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Local Worlds of Social Cohesion.
The Local Dimension of Integrated Social and Employment Policies

Objective

Radical changes in the local governance of social cohesion in many Member States of the European Union are the focus of LOCALISE’s research on the organisational challenges of an integrated social and employment policy. The multiple needs of the most vulnerable groups in society require the integration of formerly separate policy fields. This creates positive dynamics for reducing social inequalities, fostering social cohesion and enhancing labour market participation – the crucial objectives of the new EU2020 strategy. Local activation policies are framed by Member States’ policies and patterns of regional inequality. But the shift of competences to the local level, the involvement of new actors and a closer collaboration of different agencies create new demands in interorganisational coordination. How do different institutional contexts influence local worlds of social cohesion? How do local actors deal with the conflicts and dilemmas caused by integrated social cohesion policies? What impact do these policies have on social inequality and the conception of social citizenship?
LOCALISE addresses these questions by integrating multiple disciplines, and partners experienced in European and Social Policy research. A common theoretical and methodological approach guides the research in each work package. LOCALISE will create a critical mass of research in three key areas: we first analyse how European programmes, national governance patterns and the regional socio-economic context affect the local governance of social cohesion. Secondly, LOCALISE studies how 18 local entities in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and United Kingdom) cope with the challenges of an integrated social cohesion policy. Finally, we analyse the impact of these policies on social inequalities, citizenship and the most vulnerable social groups.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2010-2
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Coordinator

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 405 195
Administrative Contact
Joerg Stahlmann (Mr.)

Participants (5)

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 999,20
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald William Mcquaid (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 399,20
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Pellegrino (Mr.)
INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 246 668
Address
Allee Ausone 11
33607 Pessac Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vincent Hoffmann-Martinot (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 250 564,40
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Garsten (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 133 233,20
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Slawomir Mandes (Dr.)