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Economic change, quality of life and social cohesion

Economic change, quality of life and social cohesion

Objective

The network will mobilise and develop research expertise across Europe on eomic change, quality of life and social cohesion. It will stimulate high quality comparative European research on social cohesion and its determinants; encourage the development of additional research centres; provide an infrastructure for training the rising generation of young researchers in the skills of comparative research; and facilitate access to the most recent results of research for the wider research community and for policy makers. The central focus will be on social cohesion and its dependence on social differentiation, assessing the relationships between the growing importance of knowledge in the eomy, the different chances that individuals and groups experience with respect to the quality of life, and social cohesion. Within this framework it will make a major tribution to advancing knowledge about how factors such as employment, income, education, housing, urban ditions, and life-styles inter-relate and effect personal well- being and psychological health. It will explore how far differential life chances reinforce differences between social categories - e.g. gender, class and ethnicity - and the role of inter-generational inheritance processes in sustaining such differences over time. It will assess the implications of social inequalities and social differentiation for social cohesion at the micro, meso and macro levels, including the effects of institutional differences and the scope for policy intervention. The network will mobilise leading researchers across Europe in eomics, political science, social policy and sociology and put an emphasis on integrating female researchers in its work. Drawing upon the organisational experience acquired in previous successful EU networks, it will draw on a rich array of data from national research programmes and a European Social Survey module it participated in structing.

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Coordinator

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Address

Universitetsvagen 10
Stockholm

Sweden

Administrative Contact

Robert ERIKSON (Professor)

Participants (12)

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Ireland

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany

THE WARDEN AND FELLOWS OF NUFFIELD COLLEGE OXFORD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO BICOCCA

Italy

UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DI TORINO -DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE SOCIALI

Italy

TARTU UELIKOOL

Estonia

WISSENSCHAFTSZENTRUM BERLIN FUR SOZIALFORSCHUNG GGMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 513431

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 429 000

  • EU contribution

    € 4 100 000

Coordinated by:

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Sweden