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Innovative Social and Employment Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe

Objective

The INSPIRES project aims to contribute to resilient and inclusive labour markets in Europe. It comparatively assesses the resilience and inclusiveness of labour markets in European countries, it identifies innovative policies that have contributed to resilience and inclusiveness and it analyzes strategies of policy learning that facilitate the development and transfer of these innovations within and across European nation states. In order to do so, it analyzes in-depth the evolution of labour markets policies, employment policies and social policies. Moreover, it qualitatively and quantitatively assesses the labour market position of vulnerable groups from 2000 onwards. INSPIRES covers eleven countries from all European welfare traditions: Mediterranean, Eastern-European, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and the continental regimes. The consortium consists of a multidisciplinary team of leading European scholars that focus on the labour market, employment issues and social policies.
The INSPIRES project aims to accumulate practice-oriented knowledge on the factors that positively and negatively affect resilience and inclusiveness. It seeks to explain differences within and between countries, and within and between the labour market positions of different vulnerable groups on the labour market. INSPIRES intends to isolate the impact of national policies from the structural demographic, social and economic characteristics on labour market resilience. Building upon this analysis, it tries to identify processes of policy learning and innovation that occur in the interactions between policy makers, politicians, non-profit organizations, trade unions, business associations and other stakeholders at the European, national and regional level. The outcomes of INSPIRES contribute to facilitating policy learning and innovation processes across territorial and sectoral boundaries and to the creation of inclusive and resilient labour markets in European countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 534 905
Administrative Contact
Patrick Heeres (Mr.)

Participants (14)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 223 040
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Malevé (Mrs.)
QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 110 272,40
Address
Queen Margaret University Drive
EH21 6UU Musselburgh East Lothian
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alasdair Black (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 114 132
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
ángeles Sanchis Polo (Mrs.)
FONDATION POUR UN INSTITUT DE HAUTES ETUDES EN ADMINISTRATION PUBLIQUE

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 134
Address
Rue De La Mouline 28
1022 Chavannes-renens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Bonoli (Prof.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 137 540
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gyorgy Lengyel (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 205 964
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjalisa Asplund (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 221 828
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Benstead (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 177 481
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 867
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Duncan Van Veluw (Mr.)
PANTEIO PANEPISTIMIO KOINONIKON KAIPOLITIKON EPISTIMON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 79 140
Address
Odos Syngrou 136
176 71 Kallithea Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Despoina Papadopoulou (Prof.)
Universita' degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 188,20
Address
Via Aurelio Saffi 2
61029 Urbino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cruz Braga (Dr.)
ALMA MATER EUROPEAE - EVROPSKI CENTER, MARIBOR
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 120 759
Address
Gosposka Ul 1
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damir Josipovic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuliano Bonoli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 59 811,80
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yuri Kazepov (Prof.)