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Untangling the impacts of technological transformations, globalisation and demographic change to foster shared prosperity in Europe

Objective

Technological transformations, globalisation and demographic changes are the three key mega-trends posing socio-economic challenges and opportunities for the EU. UNTANGLED aims to fill knowledge gaps about these trends by pursuing three main goals: (1) to provide detailed analyses at the macro-, regional-, sectoral-, and micro-level concerning the effects of these trends on labour market outcomes and inequality, and their winners and losers; (2) to develop comprehensive, model-based scenarios of the impacts of these trends in the next decades, overall and for various subpopulations, sectors and regions; (3) to develop policy recommendations fostering shared prosperity. UNTANGLED contributes to the work programme’s goal of promoting inclusive and evidence-based policy and informed public debates. In measuring effects, we disentangle the joint impacts of the trends on the changing demand of skills, employability, wage and income inequality, and mobility and migration patterns. We pay attention to effects by gender, age, skill level, and firm type. We use an interdisciplinary approach that combines quantitative and qualitative methods and adopts a cross-country perspective, covering the entire EU and accounting for developments in other continents. This helps to project the impact of shocks on global value chains. Our scenarios are firmly based on analytical results and created with two complementary models to provide robust results at the country-, sector- and regional-level. To develop assumptions and ensure relevance of scenarios, we engage in extensive consultations and set up feedback loops with stakeholders, which complement and validate the economic and institutional analyses. These stakeholder consultations help to develop concrete policy proposals aimed at shared prosperity. We deliver research papers and policy briefs. To maximise UNTANGLED’s impact, we disseminate the lessons learned and policy proposals to policy-makers, stakeholders and the public.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 518 681,25

Participants (13)

LISER - LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 502 381,25
Address
11 Porte Des Sciences Campus Bleval
4366 Esch Sur Alzette
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACJA NAUKOWA INSTYTUT BADAN STRUKTURALNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 327 706,25
Address
Ul. Irysowa 18C
02 660 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 314 356,25
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 234 781,25
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LBG
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 136 815
Address
Whitaker Square Sir John Rogerson S Quay
D02 K138 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 318,75
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 196,25
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
EU contribution
€ 70 516,25
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RWI - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 556,25
Address
Hohenzollernstrasse 1-3
45128 Essen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF POPULATION AND LABOR ECONOMICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Jian Guo Men Nej Street 5
100732 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARA LA EDUCACION SUPERIOR Y EL DESARROLLO FEDESARROLLO
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Calle 78 9-91
110221 Bogota
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 62 250
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALDGATE STRATEGY GROUP SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 141 400
Address
Jana I Jedrzeja Sniadeckich 10
00 656 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)