fulfilling lives as they age.


Community care for people with dementia

Filling an important gap in the discourse on how care for people with dementia living at home should best be organised, the study proposes a framework for conceptualising community care which takes into account social, economic, as well as ethical and legal dimensions. The framework underscores the shifting needs of the person with dementia and of informal carers over the trajectory of the disease, and the changing roles of different stakeholders as a result.