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Urban PoLicy Innovation to address inequality with and for Future generaTions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870898

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 998 500

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 500

Coordinated by:

VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT

Hungary

Objective

UPLIFT seeks to establish an innovative approach to urban policy design for reducing socio-economic inequalities. It acknowledges that policies aiming to reduce inequalities are often ineffective, as they do not respond properly to the strategies and behaviours of vulnerable households. At the same time, policy failure in the face of increasing socio-economic polarisation, especially in the post-crisis period and under the fourth industrial revolution, could further destabilise social cohesion and resilience. To address this challenge, UPLIFT aims to develop a Reflexive Policy Agenda through participatory co-creation: with the inclusion of vulnerable policy beneficiaries, the project will yield context-specific, flexible, adaptable policies, with appropriate feedback mechanisms.
UPLIFT follows a multi-layer research method to map the processes and drivers of urban inequality in the post-crisis context. It uses macro level findings to contextualise micro level outcomes. It analyses the scale and dimensions of inequality in the EU, focusing on the national and regional (NUTS 2) scale. It then narrows down to sixteen functional urban areas (representing four robust urban types), looking at local inequality dimensions and drivers, and interpreting policy responses. On the third level the research narrows again to eight case studies, where micro-level analyses of vulnerability are carried out through the lens of youth (aged 15-29). Finally, in four Implementation sites UPLIFT co-creates reflexive policies with local stakeholders and communities, putting vulnerable youth in the centre from an educational, housing, or employment perspective. This focus on youth is not only a research tool, but is strongly justified by recent economic and policy shifts, which have put them most at risk of poverty and vulnerability in Europe. Additionally inequality at an early age tends to increase over the life cycle of the age cohort, necessitating early interventions.
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Coordinator

VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT

Address

Lonyay Utca 34 Iii/21
1093 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 309 250

Participants (14)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 354 062,50

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 251 812,50

FUNDACION DEUSTO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 214 250

SUPPEDITO SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 168 000

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS PARA A INTERVENCAO SOCIAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 202 375

THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

URBANPLUS DROSTE&PARTNER SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLER PARTNERSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 625

TARKI TARSADALOMKUTATASI INTEZET RT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 148 875

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 182 250

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 233 125

WOONSTICHTING LIEVEN DE KEY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 145 750

MTU EESTI AVATUD NOORTEKESKUSTE UHENDUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 78 250

AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARAKALDO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 105 750

ASOCIATIA GRUP DE ACTIUNE LOCALA SEPSI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 69 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870898

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 998 500

  • EU contribution

    € 2 998 500

Coordinated by:

VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT

Hungary