Invitation to the Vienna EUROMOD Workshop, 17 -18 September 2018

The European Centre together with ISER/University of Essex (United Kingdom) invites for the Vienna EUROMOD Workshop, taking place at the Austria Trend Hotel Ananas from 17 – 18 September 2018.

The Wokshop comprises the following sessions:

  • Tax-benefit microsimulation in Austria (17 September, morning)
  • Western BalkanMod initiative of the Eastern European Social Policy Network (17 September, afternoon)
  • New research directions using EUROMOD (18 September, morning)

For more information, see the draft agenda.

Please register by clicking on the following link:

We particularly invite researchers and public representatives with expertise in social protection as well as tax-benefit microsimulation from Austria and the Western Balkan countries, and even beyond (EU, EaP-Eastern Partnership countries, etc.).

Please register till 1 July.
We look forward to seeing you on 17-18 September 2018!


Author: Monika Hunjadi

Assistant International and Public Relations

Workshop of the European Centre’s National Liaison Officials (NLOs)

European Centre is organizing the Workshop “Bridge Building in social welfare policy” for the European Centre’s National Liaison Officials (NLOs) to strengthen regional cooperation between the NLOs and to encourage project cooperation in social welfare policy and research.

More precisely, the objectives of the Workshop are:

  • To present and discuss recent transnational activities in the Bridge Building countries in social policies;
  • To strengthen regional cooperation and establish links between the projects implemented by the participants; and
  • To generate ideas for cooperation.

Please find further information on the programm.

Author: Monika Hunjadi

Assistant International and Public Relations

EESPN Public Forum

“Divided Society – Cohesive Europe?”

It is our pleasure to invite you to the EESPN Public Forum taking place on 12 July 2017 at the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection  (Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna – room II / 1st floor; 2:30-5:30 pm).

The EESPN Public Forum seeks to provide an assessment of current social policy practices based upon the following questions:

  • How can social policies best contribute to more distributive justice?
  • Which strategies are the most promising in the various European regions?
  • How can governments and research from the East and the West contribute to a social and cohesive Europe?

For further information, please see the programme.

Author: Monika Hunjadi

Assistant International and Public Relations

BB Summer School on Social Welfare

We are delighted to announce the Bridge Building Summer School on Social Welfare taking place from July 10 to July 14 2017 at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna). The summer school aims to contribute to more European Cohesion by

  1. building capacities of different stakeholders across sectors and countries;
  2. providing training on innovative approaches, good practices and up-to-date research results; as well as
  3. joint development of relevant research projects.

The summer school is co-funded by the Central European Initiative and particularly addresses stakeholders with expertise on Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia*, Moldova**, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

The registration fee is € 150. Accommodation, training materials and travel costs up to € 400.- are borne by the organiser. Selected participants have to cover only other costs related to their stay in Vienna (visa fees, insurance, food, etc).

The registration for the summer school is closed.

Please find further information on the programme here.


* The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

** Republic of Moldova


Author: Monika Hunjadi

Assistant International and Public Relations