What better way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon whiling the hours away before the imminent German election results and Barça’s next away match than leafing through think-tank papers?
Well at least I have found myself a good thread to feed me them:
“Policypointers is an online facility created to enable those involved in government, academe and the media to gain rapid access to the research and conclusions of think tanks around the world.”
Among the interesting links I found there was this one to the European Policy Centre Website.
And low-and-behold, the latest issue of their Challenge Europe Online Journal – Towards a European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? – contains not one, but three (here, here, here) articles on migration policy and ageing in the EU.
Interestingly there seem to be a lot of proposals in the air for facilitating temporary economic migration. Since this is a lazy Sunday afternoon, I’ll leave that topic for another day.
On useful links, CapTVK sent me this one to a conference: “Ageing and Welfare Systems, What Have We Learned?” held (in 2003) by the Brusssels-based and influential CEPS (they also did a widely discussed “EMU at risk” report earlier in the summer).
You can download a very extensive summary of the proceedings which makes interesting reading.