Im Rahmen eines Symposiums soll das neue Finanzausgleichsgesetz (FAG 2017) aus finanz-, verwaltungs- und politikwissenschaftlicher
Perspektive sowie aus Sicht der Praxis kommentiert und kritisch erörtert werden. Im Mittelpunkt der Diskussion sollen Lösungsmöglichkeiten
zur Optimierung des Prozesses von Finanzausgleichsverhandlungen stehen. Was hat sich mit dem Finanzausgleich 2017 verändert?
Konnten wichtige Reformprozesse angestoßen werden, und wie werden diese weiterverfolgt? Wie müsste der Reformprozess gestaltet
sein, damit ganzheitlichere Reformen möglich sind?
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Blomeyer & Sanz
The framework service contract is intended to support the work of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality on current
and emerging issues, to enable the Committee to evaluate policy options and respond to proposals made by the European Commission
and to provide a solid basis for some of the Committee's own initiatives. Through the multiple framework contract, expertise
shall be provided in the form of briefings, studies and other forms, delivered upon ad-hoc requests within a limited and defined
Although research has produced important insights about current pressing societal problems its findings do not always reach
its targets in society, policy or the market. This hampers its potential to be fertilised and transformed into innovative
approaches, services and products with potential benefits for citizens. One of the pillars of "Horizon 2020" is to support
research that tackles societal challenges. One area of focus is the concept of "Inclusive Innovative and Reflective Societies"
(IIRS) which addresses issues such as reducing inequalities and social exclusion, overcoming the financial crisis, decreasing
job insecurity and fostering European cultural heritage. The project "DANDELION – Promoting EU-funded Projects of Inclusive
Innovative and Reflective Societies" aims to support the uptake and valorisation of IIRS research and improve its dissemination
towards citizens, policy makers, academia and media. This will be achieved through a series of innovative and creative communication
activities targeted at a range of audiences.
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Copenhagen Business School – Fundação Getulio Vargas – King's College London – Linköping University – Mendel University in Brno – National University of Ireland, Galway – Queen's University of Kingston – BI Norwegian Business School – University of Exeter – Umeå University
Plans for economic and monetary integration in the European Union call for fundamental changes in fiscal relations among EU
members and other countries. The 2012 Blueprint for the European Monetary Union (EMU) calls for deeper integration of fiscal
policies at the level of domestic EU members, including establishing EU own-source revenues. The 2013 Social Dimension of
the EMU emphasises that this fiscal revisioning must also improve coordination of employment and social policies post-crisis
to counteract declines in state revenues, evaluate fragmented policy initiatives during the crisis, and improve human well-being
and capabilities ends in themselves and as preconditions to stable integration and sustainable growth. This project will carry
out in-depth comparative, interdisciplinary research using constitutional, legal, technical, institutional, qualitative, and
quantitative methods to address four core issues: options for expanding EU legislative competences or governance mechanisms
for effective harmonisation of member tax and social policies; reform options for state-level coordination of fairer, more
stable, and more sustainable tax and social policy regimes; strategies for the increased effectiveness and harmonisation of
tax administration and compliance structures within the EU and non-EU areas; and recommendations for true own-source EU revenues.
This project is relevant to fundamental political and structural challenges that face the EU as it pursues deep fiscal integration.
Fiscal policies encompass both revenue production and state spending priorities, and have tremendous impact on life choices,
business planning, and economic development. Whether under conditions of stable growth or disruption, state revenues remain
at the heart of state governance capacities; throughout, the well-being of the population as a whole remains at the heart
of social and political stability and productivity.