Publications

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 earlier publications.

 

2004

Providing integrated health and social care for older persons

The book provides a unique general overview on European approaches towards integrated social and health care services and policies that are to be developed to face the growing need of care in ageing societies; furthermore, it provides indicators for successful approaches and models of good practice to overcome the "social-health-divide" and a better understanding of the meaning of integrated services and coordination of social and health systems in the different countries.

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Income and non-income poverty in the enlarged EU

The study examines how alternative measures of poverty in an enlarged Europe could take into account both income and non-income aspects and the extent to which comparative measures of consistent poverty reflect country-specific versus European-wide thresholds.

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2003

Understanding social inclusion in a larger Europe. An open debate

Since 2001, all EU Member States are developing bi-annual National Action Plans for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (NAPincl). The EU indicators in the field of poverty and social exclusion, the so-called "Laeken indicators", which were established to monitor the achievements of the National Action Plans are of utmost importance in this context.

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European disability pension policies

During the last twenty years, the longer-term sustainability of social insurance systems has become a major issue in all European countries. The debate is generally dominated by a focus on the rising costs of old-age pensions, driven by rapidly changing population age structures. The purpose of this book is to analyse and compare disability benefit policies in eleven European countries in the last two or three decades, and to examine the outcome of these policies.

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Behindertenpolitik zwischen Beschäftigung und Versorgung

Der vorliegende Bericht liefert eine systematische Analyse des breiten Spektrums an Arbeitsmarktmaßnahmen und Programmen zur sozialen Sicherung für Menschen mit Behinderungen.

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