Focusing on the process of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, this report looks at health as an issue of enlargement from an economic perspective. The report argues that health is of strategic importance for the success of enlargement and is directly relevant to the future economic development of the candidate countries and to the social and financial sustainability of that development.
During this NEUJOBS Lunchtime Session, Prof. Anton Hemerijck will present his brand new book “Changing welfare states”, to Social Affairs Commissioner László Andor, who will place it in the context of the forthcoming Social investment Package. “Changing Welfare States” is a major new examination of the wave of social reform that has swept across Europe over the past two decades. It carries out a comparative analysis of reform trajectories and political destinations in an era of rapid socioeconomic restructuring.
Mid-project conference of NEUJOBS, a research project financed by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, and aimed at analysing future developments of the European labour market(s); based on the assumption that European societies are facing four main transitions that will have a major impact on employment, in particular for some groups in the labour force or sectors of the economy.
The ANCIEN FP7 project, which CEPS has coordinated since January 2009, is drawing to a close with a final conference to share the scientific and policy results with the different actors involved in social, health and long-term care (LTC) systems. This conference, held in Brussels on October 24th, aims to generate interactive discussions about better planning for LTC systems in Europe.
First in a new series of NEUJOBS lunchtime meetings, this event will present the main findings of three recent papers on the relation between labour market, educational policies and socio-economic gradient.
NEUJOBS is a research project, financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, aimed at analysing future possible developments of the European labour market(s).
Launch of a timely new World Bank report addressing the key issues for European governments that struggle to manage the fiscal legacies of the global financial crisis, austerity and the spectre of rapid population ageing. At the same time, the circumstances that lead people to work and trade in the shadow economy have grown in importance. The World Bank study analyses these factors and formulates a set of general policy suggestions that are relevant for all EU member states, as well as those who aspire to join the Union to bring as much economic activity in from the shadow economy.
The aim of this study was to provide the Commission in view of the approaching end of the 2010 Lisbon agenda with an assessment of the employment challenges of the next decade. The study looked in particular at the policy challenges but also included governance challenges. An additional task was, however, to identify possible changes in the employment policy process; including guidelines and target, at the level of the EU.
The project studied the ways to improve innovation in health care system in Turkey both in health care services and products (i.e. pharmaceuticals and medical devices). It provided policy recommendations towards raising innovation profile in health care system in Turkey to the EU standards. The analysis aims to help policy and decision-makers both in government and industry in identifying gaps in health policy so as to further steps to improve innovation in health sector in Turkey’s convergence to the EU standards.
Launched in January 2009, ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. It runs for a 44-month period and involves 20 partners from EU member states. The project principally concerns the future of long-term care (LTC) for the elderly in Europe and addresses two questions in particular:
1) How will need, demand, supply and use of LTC develop?
2) How do different systems of LTC perform?
Mikkel Barslund holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Copenhagen and a M.Sc. in environmental economics from University College London. Prior to joining CEPS he worked as a senior economist at the Danish Economic Councils and as a Research Fellow at KU Leuven.
NEUJOBS is a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project consists of 29 partners and 23 WPs. NEUJOBS objective is to analyse likely future developments in the European labour market(s), in view of four major transitions that will impact employment and European societies in general. What are these transitions?
In the past decade the performance of service industries has come to the forefront of research on Europe's comparative economic performance, especially as the benefits from the use of information and communications technology (ICT) have been concentrated in these industries. The SERVICEGAP project will consider the academic and policy concerns that arise from the increasing importance of the market service sector.
Speakers: Prof. Alan Neal, Director, Employment Law Research Unit, University of Warwick; Anne Van Lancker, MEP, Rapporteur on the Services Directive, Employment and Social Affairs Committee Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS
The European Commission’s DG Employment and Social Affairs has contracted CEPS, together with the Personal Finance Research Centre (University of Bristol) and the European Savings Institute for a large-scale research project which aims to lay the basis for the future common operational European definition of over-indebtedness. Although over-commitment of consumers and financial exclusion are growing problems in Europe, there exists no standard definition of over-indebtedness.
The project focuses on the sustainability of welfare systems in EU countries in the face of ageing and demographic uncertainty. The main innovation is to bring new quantifications of demographic uncertainty into economic & social analysis of the effects of population ageing. The main tools are general equilibrium models with overlapping-generations structure. It compares the welfare systems in participating countries and look for systems and rules that perform well under uncertainty.
In order to improve its capacity for surveying socio-economic developments in the European Union the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Gender Parity has established a Social Situation Observatory composed of thematic research entities with the task of undertaking independent analysis of the social situation in Europe. The Observatory is coordinated by the Commission.
CEPS is leading a consortium of 18 partners in a project examining the future evolution of health expenditure in the (enlarged) European Union. This project will refine existing estimates of the links between reported states of health and use of medical services. As well as looking at the effects of ageing on health care the research will take account of the link between health expenditure and fertility rates and the demands on health services made by non-native populations. Particular attention is paid to costs of care near death.