Social change and changing economic
conditions are throwing up new questions and issues. Thanks to our analyses of
existing policies and their effects as well as our follow-through support for innovative
projects, we are devising new basic principles and answers for social security
and social integration.
In the social
security area, we examine the implementation and effects of the various
branches of social insurance and social assistance. We support and analyse innovations
designed to raise the effectiveness and efficiency of the individual systems. We
are focussing special attention on cheaper premiums for health and disability insurance.
In the equal
opportunities area, we study the effects of measures aimed at promoting
equal opportunities for women and men in society. Education and employment
represent a key area of interest here.
the area of migration
, we deal with
questions concerning the social and economic integration of migrants (of both
sexes). We regard measures aimed at integration as particularly important.