European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Austria)

The European Centre provides expertise in the fields of welfare and social policy development in a broad sense – in particular using multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to analyse integrated policies and inter-sectoral action. Research activities within the European Centre are organized into two units: (1) Work, Wealth and Welfare, and (2) Health and Care. Within the European Centre’s “Health and Care” unit, we design, coordinate and implement projects in the fields of long-term care for older people, health services and system analysis, and public health. Our unit is composed of researchers and policy analysts from several backgrounds (e.g. economics, health economics, health and social policy, political science, sociology) with experience in a wide range of social scientific methods. One main field of expertise among the various research areas is the problem of alcohol- and drug-addiction in connection with the criminal justice system. Key staff: G√ľnter Stummvoll PhD, sociologist and criminologist; Cees (Cornelius) Goos PhD, honorary consultant in public health in various international agencies; Rahel Kahlert PhD, evaluation and public policy expert; Willem Stamatiou MA, sociologist, political scientist and publications officer.