EIB / EU-funded Research Project in Long-Term Care in Europe


In spring 2015 the research project “Demographic change in the EU, the oldest-old and the need for innovative models of more efficient elderly care” was launched with Prof. Martin Karlsson as the principal investigator. The three-year project is a collaboration of the research centres CINCH and RWI and is funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with about 300,000€

The project investigates various dimensions of long-term care (LTC) in Europe. The results will provide new insights into how to keep LTC systems affordable, fair and efficient.

Assessment of Future LTC Needs

This subproject aims at projecting the future demand for LTC and associated costs based on European data. The project will generate comprehensive knowledge of the future challenges of LTC provision within Europe.

Evaluating Policy Reforms in the LTC Sector

In this subproject, recent LTC reforms in Europe are evaluated regarding the effectiveness of their components. The results will allow an assessment of which reform features can be expected to have desirable impacts, delivering valuable implications for future LTC policies.

Care Provision in a Changing Society

This subproject explores the effects of demographic ageing and societal trends on morbidity, the choice between formal and informal care alternatives, and on the situation of informal carers. The aim is to understand how care needs and care provision are influenced by demographic and societal factors and to infer policy recommendations on how to respond to the new requirements.


Research Associates

Former Associates

Dr. Dörte Heger

Ingo Kolodziej, M.Sc.

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Wübker

Bora Kim, M.Sc.

Norman Bannenberg, M.Sc