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Making Capabilities Work

Objectif

“Making Capabilities Work” (WorkAble) will scrutinise strategies to enhance the social sustainability and economic competitiveness of Europe by strengthening the capabilities of young people to actively shape their personal and work lives in knowledge societies and cope with today's economic, cultural, demographic and technological challenges. Bridging quantitative and qualitative methods, WorkAble will assess the potential of innovative European strategies for dealing with local labour-market demands and regional inequalities. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, it will systematically analyse whether and how young people are enabled to participate in working life and society. Applying the Capabilities Approach as a common heuristic framework, 12 partners from different disciplines (educational science, sociology, economics, philosophy, political studies and social work) in 10 European countries will collaborate closely in a multidimensional research process. WorkAble will survey whether and how the match between young people’s supply of skills and competencies and changing labour-market needs is sustained and secured, while simultaneously broadening their options for living in and actively shaping European knowledge societies. It will explore how educational strategies are implemented and assess whether they enable young people to convert knowledge, skills and competencies into capabilities to function as fully participating active citizens. This calls for a three-phase research design: 1) a comparative institutional mapping and analysis of vocational and labour-market policies in all educational regimes; 2) case studies to reconstruct the conceptions, aspirations and practices of local actors implementing educational and training programmes; and 3) quantitative secondary analyses of national and European longitudinal data revealing how effectively these strategies enhance economic performance and close the capability gap for young people.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences sociales/sciences de l’éducation

Appel à propositions

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Adresse
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Allemagne
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 605 400
Contact administratif
Iris Litty (Ms.)

Participants (12)

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Pologne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 77 400
Adresse
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Marek Kwiek (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Pologne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 57 652
Adresse
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Slawomir Mandes (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 167 060
Adresse
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Silvio Troisi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 116 390
Adresse
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Sofia Baggini (Dr.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES SUR LES QUALIFICATIONS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 136 125
Adresse
Place De La Joliette 10
13567 Marseille
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Antoine Guyon (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 181 769
Adresse
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Sandra Marianne Bollwerk (Dr.)
Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 154 612
Adresse
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
1020 Wien
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Roland Atzmueller (Mr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Suisse
Contribution de l’UE
€ 255 383
Adresse
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Myriam Jorio (Ms.)
EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 211 548
Adresse
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Jackie Mackenzie (Ms.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 67 913
Adresse
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Mattias Strandh (Dr.)
BBJ CONSULT AG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 91 800
Adresse
Herzbergstrasse 83
10365 Berlin
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Ulrike Wisser (Ms.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 141 737
Adresse
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)