CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Growing Inequality and Social Innovation: Alternative Knowledge and Practice in Overcoming Social Exclusion in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 29044

  • Start date

    1 May 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2009

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 770 360

  • EU contribution

    € 770 360

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

Objective

The Co-Ordination Action KATARSIS aims to build a platform on which research teams specialised in the study of the consequences of growing inequality and social exclusion will exchange their knowledge and work towards a better integration of their research programmes and methodologies.

The focus is on a unique type of response to growing exclusion, namely the creative and socially innovative strategies by which people react to conditions of exclusion, both at the individual and collective level. People in situations of need activate and (re) produce particular types of knowledge and combine resources in novel ways. The strategies they develop in response to exclusion often exhibit marked differences in the ways in which mainstream society's knowledge and practices are mobilised and deployed, and frequently trigger processes of social innovation that open up fresh venues for policy design and implementation.

KATARSIS' Coordination Activities include:
(i) Surveying the literature in five existential fields (Labour Market and Social Economy; Education and Training; Housing and Neighbourhood; Health and Environment; Governance and Democracy);
(ii) Three Integration Exercises meant to improve the integration among scientific and methodological perspectives in the analysis of socially innovative initiatives. These Exercises are organised around 3 themes: Bottom-up Creativity; Governance and Social Innovation;
(iii) The development of a research methodology to study the organization and agency of socially innovative initiatives. This methodology will include theoretical integration, design of research methods as well as modes of integration and coordination of research programmes in this field;
(iv) A multi-dimensional dissemination and user group strategy, involving practitioners and policy makers in the field of social inclusion, empowerment and participation. Customized publications (including on website) will support this strategy.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO - BICOCCA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Austria

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

STICHTING DR. HILDA VERWEY-JONKER INSTITUUT

Netherlands

MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNO -

Czechia

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF WALES INSTITUTE CARDIFF

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

ABATON S.R.L.

Italy

CORVINUS UNIVERSITY OF BUDAPEST

Hungary

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITY

Denmark

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE ET D'INFORMATION SUR LA DEMOCRATIE ET L'AUTONOMIE

France

CNRS - DÉLÉGATION NORD PAS DE CALAIS PICARDIE

France

FUNDAÇÃO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL

Canada

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 29044

  • Start date

    1 May 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2009

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 770 360

  • EU contribution

    € 770 360

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom