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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-1
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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)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 404 512,25
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimiter Philipov (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 779,54
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
James W. Vaupel (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 248 796,66
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 338 082,47
Address
9 Cours Des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Daurele (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 186 367,20
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Richter (Prof.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 151,18
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rita Landeweerd (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 164 400
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)
COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO - CENTRO DI RICERCA E ALTA FORMAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 844,66
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 75
10128 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisa Clauser (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 235 818,75
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Heeres (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 244 365,58
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cherie Judge (Ms.)
FEDERACION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA ORIENTACION FAMILIAR (FIOF) ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 900
Address
Calle Rufino Blanco 8 3 B
28028 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
García Ruiz Pablo (Prof.)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 62 999,84
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ilenia Gheno (Ms.)
Coordinadora Europea de Familias Numerosas
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 217,40
Address
Prats De Mollo 6
08021 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Raul Sanchez (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 470,79
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 94 299,61
Address
Narva Road 25
10120 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luule Sakkeus (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 77 612,40
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Muresan (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES JUGENDINSTITUT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 641,57
Address
Nockherstrasse 2
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jana Oberhuber (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Malevé (Mrs.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 160,36
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milena Vasileva (Ms.)
VAESTOLIITTO RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 154 260
Address
Kalevankatu 16
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Rotkirch (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 153 899,95
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 155 086,92
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Bernardi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 239 517
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacqueline Jongenelen (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 900
Address
Calle Bravo Murillo 38 Planta 7
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paloma Centeno (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 295,64
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dorina Bertocco (Ms.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA W WARSZAWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 84 799,70
Address
Al Niepodleglosci 162
02 554 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irena E. Kotowska (Prof.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 68 241,60
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Judit Takacs (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 123,54
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)