18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

18-19/11/21: European R&I policy evaluation conference

The REvaluation 2021 Conference is jointly organised by Fraunhofer ISI, IFRIS and the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation. It will take place as live as possible, 18-19 November 2021 in Vienna, Austria.

The conference is dedicated to conceptual and methodological advances in R&I policy evaluation. Read more

Closed (25/02/21): HERAS+ Call for Research Grants open

HERAS+ Call for proposals for Research Grants open from 25/11/2020 to 25/02/2021

The ZSI and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Kosovo launch together a call for scientific networking and project cooperation between researchers from public universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria, in Kosovo and the Western Balkan region with special attention to young and early stage researchers.

HERAS+ Call for proposals for Research Grants open from 25/11/20 to 25/02/21

The ZSI and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Kosovo launch together a call for scientific networking and project cooperation between researchers from public universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria, in Kosovo and the Western Balkan region with special attention to young and early stage researchers. The call is part of the project “HERAS+” which is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). Read more

Closed (01/02/21): Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide

The Ernst Mach Grant worldwide is targeted at young researchers from all disciplines and countries (except Austria) who wish to pursue a research project in Austria.

Closed (01/02/21): Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide

The Ernst Mach Grant worldwide is targeted at young researchers from all disciplines and countries (except Austria) who wish to pursue a research project in Austria.

Target group: young researchers from all disciplines and countries (except Austria)

Duration: 1 to 9 months

Age limit: 35 years

Area of study or research:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Technical Sciences
  • Human Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Arts

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Findings of the Con3Post project

The findings of the Con3Post project indicated that immigration of third country national (TCN) workers is driven largely by economic discrepancies and wage disparities between the third countries and EU countries.

Findings of the Con3Post project

The findings of the Con3Post project investigating mobility and posting flows between third countries, EU-sending and EU-receiving countries indicated that immigration of third country national (TCN) workers is driven largely by economic discrepancies and wage disparities between the third countries and EU countries, as well as political and economic instabilities in the third countries. We found that

  • some companies have become quite active in the wider European markets providing services through posting of TCNs, which has in many cases become a business model for profit maximisation;
  • the intersection of the migration and employment regimes may enhance the vulnerabilities of posted TCN workers, who tend not to defy or report their employers, on whom they depend not only for employment but also for the renewal of their work and residence permits in the sending country;
  • despite the mechanisms for control and enforcement of national/EU standards, the vulnerability of TCN posted workers persists due to the cloaking effect of the posting employment characterised by subcontracting, cross-border mobility and temporary service provision.

Read more about the project here

Report: Posting of Third Country Nationals – A comparative study

Report: Posting of Third Country Nationals – A comparative study by Cukut Krilić at al.

The study compares the findings from three Con3Post regional reports on mobility and posting flows between EU-sending, EU-receiving and third countries, namely Slovenia, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Italy, Belgium, Tunisia and Morocco; and Poland, Finland, Estonia and Ukraine. The study explores the main characteristics of the trend of posting of third country nationals (TCN) to work in the EU construction sector. Read more

Closed (10/12/20): The Final Con3Post Conference

The final conference of the Con3Post project takes place via Zoom on 10 December 2020. The Con3Post Conference brings together researchers from five European countries.

10/12/20: The Final Con3Post Conference

The final conference of the Con3Post project took place via Zoom on 10 December 2020. The Con3Post Conference brings together researchers from five European countries (Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Finland and Poland) to present and discuss the findings of the empirical research on posting of third country nationals in the EU construction sector. Read more

InCARE project launched

InCARE aims to develop a coherent and coordinated approach to the development of LTC policy and care services at local and regional level.

InCARE project launched

InCARE aims to develop a coherent and coordinated approach to the development of LTC policy and care services at local and regional level. It will work towards establishing participatory decision-making processes that allow for iterative and adaptive learning and will bring together policy-makers, care service providers, researchers and care users from 6 European countries.

Over the next three years, socially innovative long-term care service pilots will be implemented in Spain, Austria and North Macedonia.

InCARE is supported by funding from the European Commission through the EaSI PROGRESS Axis. Read more

Book chapter: Labour Mobility & OSH Vulnerability of Posted Workers

Book chapter: Labour Mobility & OSH Vulnerability of Posted Workers by Danaj et al.

In this chapter, S. Danaj, K. Hollan, and A. Scoppetta focus on the occupational safety and health (OSH) of temporary cross-border labour migrants posted to Austria and the Slovak Republic. Based on empirical interview data with public authorities, social partners and workers in both countries, they explain how cross-border temporary labour mobility exposes posted workers to OSH-related vulnerabilities through an analytical framework. Read more

Policy Brief: Here, not to stay! The posting of third country nationals to Austria

Policy Brief: Here, not to stay! The posting of third country nationals to Austria by Danaj et al.

This Policy Brief describes the trend of the posting of third-country workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina via Slovenia to Austria and its drivers. It also discusses why workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina agree to be posted via Slovenia to work in Austria, the challenges they face and the impact posting has on the host country. The Brief concludes with recommendations on how the observed problems could be addressed. Read here

Book: Mitigating the COVID-19 effect Emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe

Book: Mitigating the COVID-19 effect Emergency economic policy-making in Central Europe by Podvršič et al.

This paper analyses the economic policy-making in the first phase of the epidemic in five Central Europe countries, Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, whose economic structure is characterized by strong export orientation. The focus is on the participatory character of the governments’ COVID-19 packages, on their design, and targets. Read more