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Rebuilding an Inclusive, Value-based Europe of Solidarity and Trust through Social Investments

Objective

In 2013, as a response to rising inequalities, poverty and distrust in the EU, the Commission launched a major endeavour to rebalance economic and social policies with the Social Investment Package (SIP). RE-InVEST aims to strengthen the philosophical, institutional and empirical underpinnings of the SIP, based on social investment in human rights and capabilities. Our consortium is embedded in the ‘Alliances to Fight Poverty’. We will actively involve European citizens severely affected by the crisis in the co-construction of a more powerful and effective social investment agenda with policy recommendations. This translates into the following specific objectives:
1. Development of innovative methodological tools for participative research, involving mixed teams of researchers, NGO workers and people from vulnerable groups in the co-construction of knowledge on social policy issues;
2. Diagnosis of the social damage of the crisis in terms of (erosion of) human rights, social (dis)investment, loss of (collective) capabilities;
3. Analysis of the relationships between the rise of poverty and social exclusion, the decline of social cohesion and trust, and the threats to democracy and solidarity in the EU;
4. Development of a theoretical model of social investment, with a focus on the promotion of human rights and capabilities;
5. Application of this model to active labour market policies and social protection: evaluation of policy innovations through qualitative and quantitative analyses;
6. Application of the same model to public intervention in five selected basic service markets: water provision, housing, early childhood education, health care and financial services, through qualitative and quantitative analyses;
7. Analysis of the macro-level boundary conditions for successful implementation of the SIP;
8. Capacity building in civil society organisations for the promotion of the European social investment agenda, through networking and policy recommendations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/law/human rights

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 609 863,01

Participants (18)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Goettingen (SOFI) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 125
Address
Friedlaender Weg 31
37085 Gottingen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE UND ETHISCHE FRAGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Moenchsberg 2A
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 84 375
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 197 512,50
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 449,49
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 53 112,50
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 116 250
Address
Hope Park
L16 9JD Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 103 000
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 66 875
Address
Rue Paul Emile Janson 13
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 47 312,50
Address
Dzirciema Street 16
1007 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEWEGING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 384 500
Address
Haachtsesteenweg 579
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Other
REDE EUROPEIA ANTI POBREZA PORTUGAL ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 49 800
Address
Rua Costa Cabral 2368
4200 218 Porto
Activity type
Other
FUNDATIA THE OPEN NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Romania
EU contribution
€ 44 125
Address
Sat Grajduri Comuna Grajduri
707215 Iasi
Activity type
Other
THE POVERTY ALLIANCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 550
Address
Buchanan Street 162
G1 2LL Glasgow
Activity type
Other
COORDINAMENTO NAZIONALE COMUNITA DI ACCOGLIENZA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 000
Address
Via Santa Maria Maggiore 148
00184 Roma
Activity type
Other