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Welfare systems and labour market policies for economic and social resilience in Europe

Objective

Four megatrends - technological transformations, globalisation, climate warming and demographic changes - reshape labour markets, redefine opportunities and risks, and pose new challenges for welfare states in the EU. WeLaR aims to fill knowledge gaps about these processes by pursuing two main goals: (i) provide a comprehensive and comparative diagnosis of the effects on megatrends on labour market risks and challenges for welfare states; (ii) develop policy recommendations to adapt welfare states. WeLaR contributes to the destination’s goal of promoting inclusive growth, fair distribution of its productivity gains, and boosting economic and social resilience. In measuring effects, we account for interactions between megatrends, and disentangle their impacts of on labour supply, labour demand, and labour market allocations, which are also shaped by institutions. We pay particular attention to groups that often face higher labour market risks: women, young workers, people in atypical jobs or in in-work poverty. In developing policy proposals, we combine simulations with lessons from recent welfare state interventions and social innovation experiments, while accounting for political economy of reforms. We use an interdisciplinary approach that combines quantitative and qualitative methods and adopts a cross-country perspective, covering the entire EU, which allows us to understand the role of country-specific institutional settings for the effects of megatrends and challenges for welfare states. To ensure relevance of policy ideas, we engage in extensive consultations and set up feedback loops with stakeholders, which complement and validate the quantitative and qualitative studies. These stakeholder consultations help to develop concrete policy proposals aimed at resilient, inclusive growth. We deliver research papers and policy briefs. To maximise WeLaR’s impact, we disseminate the lessons learned and policy proposals to policy-makers, stakeholders and the public.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 612 023,75
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

LISER - LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 522 900,00
Address
11 Porte Des Sciences Campus Bleval
4366 Esch Sur Alzette

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACJA NAUKOWA INSTYTUT BADAN STRUKTURALNYCH
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 316 737,50
Address
Ul. Irysowa 18c
02 660 Warszawa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 203 475,00
Address
Rahlgasse 3
1060 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 253 831,25
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 331 333,75
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 376 631,25
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Mannheim, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALDGATE STRATEGY GROUP SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 146 122,50
Address
Jana I Jedrzeja Sniadeckich 10
00 656 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 90 132,50
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 146 555,00
Address
Rue Paul Emile Janson 13
1050 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00