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Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations

Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations

Objective

The main objectives of this project are to investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe; to assess the compatibility of existing policies with these changes; and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making. The project will extend our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families. Our approach relies on three key premises. First, family life courses are becoming more diverse and complex. Second, individual lives are interdependent, linked within and across generations. Third, social contexts and policies shape individual and family life courses. Building upon these premises we a) explore the growing complexity of family configurations and transitions, b) examine their implications for men, women and children with respect to inequalities in life chances, intergenerational relations and care arrangements, c) investigate how policies address family diversity, d) develop short- and longer-term projections, and e) identify future policy needs. Transversal dimensions that are integrated into the project are gender, culture, socioeconomic resources and life stages. Our approach is multidisciplinary combining a wide range of expertise in social sciences, law and the humanities represented in the consortium of 25 research partners from 15 European countries, old and new member states, and three transnational civil society actors. We will conduct comparative analyses applying advanced quantitative methods to high quality register and survey data, and qualitative studies. The project will also develop a database of the legal content of family forms available in European countries, suitable for comparative analyses. Together with various stakeholders, government agencies, national and local policy-makers, non-governmental organizations and additional members of the scientific community across Europe, we will identify and disseminate innovation and best policy practices.
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Coordinator

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Address

Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 340 597,70

Administrative Contact

Livia Sz. Olah (Dr.)

Participants (28)

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OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 404 512,25

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 563 779,54

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 248 796,66

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 338 082,47

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 186 367,20

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 49 151,18

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 164 400

COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO - CENTRO DI RICERCA E ALTA FORMAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 844,66

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 235 818,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 244 365,58

FEDERACION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA ORIENTACION FAMILIAR (FIOF) ASOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 84 900

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 62 999,84

Coordinadora Europea de Familias Numerosas

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 64 217,40

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 470,79

TALLINN UNIVERSITY

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 94 299,61

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 77 612,40

DEUTSCHES JUGENDINSTITUT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 148 641,57

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 210 160,36

VAESTOLIITTO RY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 154 260

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 153 899,95

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 155 086,92

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 239 517

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 900

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 156 295,64

SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 84 799,70

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 68 241,60

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 200 123,54

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320116

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    31 January 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 365 754,68

  • EU contribution

    € 6 495 142,31

Coordinated by:

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden