Social Services in Europe
Social services in Europe show a wide variety of organisational, regulatory, financing and provision models which develop differently across European regions. Several factors have an impact on these developments, i.e. the scope of welfare states, regional necessities, political developments and EU-regulations on competition, subsidies, procurement and the internal market.
The Observatory provides a European perspective for institutions and academic circles about the differences between European models and the upcoming social challenges.
Marketization of Social Services in Sweden
The rising of marketization procedures of social services in several EU member states represents a heated debate in Europe. The Observatory researches on the impact of the marketization of social services, focusing on the Swedish welfare state.
Muslim Social Welfare in Europe
What services of Muslim social welfare can be found in Europe and how are they supported by public authorities? The working paper of the Observatory answers these questions, looking at Austria and the Netherlands.
Experts from national ministries, welfare and Muslim organisation came together in April 2016 to discuss how to support Muslim social welfare services and their political representation in a European expert meeting organised by the Observatory.