The STYLE (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe) project brought 24 consortium partners together, including an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, policy makers and NGOs from over 20 European countries. The project was led by the University of Brighton, ran for 42 months, examined the obstacles and opportunities affecting youth employment in Europe.
The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older (more than 297,000 interviews). SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel.
In 2003/4 a research was undertaken by TÁRKI in order to prepare country report for Hungary, which assess the country’s progress towards meeting the Global Millennium Development Goals. The Hungarian Millennium Development Goals Report has as its main goal to have lasting improving effect on people's lives. Summarizing the achievements so far, setting new national goals and targets has helped national authorities, civic organizations, and policy makers to find the most secure path for the Hungarian sustainable human development.
Monitoring pension developments through micro socio economic instruments based on individual data sources: feasibility study (PENMICRO), commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
TÁRKI has conducted several generational accounting exercises that produced a time series of intergenerational balances for Hungary for each year between 1992 and 2001. The same calculation was performed on the budget of the general government - applying the same set of assumptions on tax incidence, the breakdown of household consumption by individual household members, and other relevant methodological issues - in order to get truly comparable results. The time series revealed a strong political business cycle of public spending.
In a generational accounting analysis, we separated the long-term effects of the main components of the comprehensive 1997 Hungarian pension reform. This calculation was later revised and extended using retrospective data in order to quantify intergenerational redistribution in the Hungarian pension system through the complete life-cycles of subsequent generations.
During the preparations for EU enlargement, the European Commission constantly sought to improve its knowledge of the challenges to social cohesion, and of the strategic policy responses adopted in candidate countries to tackle these challenges. An important milestone was the 2002 project to prepare for the accession states to plug into the ongoing process of exchange of good practice within the Union.