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 older publications.

 

2016

The view from within: ‘Good’ care from the perspective of care professionals

This Policy Brief focuses on the question of how to more appropriately define and measure high quality LTC. The interviews and workshops reveal that while care professionals see a need for more frequent multidisciplinary dialogue, case management, time for actual interaction with users, and overall, a more holistic approach to care, certain framework conditions currently impede development in these areas.

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2015

From care in homes to care at home

The path to deinstitutionalisation, the hallmark strategy of social and care services for individuals with limited autonomy, has been marked by idiosyncratic developments across European countries. The present Policy Brief capitalizes on this cross-country variability in order to draw lessons from experiences and strategies, which proved to be effective, and proposes a set of core principles for successful deinstitutionalisation.

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The future of welfare in a global Europe

The European welfare state is generally considered to be one of the finest achievements of the post-1945 world. Set up to eradicate poverty by providing a minimum standard of living and social safety net, the welfare state has come under increasing strain from ageing societies, growing unemployment, a deskilling society, and mass migration (both from inside and outside of Europe). With contributions from some of Europe’s leading experts on this subject, and edited by Bernd Marin, this path-breaking volume highlights the internal and external pressures on the welfare state and asks whether any European welfare model is sustainable in the long term. This book will be of interest to all students, academics and professions working in the field of European social policy.

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Improvement during crisis years?

The Policy brief aims to provide an overview of housing deficiencies in EU Member States and to examine the extent to which they are linked to low income. Housing is a key aspect of poverty and social exclusion.The quality of housing has an impact on, for instance, social relations and access to employment. Poor housing quality is also a major element of deprivation and when coupled with income poverty, it reinforces social disadvantage. Besides presenting empirical results, the Policy Brief also highlights potential problems with the indicator on shortage of space in the dwelling, concerning measurement, cultural factors and aspects of adaptation as well as environmental concerns.

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Beyond the 'guest worker' agreement

The present Policy brief looks at the portability of pensions and health insurance for pensioners in the migration corridors Austria/Germany vs. Turkey and focuses on the situation in Austria and Germany. The bilateral social security agreement between Germany and Turkey was already concluded in 1964, between Austria and Turkey in 1966. They represent typical recruitment agreements with a broad objective area of application incl. health insurance.

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