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Call for Research Assistants: Country Reports for a study on the “Implications of the Working Time Directive on working conditions in the social care sector: Cases from EU countries”

EASPD is looking for Research Assistants to investigate the implications of the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) on working conditions in the social care sector in the following countries:

 

  1. One country representing the Continental welfare model (Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg or France)
  2. One country representing the Anglo-Saxon welfare model (the United Kingdom or Ireland)
  3. One country representing the Nordic welfare model (Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland or Denmark).

 The Research assistants will be part of a team coordinated by social care provider TENENET (Slovakia) and Trnava University (Slovakia). The assistants will be responsible for producing country reports that will be later incorporated in the final study “Implications of the Working Time Directive on working conditions in the social care sector: Cases from EU countries”  
 

The research assistants are expected to:

  1. Produce a country report for the selected EU Member State on the implications of the Working Time Directive and national labour laws on workforce in social care services for persons with disabilities, following the guideline of the coordinator. The report, should be based on a desk research and a qualitative data collection, and:
    1. Examine how selected EU Member state has adapted to and worked with the WTD, noting both models of good practice and examples of failure/disregarding the WTD.
    2. Examine whether national labour laws meet the present and future needs of the sector.
    3. Provide practical examples of any mismatches that are identified.
    4. Provides recommendations on new labour law provisions that will promote a fairer way of working in the social care and support services sector in relevant countries.

2. Provide a peer review of other country reports produced by the team.

Deadline of applications is 30 January.
 

Read more about the conditions and application process here (pdf version here)