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Host institution: Université de Nantes
Project team: Pascal CAILLAUD Marie CARTIER Annie DUSSUET Rafael ENCINAS DE MUNAGORRI Virginie GUIRAUDON Eve MEURET CAMPFORT
Funding information: Caisse Nationale de Solidarité pour l'Autonomie
The aim of this comparative project is to understand how the Covid-19 crisis, by revealing and exacerbating a tension around the work of home care, has transformed the legal and social frameworks of this work and the employment relationships it implies. It will compare five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the UK) to analyse how all the issues that have emerged during the crisis were solved and sometimes reveal deeper tensions. The project focuses on policies concerning home care for older people. In France, it will bring together a study on decision making in the social dialogue and public polices at the level of the national social partners, national administration. This analysis of elite’s actions will dialogue with an ethnographic study at the level of the employers, care beneficiaries and the public. The project will analyse how the conflicts and uncertainties around care work employment relations were solved.
The project will analyse how the conflicts and uncertainties around care work employment relations were solved. A Policy Brief is expected in 2022.
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Mc-COVID19 - Coordination mechanisms in Coronavirus management between different levels of government and public policy sectors in 15 European countriesOngoing
Contact: Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes https://www.mc-covid.csic.es/english-version
Host institution: Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Project team: Project Coordinators o Eloísa del Pino o Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes Research Team (alphabetical order) o Gibrán Cruz-Martínez o Jorge Hernández-Moreno o Luis Moreno o Manuel Pereira-Puga o Roberta Perna International team o Austria - Monika Riedel, Institute for Advanced Studies o Belgium - Jozef Pacolet, Research Institute for Work and Society, KU Leuven o Denmark - Tine Rostgaard, Roskilde University o Finland - Tyyne Ylinen, Vera Ylinen, Laura Kalliomaa-Puha, and Satu Ylinen. Tampere University & Social Insurance Institution of Finland - Kela o France - Arnaud Campéon, Blance Le Bihan, Michel Legros, and Claude Martin. EHESP French School of Public Health and CNRS. o Germany - Caspar Lückenbach, Eduard Klukas, Phillip Florian Schmidt and Thomas Gerlinger. Bielefeld University o Greece - Costis Prouskas, and Michael Goudoumas. Aktios SA o Ireland - Sara Burke, and Eimir Hurley. Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin o Italy - Costanzo Ranci, and Marco Arlotti. Politecnico di Milano o Luxembourg - Robert Urbé. o Netherlands - María Bruquetas-Callejo, and Anita Böcker. Radboud University Nijmegen o Portugal - Luis Capucha, Nuno Nunes, and Alexandre Daniel Calado. Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL) o Sweden - Lennarth Johansson (1) and Pär Schön (2). (1) Jönköping University, and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center. (2) Aging Research Center, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet o United Kingdom - England - Caroline Glendinning. University of York (emeritus).
Funding information: The Mc-COVID19 project has received funding from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) within the framework of the CSIC-COVID-19 program.
The Mc-COVID 19 project is set to analyse the socio-sanitary co-ordination procedures in the context of institutionalized older-age care (age group that appears particularly vulnerable in this epidemic context), in Spain as well as in the rest of the EU-15. This study focuses on the articulation of resources between health and social policies, and aim to contribute to improve the effectiveness of the decision-making process and crucial aspects in the fight against the pandemic. To better understand what happened in these centres and facilitate policy learning, this study identifies the difficulties faced by institutional actors and nursing homes’ managers between January and August 2020. To this end, the research team conducted 25 in-depth interviews with managers in such centres (directors, administrators, and medical supervisors) in various Spanish regions (Comunidades Autónomas). In addition, the research group interviewed high-ranking officials responsible for both social services and public healthcare at the central and regional levels, and representatives of the trade unions and the employers’ associations of the nursing homes. Furthermore, the team examined documents issued by governmental and independent sources, together with the results of a survey elaborated by the Institute for the Older-age and Social Services (IMSERSO) of the Ministry of Health. Findings aim to be useful to inform other public policy sectors involved in crisis-related situations.
- 6 October 2020 – First report on Spain (Spanish)
- Eloísa del Pino, Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Gibrán Cruz-Martínez, Jorge Hernánez-Moreno, Luis Moreno, Manuel Pereira-Puga, Roberta Perna (2020)Informe Gestión Institucional y Organizativa de las Residencias de Personas Mayores y COVID-19: dificultades y aprendizajes. Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP-CSIC)Madrid. http://dx.doi.org/10.20350/digitalCSIC/12636
- 6 October 2020 – Executive Summary of the first report (English version) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1clo_SLmygv4BJPo8ptvN02NXJHc217oo/view
- A summary of the first report is also available here: https://ltccovid.org/2020/11/19/what-went-wrong-and-what-could-be-learned-from-the-institutional-and-organizational-management-of-care-homes-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-spain/
- 10 case studies have been published already: https://www.mc-covid.csic.es/english-version/publications and 5 more are expected to be published on the first trimester of 2021
- A comparative report highlighting the experiences, difficulties and lessons learned in 15 EU countries – expected to be published on the first trimester 2021.
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