Thanks to our multidisciplinary network of experts and stakeholders rooted at national level, we are able to manage and coordinate projects requiring (comparative) research & policy analysis as well as training & capacitybuilding in the field of (EU) social affairs.

In the framework of these projects we often also provide communication and IT services, including the development of customised information databases and web applications, the set-up and management of electronic information sharing platforms, targeted communication and promotion activities via e-newsletters and social media.

Project list
Study on OSH and digital platform work

Client: EU-OSHA

Duration: December 2020 - ongoing

Partners: EFTHEIA,  HIVA KULeuven and Milieu

Geographic coverage: EU MS 

Study to support a potential EU initiative on Long-term Care

Client: EC DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion

Duration: December 2020 - ongoing

Partners: EFTHEIA,  HIVA KULeuven, CEPS and Deloitte

Geographic coverage: EU MS + 6 country studies

European Centre of Expertise in the field of employment and labour market policies

Client: EC DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion

Duration: August 2020 - ongoing

Partners: ICF (lead), CELSI & EFTHEIA (subcontractors)

Geographic coverage: EU MS

FWC to support the European platform tackling undeclared work 

Client: European Labour Authority

Duration: December 2020 - ongoing

Partners: ICF (lead), CSD, CELSI and EFTHEIA (subcontractors)

Geographic coverage: EU MS

Study on the platform economy and precarious work

Client: European Parliament (Committee on Employment and Social Affairs)

Duration: January 2020  – August 2020

Partners:  EFTHEIA, HIVA KULeuven and Milieu

Geographic coverage: EU MS

Study to gather evidence on the working conditions of platform workers

Client: EC DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion

Duration: January 2019  – December 2019

Partners: CEPS (lead), EFTHEIA and HIVA KULeuven

Geographic coverage: EU MS + EEA countries

MoveS - Free Movement of Workers and Social Security Coordination

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration:Dec 2017 -  ongoing (renewable annual contract)

Partners: EFTHEIA and Deloitt,

supported by the law faculties of the universities of Lljubljana (SI) and Poitiers (FR).

Geographic coverage: EU MS + EEA Countries

Exploring the employment and working conditions related to specific types of platform work

Client: Eurofound

Duration: Sept. 2017 – Sept 2018

Partners: CEPS (lead), EFTHEIA and associated experts

Geographic coverage: AT,DE,FR,IT, PL,SE

Network of experts on intra EU mobility – Lot 2 Statistics and compilation of EU level and national data

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration: Dec 2017 – ongoing (annual renewable contract)

Partners: HIVA-KULeuven, IRIS Ghent University and Milieu Ltd (partners).

Szeged University, ICON and EFTHEIA (subcontractors)

Geographic coverage: EU Member States + EEA Countries

Study on integrated delivery of social services aiming at the activation of minimum income recipients in the labour market.

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration (from - to): October 2016  - April 2018
Partners: EFTHEIA, Budapest Institute and Icon Institut Gmbh

Geographic coverage:  11 EU Member States

Feasibility and added value of a European unemployment benefit scheme

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration (from - to): February 2015 - November 2016
Partners:  CEPS  -  ZEW, ISER – University of Essex, CamEcon,

the University of Leuven (KUL) and EFTHEIA

Geographic coverage: EU Member States

FreSsco - Network of independent experts in the fields of free movement of workers (FMW) and social security coordination

Client: EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Duration:Dec 2013 - Dec 2017

Partners: Ghent University and EFTHEIA

Geographic coverage: EU MS + EFTA countries

Access to benefits in times of crisis

Client: Eurofound  - European foundation for living and working conditions

Duration: Sept 2014 - May 2015

Partners: EFTHEIA & HIVA KULeuven

Geographic coverage:Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Romania, UK

Study on wage setting systems and minimum rates of pay applicable to posted workers in accordance with Directive 96/71/EC

Client: EC DG Employment, Social affairs & Inclusion

Duration: May 2015 - November 2015

Partners: FGB & COWI - EFTHEIA involved as subcontractor for scientific coordination

Geographic coverage: BE - DE - DK - FR - IT - NL - PL - RO - SE

Mutual Information System on Social Protection - the MISSOC Secretariat

Client: EC DG Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion
Duration (from - to): Nov 2011 - August 2014*

Partner: EFTHEIA

Geographic coverage: EU MS + EFTA countries

Training and networking on European social security - the trESS project

.Client : EC DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Partners: Ghent University  (EFTHEIA subcontractor in trESS I and trESS II, partner in trESS III)
Duration (from - to): 2004-2010 (trESS I and trESSII), 2010-2013 trESS III

Geographic coverage: EU Member States

European Social Affairs, Management and Communication
Research, policy analysis, training, capacity-building, information sharing and communication activities