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

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.
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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)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 92 500

Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Goettingen (SOFI) e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 238 125

INTERNATIONALES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER SOZIALE UND ETHISCHE FRAGEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 123 750

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 84 375

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 197 512,50

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 7 449,49

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 53 112,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 116 250

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 103 000

OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 66 875

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

RIGAS STRADINA UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 47 312,50

BEWEGING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 384 500

REDE EUROPEIA ANTI POBREZA PORTUGAL ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 49 800

FUNDATIA THE OPEN NETWORK FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 44 125

THE POVERTY ALLIANCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 87 550

COORDINAMENTO NAZIONALE COMUNITA DI ACCOGLIENZA ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 71 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 649447

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 499 600

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 600

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium