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Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe

Objective

Since 2008, Europe has been shaken by an ongoing crisis. If relevant parts of populations are exposed to socioeconomic risks, it is a distinctive characteristic of European political ethics that they must not be left alone, but should be subject to support and solidarity by budget support policy, economic development policies and social policy at different levels. But, in analogy with medical and psychological findings, some parts of the vulnerable population, although experiencing the same living conditions as others, are developing resilience, which in our context means that they perform social, economic and cultural practices and habits which protect them from suffer and harm and support sustainable patterns of coping and adaption. This resilience to socioeconomic crises at household levels is the focus of the proposed project. It can consist of identity patterns, knowledge, family or community relations, cultural and social as well as economic practices, be they formal or informal. Welfare states, labour markets and economic policies at both macro or meso level form the context or ‘environment’ of those resilience patterns. For reasons of coping with the crisis without leaving the common ground of the implicit European social model (or the unwritten confession to the welfare state) under extremely bad monetary conditions in many countries, and for reasons of maintaining quality of life and improving social policy, it is a highly interesting perspective to learn from emergent processes of resilience development and their preconditions. Thus, the main questions are directed at understanding patterns and dimensions of resilience at micro-/household level in different types of European member and neighbour states accounting for regional varieties, relevant internal and external conditions and resources as well as influences on these patterns by social, economic or labour market policy as well as legal regulations.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER ARBEITSMARKT- UND BERUFSFORSCHUNG (IAB) DER BUNDESAGENTUR FUER ARBEIT
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Regensburgerstrasse 104
90478 Nuernberg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 557 640
Administrative Contact
Michael Kindley (Mr.)

Participants (8)

UNIWERSYTET SLASKI W KATOWICACH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 136 696
Address
Ul. Bankowa 12
40 007 Katowice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kazimiera Wodz (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 267
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Isabel Rodríguez Villa (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 450 480
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andree Sheehan-Evett (Ms.)
PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 184 032
Address
Odos Syngrou 136
176 71 Kallithea Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petraki (Prof.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 144 679
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erden Attila Aytekin (Dr.)
LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 270 420
Address
Pl 122
96101 Rovaniemi
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arto Viiri (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 285 674
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cheryl Forde (Mrs.)
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 202 839
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Neide Jorge