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Poverty Reduction in Europe: Social policy and innovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290613

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 459 338,88

  • EU contribution

    € 2 699 856,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

Objective

This research proposal takes as its starting points: (a) the long standstill in poverty reduction, especially for people of working age, (b) the complementarity between employment, economic growth and social inclusion that is focal in the EU 2020 strategy, and, (c) the emergence of socially innovative policies and actions in the margins of the European welfare states. It aims at the evaluation of the Lisbon decade in terms of policies and actions against poverty at European, national and sub-national level and at improving the understanding of the interrelationships between employment, social protection and social inclusion and between institutionalised macro level social policies and innovative local action. The proposal views sustainable growth strategies, effective employment policies and adequate social designs as the drivers of every strategy to reduce and eliminate poverty and social exclusion. It considers local socially innovative practices as laboratories to complement and modify these macro-level policies. The quantitative analysis of poverty trends in the past, the adequacy of existing policies and the implications of alternative scenarios for employment and tax-benefit-services schemes to meet the 2020 poverty targets will therefore be complemented with in-depth studies of selected cases of local social policies. The research will develop new tools for monitoring poverty, social policy and social innovative practices. For the first time reference budgets will be computed for several member states. The research consortium together with the support from well-known associates and two outstanding Advisory Boards, involving academics, policy makers and civil society organisations and the broad dissemination plan, will allow the highly experienced multidisciplinary research team to deliver important new answers to questions of great importance to European societies.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Address

Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 022 786,80

Administrative Contact

Anne Adams (Ms.)

Participants (8)

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 223 011

TARKI TARSADALOMKUTATASI INTEZET RT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 249 878,80

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 133 819,60

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 502 999

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 239 452

Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 244,13

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 133 011,60

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 59 653,87

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290613

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 459 338,88

  • EU contribution

    € 2 699 856,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium