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Key Publications

Portability of Pensions and Health Insurance for Pensioners
The August 2015 Policy Brief by Michael Fuchs 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. It describes the migration history in the corridors and provides up-to-date statistics on re-migration and pension payments. The bilateral social security agreements between Austria/Germany and Turkey are assessed against the respective decrees of the European Union, which represent the most extensive regulations on the multilateral level. Read more


INNOVAGE - A Multilingual Web Platform for Carers
The European Centre hosts a networking event for family carers during which an Internet platform for informal care will be introduced. This platform was developed as part of the international research project INNOVAGE by the umbrella organisation EUROCARERS. The multilingual web platform enables carers to inform themselves about health and social care services in Austria, find opportunities for respite care, and additionally allows for stronger links between carers to be built. The platform will be available in all 28 EU Member States. The event is free of charge and will take place on 2 September from 9.30-12.30 at the European Centre (Berggasse 17, 1090 Vienna). Afterwards, all participants are invited for a joint lunch. Any travel costs will be reimbursed. We look forward to seeing you there and kindly request that you confirm your attendance by telephone or e-mail. Contact: Mag. Andrea Schmidt, MSc. Read more
Population Ageing and Improving the Living Conditions of Older People
Senior Advisor Asghar Zaidi is invited to make a presentation at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on “Global Ageing and the Data Revolution – The Way Forward in the Post-2015 Environment”, New York, 7-9 July 2015. The Meeting will contribute to identifying the possible use of alternative sources of data on ageing to better inform policy development and monitoring. The global context is the work on new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, therein, the push for the case of older people.
Strengthening the Protection 
of the Human Rights of Older Persons
At the sixth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing 
for the purpose of “Strengthening the Protection 
of the Human Rights of Older Persons”, Senior Advisor Asghar Zaidi acts as one of the invited panellists on the rights of older people. The session will be attended by the representatives of UN Member States as well as by other stakeholders around the world. Again, the global context is the work on new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, therein, the push for the case of rights of older people.